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Parliamentary Sovereignty

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:04 pm on 22nd January 1988.

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Photo of Mrs Lynda Chalker Mrs Lynda Chalker , Wallasey 3:04 pm, 22nd January 1988

I was just coming to that point. We have not been able to take up the full opportunities of trading in Europe; that is one area that we have been opening up through our great proposals for the 1992 single European market. Naturally, we do not want a trade deficit with the EC. This morning, I returned from Dusseldorf where I was talking to business men. They are pleading for more opportunities for British interests and companies to be active in Germany, particularly in the financial sector—