HC Deb 01 July 1987 vol 118 cc85-6W
Mr. Teddy Taylor

asked the Prime Minister if she will make a statement on the application of the strict budgetary controls agreed at the European Council meeting of 4 December 1984; and if she is satisfied with the progress made in budgetary control.

The Prime Minister

As I said in the answer which I gave my hon. Friend on 18 November last, column 85, the control of European Community spending is a constant battle. In all discussions on this subject in the Community the Government have insisted, and will continue to insist, on the paramount need to improve budget discipline and management, taking account of the Council's conclusions of December 1984.

I also refer my hon. Friend to the statement that I made today.