§ Mr. Ian Bruce
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many EC measures impose fines or other criminal penalties on people and businesses in the United Kingdom. 
§ Miss Widdecombe
EC measures do not impose fines or other criminal penalties directly: they are implemented by means of United Kingdom law.
Information about criminal penalties imposed to comply with our EC obligations is not held centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.