Written Answers. - EU Directives.

Tuesday, 20 November 2001

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 544 No. 3

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  324.  Mrs. Owen  Information on Nora Owen  Zoom on Nora Owen   asked the Minister for Health and Children  Information on Micheál Martin  Zoom on Micheál Martin   the EU Directives relevant to his Department which are awaiting implementation; the nature of the directives; when each was passed by the Council of Ministers; the date for implementation; if the Government sought a derogation; if so, the date of such derogation; if he will meet the deadline as required; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28861/01]

Minister for Health and Children (Mr. Martin): Information on Micheál Martin  Zoom on Micheál Martin  The table below sets out the current position regarding EU directives relevant to my Department which are awaiting implementation. In all cases the drafting by my Department of the statutory instrument for transposition is under way.

DirectiveNo. Nature ofDirective Date passedby Council ofMinisters Date forImplementation DerogationSought Date ofDerogation Meet Deadline
97/43 Euratom Health protection of individuals against the dangers of ionising radiation in relation to medical exposure. 30 June 1997 13 May 2000 No N/A A Statutory Instrument is already at an advanced stage.
2001/37/EC The manufacture, presentation and sale of tobacco products 5 June 2001 30 September 2002 No N/A Expected to be completed by the due date.
2000/70/EC Amends Council Directive 93/42/EEC as regards medical devices incorporating stable derivatives of human blood or human plasma 16 November 2000 13 Dec 2001 No N/A Expected to be completed by the due date.
2001/19/EC Amends Council Directives on the general system for the recognition of professional qualifications, and Council Directives concerning the professions of nurse responsible for general care, dental practitioner, veterinary surgeon, midwife, architect, pharmacist and doctor 14 May 2001 1 January 2003 No N/A Expected to be completed by the due date
2001/20/EC Relates to the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the members States relating to the implementation of good clinical practice in the conduct of clinical trials on medicinal products for human use. 4 April 2001 1 May 2004 No N/A Expected to be completed by the due date.
2001/15/EC Relates to substances that may be added for specific nutritional purposes in foods for particular nutritional uses 15 February 2001 31 March 2002 No N/A Expected to be completed by the due date.
[779] DirectiveNo. Nature ofDirective Date passedby Council ofMinisters Date forImplementation DerogationSought Date ofDerogation Meet Deadline
2001/30/EC Amends Directive 96/77/EC laying down specific purity criteria on food additives other than colours and sweeteners 2 May 2001 1 June 2002 No N/A Expected to be completed by the due date.
2001/50/EC Amends Directive 95/45/EC laying down specific purity criteria concerning colours for use in foodstuffs 3 July 2001 30 June 2002 No N/A Expected to be completed by the due date.
2001/52/EC Amends Directive 95/31/EC laying down specific criteria of purity concerning sweeteners for use in foodstuffs 3 July 2001 30 June 2002 No N/A Expected to be completed by the due date.
2001/8/EC Replace Annex 1 to Council Directive 92/109/EEC on the manufacture and placing on the market of certain substances used in the illicit manufacture of narcotic drugs and psychtropic substances 8 February 2001 1 March 2001 No N/A Expected to be implemented in March 2002.
2001/5/EC Amends Directive 95/2/EC on food additives other than colours and sweeteners. 12 February 2001 24 August 2002 No N/A Expected to be completed by the due date.
1999/41/EC Amends Directive 89/398/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to foodstuffs intended for particular nutritional uses 7 June 1999 8 July 2000 No N/A Transposition is at an advanced stage and is expected to be completed early in 2002.
98/83/EC Relates to the quality of water intended for human consumption. This Department is dealing with bottled water 3 Nov. 1998 25 Dec. 2000 No N/A Transposition is expected to be completed by the end of March 2002.


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