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EU Budget

Volume 490: debated on Monday 30 March 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the UK's net contribution to the EU budget has been in each year since 1994. (266742)

Details of the United Kingdom's net contribution to the EC budget can be found in HM Treasury's annual European Community Finances White Paper. Table 3, page 51 of the 2008 White Paper (Cm 7462) of 10 September 2008, which is available in the House Library and also on the following website:

http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk./documents/international_ issues/eu_information/int_eu_statefraud.cfm

contains these data in respect of years 2002 to 2007, with an estimate for 2008. Data for earlier years can be found in the equivalent table of previous editions of the White Paper.