HC Deb 21 June 1999 vol 333 c312W
Mr. Bercow

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if it is his policy to support the expenditure covered in the EU budget lines listed under the heading(a) social contacts between staff, (b) early childhood centre and other creches and (c) entertainment and representation expenses; and if he will make a statement. [86657]

Ms Hewitt

The Government's policy on all spending by the institutions of the European Communities is to push for the same principles of rigour and cost-effectiveness as we apply to the UK budget.