§ Q24. Mr. Teddy Taylor
asked the Prime Minister if she will submit proposals to the next meeting of the European Council designed to reform EEC spending within the current legal limits of expenditure; and if she will make a statement.
§ The Prime Minister
The European Council in December will discuss the future financing of the Community, including proposals to improve budget discipline and management. I intend to make clear, as I did at the last European Council. that there must be agreement on effective and binding control over Community spending before the question of any changes to the current limit on resources can be considered.