HC Deb 21 April 1995 vol 258 c295W
Mr. Gill

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what quantified evidence he has on whether the United Kingdom would prosper outside the European Union. [19542]

Mr. Heathcoat-Amory

Membership of the EU involves a balance of benefits and obligations, which cannot be quantified precisely. The benefits to the UK include increased bargaining power in world trade negotiations and the benefits from influencing the outcome of decisions taken at a Community level on a wide range of matters affecting our prosperity, including the single market and state aids.

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