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, I am not sure that I can speak for the Government in the 18 years between 1979 and 1997. But certainly this Government have been diligent in seeking to make sure that the budgetary process reflects value-added at the European level and that we have tight budgetary discipline, which has been a key plank of the Government's approach to those matters.