§ 39. Mr. Ryman
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what studies he has commissioned as to the effect on the United Kingdom of European Community proposals to complete the internal market; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mrs. Chalker
The Commission's 1985 White Paper lists over 300 proposals for the completion of the internal market. A substantial proportion of these have not yet been formally submitted to the Council.139W
The implications for the United Kingdom of each proposal already put forward are set out in the explanatory memoranda to Commission document No. 7674/85 a copy of which is in the Library of the House. These implications are fully explored as proposals are discussed. The best judge of the effect of completing the internal market is British industry itself which has strongly supported the fulfilment of this outstanding obligation under the EC Treaty.