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 Oppenheim-Barnes Baroness Oppenheim-Barnes Conservative 2:55 pm, 14th June 2005

My Lords, does the Minister agree that we are where we are because inequalities and inefficiencies have been allowed to continue for far too long? In many cases, no one on that side of the House questioned them until the matter of the rebate arose. We are paying for what was not done in the way of vigilance in the past.