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EU Fines

Volume 455: debated on Thursday 25 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 18 December 2006, Official Report, column 1509W, on EU fines, on how many occasions the UK was fined by the European Commission in each of the last five years; and how much this amounted to in each year. (111532)

The UK has never been fined by the European Commission as it does not have the power to impose fines on member states. The European Court of Justice is the only EU institution with the power to impose fines on member states for non-compliance, with European law.