HC Deb 20 May 1981 vol 5 c102W
41. Mr. Moate

asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will make a forecast of the likely timetable for the negotiations on reform of the European Economic Community budget and of the common agricultural policy.

Sir Ian Gilmour

The 30 May 1980 agreement envisages that the review of the Community budget should be completed by the end of 1981.

The Commission is to put forward its proposals next month. These will be discussed by the European Council on 29 and 30 June. It will be a major priority during the United Kingdom presidency to ensure that the review is tackled effectively.

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