Mr. John D. Taylor
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the estimated(a) contribution to the European Community by the United Kingdom and (b) receipts from the European Community to the United Kingdom in each of the five last years for which figures are available.
§ Mr. Norman Lamont
[holding answer 21 May 1992]: Information concerning United Kingdom contributions to and receipts from the Community Budget for the years 1987–91 is set out in the following table. The figure for receipts covers public sector receipts only: the Commission does not provide member states with details of payments made directly to the private sector.654W
£ million Year Gross contribution after abatement Public sector receipts 1987 4,049 2,328 1988 3,544 2,182 1989 4,431 2,116 1990 4,658 2,183 1991 3,309 2,765