Written Answers - EU Directives.

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 700 No. 4

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  294.  Deputy Joe Costello  Information on Joe Costello  Zoom on Joe Costello   asked the Minister for Health and Children  Information on Mary Harney  Zoom on Mary Harney   if there are EU Directives which are required to be transposed into primary or secondary legislation; the list of such directives; the date they were drafted by the Commission; when she intends to transpose them into domestic law; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [4716/10]

Minister for Health and Children (Deputy Mary Harney): Information on Mary Harney  Zoom on Mary Harney  There are a number of EU Directives requiring transposition by my Department as follows:

Name Date of Directive Expected transposition date
Directive 2008/112/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2008 amending Council Directives 76/768/EEC, 88/378/EEC, 1999/13/EC and Directives 2000/53/EC, 2002/96/EC and 2004/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council in order to adapt them to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures 16/12/08 Expected to be transposed by the due date of 1 April, 2010
Directive 2009/32/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April, 2009 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States on extraction solvents used in the production of foodstuffs and food ingredients 23/04/09 Expected to be transposed by mid-March, 2010
Commission Directive 2009/129/EC of 9 October 2009 amending Council Directive 76/768/EEC concerning cosmetic products for the purposes of adapting Annex III thereto to technical progress 09/10/09 Expected to be transposed by the due date of 15/04/10
Commission Directive 2009/130/EC of 12 October 2009 amending Council Directive 76/768/EEC, concerning cosmetic products, for the purpose of adapting Annex III thereto to technical progress 12/10/09 Expected to be transposed by the due date of 15/04/10
Commission Directive 2009/134/EC of 28 October 2009 amending Council Directive 76/768/EEC concerning cosmetic products for the purposes of adapting Annex III thereto to technical progress 28/10/09 Expected to be transposed by the due date of 01/05/10
Commission Directive 2009/159/EU of 16 December 2009 amending, for the purpose of adaptation to technical progress, Annex III to Council Directive 76/768/EEC concerning cosmetic products 16/12/09 Expected to be transposed by mid-April, 2010
Commission Directive 2009/163/EU of 22 December 2009 amending Directive 94/35/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on sweeteners for use in foodstuffs with regard to neotame 22/12/09 Expected to be transposed by the due date of 12/10/10
Commission Directive 2009/164/EU of 22 December 2009 amending, for the purpose of adaptation to technical progress, Annexes II and III to Council Directive 76/768/EEC concerning cosmetic products 22/12/09 Expected to be transposed by the due date of 15/08/10


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