Written Answers. - EU Directives.

Frances Fitzgerald

Question:

777 Ms Fitzgerald asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Gaeltacht and the Islands the EU directives coming wholly or partly under the aegis of her 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 she will implement the directives by means of a Bill or statutory instrument; and when she will implement the directives in this regard. [1561/99]

The following directive is not currently fully transposed into Irish law: Directive 97/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 June 1997 amending Council Directive 89/552/EEC on the co-ordination of certain provisions laid down by law, regulation or administrative action in member states concerning the pursuit of television broadcasting activities.

The deadline for implementation of this directive was 31 December 1998.

It is proposed to implement the directive by menas of primary legislation and statutory instrument in 1999.