HC Deb 23 April 1986 vol 96 c161W
Mr. Pike

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions there have been with European Economic Community counterparts concerning reform of budgetary procedure.

Mrs. Chalker

The Foreign Affairs Council had a general discussion of the Community's budgetary situation on 21 April. My right hon. and learned Friend and I have had a number of bilateral discussions with our EC colleagues. Budget issues are on the agenda of the Council of Finance Ministers on 28 April.