This is what David Cameron told the House of Commons following the summit last week:
For example, when it came to the bureaucratic costs of the European commission not a single euro in administrative savings was offered.
- a 5% cut in staff numbers;
- an increase working hours (37.5 to 40 per week) without increasing salary;
- a 6% "solidarity levy" on top of taxes paid by EU officials;
- raising the retirement age to reduce pension costs;
- limiting options for early retirement;
- a reduction to the value of allowances related to staff returning home.
Whatever you think of the idea of cutting the EU budget and whatever you believe about the good fortune of people who work in Brussels, we can agree that the PM should tell the whole truth when he speaks in parliament.
UPDATE I've seen some figures now that show the commission's proposal would cut £1Bn from the administration budget. The final plan offered a bit less due to provision for Croatia joining next year. It seems hard to ovoid the conclusion that MPs were not told the truth.