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Volume 523: debated on Wednesday 16 February 2011

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

Interinstitutional Agreement

That this House takes note of European Union Documents No. 9193/10, relating to the functioning of the Interinstitutional Agreement on budgetary discipline and sound financial management, No. 10346/10 and Addenda 1 and 2, relating to a Commission Communication on striking the right balance between the administrative costs of control and the risk of error, and Nos. 5129/11 and 15759/10, relating to a proposal for a Regulation on the financial rules applicable to the annual budget of the Union and corresponding Opinion of the European Court of Auditors; and supports the Government’s approach to ensure that, especially at a time when households and governments across the EU are taking difficult decisions to balance their budgets, EU expenditure must be subject to strict budgetary discipline and appropriate principles of sound financial management.—(Mr Dunne.)

Question agreed to.

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

EU Budget Review

That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 15285/10 and Addendum, relating to the EU Budget Review; supports the Government’s efforts to reduce the size of the EU budget and deliver savings and value for money for taxpayers, including a substantial reduction in spending on the Common Agricultural Policy; and further supports its efforts to reprioritise expenditure to support growth and competitiveness and tackle climate change and global poverty and to protect the UK’s abatement, which remains fully justified due to distortions in EU spending.—(Mr Dunne.)

Question agreed to.

Under the Order of the House of earlier today, the House is not to be adjourned until any message from the Lords has been received and Royal Assent has been notified to any Acts agreed upon by both Houses. I therefore suspend the sitting to await a message from the Lords. When the House is ready to resume, the bells will be sounded. A warning notice will be put on the Annunciator in the usual way.

Sitting suspended (Order, 15 February).

On resuming—

Royal Assent

I have to notify the House, in accordance with the Royal Assent Act 1967, that Her Majesty has signified her Royal Assent to the following Act:

Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011.