HL Deb 19 April 2000 vol 612 c104WA
Lord Shore of Stepney

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What was the total net contribution made by the United Kingdom to the European Community, at constant prices, during the period 1973 to 1995; what was the United Kingdom's net contribution in each of the years 1996 to 1999; and what is their estimate for the United Kingdom's net contribution in 2000, 2001 and 2002. [HL2024]

Lord McIntosh of Haringey

In 1995–96 prices, the United Kingdom's total net contribution to the European Community Budget for the period 1973–74 to 1995–96 was £38,011 million. Details of the United Kingdom's net contribution in 1996–97 and 1998–99, an estimate for 1999–2000, and the Government's latest forecast of the trended net contribution for 2000–01 and 2001–02 can be obtained from the latest departmental report of the Chancellor of the Exchequer's departments, published on 7 April (Cm 4615).