HC Deb 18 July 1980 vol 988 c713W
Mr. Marlow

asked the Prime Minister whether she will give an undertaking that the United Kingdom will support the application of Spain and Portugal for European Economic Community membership only on condition that such an enlargement will not increase the cost of the European Economic Community to the United Kingdom, either through the budget or through food prices above world market levels.

The Prime Minister

The new democracies of Portugal and Spain have chosen to seek membership of the Community, and I believe it is in our interest to admit them. The details of the arrangements for their accession remain to be negotiated, and it is not possible at this stage to forecast precisely what they will be.