§ 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 Portugal — Spain — 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.