European Union: Budget

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:55 pm on 14th June 2005.

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Photo of Lord Newby Lord Newby Spokesperson in the Lords, Treasury 2:55 pm, 14th June 2005

My Lords, does the Minister envisage that as part of the Government's negotiating policy they will argue that the structural funds should no longer be receivable by the UK and should go simply to the poorer new accession states? In that case, what action do the Government envisage they will take to make sure that those regions which are currently beneficiaries of EU structural funds do not lose out in future?