§ Mr. Marlow
asked the Lord Privy Seal what financial support is available from Her Majesty's Government and the European Economic Community to the European League for Economic Co-operation and other United Kingdom organisations for the furtherance or discussion of European co-operation.
§ Sir Ian Gilmour
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office provides no financial support at present to the European League for Economic Co-operation nor to any other non-governmental organisation of this kind. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office itself finances and administers the European discussion centre at Wiston House, Steyning, at an approximate cost of £50,000 in the current financial year.
I do not have details of European Community financial support for such organisations in the United Kingdom, but there was provision in the 1980 Community Budget of some 185,000 EUA under the heading "Subsidies to European Movements". This is equivalent to £110,778 at the average rate for 1980 of £1=1.67 EUA.