HC Deb 26 April 2004 vol 420 c720W
Mr. Drew

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress is being made on the introduction of Regulations to deliver the(a) Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment and (b) End of Life Vehicles directives. [167889]

Mr. Timms

I have been asked to reply.

The information requested is as follows:

(a)The Government have completed a consultation on their policy proposals for the implementation of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive and recently published on the DTI website an assessment of stakeholders' responses to this. They are currently drafting implementing Regulations and guidance for a final consultation in late spring.

(b)The End of Life Vehicle Regulations 2003 (SI 2003/2635), which came into effect on 3 November 2003, transposed a number of the provisions of the End of Life Vehicles Directive. Some related legislation was introduced shortly afterwards in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Further draft Regulations, to transpose the remaining provisions of the Directive, were the subject of a public consultation, which closed on 30 March 2004. 65 responses were received and these are now being assessed, with a view to finalising the Regulations before presentation to Parliament.