HC Deb 01 February 1990 vol 166 c255W
Mr. Butterfill

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the total rebate received by Britain under the terms of the Fontainebleau agreement for the last year for which figures are available; what is the total amount received since the agreement was signed; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Ryder

The United Kingdom's abatement was 1,780 million ecu—£1,150 million—in 1989, bringing to 8,630 million ecu—£5,770 million—the cumulative total under the Fontainebleau mechanism. The 1990 EC budget, as adopted, provides for an abatement of 2,430 million ecu—£1,800 million.