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International Organisations (Consolidated Fund Payments)

Volume 983: debated on Thursday 24 April 1980

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list in the Official Report subscriptions paid to international organisations by Her Majesty's Government directly from the Consolidated Fund and which are thereby excluded from table 9 of the Chief Secretary's memorandum.

The note preceding table 9—subscriptions etc. to international organisations—in the Supply Estimates 1980–81—Cmnd. 7869—states that payments to the European Community are excluded because they are met directly from the Consolidated Fund and not from Votes. Details of payments made to the European Community under the European Communities Act 1972 are published annually at the end of the year in the Consolidated Fund and National Loans Fund Accounts and supplementary statements. The latest published accounts and supplementary statements published in December 1979 are those for 1978–79 (House of Commons Papers, Nos. 307 and 308).