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Eec Grants And Loans

Volume 885: debated on Thursday 30 January 1975

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list in the Official Report the total of grants made by various funds of the European Community to projects and undertakings in the United Kingdom for each of the years 1973 and 1974, naming those where the annual grant is in excess of £500,000 or other convenient figure as the respective authority for that expenditure.

The total of United Kingdom receipts for 1973 and 1974, other than from loans, from the European Communities is:

£m. 1973£m. 1974
European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund (EAGGF)—
Guarantee Section (under various Community instruments)63112
Guidance Section (under Council Regulation (EEC) 1353–73)0·02
European Social Fund (under the Council Decision of 1st February 1971)22
European Coal and Steel Community (under Article 55 of the Treaty of Paris)1
10 per cent. refund for the costs of collecting "own resources" (under Article 3 of the Council Decision of 21st April 1970)1319
Euratom (under various Community instruments)0·11·5
  • (a) Payments from the guarantee section of the EAGGF are made to the Intervention Board for Agricultural Produce for market support under the CAP.
  • (b) The payment from the guidance section of the EAGGF has been made in respect of the dairy herd conversion scheme.
  • (c) Grants in excess of £500,000 from the Social Fund have been paid to the Departments of Employment and Health and Social Services, Northern Ireland.
  • (d) A grant in excess of £500,000 from the ECSC has been made to the National Coal Board.
  • (e) The refunds for collecting "own resources" are paid to the Treasury.
  • (f) Payments from Euratom are made to the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority. Of the total in 1974 £1·4 million was in respect of fusion research.