HC Deb 09 April 2003 vol 403 cc338-40W
Mr. John Bercow

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department if she will list the EU Directives and Regulations which have been implemented by the Lord Chancellor's Department since 17 April 2002. [106833]

Ms Rosie Winterton

The Lord Chancellor's Department plays a leading role in the UK's EU policy on civil judicial co-operation, human rights and data protection. Nonetheless I am not aware of any Directives on which the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has led on implementation since 17 April 2002.

EC Regulations are, in general, directly applicable in the member states, without the need for further incorporation into national law. However, some Regulations require UK measures to make them workable and enforceable. Some Regulations enact small or technical amendments. I am not aware of any Regulations on which the Lord Chancellor's Department has led on implementation since 17 April 2002.