Written Answers. - EU Directives.

Thomas P. Broughan


45 Mr. Broughan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the number of EU directives for which her Department has responsibility which have yet to be implemented; the number in respect of which the deadline for implementation has passed; if she has satisfied herself with the rate of compliance by her Department; the steps she is taking to ensure compliance by her Department with all EU directives; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7099/01]

The current position in relation to the transposition of EU Directives for which my Department is responsible is available on my Department's web site at http://www.entemp.ie/ecd/eudirectives.htm. This shows a total of 28 directives to be implemented, the deadline for nine of which the implementation date has passed.

I am satisfied that my Department is giving all due priority to the task of implementing the provisions of EU directives, in the light of available resources.