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European Community Membership

Volume 892: debated on Monday 12 May 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy what assessment his Department has made of the consequences of withdrawal from the EEC on those subjects which are his responsibility.

The Government's assessment of the implications of the renegotiated terms for our continued membership of the EEC is contained in the recent White Paper (Cmnd. 6003), which concludes that the overall effect of withdrawal would be adverse. The implications of membership for the energy sector are discussed in paragraph 106–108 of the White Paper.