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European Economic Community (Discussions)

Volume 640: debated on Monday 15 May 1961

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asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will make a statement on the recent official Anglo-French economic discussions in London.

British and French officials met in London on 2nd and 3rd May to continue the exploratory discussions begun last February about the problems involved in establishing a closer relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Economic Community. These discussions were friendly and constructive. Useful progress was made in clarifying the complex issues involved. It was agreed to hold a further meeting in June.