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Carbon Emissions: EC Law

Volume 487: debated on Thursday 5 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions his Department has had with the European Commission on the implementation of EC Regulations (a) 715/2007 and (b) 692/2008 on replacement catalytic converters. (254119)

None. However, under the terms of directive 98/34/EC, the Department for Transport recently notified the Commission of certain additional domestic provisions which are included in the UK's regulations implementing the EU legislation. These provisions require replacement catalytic converters which are not subject to the EU requirements to be labelled accordingly. The Government consider these provisions to be essential to ensure effective enforcement and hence to fully achieve the objectives of the EU legislation.