Written Answers. - EU Directives.

Ruairí Quinn

Question:

1004 Mr. Quinn asked the Minister for Education and Science the directives issued under the treaties establishing the European Communities of which any provision coming under the auspices of his Department has not yet been transposed into law; if in each case such transposition will be effected by Bill or statutory instrument; if transposition is overdue in any case; if so, the steps, if any, taken by the European Commission by way of enforcement; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19658/00]

My Department currently has responsibility for transposing two European Community directives. These directives are EU Directive 2000/5/EC and EU Directive 1999/42/EC. These directives are concerned with the general system for the recognition of qualifications. Both directives will be transposed by means of an SI.

The Department is required to transpose Directive 2000/5/EEC by January 2001 and to transpose Directive 1999/42/EEC by July 2001.