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Common Market timetable | The Solicitors’ Journal – 25 June 1971

The announcement by the Prime Minister last week of the proposed parliamentary timetable for the debate on British adhesion to the Treaty of Rome indicates very clearly that a decision 'on the merits' is to be postponed to the latest time practicable.

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The outlines of the likely 'package deal', insofar as they concern the central areas of controversy, have emerged in the last few weeks and should soon be clear following Mr Rippon's seemingly successful negotiations earlier this week in Luxembourg.

The Government intend to present the possible heads of agreement in a white paper, to be published next month, which will set out the terms of entry and the Government's view on whether these constitute a reasonable and satisfactory basis for British entry into the Community.

The House of Commons will be asked in July to take note of the proposals in a debate which is intended to be 'expository and explanatory', but not decisive. The issues will then be brought forward as the major item on the agendas of each of the party conferences this summer.

After Parliament reassembles, on 18 Octo...

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