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EU Budget

Volume 501: debated on Tuesday 24 November 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his Department's projections are for the level of the UK's (a) contributions to and (b) receipts from the EU budget in each calendar year from 2009 to 2013 inclusive, in pounds sterling, (i) before and (ii) after abatement. (300979)

Table 3.2 of the European Community Finances White Paper of July 2009 (Cm 7640) gives the latest projections for the UK's contributions to and receipts from the EC budget, including the value of our abatement, up to the financial year 2010-11. In line with all other public expenditure estimates, the Treasury does not currently publish forecasts beyond 2010-11. As usual, these figures will, where necessary, be updated in the forthcoming pre-Budget report.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what forecast his Department has made of UK (a) contributions to and (b) receipts from the EU budget in pounds sterling for each calendar year from 2014 to 2020 inclusive (i) before and (ii) after abatement. (301009)

In line with all other public expenditure estimates, the Treasury does not currently publish forecasts beyond 2010-11.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions his Department’s officials have had with (a) other EU member states and (b) EU institutions on the EU Financial Framework 2014-20. (301010)

HM Treasury representatives have discussions with EU counterparts on a variety of issues on a regular basis. Formal negotiations on the next Financial Framework have not yet started.