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European Community

Volume 986: debated on Monday 16 June 1980

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what changes in the United Kingdom's financial transactions with the EEC he expects in the present and future financial years as a result of the negotiations reported to Parliament in statements on 2 June; and what are the corresponding figures for changes in the public sector borrowing requirement.

My right hon. Friends gave the House on 2 June details of the budget and agricultural settlements. The budget refunds will go to reduce the PSBR, but is too early to say how much of the refund for 1980 will be paid in time to affect this year's PSBR.

Financial yearCivil Service Per cent.Local Authorities Per cent.Total Per cent.
1960–613*5
1970–713710
1975–763811
1979–8028†
* Total Civil Service personnel costs for financial year 1960–61 are not readily available. The percentage quoted is an estimate based on the date for financial year 1961–62.
† Figures for 1979–80 are not yet available. The percentage quoted relates to financial year 1978–79.