HC Deb 01 November 1979 vol 972 c601W
Q22. Mrs. Renée Short

asked the Prime Minister if the Government have given up their direct attempt to reduce Great Britain's contribution to the EEC budget.

The Prime Minister

No. We have made it absolutely plain to our Community partners that the United Kingdom's prospective net contribution to the EEC budget is manifestly inequitable and in need of urgent correction. I believe that the European Council will recognise this when it comes to decide on a solution to the problem at its next meeting in Dublin on 29 and 30 November.