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Food Imports (Levies)

Volume 976: debated on Friday 21 December 1979

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what has been the total amount of levies on imported food paid to the European Economic Community since Great Britain joined the Community.

[pursuant to his reply,20 December 1979]: The total amount of levies on imported food paid by the United Kingdom to the EEC up to the end of 1979 is estimated to be £million. In this period total gross contributions by the United Kingdom and the other acceding member States have been subject to the transitional arrangements provided for in the Treaty of Accession.