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United Kingdom Accession (Tenth Anniversary)

Volume 32: debated on Wednesday 24 November 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether Her Majesty's Government intend to propose any special steps to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the United Kingdom's accession to the European Economic Community.

My colleagues and I plan to take advantage of this anniversary to ensure that the public are fully informed of the facts of our membership and the importance of the European Community to Britain. My right hon. Friend will be the principal speaker at a Mansion House dinner being arranged by the British section of the European League for Economic Co-operation on 21 January 1983.