HL Deb 25 January 1978 vol 388 cc452-3WA

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will publish a table showing the effect of five years' membership of the EEC on

  1. (1) inflation;
  2. (2) food prices;
  3. (3) the price of animal feedstuffs;
  4. (4) the deterioration in the balance of payments;
  5. (5) imports of raw materials;
  6. (6) the cost of living.

Baroness BIRK

No. As my noble friend Lord Oram explained to the noble Lord in a written reply on 17th January, it is not possible to separate the effects of five years' membership of the Community from the many other factors which combine to influence the items for which the noble Lord seeks information.

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