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European Community (Budget)

Volume 974: debated on Thursday 29 November 1979

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of the United Kingdom's total gross contribution to the EEC budget for 1980–81 is estimated to arise from (a) agricultural services, (b) customs duties and (c) value added tax contributions.

[pursuant to his reply, 13 November, 1979, c. 536]: The EEC financial year coincides with the calendar year; forecasts on a United Kingdom financial year basis are not available in the form requested. For calendar year 1980 the United Kingdom's gross contribution is forecast to be made up as follows:

Per cent.
(a) Agricultural levies12·6
(b) Customs duties46·4
(c) Value added tax contributions41·0