§ Mr. Bennett
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list for the last five years all EU environmental directives which have not yet been incorporated into United Kingdom law; and when he expects regulations to be published to do this.
§ Mr. Atkins
The main environmental directives still to be legally transposed in the United Kingdom are the nitrates directive, the urban waste water treatment directive and the habitats directive. The House of Commons has approved the regulations needed to transpose the habitats directive and these are being considered by the other place today. Regulations to implement the urban waste water treatment directive are being drafted and work to implement the nitrates directive is in hand.