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Budget ECOFIN

Volume 453: debated on Monday 20 November 2006

Items on the agenda are as follows:

Preliminary Draft Amending Budget Number 6 for 2006—Ministers will be invited to adopt Preliminary Draft Amending Budget 6. This would amend the 2006 budget to reflect latest implementation capacity.

Letters of Amendment Number 2 and 3 to the Preliminary Draft Budget for 2007—Ministers will be invited to adopt amending letters 2 and 3 to the Preliminary Draft Budget for 2007. The letters reflect latest information on agricultural prices and other developments.

Draft Budget for 2007—The Council will look to agree their Second Reading of the 2007 Draft Budget and finalise figures for compulsory expenditure (agriculture), in preparation for the subsequent conciliation with the European Parliament. The UK will seek a budget that is affordable, reflects realistic forecasts of agriculture and structural funds spending and bears down on administration.