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Eu: Uk Budget Rebate

Volume 592: debated on Thursday 30 July 1998

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether, in view of M. Santer's forthcoming report on the European Union's budgetary resources, the question of the United Kingdom rebate is still set in stone. [HL3123]

As the Prime Minister said on 17 June (House of Commons, Official Report, Cols. 368–385), he made it clear to the Cardiff European Council that the Government will maintain the United Kingdom budget rebate, which cannot be changed without the agreement of government and Parliament.