To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will carry out and publish a survey of the penalties other EC countries are applying to the integrated administration and control system; and what information he has as to the date set for compliance in each other country.
The penalties for late or inaccurate applications are laid down in the EC regulations and apply equally in all 12 member states. Details are set out in full at annexes 6, 7 and 8 of the IACS explanatory booklet. Member states may impose additional penalties at the national level. Under the EC regulations, all member states have to set a deadline not later than 15 May this year for receipt of completed application forms. The majority of member states have deadlines of 14 or 15 May.