§ Lord Renwick
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they will make a statement on the United Kingdom's record of implementing European Community environmental directives, and how that performance compares with that of other member states.
§ Lord Skelmersdale
I understand that actions have been brought in the European Court of Justice for non-compliance with environmental directives as follows:
Belgium 7 Italy 4 France 2 Germany 2 Luxembourg 2 Netherlands 2 Denmark 1 Greece 1 Ireland 1 Portugal — Spain — UK —
The noble Lord may be interested to see a copy of the survey carried out by the European Environmental Bureau using information published by the Commission of the European Community from which these figures are taken. I have placed a copy in the Library.