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European Community (Budget Contributions)

Volume 975: debated on Monday 3 December 1979

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what have been Great Britain's gross and net contributions to the EEC budget for each year since British entry to the EEC.

[pursuant to his reply, 20 November 1979, c. 153]: The United Kingdom's gross contributions to the Community budget, and net contributions after allowing for public sector receipts, since accession have been as follows:

£ million (at outturn prices)
Gross contributionNet contribution
1973181·1102·4
1974180·530·6
1975341·7-56·0
1976462·8167·3
1977736·8368·4
19781,348·3803·8