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European Community (United Kingdom Contribution)

Volume 977: debated on Wednesday 30 January 1980

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what has been the size of Great Britain's net contribution to the EEC, at July 1971 prices, in each year since 1973 and cumulatively; and how this compares with the estimates in "The United Kingdom and European Communities" Cmnd. 4715.

The United Kingdom's contributions to the Community budget, at 1971 prices, net of public sector receipts, compared with the estimates in Cmnd. 4715, have been as follows:loss of revenue from tax evasion, since by definition successful evasion goes undetected.