Oral Answers to Questions — European Community (Ministers' Meeting)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 3rd May 1976.

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Photo of Mr Nigel Spearing Mr Nigel Spearing , Newham South 12:00 am, 3rd May 1976

Is my right hon. Friend aware that many of us will find that statement disappointing? May I revert to the question of the common fund and the attitude taken in Holland? Is it not a fact that the Netherlands Government have indicated that they are in principle prepared to contribute to a common fund? What is the Government's attitude to this matter, in particular, to the point of view of the Netherlands—a view that, I understand, is shared by Norway?