EC Budgets

Treasury written question – answered on 25th February 2002.

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Photo of Austin Mitchell Austin Mitchell Labour, Great Grimsby

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the main items of income and expenditure of the general budgets of the European Community for each year from 1995 to the latest available year in the manner of the answer of 11 February 1997, Official Report, columns 119–22W.

Photo of Ruth Kelly Ruth Kelly Economic Secretary, HM Treasury

The information from 1995 to 2000, based on currently available EU documents and at 2000 prices, is set out in the following tables.

Table 1: European Community Budget—Expenditure -- Million euro(104)
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
EAGGF Guarantee 37,855 42,108 42,478 40,249 40,061 40,506
Percentage of total general budget 51.8 51.0 50.6 48.3 47.3 48.6
Structural Funds 25,906
Percentage of total general budget 31.1
EAGGF Guidance 2,777 3,598 3,762 3,628 3,831
Percentage of total general budget 3.8 4.4 4.5 4.4 4.5
ERDF 9,191 11,361 12,107 12,135 14,217
Percentage of total general budget 12.6 13.8 14.4 14.6 16.8
ESF 4,991 6,459 6,456 7,833 7,354
Percentage of total general budget 6.8 7.8 7.7 9.4 8.7
FIFG 272 451 512 420 580
Percentage of total general budget 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.7
Cohesion Fund 1,865 2,005 2,441 2,407 2,773 1,685
Percentage of total general budget 2.6 2.4 2.9 2.9 2.6 2.0
Research 2,720 3,082 3,133 3,058 2,669 3,404
Percentage of total general budget 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.1 4.1
Administration 4,248 4,295 4,409 4,297 4,173 4,643
Percentage of total general budget 5.8 5.2 5.3 5.2 4.9 5.6
Other 9,121 9,126 8,579 9,296 9,087 7,187
Percentage of total general budget 12.5 11.1 10.2 11.2 10.7 8.6
Total 73,040 82,486 83,876 83,323 84,744 83,331
Table 2: European Community Budget—Revenue -- Million euro(104)
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Agricultural levies 2,134 1,950 2,023 2,014 2,184
Percentage of total revenue 2.6 2.2 2.4 2.3 2.5
Customs duties 13,729 12,595 12,870 12,523 11,881
Percentage of total revenue 16.7 14.5 15.2 14.4 13.5
VAT 43,006 36,367 35,962 34,119 31,631 35,122
Percentage of total revenue 52.2 41.8 42.5 39.2 35.9 37.9
GNP 15,576 25,216 28,265 36,079 38,072 37,580
Percentage of total revenue 18.9 29.0 33.4 41.4 43.2 40.5
Misc. 7,957 10,900 5,522 2,349 4,438 4,755
Percentage of total revenue 9.7 12.5 6.5 2.7 5.0 5.1
Traditional Own Resources 15,267
Percentage of total revenue 16.5
Total 82,402 87,029 84,642 87,085 88,207 92,725

(104) Figures are in millions of euro at constant 2000 prices

Notes:

1. figures are for outturn. As yet outturn figures are not available for 2001.

2. Figures converted to constant 2000 prices using EU15 deflator throughout.

3. Items are denominated in euro as that is the unit of account for the EC Budget.

4. Other spending includes spending on external policies and internal policies other than research.

Sources:

1. The Community Budget: The facts in figures, 2000 Edition; European Commission.

2. European Court of Auditors Report on the 2000 Budget (Official Journal C359, 15 December 2001).

3. Allocation of 2000 EU operating expenditure; European Commission (September 2001).

4. European Economy, Number 72, 2001 (Table 24, page 161); European Commission.

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