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European Police Office: Finance

Volume 476: debated on Monday 2 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 25 April 2008, Official Report, column 120WS, on Europol, how much the UK contributes annually to the organisation’s budget. (205600)

Europol is funded by direct member state contributions on the basis of each country’s gross domestic product. The amount of the contribution will vary year on year depending on both the agreed budget and taking account of the financial outturn at the end of each year. The United Kingdom’s contributions for the six years 2002-07 are as follows:

€ million

2002

7.8

2003

9.1

2004

9.2

2005

8.8

2006

7.4

2007

8.4

The Europol budget for 2008 is €63.9 million and the maximum United Kingdom contribution—assuming all the budget was called up—would be €9.65 million.