CONSERVATIVE
New Forest East

FOREIGN AFFAIRS – EU MEMBERSHIP – 3 December 2013

Dr Julian Lewis: Should reasserting control of our national borders be a priority? For example, does it make any more sense to have a single European work force than it does to have a single European currency?

[The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (Mr William Hague): As I said earlier, I think reforming the concept of free movement on a sensible basis is the right way to think about that. Freedom of movement of workers in the European Union clearly has many benefits, including for British people, but we also know that it is susceptible to being abused. I therefore think the reforms set out last week by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister are the right way to proceed.]