HC Deb 03 November 1989 vol 159 cc371-2W
Mr. Meale

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will tabulate in theOfficial Report the amounts paid, in 1988 pound sterling equivalents, to each of the political groups of the European Parliament together with an indication of any allocated expenditure within the totals and the total expected expenditure in 1990.

Mr. Maude

[pursuant to his reply, 24 October 1989, c. 402]: The amounts paid in 1988 to the political groups of the European Parliament were:

ECU £(at1.5057 ecu = £l)
Contribution to administrative/secretarial operating expenses of the political groups and non-attached members 6,851,970 4,550,687
European Information Campaign (information activities on the role and work of the European Parliament, its political groups and their members) 27,700,000 18,396,758
Purchase of data-processing equipment 800,000 531,314
Hire and maintenance of equipment 330,000 219,167
Other activities 3,496,100 2,321,910

No breakdown of the payments to each political group is available.

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