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European Union: Per Capita Costs

Volume 474: debated on Monday 31 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of the UK's gross and net contribution to the EU in the most recent financial year for which figures are available; what has been the total gross and net contributions made by the UK since 1978; and what amount per head of UK population these figures represent. (195360)

[holding answer 18 March 2008]: The hon. Member will find estimates of the UK's gross and net contribution, and abatement, to the European Community Budget in the annual European Community Finances White Paper produced by HM Treasury. A copy of this document has been placed in the Library of the House. The Office for National Statistics produces population figures for the UK.