§ Q12. Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware that the Treaty of Rome prevents a Member State of the European Economic Community from carrying on a policy similar to that now operated by the Government so far as their wages and prices standstill is concerned; and to what extent, when giving consideration to this country joining the Common Market, he has taken account of the need to end this present economic policy in Great Britain.
§ The Prime Minister
There is, in fact, nothing in the Treaty or in the arrangements made under it that would limit the freedom of the Government to pursue their prices and incomes policy.