HL Deb 16 December 1986 vol 483 cc163-4WA
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

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.