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Tobacco (Eec Aid)

Volume 888: debated on Thursday 13 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry what proportion of the £49·2 million paid by the European Agricultural Finance and Guarantee Fund support of tobacco prices was contributed by the United Kingdom ; and what are the expected equivalent sums, respectively, for 1974 and 1975.

The United Kingdom contributes to the Community budget as a whole and not to individual parts of it. The United Kingdom contribution is:

  • 87·78 per cent, in 1973,
  • 11·04 per cent, in 1974,
  • 13·57 per cent, in 1975.
The budget provision for expenditure on tobacco was £58·8 million in 1974 and is estimated at £69·3 million in 1975.