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Volume 686: debated on Thursday 2 November 2006

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is their timetable for transposing and introducing the measures required by the battery recycling directive.[HL7857]

The Batteries and Accumulators Directive (2006/66/EC) was published in the official EU journal on 26 September 2006. Member states must bring into force the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with the directive by 26 September 2008. Implementation in the UK will be led by the Department of Trade and Industry and Defra, which are working together on the necessary detailed plans.