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EC Law

Volume 488: debated on Monday 23 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what provisions of EU directives within his Department’s area of responsibility have not yet been transposed into 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 action in each case. (255490)

There are 34 Directives within the Department’s responsibilities, in relation to which the due date for transposition has not yet been reached, or which have not yet been transposed completely into UK law.

It is the Government’s policy to neither confirm nor deny the existence of infringement proceedings or to disclose details of any infringement action by the European Commission except where an overriding public interest in disclosure of such information can be demonstrated on a case-by-case basis.