HC Deb 09 November 1999 vol 337 cc474-5W
Mr. Gibb

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if regulations required under EU Directive 97/67/EC regarding postal services have been published in all EU member states; and if he will list those regulations together with their proposed implementation dates. [96451]

Mr. Alan Johnson

The Postal Services Regulations 1999 (1999 No. 2107) laid before Parliament on 27 July 1999 implement the EU Postal Services Directive (97/67/EC) in the United Kingdom to the extent that it was not already covered by existing legislation and procedures. It came into force on 1 September.

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.