HC Deb 10 July 2002 vol 388 cc1018-9W
Mr. David Atkinson

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the total cost is in the latest available year of the(a) European Union. (b) Council of Europe, (c) Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe, and (d) Western European Union. including their respective parliamentary assemblies; and how much the United Kingdom contributes to each. [67760]

Peter Hain

The adopted EU budget for 2002 totals euro 95,655 million (or £58.2 billion). The UK financing share, after abatement, is 13.51 per cent. (approximately £7.863 billion). The Council of Europe's budget for 2002 is £103 million, of which the UK contributes £15 million. The 2002 budget for the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe is euro 177.5 million: the UK contribution (including staff costs etc.) amounts to some £22.6 million. The Western European Union's budget for 2002 totalled euro 16.8 million, of which the UK share was approximately euro 2.7 million.