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1987-1990 - Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on the European Commission Budget

Below is the text of Mr Major's written Parliamentary Answer on the European Commission Budget on 5th April 1990.


Mr. Denzil Davies To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the total net contribution to the European Commission budget made in the latest available year by(a) the United Kingdom, (b) the Federal Republic of Germany, (c) France and (d) Italy.

Mr. Major I refer the right hon. Member to the answer my hon. Friend the Economic Secretary gave the hon. Member for Great Grimsby (Mr. Mitchell) on 22 March 1990 at columns 687-88.


£ million (Principal and interest)

1986 1987 1988 1989


Fixed-interest issues

1 to 6 and conversion 4.37 4.05 3.77 3.44

7 25.12 24.41 22.89 20.63

£ 1.67 1.64 1.55 1.39

8 12.82 12.32 11.14 9.49

9 39.71 38.59 35.10 30.03

10 93.38 90.02 79.99 66.66

11 38.20 36.56 31.43 25.44

12 153.11 148.01 126.55 102.92

Decimal 316.04 313.38 279.13 242.78

14 801.30 749.18 547.18 388.34

16 430.39 405.97 288.66 187.11

18 496.68 459.82 324.64 218.33

19 784.12 1,899.07 1,145.74 693.94

21 - 283.24 200.43 132.67

23 - 333.92 696.82 407.08