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European Union Documents

Volume 486: debated on Wednesday 21 January 2009

Motion made, and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 119(11)),

Food Distribution to the Most Deprived Persons in the Community

That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 13195/08: Proposal for a Council Regulation amending Regulation (EC) No. 1290/2005 on the financing of the common agricultural policy and Regulation (EC) No. 1234/2007 establishing a common organisation of agricultural markets and on specific provisions for certain agricultural products (Single CMO Regulation) as regards food distribution to the most deprived persons in the community; and supports the Government’s concern about the appropriateness of the proposal as the EU should only act where there are clear additional benefits from collective efforts as compared with action by Member States, either individually or collectively.—(Ian Lucas.)

Question agreed to.