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Eu Directives

Volume 404: debated on Tuesday 6 May 2003

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To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will list the EU Directives and Regulations which have been implemented by his Department since 17 April 2002. [106829]

The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister plays a leading role in the UK's EU Policy on planning, housing and local government issues. The Office is currently leading on the implementation of the energy performance of buildings directive as it has responsibility for most of the legislation that can be used to transpose the directive into law.EC regulations are, in general, directly applicable in the Member States, without the need for further incorporation into national law. Some regulations require UK measures to make them workable and enforceable. Some regulations enact small or technical amendments. Since its creation in May 2002, The Office has transposed Directive 2001/19/EC (the "SLIM Directive" which affects, as far as the Office's policy responsibilities are concerned, the registration of architects) into UK law.