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Eu Regulations

Volume 409: debated on Friday 18 July 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many regulations originating from the EU have been implemented by her Department over each of the last five years. [120817]

Regulations are, in general, directly applicable in the member states, without the need for implementation in national law. Figures for those which fall within this Department's area of responsibility are not held centrally.I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my hon. Friend the Minister for Europe on 30 June 2003,

Official Report, columns 64-65 W which gives estimates for the total number of EC, ECSC and Eurotom Regulations.