Select Committee on European Scrutiny Eighteenth Report


Wednesday 6 February 2002

Members present:

Mr Roger CasaleMr Jim Dobbin
Mr Michael ConnartyMiss Anne McIntosh
Mr Tony CunninghamMr Angus Robertson
Mr Wayne DavidMr Anthony Steen
Mr Terry Davis

In the absence of the Chairman, Mr Michael Connarty was called to the Chair.

The Committee deliberated.

Draft Report, proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

Ordered, That the draft Report be read a second time, paragraph by paragraph.

Paragraphs 1.1 to 3.11 read and agreed to.

Paragraph 3.12 read, amended and agreed to.

Paragraphs 4.1 to 4.13 read and agreed to.

A paragraph (now 4.14) brought up, read the first and second time, and inserted.

Paragraphs 4.15 to 9.5 read and agreed to.

Preamble to Paragraph 10 read as follows:




COM(01) 577

Draft Council Regulation amending Regulation (EC) No. 1683/95 laying down a uniform format for visas.

Legal base:Article 62(2)(b)(iii)EC; consultation; qualified majority of participating States
Document originated:9 October 2001
Forwarded to the Council:10 October 2001
Deposited in Parliament:25 October 2001
Department:Home Office
Basis of consideration:Minister's letter of 31 January 2002
Previous Committee Report:HC 152-xiv (2001-02), paragraph 3 (23 January 2002)
To be discussed in Council:February 2002
Committee's assessment:Politically important
Committee's decision:Cleared, but further information requested

Question put, That the preamble be read a second time.

The Committee divided.

Ayes  5          Noes 3

Mr Casale          Mr Davis

Mr Cunningham      Miss McIntosh

Mr David          Mr Steen

Mr Dobbin

Mr A Robertson

Paragraphs 10.1 to 10.6 read and agreed to.

Paragraph 10.7 read, amended and agreed to.

Paragraphs 11.1 to 14 read and agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report be the Eighteenth Report of the Committee to the House.

Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House.

  [Adjourned till Wednesday 13 February at Ten o'clock.

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