HC Deb 09 November 1999 vol 337 c475W
Mr. Gibb

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if regulations required by EU Council Directive 93/13/EEC on unfair terms in consumer contracts (O.J. No. L95, 21.4.93, p.29) have been published in each EU country; and if he will list those regulations together with their proposed implementation dates. [96452]

Dr. Howells

The Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999 (S.I. 1999 No. 2083) currently give effect to the Directive in the UK. These Regulations repealed and replaced 1994 Regulations (S.I. 1994 No. 3159) of the same name which came into force on 1 July 1994.

It is for the European Commission to monitor the transposition of EU Directives across the Community and take appropriate action as necessary. The Commission publishes information on which Directives have been transposed on its CELEX database. This can be accessed on the Parliamentary intranet at the Library of the House.