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EU: Expenditure

Volume 713: debated on Monday 26 October 2009

Question

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they will take to ensure that the European Union fulfils its promise to review all expenditure in return for a cut in the United Kingdom's rebate. [HL5554]

Her Majesty's Government remain committed to far-reaching reform of the EU budget, which will refocus it on jobs and growth, tackling climate change, and ensuring security, stability and poverty reduction.

The Government's framework for European Union budget review is published in Box 2.1 (page 8) of the July 2009 European Community Finances White Paper (Cm 7640).