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Ec (Budget)

Volume 98: debated on Wednesday 4 June 1986

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will propose at the next meeting of the Council of Finance Ministers that the budget of the European Assembly should be reduced by the sum which the European Court determined recently had been unlawfully granted by that Assembly to certain political parties; and if he will make a statement.

[pursuant to his reply, 22 May 1986, c. 308]: As my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs stated in his answer on 22 May, at column 303, this is a matter for the Bureau of the European Parliament, which is still considering the implications of the judgment of the European Court of Justice.