Written Answers. - EU Directives.

Frances Fitzgerald

Question:

862 Ms Fitzgerald asked the Minister for Education and Science the resources and personnel available to transpose EU directives into Irish law; if he has satisfied himself with the rate of progress of this implementation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1621/99]

Frances Fitzgerald

Question:

973 Ms Fitzgerald asked the Minister for Education and Science 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. [1564/99]

I propose to take Questions Nos. 862 and 973 together.

All EU directives coming directly within the aegis of this Department have been implemented.

The transposition of EU directives into Irish law in so far as my Department is concerned is a function of the international section of my Department. The adequacy of the resources available to international section is kept under review.