Amount British taxpayers will contribute to this total this year - pounds 450 million.
Annual cost of running the European Parliament (excluding MEPs' salaries) - pounds 658 million.
Number of British MEPs - 89.
Total number of MEPs - 626.
Annual earnings of a British MEP - pounds 43,000.
Annual earnings of German and Italian MEPs - pounds 160,000.
Annual cost of running an MEP's office - pounds 28,800.
Annual cost of running the European Commission - pounds 2.1 billion.
Number of European Commission officials - 19,000.
Total annual cost of each official - pounds 110,500.
Cost of Italian salami per quarter pound - pounds 1.59.
Cost of Parma ham per quarter pound - pounds 2.85.
Cost of German sausage per quarter pound - pounds 1.46.
Pictured Right: G7, 1997, by Gloria Friedman. Installation: photo, iron, processed meats. On show in IQ/EQ until 1 November, at Annely Juda Fine Art (0171-629 7578)