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European Community Directives

Volume 894: debated on Monday 23 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry how many directives from the European Economic Community have affected the practice of industry in the United Kingdom; and what advice he has issued on these directives since 1st January.

It is estimated that the European Community had just under 200 directives in force at the end of March 1975, covering areas such as commercial policy, customs, transport and technical standards. It would not be feasible to estimate how many of these might specifically or indirectly affect the practice of industry. Very few directives are the direct responsibility of my Department. My Department provides information and advice to Parliament and to industry and commerce on Community legislation as necessary.

asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will list the EEC regulations and directives relating to regional policy, together with draft regulations and directives on regional policy in force.

In pursuance of Community regional policy the EEC Council of Ministers has made the following regulations:

Regulation (EEC) No. 724/75 of 18th March 1975 establishing a European Regional Development Fund;
Financial Regulation (75/184/Euratom, ECSC, EEC) of 18th March 1975 relating to the Regional Development Fund.
No directive has been made to this end.No draft regulation or directive has legislative force.