§ Mr. Olner
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will make a statement on his Department's support for full implementation of EU Directive 94/57 on the freedom to provide classification and other shipping services; and what progress has been made by EU member states in implementing this Directive. 
§ Ms Glenda Jackson
The UK supports full implementation of Council Directive 94/57/EC and expects other Member States to do likewise. I understand that all Member States have transposed the Directive into their national legislation.