Dáil Éireann - Volume 610 - 15 November, 2005
Written Answers. - EU Directives.
Mr. Quinn Mr. Quinn
335. Mr. Quinn asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if a list of the implemented, unimplemented and overdue EU directives and regulations and a list of the warnings received from the EU regarding directives and regulations that are overdue for implementation will be published before the end of 2005 and published at least every six months in future (details supplied). [34191/05]
Mr. D. Ahern Mr. D. Ahern
Mr. D. Ahern: The provision of information with regard to the implementation of EU directives is a matter for each concerned Government Department. This also applies to reasoned opinions and letters of formal notice. My Department, which has an overall co-ordinating role in relation to EU matters, does not as a rule implement any European Union legislation and is not currently implementing any such legislation.
I draw the Deputy’s attention to the fact that the interdepartmental co-ordinating committee on European Union affairs is currently preparing new guidelines on the transposition of EU directives into national law. These guidelines, which are designed to standardise the procedures for transposing EU directives into national law, will deal with public information and transparency, among other issues. It is intended to complete this exercise before the end of the year.
Dáil Éireann 610 Written Answers. EU Directives.