HC Deb 29 March 1976 vol 908 cc334-5W
Mr. Spearing

asked the Prime Minister if, pursuant to his Written Answer of 25th March, he will list the documents freely available to the public, other than copies of the relevant treaties, containing references to Her Majesty's Government's view mat an obligation of continuing membership of the EEC was acceptance of direct elections, and the specific references therein.

The Prime Minister

I do not think that the preparation of such a list would serve a useful purpose, and it could be compiled only at disproportionate cost to public funds. Publication of the relevant treaties, duly ratified by Her Majesty's Government, is sufficient evidence of the acceptance by Her Majesty's Government of the obligations contained in them.