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 McKenzie of Luton Lord McKenzie of Luton Government Whip 2:55 pm, 14th June 2005

My Lords, that might be right, but in any negotiation it is important that the participants are clear on the parameters. In relation to the rebate, or the abatement as is probably a more appropriate term, the Government have set out their position, which I dealt with earlier.