§ Mr. Deakins
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what has been the percentage increase in (a) the European Economic Community own resources base and (b) the European Economic Community income from own resources in the latest three years for which figures are available.
§ Mr. Ian Stewart
The figures for changes in the European Economic Community own resources base, reflecting actual payments for duties and levies and VAT as estimated for Budgets, together with the figures for Own Resources income received in the latest three available years are given below. The definition of Own Resources used is that in the Own Resources Decision.
1981 1982 1983 Per cent. Per cent. Per cent. EEC Own Resources Base† 12.1 11.4 4.4
1981 1982 1983 Per cent. Per cent. Per cent. EEC income from all own resources*†‡ 16.8 17.4 8.7 * Actual revenue for years in question. † Greece paid a financial contribution based on its GNP. ‡ Including the balances and adjustments of previous financial years.
Source: Reports of the Court of Auditor's and Community Budgets for the years in question.