Written Answers. - EU Directives.

Frances Fitzgerald

Question:

187 Ms Fitzgerald asked the Minister for the Marine and Natural Resources the EU Directives coming wholly or partly under the aegis of his Department which are not currently fully implemented; the reference numbers and subject matter of each directive; the deadline for implementation set out in each directive; if he will implement the directives by means of a Bill or Statutory Instrument; and when he will implement the directives in this regard. [1552/99]

In response to the Deputy's question the following table sets out the current position in my Department.

Directive No.

Subject matter

Deadline as per Directive

Implementation

98/35

Amending Directive 94/58/EC on the minimum level of training of seafarers

25 May, 1999

A number of S.I.s have already been introduced to give effect to the Directive. The balance will be made before May, 1999

97/61

Amends the Annex to Directive 91/492 laying down the health conditions for the production and placing on the market of live bivalve molluscs

1 July, 1998

Dept. is considering whether Regulation made to transpose parent Directive provides for automatic inclusion of subsequent amendments to parent Directive