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Eu Directives

Volume 405: debated on Monday 12 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will list the EU Directives and Regulations which have been implemented by his Department since 17 April 2002. [106826]

Since 17 April 2002, the Department for Education and Skills has implemented one Directive:

Directive 2001/19/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 May 2001 amending Council Directives 89/48/ EEC and 92/51/EEC on the second general system for the recognition of professional qualifications and Council Directives 77/452/EEC, 77/453/EEC, 78/ 686/EEC, 78/687/EEC, 78/1026/EEC, 78/1027/EEC, 80/154/EEC, 80/155/EEC, 85/384/ EEC, 85/432/EEC, 85/433/EEC and 93/16/EEC concerning the professions of nurse responsible for general care, dental practitioner, veterinary surgeon, midwife, architect, pharmacist and doctor.
EC Regulations are, in general, directly applicable in the member states, without the need for further incorporation into national law. However, some Regulations require UK measures to make them workable and enforceable. Some Regulations enact small or technical amendments. As far as we have been able to verify, the Department for Education and Skills has had no Regulation for implementation since 17 April 2002.