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Common Market

Volume 643: debated on Wednesday 28 June 1961

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asked the Lord Privy Seal whether following the practice adopted by Sir Anthony Eden on 17th November, 1954, he will submit any agreements concluded with countries on questions relating to the Common Market for approval by Parliament before formal ratification takes place.

In accordance with established practice any international agreements requiring ratification would be laid before Parliament for twenty-one Parliamentary days before formal ratification. If the House wished to debate the matter at that stage, this could no doubt be arranged through the usual channels.