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EC Budget

Volume 454: debated on Tuesday 5 December 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much the UK's total contribution to the EU was in 2005-06; and what the value was of the rebate paid to the UK. (103097)

HM Treasury's “Statement on the 2006 EC Budget” outlines figures for the actual and estimated United Kingdom gross and net contributions to the EC Budget up to 2007-08. For 2005-06, the estimated UK gross payment is £11.78 billion. The value of the abatement was £3.641 billion.

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much each British taxpayer contributed to the EU in 2005-06. (103098)

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office does not hold a record of how much each British taxpayer contributed to the EU in 2005-06. Information on the UK's contribution to the EU budget during this period is available at:

www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/media/664/24/ecbudget250506.pdf.