§ Mr. Hattersley
By virtue of Article 189 of the Treaty of Rome and Section 2(1) of the European Communities Act 1972 all EEC regulations apply to the United Kingdom. There is no convenient way of separating out those relating to agriculture from the remainder. The overwhelming majority of Commission58W regulations are of short duration and are continuously superseded. Council regulations are generally more permanent in nature but can be annulled or amended by later instruments. It would be necessary to examine all those issued since the foundation of the Community to establish the number in force at any given time. This could only be done at unjustifiable cost to public funds.