§ Mr. Henig
asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Affairs whether he has now considered in detail the implications for the United Kingdom of the Association agreement between Nigeria and the European Economic Community; what Her Majesty's Government's policy now is towards arrangements giving the European Economic Community preference over the United Kingdom in Commonwealth markets; and whether he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Bowden
The Agreement has not yet entered into force and it will not be possible to assess the implications for British trade until it has been in operation for some time. The Government's policy towards arrangements which give the European Economic Community preferences over the United Kingdom in Commonwealth markets was explained by my hon. Friend the Minister of State, in reply to the Question by my hon. Friend on 26th July.—[Vol. 732, c. 1417.]