Written Answers. - EU Directives.

Thomas P. Broughan

Ceist:

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.