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The House of Lords is to debate the European Commission's Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) which will set the spending priorities for the EU from 2012 to 2020 on Tuesday 19 June.
The debate follows a report on the MFF from the EU Select Committee, which concluded that the EU must show budgetary restraint to reflect the austerity measures in place across Member States. The Committee called for cuts to the budget proposals, in particular in the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), and also concluded that the EU has failed to make the cse for the introduction of a Financial Transactions Tax (FTT).
Report: Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-2020
It is expected that the debate will commence around 3.30pm and will take place in Grand Committee in the Moses Room of the House of Lords. Lord Boswell of Aynho, Chairman of the EU Select Committee, will open the debate and Lord Sassoon will respond for the Government.
Other members scheduled to speak in the debate include;
Lord Hannay of Chiswick Lord Williamson of Horton Lord LiddleLord Teverson Lord Carter of ColesLord DykesLord Maclennan of RogartBaroness Young of Hornsey
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