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Ec Legislation

Volume 175: debated on Wednesday 27 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list the short title of any legislative Act approved by European Community member states since 1 January in relation to which each state must take national implementing measures; and what action has been taken by each state in relation to each such measure.

The table lists the directives relevant to completion of the single European market which have been formally adopted by the Council of Ministers since 1 January 1990. A period of grace, typically 18 months, is allowed for member states to transpose directives into national law. It is generally too early, therefore, to comment on what action member states will take to implement these directives. In addition, directives in other areas of application, most notably concerning health and safety at the workplace, have also been adopted during this period. A full list of these and other legislative acts—regulations, decisions and recommendations—is recorded in the Official Journal of the European Communities, copies of which are available in the House of Commons Library.

Directives relevant to completion of the single market adopted since 1 January 1990

  • Marketing of compound feedingstuffs
  • Amendment to Directive 87/102 concerning consumer credit
  • Bovine semen—amendment to Directive 88/407
  • Acceptance of pure-bred breeding pigs for breeding
  • Acceptance of hybrid breeding pigs for breeding
  • Production and trade in medicated feedingstuffs
  • Amendment to Directive 77/93 on protective measures against the introduction into member states of organisms harmful to plants or plant products.
  • Amendment to Directive 80/390 in respect of mutual recognition of public offer prospectuses and stock exchange listing particulars.
  • Third Directive concerning motor liability insurance
  • Maximum tar yield of cigarettes
  • Active implantable electromedical devices
  • Non-automatic weighing instruments.