HC Deb 10 July 2003 vol 408 cc973-4W
Bob Spink

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many regulations originating from the EU have been implemented by his Department in each of the last five years. [120747]

Mr. Pond

EC Regulations are, in general, directly applicable in the member states, without the need for further incorporation in national law. However, some Regulations require UK measures to make them workable and enforceable. Some Regulations enact small or technical amendments. The number of Regulations implemented by the Department for Work and Pensions in each of the last five years is as follows:

2003 (to date): 2

Council Regulation (EEC) 304/2003 of 28 January 2003 concerning the export and import of certain dangerous chemicals.

Series Reference Title Publication date
INDG 347 Basic advice on first aid at work 4 February 2002
INDG 178 (Rev1) Written schemes of examination: Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000 5 February 2002
INDG 348 Mark a parcel, save a back 12 February, 2002
INDG 268 Rev Working together: Guidance on health and safety for Contractors and suppliers 22 February 2002

Council Regulation (EC) 859/2003 of 14 May 2003 extending the provisions of Regulation (EEC) 1408/71 and Regulation (EEC) 574/72 to cover nationals of third countries who are not already covered by those provisions solely on the ground of their nationality.

2002: 1

Commission Regulation (EC) 1687/2002 of 25 September 2002 on an additional period for notification of certain active substances already on the market for biocidal use as established in Article 4(1) of Regulation (EC) No. 1896/2000.

2001: 1

Council Regulation (EC) 1386/2001 of 5 June 2001—Miscellaneous Amendments to Regulation (EEC) 1408/71 and Regulation (EEC) 574/72.

2000: 2

Council Regulation (EC) 00/1896 of 7 September 2000 on the first phase of the programme referred to in Article 16(2) of Directive 98/8/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on biocidal products.

Council Regulation (EC) 00/2364 of 25 October 2000 concerning the fourth list of priority substances as foreseen under Council Regulation (EEC) No. 793/93.

1999: 4

Council Regulation (EC) 307/1999 of 8 February 1999 extending the provisions of Regulation (EEC) 1408/71 and Regulation (EEC) 574/72 to cover students.

Council Regulation (EC) 1399/1999 of 29 April 1999—Miscellaneous Amendments to Regulation (EEC)1408/71 and Regulation(EEC) 574/72.

Council Regulation 1260/1999 of 21 June laying down general provisions on the Structural Funds.

Council and European Parliament Regulation 1784/1999 of 12 July 1999 on the European Social Fund.

1998: 2

Council Regulation (EC) 1223/1998 of 4 June 1998—Miscellaneous Amendments to Regulation (EEC) 1408/71 on the application of social security schemes to employed persons, to self-employed persons and to members of their families moving within the Community and (EEC) 574/72 laying down the procedure for implementing Regulation (EEC) 1408/71.

Council Regulation (EC) 1606/98 of 29 June 1998 extending the provisions of Regulation (EEC) 1408/71 and Regulation (EEC) 574/72 to cover special schemes for civil servants.