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Ec (Budget Council)

Volume 124: debated on Thursday 10 December 1987

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the outcome of the European Community Budget Council meeting on 9 December.

The Budget Council met in Brussels on 9 December. I represented the United Kingdom.The Council held further discussions on the establishment of a 1988 draft budget. I again made clear that any draft budget must respect the own resources ceiling. The Council adjourned without reaching agreement.