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EU Institutions: Fraud

Volume 493: debated on Tuesday 2 June 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with representatives of EU institutions on reduction of levels of fraud in those institutions. (277091)

The Government continue to engage with European institutions and other member states with a view to bringing down the level of fraud in the EC Budget. Despite there being no evidence of widespread fraud in EU institutions, the Government believe that no fraud should be tolerated and continue to press for higher standards to combat fraud and improve financial management.