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Volume 78: debated on Wednesday 1 May 1985

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food to what extent the agreed increase in agricultural spending in 1985 and the actual spending in 1984 under the common agricultural policy meet the Government's wish that spending on agriculture should be subject to a strict financial guideline.

The Council's conclusions on budget discipline, including the financial guideline for agriculture, first apply to the exercise of the Council's powers in 1985 concerning expenditure in 1986.