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Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 206656, tabled on 18 July 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many times the UK has lost EU infraction proceedings since May 2010 which relate to matters that fall within her Department's responsibility.

Answered on

1 September 2014

The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled, on 18 October 2012, that by failing to ensure appropriate collection and associated treatment of urban waste water at London and Whitburn, the United Kingdom had failed to fulfil its obligations under the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive (Case C-301/10). The Department is currently in discussion with the European Commission on how to give effect to the Court’s judgment. Since May 2010, no other infraction cases in respect of matters for which my Department is responsible have resulted in adverse judgements against the UK by the European Court.