HC Deb 06 February 1984 vol 53 c441W
Mr. Teddy Taylor

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if, under the arrangements for Common Market rebates, any sums subsequently reclaimed by the Common Market can be claimed back from the Common Market on the grounds that such repayments increased the United Kingdom net contribution above the agreed levels.

Mr. Ian Stewart

[pursuant to his reply, 1 February 1984, c. 208]: EC refund agreements have been negotiated in respect of the years 1980 to 1983. The Community Budget accounts for these years have not yet been closed, although no claims in respect of them have been received from the Commission. The treatment of any sums which might be claimed and their effect on the United Kingdom's entitlement to relief for these or future years would need to be determined at the time.

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