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EC Budget: Contributions

Volume 459: debated on Friday 20 April 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much the UK has paid per head of UK population in gross contributions to the European Union since becoming a member. (132808)

I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave him on 23 January 2007, Official Report, column 1669W.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) gross and (b) net contribution paid by the UK to the EU was since (i) 1997 and (ii) 1 January 2006; and whether he holds information on what those figures are since 1972. (133015)

Details of the United Kingdom's gross contributions after taking account of the abatement, the amount paid to the EC Budget, public sector receipts and net contributions to the EC Budget in the years 2000 to 2005, together with an estimate for 2006, can be found in Table 3 (page 46) of the European Community Finances White Paper (Cm 6770) published in May 2006. Figures for earlier years can be found in the equivalent tables which have been published in earlier editions of this annual White Paper. An outturn figure for 2006, together with an estimate for 2007, will be published in the 2007 edition of the White Paper.