HC Deb 16 January 1979 vol 960 cc719-20W
Mr. Hooley

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment 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. Shore

I do not expect the proposed enlargement of the EEC to have any significant effect in areas for which my Department has primary responsibility. My Department keeps a close watch on possible effects of enlargement in the course of its normal examination of proposed EEC measures.