Thursday, 4 November 2004

Questions (89)

Joe Sherlock

Question:

76 Mr. Sherlock asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government if he intends to introduce regulations on end-of-life vehicles; the communications he has had with the EU Commission in regard to the proposed regulations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27345/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government)

Enabling provisions to facilitate implementation of European Parliament and Council Directive 2000/53/EC on end-of-life vehicles were incorporated in the Protection of the Environment Act 2003. My Department has been in ongoing communication with the EU Commission with regard to the transposition of the directive into national legislation. It is intended to make regulations as soon as possible which fully transpose the directive provisions and facilitate its full implementation in 2005.