HC Deb 20 May 1999 vol 331 c402W
Mr. Bercow

To ask the Prime Minister if it is his policy to assist in the development of a single economy and a single political unity within the European Union. [84212]

The Prime Minister

No. As I said in my speech in Aachen last week, this Government has made huge strides in improving Britain's relations with Europe. We will engage with Europe to push forward on the economic reform agenda, making ourselves more competitive, developing a European defence capability and a co-ordinated approach to foreign policy issues. I believe we need to integrate when necessary and decentralise where possible.