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Internal Market

Volume 164: debated on Thursday 11 January 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what is the number of European Community directives issued consequent to the decisions to complete the internal market by 1992; and what is the number of such directives passed into the domestic law of each member state respectively as at 31 December 1989.

[holding answer 8 January]: By 31 December 1989 the Council had adopted some 140 directives in the context of the Commission's programme for completing the single market, of which 77 are required to be in force in member states. Details on the state of implementation of those 77 measures in the individual states was given in a reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Corby (Mr. Powell), Official Report, 9 January, columns 600–08.Since publication of that answer the following directives have been implemented in the United Kingdom:

  • (i) Tractors and Agricultural Machines: Implementation of Dir 74/150, weight dimensions etc Dir 89/173.
  • (ii) Other Items: Cosmetics Dir 88/667.