§ 19. Mr. Riddick
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what assessment he has made as to parity of enforcement of IACS payment by EU countries. 
§ Mr. Baldry
All EU member states are required to implement IACS in accordance with the detailed rules laid down in Commission regulation 3887/92. Commission officials regularly visit all member states to check the way in which they operate the system. Full details of penalties applied are not available but information received suggests that the proportion of penalties applied in the UK is generally similar to those found in other member states.