§ 27. Mr. Gow
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has received from Commonwealth Governments following the decision to recommend to Parliament and to the country that the United Kingdom shall remain as a member of the European Economic Community.
§ Mr. Hattersley
Her Majesty's Government are in regular contact with Commonwealth Governments, and my right hon. Friends the Prime Minister and the Foreign and Commonwealth Secretary are currently meeting Commonwealth Heads of Government in Kingston. But as my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister told the House on 7th April, no Commonwealth country has said it wants us to leave the EEC, and many have urged us to remain in permanent membership so that their interests can be better represented within the Community.