Would my right hon. Friend make it quite clear that in fact our Government are trying to get an agreement between the two sets of Governments so that we can have a basis for a much wider Europe than is envisaged by the present Community?
That was the purpose of the initiative we took at Vienna in May, 1965, with the full support of our E.F.T.A. colleagues. I myself would not be too greatly disheartened by the fact that that initiative did not receive any warm response from the E.E.C. countries, because, as is well known, the E.E.C. was going through a very difficult, and indeed dangerous, period for several months from then on. I think all of us have noted with satisfaction that those particular difficulties of the E.E.C. have now been overcome. The purpose of the Conference a week on Monday here in London is to see how far we can co-ordinate our activities on the question of our individual approaches to Europe.