§ Lord O'HAGAN
asked Her Majesty's Government:
How much they contribute to the annual cost of the Common Agricultural Policy of the EEC and what proportion (expressed in percentage) of the total cost this figure represents.
§ Lord STRABOLGI
The United Kingdom contributes to the European Community's Budget as a whole and not to its individual parts. The United Kingdom contribution was 13.57 per cent. in 1975 and is 16.3 per cent. in 1976. In 1975 the budgetary appropriation for the CAP accounted for 72.8 per cent. of the total of the Communities' Budget and in 1976 it accounts for 72.7 per cent.