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EU: Budget

Volume 712: debated on Tuesday 7 July 2009

Question

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the forecast gross and net costs to the United Kingdom of its budget contribution to the European Union this year at the current exchange rate, taking into account all rebates, grants and fines.[HL4730]

The Government's latest forecast of UK net contributions to the EC Budget in 2008-09 and 2009-10 were published in table C9 (page 238) of the 2009 Budget (HC 407). A more detailed breakdown of these contributions and an estimate of UK contributions in 2009 will be included in the 2009 European Community finances White Paper which will be published later this month.