Prime Minister made statement on EU Council

11 February 2013

The Prime Minister, David Cameron, made a statement in the House of Commons on Monday 11 February 2013 on the recent meeting of the European Council

The Council agreed the overall limit on EU spending for the next seven years, starting in 2014.

Edward Miliband responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition.

EU Council February 2013

The Prime Minister attended the European Council in Brussels which took place on 7 and 8 February 2013, at which EU leaders met to negotiate budgetary priorities for 2014-2020 - set out in the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF).

House of Commons Library Research Briefing

The House of Commons Library provides research, analysis and information services for MPs and their staff.

The Library has produced a Standard Note that looks at the progress of the new cycle of MFF negotiations. The current MFF will define the budgetary priorities of the EU for the seven years 2014-2020, including the possibility of a UK veto.

Oral statements

Oral statements are made after Question Time (or at 11am on a Friday) and after any Urgent Questions.

Statements normally relate to matters of policy or government actions. At the end of a statement, MPs can respond or question the government minister on its contents.

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