§ Mr. Wigley
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what representations she has received from the European Agriculture Commissioner concerning her proposed visits by Commission staff to member states to discuss the extent and nature of implementation difficulties concerning the integrated administration and control system procedure.
§ Mr. Jack
The Agriculture Commissioner has indicated that Commission staff will be visiting all 12 member states during June and July to monitor implementation of the integrated administration and control system in each member state. The Commission team will be visiting the United Kingdom in the week beginning 5 July.
§ Mrs. Shephard
We kept farming organisations informed of the progress of the EC regulations governing the integrated administration and control system. We subsequently consulted them during the preparation of the explanatory booklet designed to help farmers complete their IACS application forms.