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European Community (United Kingdom Contribution)

Volume 13: debated on Friday 27 November 1981

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the latest figure available for the net contribution made by the United Kingdom to the EEC in 1981 to date; and what is now the total of the contributions and receipts from the EEC since the United Kingdom joined the Community.

The latest estimate of United Kingdom net payments to the Community budget in the period 1 January to 30 September 1981 is £495 million.Gross payments made by the United Kingdom to the Community budget from 1 January 1973 to 30 September 1981 amounted to £8,327 million. Taking account of a

Multiple of average earnings

small correction to the figure previously used for receipts in 1978, receipts from the Community budget in the same period amounted to £4,744 million.

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will ensure that all official estimates of the net cost of the United Kingdom's membership of the European Economic Community include the cost of subsidising European Economic Community students at British universities.