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European Court of Human Rights

Volume 493: debated on Monday 1 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what financial penalties have been imposed on the UK for non-compliance with a ruling by the (a) the European Court of Justice and (b) the European Court of Human Rights in each of the last 10 years. (274034)

No financial penalties have been imposed on the UK for non-compliance with a ruling by the European Court of Justice.

Supervision of the execution of judgments is the responsibility of the Committee of Ministers. However the Committee of Ministers does not have power to impose financial penalties for non-compliance with a judgment of the Court.