§ Mr. Teddy Taylor
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the outcome of the European Community Budget Council meeting on 9 December.228W
§ Mr. Brooke
The Budget Council met in Brussels on 9 December. I represented the United Kingdom.
The Council held further discussions on the establishment of a 1988 draft budget. I again made clear that any draft budget must respect the own resources ceiling. The Council adjourned without reaching agreement.