§ Mr. Marlow
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will now make a statement on that part of the agreement arising from the Brussels Council of 11 to 13 February which has led to an increase in the future United Kingdom net budget contribution of £200 million to £300 million per annum; and if he will set out the benefits arising to the United Kingdom from this additional expenditure.
§ Mr. Brooke
[holding answer 13 June 1988] The increase in our net contribution results mainly from the decision on Community expenditure and own resources taken at the European Council. The benefits of the Brussels package were outlined by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister in her statement on 15 February at columns 705–707.