§ Mr. Hooley
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what are the main areas of responsibility of his Department which are likely to be affected by the proposed enlargement of the EEC to include Spain, Portugal and Greece; and what special action is being taken within his Department to examine the problems which will arise.
§ Mr. Orme
The main areas of responsibility of my Department likely to be affected are set out under the heading of "Social Security and Health" in part VI, paragraphs 14–25 Of the Government's memorandum on enlargement submitted to the Select Committee on European Legislation on 7th March 1978. Paragraphs 26–29 also deal with matters partly within my responsibility.
My Department is keeping in close touch with the Community's preparations for enlargement and relevant problems arising, as it does with the implications of any other Community proposals.