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 Baroness Ludford Baroness Ludford Liberal Democrat 2:55 pm, 14th June 2005

My Lords, do the Government believe that this country might have learnt its lesson? Had we been in at the beginning of the European Community, the CAP would never have been shaped as it was. When we exclude ourselves from a project or we are semi-detached, as is the case now with asylum, immigration and law enforcement, we will never be full beneficiaries from the policy. Have the Government learnt that lesson from the past 50 years of the European Union and the European Community?