§ Mr. Nicholas Bennett
To ask the Prime Minister what information she has as to the number of directives concerning the creation of a single market within the European Community in 1992 which have been enacted in the national legislation of each member state and subsequently implemented; and what percentage of the total directives this represents in each case.
§ The Prime Minister
The latest information on the implementation of single market measures in national legislation comes from the Commission's fifth progress report on the White Paper on the internal market. I am delighted to report that this shows the United Kingdom in first place on its implementation record, with only nine measures remaining unimplemented. This highlights the United Kingdom's record as a reliable partner in the Community. The table gives the overall position member state by member state.
laws dealing with foreign funding—the Fund Raising Act 1978 and the Disclosure of Foreign Funding Act 1989—do not impede the flow of funds to the UDF. However, the UDF is still listed under the Affected Organisations Act 1974 which prevents it from receiving funds from foreign sources. The other restrictions on the UDF were lifted on 2 February and we would like to see the restrictions under the Affected Organisations Act lifted also.