HC Deb 31 October 1995 vol 265 cc136-7W
Mr. Allen

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what action remains outstanding in order to implement European directives under United Kingdom law. [39764]

Mr. Watts

There are currently 16 EC directives relating to transport that need further action to implement them in the UK. Steps are being taken to draw up the secondary legislation required for 12 of these. Of the remainder, one requires further legislation at the European level before steps can be taken to implement it in the United Kingdom; discussions are under way with industry on how to implement two others and the remaining one affects the channel tunnel and discussions are taking place with the French authorities on how to implement that aspect of it.