HC Deb 07 December 1983 vol 50 c179W
65. Mr. Austin Mitchell

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what proposals Her Majesty's Government have for redistributing the burden of Community expenditure from agricultural to regional and social programmes.

Sir Geoffrey Howe

The Government believe that effective control should be exercised on all categories of Community expenditure particularly on agriculture. If agricultural spending could be brought under control more money would be available for the regional and social programmes and for new Community policies.

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