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Regional Policy

Volume 885: debated on Wednesday 29 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has made proposals within the EEC Council of Ministers to ensure the continued capacity of the British Government to pursue satisfactory regional policies; and what response he has received.

My right hon. Friend has made it clear, in the Council of Ministers and elsewhere, that the Government must be free to carry out regional policies appropriate to the circumstances of this country. Discussions on this matter continue.