§ Mr. Kilfoyle
Over-implementation of EC legislation—goldplating—may amount to a breach of Community law. If it does, it is primarily a matter for the European Commission. Where the UK becomes aware of such a 339W breach, we can draw it to the attention of the Commission. Direct action by the UK can be taken by the UK pursuant to Article 170 TEC. Wider political, policy or legal concerns would influence whether such action would be appropriate in any particular case.
The Government are committed to ensuring that departments do not add any unnecessary measures—goldplating—when implementing EC legislation into UK domestic law.