HL Deb 09 February 2004 vol 656 cc135-6WA
Lord Taylor of Warwick

asked Her Majesty's Government:

When the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive, requiring electrical goods manufacturers to recycle worn-out appliances, will be introduced into United Kingdom law. [HL1082]

Lord Sainsbury of Turville

The UK and other member states are required to transpose the WEEE and ROHS Directive by mid-August this year. The Government are therefore planning to lay regulations this summer.

The main requirements of the WEEE Directive take effect a year after the transposition date in August 2005.

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