HC Deb 08 February 1999 vol 325 cc81-2W
Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list the amounts paid by the EU to(a) Republic of Ireland, (b) Spain, (c) Portugal and (d) Greece in 1997–98. [69164]

Ms Quin

The EC budget year is the calendar year. According to the European Commission's report "Financing of the European Union" COM(98) 560, deposited in the House Library on 26 October 1998 (Batch list 121), expenditures from the EC budget on these Member States in 1997 were:

  1. (a) Republic of Ireland: £6,071 million (8,605.8 mecu)
  2. (b) Spain: £7,974 million (11,303.6 mecu)
  3. (c) Portugal: £2,680 million (3,799.6 mecu)
  4. (d) Greece: £3,915 million (5,550.2 mecu).