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Volume 13: debated on Friday 27 November 1981

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asked the Lord Privy Seal whether he has made any assessment of the consequences for the United Kingdom if the European Economic Community were to approve the proposals from the West German Government to promote greater unification within the EEC.

No. The Government are studying carefully the proposals which have been made by the German and Italian Governments, of which a copy has been placed in the Library of the House. Many points will need clarification and discussion within the Community and the Ten before any conclusions are likely to be reached.