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EC Budget

Volume 488: debated on Monday 2 March 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the nature was of the fines levied on the United Kingdom recorded under Article 7 1 0 of the European Communities budget for (a) 2006 and (b) 2007. (256231)

Chapter Seven, Article 7 1 0 of the EC budget—fines, periodic penalty payments and other penalties—only relates to fines imposed by the European Commission on companies for infringements of EC competition rules and does not apply to member states. Details of competition fines imposed on companies in cartel cases by European Commission decisions are listed on the website of the Directorate-General Competition:

http://ec.europa.eu/competition/cartels/overview/faqs_en.html