asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will set out the effective value added tax percentage rate paid into the European Economic Community budget net of rebates corresponding to that year for each of the last four calendar years;(2) if he will set out an index for
(a) the Community overall budget and (b) the Community agricultural budget for 1985 and each of the preceding four calendar years indexed against a 1985 index in each case of 100;
(3) if he will set out the projected net value added tax percentage contribution to the European Economic Community for 1985 and for each of the last four calendar years according to (a) the value added tax share contribution and (b) the previous formula;
(4) if he will set out the United Kingdom's financial relationship with the European Economic Community over the last four calendar years and the projected figures for 1985, indicating (a) gross contribution, (b) net contribution, and (c) Community expenditure in the United Kingdom.
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what has been the total sum contributed by the United Kingdom to the European Economic Community since 1 January 1973; what has been the total amount received in grants, rebates and other payments over the same period; and how much of the total sums received were in respect of payments to facilitate the subsidised export of food to third countries;(2) what has been the percentage increase in the spending of the European Economic Community on all its activities in each year since 1973, respectively; and what further increase is planned for 1986;(3) what estimate he has made of the percentage increase in the overall spending of the Common Market which will take place if the value added tax element in its income is increased from 1 to 1·4 per cent.;(4) what estimate he has made of the increase in the United Kingdom gross contribution to the European Economic Community consequent on the proposal to increase the value added tax contribution from 1 to 1·4 per cent.;(5) what estimate he has made of the net contribution which the United Kingdom will make to the European Economic Community in 1986 in the event of the own resources of the Community being increased in accordance with the Fontainebleau agreement;(6) if he will publish a table showing in respect of the calendar years 1985 to 1988, his estimates of the net payments by the United Kingdom to the European Economic Community, pursuant to the estimates given in the public expenditure White Paper for each of the financial years from 1985 to 1988; and if he will also publish a table showing the net contributions by the United Kingdom in each of the calendar years from 1973 to 1984, respectively.