§ Mr. Austin Mitchell
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what is his estimate of the number of jobs lost and gained and his explanation of why and how from membership of the EEC since 1972.
§ Mr. Oppenheim
I refer the hon. Member to the replies given to him by my right hon. Friend the Economic Secretary on 17 March,Official Report, column 822 and 30 June, Official Report, column 680; by my hon. Friend the Paymaster General, on 25 November, Official Report, column 468 and by my right hon. Friend the Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office on 29 November, Official Report, column 583.