HC Deb 08 July 1977 vol 934 c708W
Mr. Sproat

asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will list any unilateral actions taken by any member of the EEC since 1st January 1973 in areas for which his Department is responsible for nego tiating on behalf of the United Kingdom, following inability of all EEC members to agree on common action.

Mr. Alan Williams

My Department maintains no systematic record of uni lateral actions which may have been taken by member States in default of Com munity agreement. In the absence of agreement to a common Community policy on a particular issue, member States remain free to adopt their own national measures, provided these are consistent with the treaties and any Com munity legislation.