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European Community Dairy Sector (United Kingdom Contribution)

Volume 978: debated on Thursday 14 February 1980

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is the United Kingdom's net financial contribution to the EEC dairy sector.

The United Kingdom contributes towards the cost of the European Community's budget as a whole and not to individual elements separately. However, if the overall contribution rate of about 20 per cent. were applied to dairy sector expenditure in 1979, it would give a United Kingdom contribution of £575 million against receipts estimated at £214 million.