When it comes to agriculture, however, out of a budget of pounds 36bn ecu, the only cut they made was to the Anti Fraud Unit, where they have taken pounds 25m ecu away, which is 20 per cent of that budget line.
This was done on the insistence of the British Government at a time when agriculture fraud is never far from the headlines. One needs to ask HMG, does this really make sense?
MEP for Merseyside East (Lab)
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