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Transport: EC Action

Volume 487: debated on Thursday 12 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what provisions of EU directives within his Department's responsibilities have not yet been transposed into United Kingdom law; in respect of the provisions of which such directives the UK has been subject to infringement action by the European Commission since January 2005; and what stage has been reached in such actions in each case. (255494)

There are 24 EU directives within my Department's responsibilities that have not yet been transposed into UK law. The stages of infringement proceedings are:

Five are the subject of Article 226 Letters.

Four are at the Article 226 Reasoned Opinion stage.

Four were the subject of infringement proceedings that have since been closed or withdrawn.

11 are not yet subject to infringement proceedings by the Commission.