§ Dr. Vis
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what has been the cost of the United Kingdom's net contribution to the EU since British accession. 
§ Mrs. Liddell
The total of the United Kingdom's net contributions to the EC Budget for the period 1973–74 to 1996–97 is £28.7 billion. The latest estimate of outturn for the financial year 1997–98 is £2.6 billion.