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EU Finance

Volume 448: debated on Monday 3 July 2006

To ask the Prime Minister whether he was consulted by the Chancellor of the Exchequer before representations were made to the European Commission in the week commencing 19 June to re-open discussions about the UK abatement. (81821)

I have regular meetings and discussions with ministerial colleagues and others on a wide range of subjects. Information relating to internal meetings, discussion and advice is not disclosed as to do so could harm the frankness and candour of internal discussion.