Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Tuesday, 26 June 2018
Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine
Common Agricultural Policy Negotiations: Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
Mr. Brendan Gleeson:
Yes, that is precisely the point. We have been net contributors since 2014 and we are among the highest net contributors per person in the EU, a point which is not widely understood.
Sweden, the Netherlands and Denmark are also net contributors. They have done a calculation in the cold light of day and have considered it is not in their best interests to put additional taxpayers' money into the budget if it is going to be spent on the CAP.