HC Deb 26 June 1980 vol 987 cc251-2W
24. Mr. Hooley

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what arrangements will be made by the Treasury for drawing up the programme of special projects required to secure the United Kingdom's rebate from the Common Market, following the recent agreement on the EEC budget; and if the EEC Commission will be able to exercise any right of veto over the projects submitted.

Mr. Lawson

The responsible Departments are now preparing suitable expen diture programmes that could benefit from Community finance. The precise arrangements for approving these within the Community have not yet been settled but are still being discussed. There will be no question of veto. But there will be a degree of choice since the possibilities are likely to exceed the size of the refund agreed by the Council of Ministers on 29–30 May.