HC Deb 16 December 1986 vol 107 c434W
Mr. Hanley

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on the United Kingdom's record of implementing European Community environmental directives; and what information he has on performance of other member states in this respect.

Mr. Waldegrave

I understand that actions have been brought in the European Court of Justice for non-compliance with environmental directives as follows:

Number of actions
Belgium 7
Italy 4
France 2
Germany 2
Luxembourg 2
Netherlands 2
Denmark 1
Greece 1
Ireland 1
United Kingdom

My hon. Friend may be interested to see a copy of a survey carried out by the European Community, from which these figures are taken. I have placed a copy in the Library.

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