§ Mr. Spearing
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when he will be able to announce the procedural adjustments that he expects will be required in respect of domestic policy for rail, road, and inland waterway transport in the event of having to comply with Regulations 1191–2/69 and 1107–8/70 of the Commission of the European Economic Community.
§ Mr. Peyton
Not for some time. Transitional periods of up to a year after Accession have been agreed with the Community in order to allow time for discussions with the industries concerned and with the Commission.
Mr. Edward Taylor
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will publish such information as is available from the Organisation for Economic Ca-operation and Development and other international sources regarding the interest rates charged for house purchase transactions in the countries of the European Economic Community.
§ Mr. Channon
Information about interest rates charged for house purchase transactions in the European Economic Community is published in the O.E.C.D. Financial Statistics for 1971, Volume 3 and Supplement 2B, copies of which are available in the library. These are not strictly comparable with each other or with rates in this country because of wide variations in Government subsidies, taxation, and in other lending conditions.