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Public Expenditure

Volume 984: debated on Thursday 15 May 1980

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asked the Prime Minister what effect her failure to secure an agreement on alleviation of the United Kingdom share of the European Economic Community budget will have on domestic public expenditure.

We are still negotiating with our Community partners for a substantial and lasting reduction in our net contribution. As the latest Public Expenditure White Paper makes clear, the reduction that we secure will increase the savings in public expenditure which the Government have already achieved.