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European Community Budget

Volume 976: debated on Tuesday 18 December 1979

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Q15.

asked the Prime Minister what progress has been made in preparation for the next EEC Council meeting with regard to the United Kingdom net budget contribution.

I have been asked to reply.At its last meeting, the European Council asked the Commission to explore the scope for developing supplementary Community measures which would lead to more Community expenditure in the United Kingdom. The Commission is working on this remit and will put its proposals to the Council of Ministers as soon as they are ready.