Wednesday, 14 February 1962
Dáil Eireann Debate
The Taoiseach: I would refer the Deputy to the reply I gave to a similar question on 15th November. Of the developments which have taken place in the meantime, those of most consequence to us are the decisions taken by the EEC Council of Ministers in relation to the common agricultural policy. I propose to make available to members of the Oireachtas, in an appropriate form, information in regard to these decisions as soon as the final texts have been received and examined.
The Taoiseach: I think it is desirable to get a clear statement of the texts so that the implications of these decisions can be fully understood. As soon as they are available, they will be circulated.
Mr. Dillon: Would the Taoiseach not recall that on a previous occasion we asked for a White Paper and at first, it did not seem expedient to him  to provide it? Then it became obvious that a White Paper was urgently needed, and he provided it at very short notice. Would the Taoiseach consider, in view of the considerable public discussion so easily generated about certain facets of the Common Market situation, that it might be desirable to provide an up-to-date White Paper, giving not only the strictly economic implications of the Agreement provided for under the Rome Treaty but the political and other consequences that may probably fall due for consideration if the negotiations proceed?
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