§ Mr. Spring
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the Government's assessment is of the effect of its CAP reform proposals on common agricultural policy spending(a) for the United Kingdom and (b) for the European Union (i) as it stands and (ii) after the accession of the 10 candidate countries to the European Union in 2004. 
§ Mr. Morley
The effects of CAP reform on national and European spending depends on the detail and extent of the reform. We expect the European Commission to publish proposals for reform of the CAP on 10 July. We would expect any proposals to respect the budget ceilings set out in the Financial Perspective.