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Western European Union

Volume 941: debated on Wednesday 14 December 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what was the total annual cost for 1974, 1975 and 1976 to Great Britain of (a) the Assembly of Western Union, (b) the administration of Western European Union and (c) delegations and supporting staff attending full sessions and committees of Western European Union.

Figures available are for financial years 1974–75, 1975–76 and 1976–77. On this basis the total annual cost to the United Kingdom of (a) the Assembly of Western European Union was £93,657 in 1974–75, £134,020 in 1975–76 and £154,775 in 1976–77; of (b) the administration of Western European Union was £250,670 in 1974–75; £326,343 in 1975–76 and £385,786 in 1976–77; of (c) delegations and support staff attending full sessions and committees of Western European Union was £20,036 in 1974–75, £28,396 in 1975–76 and £46,865 in 1976–77.