§ Mr. Austin Mitchell
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what were the United Kingdom's net payments to the EEC in 1987; and what were the net figures for the first quarter of 1988 at an annualised rate.
§ Mr. Brooke
The United Kingdom's net contribution to the Community budget in 1987 was £1,713 million. The provisional figure for the first quarter of 1988 at an annual rate was £1,683 million.