HC Deb 09 November 1999 vol 337 c474W
Mr. Gibb

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if regulations required by Commission Directive 97/64/EC (O.J. No. L315, 19.11.1997, p.13) regarding labelling of dangerous substances have been published in all EU countries; and if he will list those regulations together with their proposed implementation dates. [96454]

Dr. Howells

The Dangerous Substances and Preparations (Safety)(Consolidation)(Amendment) Regulations 1999, which implement Directive 97/64/EC—The Lamp Oils Directive, were laid before Parliament on 22 July 1999 and came into force on 13 August 1999.

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.