HC Deb 24 June 1986 vol 100 c147W
Mr. Cash

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is the policy of Her Majesty's Government towards a federal or quasi-federal interpretation of the concept of the European union.

Mrs. Chalker

As my right hon. and learned Friend told the House on 23 April the Government's policy is reflected in the references to European union in the Single European Act, which invoke practical steps towards the unity essential to Europe if it is to maintain and enhance its economic and political position in the world.