Written Answers. - EU Directives.

Frances Fitzgerald

Question:

204 Ms Fitzgerald asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the EU directives coming wholly or partly under the aegis of his Department which are not currently fully implemented; the reference number and subject matter of each directive; the deadline for implementation set out in each directive; whether he will implement the directives by means of a Bill or Statutory Instrument; and when he will implement the directives in this regard. [19871/97]

The information requested by the Deputy is set out in the following tabular statement:

EU Directives not implemented.

Title

Protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data.

Reference Number.

95/46/EC.

Subject matter.

Data Protection.

Deadline for implementation.

24 October 1998.

Implementation by Bill-Statutory Instrument.

Bill amending the Data Protection Act, 1988.

When Directive will be implemented.

By 24 October 1998.

Title

Framework Agreement on parental leave.

Reference Number.

96/34/EC.

Subject matter.

Parental leave.

Deadline for implementation.

3 June 1998.

Implementation by Bill-Statutory Instrument.

Bill.

When Directive will be implemented.

By 3 June 1998.

Title

Provision prohibiting discrimination in firms.

Reference Number.

86/613/EEC.

Subject matter.

Equal Treatment between men and women in self-employed activity.

Deadline for implementation.

30 June 1989.

Implementation by Bill-Statutory Instrument.

New Equal Status Bill.

When Directive will be implemented.

It is expected that this Bill will be published in 1998.

Title

Directive on the European Parliament and of the Council on summer-time arrangements.

Reference Number.

9744/EC.

Subject matter.

Harmonisation of the beginning and ending dates of summer-time in the EU member States in the years 1998 to 2001.

Deadline for implementation.

31 December 1997.

Implementation by Bill-Statutory Instrument.

Statutory Instrument.

When Directive will be implemented.

By 31 December 1997.