HC Deb 21 February 1992 vol 204 c298W
Mr. Gill

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what assessment he has made of the prospects of eliminating fraud in European Community matters, in particular that associated with the common agricultural policy.

Mr. Curry

The United Kingdom remains at the forefront of the fight against fraud in the European Community. In particular, the United Kingdom continues to press the European Commission for further action to implement, and update, measures included in the 45-point anti-fraud programme adopted in 1989 with our strong support. Substantial progress has already been made; measures in connection with the common agricultural policy includemandatory minimum levels of physical checks on export refunds strengthened requirements for annual stocktaking of intervention stocks improved procedures for reporting irregularities improved procedures for auditing payments the inclusion of improved control arrangements in regulations implementing common agricultural policy schemes

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