§ 50. Mr. Rippon
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether there is anything in the terms of the United Kingdom's membership of the EEC which will interfere with the operation of the National Health Service or affect the ability of the United Kingdom to operate its national social security system.
§ Mrs. Castle
No. The Treaty of Rome and the Treaty of Accession place no obligation on Member States to change the level or pattern of their social expenditure.