Select Committee on European Union Progress of Scrutiny First Report


PART I : DOCUMENTS CURRENTLY UNDER SCRUTINY IN THE HOUSE OF LORDS


Documents referred to the Select Committee or one of its Sub-Committees

NOTE: Documents are categorised according to whether they are awaiting scrutiny or are under scrutiny. Documents appearing in the list for the first time are asterisked (*). Documents appearing in a new category for the first time are daggered (†). The Department responsible for each proposal is indicated in brackets. Documents deposited under Titles V or VI of the Treaty on European Union (the Inter-governmental Pillars) are marked (P).

SELECT COMMITTEE

MEMBERSHIP: Baroness Billingham, Lord Brennan, Lord Cavendish of Furness, Lord Dubs, Lord Grenfell (Chairman), Lord Hannay of Chiswick, Baroness Harris of Richmond, Lord Jopling, Lord Lamont of Lerwick, Baroness Maddock, Lord Neill of Bladen, Baroness Park of Monmouth, Lord Radice, Lord Scott of Foscote, The Earl of Selborne, Baroness Stern, Lord Williamson of Horton, Lord Woolmer of Leeds.

(For further information please contact the Clerk, Simon Burton, 020 7219 6083)

i.  Documents awaiting scrutiny
9758/02 Elarg 207Report from the Commission to the Council: Explaining Europe's Enlargement. (FCO) (COM(02) 281)
*13905/02Commission communication to the European Parliament, the Council, the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions: the Commission's legislative and work programme for 2003. (FCO) (COM(02) 590)


SUB-COMMITTEE A

Economic and Financial Affairs, Trade and External Relations

MEMBERSHIP: Lord Hannay of Chiswick, Lord Lamont of Lerwick, Lord Radice (Chairman).   

Co-opted Members:

Lord Armstrong of Ilminster, Lord Geddes, Lord Jones, Lord Lea of Crondall, Lord Marlesford, Lord Sharman, Lord Sheldon, Lord St John of Bletso, Lord Taverne.

(For further information please contact the Clerk, Richard McLean, 020 7219 3140)

i.  Documents awaiting scrutiny
None

ii  Document under scrutiny

In connection with the Sub-Committee's inquiry into Harmonisation of Excise Duties on Diesel Fuel
†11571/02Proposal for a Council Directive amending Directive 92/81/EEC and Directive 92/82/EEC to introduce special tax arrangements for diesel fuel used for commercial purposes and to align the excise duties on petrol and diesel fuel. (HM Customs & Excise) (COM(02) 410)
(Letter of 4 November 2002 to Rt Hon Paul Boateng MP, Chief Secretary, HM Treasury)

SUB-COMMITTEE B

ENERGY, INDUSTRY AND TRANSPORT

MEMBERSHIP: Lord Cavendish of Furness. Lord Shutt of Greetland, Lord Woolmer of Leeds (Chairman)

Co-opted Members:

Lord Chadlington, Baroness Cohen of Pimlico, Lord Cooke of Islandreagh, Lord Faulkner of Worcester, Lord Fearn, Lord Howie of Troon, Lord Skelmersdale.

(For further information please contact the Clerk, Patrick Wogan, 020 7219 6798)

i.  Document awaiting scrutiny
10559/02 Trans 192 Amended proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and the Council amending Council Directive 92/6/EEC on the installation and use of speed limitation devices for certain categories of motor vehicles in the Community. (Transport) (COM(02) 351)

ii.  Awaiting the outcome of Correspondence with Ministers, or held under scrutiny
Un-numbered:Draft text from the Commission to the Council on the proposed eEurope 2005 Action Plan. (DTI) [7.5.02]
(Letter of 15 May 2002 to Douglas Alexander MP, Minister for e-Commerce and Competitiveness in Europe, DTI; reply dated 21 October from Stephen Timms MP, Minister for e-Commerce and Competitiveness in Europe, DTI)
6356/98Proposal for a Council Regulation (EC) amending Regulation (EEC) No. 823/87 laying down special provisions relating to quality wines produced in specified regions. (MAFF) (COM(98) 86)
(Letter of 24 July 1998 from the Chairman of the Select Committee, delayed by ECJ Case (C-388/95))
10522/00Amended proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 82/714/EEC laying down technical requirements for inland waterway vessels. (DETR) (COM(00) 456)
(Letter of 18 October 2000 to Keith Hill MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, DETR; reply dated 14 November. Further reply dated 11 April 2002 from David Jamieson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, DTLR. Another letter sent 24 April)
6375/01(i) Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council:- Reinforcing Quality Service in Sea Ports: A Key for European Transport; and (ii) Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on market access to port services. (DETR) (COM(01) 35)
(Letter of 3 April 2001 to Keith Hill MP, Minister for Shipping and Ports, DETR; reply dated 2 May. Letter of 3 July to David Jamieson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, DTLR)
6390/01Commission staff working document on public financing and charging practices in the community sea port sector (on the basis of information provided by the Member States). (DETR) (SEC(01) 234)
(Letter of 3 April 2001 to Keith Hill MP, Minister for Shipping and Ports, DETR; reply dated 2 May. Letter of 3 July to David Jamieson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, DTLR)
10288/01(+ Supplementary & second supplementary memo) Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Regulation (EEC) No. 95/93 of 18 January 1993 on common rules for the allocation of slots at Community airports. (DTLGR) (COM(01) 335)
(Letter of 25 October 2001 to David Jamieson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, DTLR; reply dated 14 November. Another letter sent 27 November. Supplementary EM dated 16 May 2002. Another letter sent 29 May; reply dated 24 June. Second supplementary EM dated 25 June. Another letter sent 9 July)
5721/02 Trans 17Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament - Towards an integrated European railway area. (DTLR) (COM(02) 18)
5723/02 Trans 18Proposal for a Directive of the European parliament and of the Council amending Council Directive 96/48/EC and Directive 2001/16/EC on the interoperability of the trans-European rail system. (DTLR) (COM(02) 22)
5724/02 Trans 19Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a European Railway Agency. (DTLR) (COM(02) 23)
5726/02 Trans 20Recommendation for a Council Decision authorising the Commission to negotiate the conditions for Community accession to the Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail (COTIF) of 9 May 1980, as amended by the Vilnius Protocol of 3 June 1999. (DTLR) (COM(02) 24)
5727/02 Trans 21Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Directive 91/440/EEC on the development of the Community's railways. (DTLR) (COM(02) 25)
5744/02 Trans 22Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on safety on the Community's railways and amending Directive 95/18/EC on the licensing of railway undertakings and Directive 2001/14/EC on the allocation of railway infrastructure capacity and the levying of charges for the use of railway infrastructure and safety certification. (DTLR) (COM(02) 21)
(Documents 5721/02; 5723/02; 5724/02; 5726/02; 5727/02 and 5744/02 constitute the "second railway package" and are being scrutinised together. Letter of 27 March 2002 to David Jamieson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, DTLR. Letter dated 17 October from John Spellar MP, Minister of State, Department for Transport. Another letter sent 30 October to John Spellar MP. Reply dated 11 November from David Jamieson MP, Department for Transport, referring to letters sent 27 March and 30 October. Another letter sent 4 December to David Jamieson MP, Department for Transport)
6530/02 Trans 60 Amended proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on action by the Member States concerning public service requirements and the award of public service contracts in passenger transport by rail, road and inland water. (DTLR) (COM(02) 107)
(Letter of 12 June 2002 to David Jamieson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, DTLR)
7286/02 Aviation 58Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning protection against subsidisation and unfair pricing practices in the supply of airline services from countries not members of the European Community. (DTLR) (COM(02) 110)
(Letter of 15 May 2002 to David Jamieson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, DTLR; reply dated 1 July)
7826/02 Aviation 68(i) Commission recommendation to the Council in order to authorise the Commission to open and conduct negotiations with the International Civil Aviation Organisations (ICAO) on the conditions and arrangements for accession by the European Community,; and (ii) Commission recommendation to the Council in order to authorise the Commission to open and conduct negotiations with the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) on the conditions and arrangements for accession by the European Community. (Transport) (SEC(02) 381)
(Letter of 23 July 2002 to David Jamieson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Transport)
8324/02 Ener 88Proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council adopting a multiannual programme for action in the field of energy: "Intelligent Energy for Europe" Programme (2003-2006). (DTI) (COM(02) 162)
(Letter of 12 June 2002 to Brian Wilson MP, Minister of State for Industry, Energy and the Environment, DTI)
10316/02 Aviation 111Opinion of the Commission pursuant to Article 251 (2), third subparagraph, point (C) of the EC Treaty, on the European Parliament's amendments to the Council's common position regarding the proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on establishing common rules in the field of civil aviation security. (Transport) (COM(02) 327)
(Letter of 23 July 2002 to David Jamieson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Transport)
10477/02 Codec 832Amended proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the establishment of a fund for the compensation of oil pollution damage in European waters and related measures. (Transport) (COM(02) 313)
(Letter of 21 October 2002 to David Jamieson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Transport)
11381/02 Codec 975(+ Supplementary memo) Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the promotion of cogeneration based on a useful heat demand in the internal energy market. (DEFRA) (COM(02) 415)
(Letter of 21 October 2002 to Lord Whitty, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, DEFRA. Supplementary EM dated 18 October. Another letter sent 30 October)
*11657/02 Codec 1018Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council relating to restrictions on the marketing and use of nonylphenol, nonylphenol ethoxylate and cement (twenty-sixth amendment of Council Directive 76/769/EEC). (DEFRA) (COM(02) 459)
(Letter of 18 November 2002 to Lord Grenfell from the Rt Hon Michael Meacher MP, Minister for the Environment, DEFRA. Letter of 4 December to the Rt Hon Michael Meacher MP, Minister for the Environment, DEFRA)
12228/02 Ener 196(+ Supplementary memo) Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and the Council concerning the alignment of measures with regard to security of supply for petroleum products; for a Directive of the European Parliament and Council concerning measures to safeguard security of natural gas supply; for a Council Directive repealing Council Directives 68/414/EEC and 98/93/EC imposing an obligation on Member States of the EEC to maintain minimum stocks of crude oil and/or petroleum products, and Council Directive 73/238/EEC on measures to mitigate the effects of difficulties in the supply of crude oil and petroleum products; for a Council Decision repealing Council Decision 68/416/EEC on the conclusion and implementation of individual agreements between governments relating to the obligation of Member States to maintain minimum stocks of crude oil and/or petroleum products and Council Decision 77/706/EEC on the setting of a Community target for a reduction in the consumption of primary sources of energy in the event of difficulties in the supply of crude oil and petroleum products. (DTI) (COM(02) 488)
(Letter of 30 October 2002 to Lord Sainsbury of Turville, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Science and Innovation, DTI. Supplementary memo dated 30 October. Letter of 4 December to Brian Wilson MP, Minister for Energy and Construction, DTI)
12423/02 Aviation 142Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on insurance requirements for air carriers and aircraft operators (Transport) (COM(02) 521)
(Letter of 6 November to John Spellar MP, Minister of State, Department for Transport)
*13637/02 Codec 1352Amended proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning sales promotions in the Internal Market. (DTI) (COM(02) 585)
(Letter of 4 December 2002 to Ms Melanie Johnson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Competition, Consumers and Markets, DTI)

SUB-COMMITTEE C

COMMON FOREIGN AND SECURITY POLICY

MEMBERSHIP: Lord Jopling (Chairman), Baroness Park of Monmouth, Lord Williamson of Horton.

Co-opted Members:

Lord Bowness, Lord Harrison, Baroness Hilton of Eggardon, Lord Inge, Lord Maclennan of Rogart, Lord Morris of Aberavon, Lord Powell of Bayswater, Lord Watson of Richmond. Lord Williams of Elvel.

(For further information please contact the Clerk, Audrey Nelson, 020 7219 6099)

i.  Documents awaiting scrutiny
None

SUB-COMMITTEE D

ENVIRONMENT, AGRICULTURE, PUBLIC HEALTH AND CONSUMER PROTECTION

MEMBERSHIP: Baroness Billingham, Baroness Maddock, The Earl of Selborne (Chairman).

Co-opted Members:

Lord Carter, Lord Crickhowell, Lord Fyfe of Fairfield, Lord Haskins, Lord Livsey of Talgarth, The Countess of Mar, Lord Palmer, Lord Renton of Mount Harry, Lord Walpole.

(For further information please contact the Clerk, Thomas Radice, 020 7219 3015)

i.  Documents awaiting scrutiny
11834/01 Codec 875 (Second supplementary memo) Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2000/13/EC as regards indication of the ingredients present in foodstuffs. (Food Standards Agency) (COM(01) 433)
(To be considered by the Sub-Committee on 11 December)
5638/02 Elarg 16Enlargement and Agriculture: Successfully integrating the new Member States into the CAP - Issues Paper. (FCO) (SEC(01) 95)
(Considered at meeting of 20 March 2002, to be held for further consideration until the House of Commons EFRA Committee has reported on its current inquiry "Future of UK Agriculture: Farming beyond Subsidies")
7396/02(+ Supplementary memo) Proposal for a Council Directive on the control of high activity sealed radioactive sources. (DEFRA) (COM(02) 130)
(Considered at meeting of 15 May 2002, to be held for further consideration pending receipt of the Regulatory Impact Assessment. Supplementary memo dated 5 November. To be considered by the Sub-Committee on 11 December)
7505/02 Agrileg 62(+ Supplementary memo) Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on additives for use in animal nutrition. (FSA) (COM(02) 153)
(Considered at meeting of 10 July 2002, to be held under scrutiny pending the Government Response to the 32nd Report (HC 152) by the House of Commons Scrutiny Committee. Supplementary memo dated 21 November 2002. To be considered by the Sub-Committee on 11 December)
10194/02 Env 347Report from the Commission on the results reached for the period 1996-2000 by the implementation of Commission Recommendation 98/480/EC of 22 July 1998, concerning good environmental practise for household laundry detergents. (DEFRA) (COM(02) 287)
10665/02 Agrileg 147Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament and the Economic and Social Committee:- Towards a thematic strategy on the sustainable use of pesticides. (DEFRA) (COM(02) 349)
(Considered at meeting of 23 October 2002, retained under scrutiny pending receipt of the supplementary memo. To be considered again before the 9 December Council meeting)
10896/02 Agriorg 53Commission working document containing a report on milk quotas. (DEFRA) (SEC(02) 789)
(Considered at meeting of 23 October 2002, retained under scrutiny. To be considered again before the 9 December Council meeting)
11290/02 Agrileg 162(*+ Supplementary memo) Proposal for a Council Regulation amending Council Regulation (EC) No.1255/97 as regards the use of staging points. (DEFRA) (COM(02) 414) (Supplementary memo dated 12 November)
(To be considered by the Sub-Committee on 11 December)
11451/02 Codec 984Opinion of the Commission pursuant to Article 251(2), third subparagraph, point (c), of the EC Treaty, on the European Parliament's amendments to the Council's common position regarding the proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending for the seventh time Council Directive 76/768/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to cosmetic products. (DTI) (COM(02) 435)
12138/02 Codec 1123Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the harmonisation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States concerning credit for consumers of 11th September 2002. (DTI) (COM(02) 443)
12210/02 Env 499Report from the Commission to the Council concerning mercury from the chlor-alkali industry. (DEFRA) (COM(02) 489)
12319/02 Env 507Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on detergents. (DEFRA) (COM(02) 485)
13259/02 Agrileg 202Proposal for a Council Regulation amending Regulation (EEC) No.2092/91 on organic production of agricultural products and indications referring thereto on agricultural products and foodstuffs. (DEFRA) (COM(02) 561)
(To be considered by the Sub-Committee on 11 December)
*13312/02 Aviation 156Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing common rules on compensation and assistance to air passengers in the event of denied boarding and of cancellation or long delay of flights - Outcome of the European Parliament's first reading (Strasbourg, 21 - 24 October 2002). (Transport)
(Letters of 4 and 10 December 2002 from the Rt Hon John Spellar MP, Minister of State, Department for Transport. To be considered by the Sub-Committee on 11 December)
*13372/02 Env 601Amended proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the transboundary movement of genetically modified organisms (presented by the Commission pursuant to Article 250 (2) of the EC Treaty). (DEFRA) (Com(02) 578)
*13789/02 Env 630Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the quality of bathing water. (DEFRA) (COM(02) 581)
*13908/02 Peche 169Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council: Action plan to counter the social, economic and regional consequences of the restructuring of the EU fishing industry. (DEFRA) (COM(02) 600)

ii.  Awaiting the outcome of Correspondence with Ministers, or held under scrutiny
14591/01 Eco 364 Proposal to amend Council Regulation EEC/2309/93 of 27 July 1993 laying down Community procedures for the authorisation and supervision of medicinal products for human and veterinary use and establishing a European Agency for the Evaluation of Medicinal Products; (ii) Proposals for amendments to the European Parliament and Council Directive 2001/83/EC on the Community code relating to medicinal products for human use; and (ii) Proposals for amendments to the European Parliament and Council Directive 2001/82/EC on the Community code relating to veterinary medicinal products. (DEFRA & Health ) (COM(01) 404)
(Letter of 21 March 2002 to Lord Hunt of Kings Heath, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Health; reply dated 15 July explaining current position, acknowledged by letter sent 25 July)
5129/02 Aviation 2Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing common rules on compensation and assistance to air passengers in the event of denied boarding and of cancellation or long delays of flights. (DTLR) (COM(01) 784)
(Letter of 21 March 2002 (also another letter of 12 March from Sub-Committee B) to David Jamieson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, DTLR; interim reply dated 9 April)

iii  Document under scrutiny

In connection with the Sub-Committee's inquiry into Mid-term Review of the Common Agricultural Policy
10879/02 (COM(02) 394) Agri 172 Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on the mid-term review of the Common Agricultural Policy. (DEFRA)

iv  Document held under scrutiny awaiting debate on Report
6671/01 (COM(01) 88)White Paper - strategy for a future chemicals policy. (DEFRA)
(The above document formed the basis of the Sub-Committee's inquiry into Reducing the Risk: Regulating Industrial Chemicals, 13th Report (2001-02) 12 February 2002 (HL Paper 81). The Report was published 12 March. The Government Response has been received dated 27 May. The Report is to be debated on a day to be arranged)

SUB-COMMITTEE E

LAW AND INSTITUTIONS

MEMBERSHIP: Lord Brennan, Lord Neill of Bladen, Lord Scott of Foscote (Chairman).

Co-opted Members:

Lord Fraser of Carmyllie, Lord Grabiner, Lord Henley, Lord Lester of Herne Hill, Lord Mayhew of Twysden, Lord Plant of Highfield, Baroness Thomas of Walliswood, Lord Thomson of Monifieth.

(For further information please contact the Clerk, Nicolas Besly 020 7219 3194)

i.  Documents awaiting scrutiny
10279/02 Asile 33Amended proposal for a Council Directive on minimum standards on procedures in Member States for granting and withdrawing refugee status. (Home Office)
10404/02 Ecofin 237 Commission report on controls on cross-border cash movements together with a proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and the Council on the prevention of money laundering by means of customs co-operation. (HMC&E) (COM(02) 328)
*12620/02 Asile 54Proposal for a Council Directive on minimum standards for the qualification and status of third country nationals and stateless persons as refugees or as persons who otherwise need international protection. (Home Office)
*12846/02 Codec 1218Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on takeover bids. (DTI) (COM(02) 534)
*13349/02 Justciv 159Proposal for a Council Directive on compensation to crime victims. (Home Office) (COM(02) 562)
*(P)13533/02 Droipen 76Proposal for a Council Framework Decision on attacks against information systems. (Home Office)
*(P)14283/02 Droipen 83Proposal for a Council Framework Decision on combating racism and xenophobia. (Home Office)
*14643/02 Asile 68Proposal for a Council Directive on minimum standards for the qualification and status of third country nationals and stateless persons as refugees or as persons who otherwise need international protection. (Home Office)

ii.  Awaiting the outcome of Correspondence with Ministers, or held under scrutiny
5382/02 Enfocustom 2Initiative of the Kingdom of Spain with a view to adopting a Council Act establishing in accordance with Article 34 of the Treaty on European Union, the Convention on the suppression by customs administrations of illicit drug trafficking on the high seas. (HMC&E)
(Letter of 16 May 2002 to Ms Dawn Primarolo MP, Paymaster General, HM Treasury; reply dated 16 July. Another letter sent 29 July)
5563/02 Enfocustom 5Initiative of the Kingdom of Spain on the conclusion of a Convention on the suppression by customs administrations of illicit drugs trafficking on the high seas - Accompanying memorandum and financial fact sheet. (HMC&E)
(Letter of 16 May 2002 to Ms Dawn Primarolo MP, Paymaster General, HM Treasury; reply dated 16 July. Another letter sent 29 July)
(P)8586/02 Droipen 29 Proposal for a Council Framework Decision on attacks against information systems. (HO) (COM(02) 173)
(Letter of 4 July 2002 to Robert Ainsworth MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office; reply dated 15 October. Another letter sent 29 October)
(P)9955/02 Copen 35Initiative by the Kingdom of Denmark with a view to Council adoption of a draft Framework Decision on the execution in the European Union of confiscation orders. (HO)
(Letter of 10 October 2002 to Robert Ainsworth MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office)
(P)10575/02 Cats 39Initiative of the Kingdom of Belgium with a view to the adoption of a Council Decision setting up a European Network of National Contact Points for Restorative Justice. (HO)
(Letter of 10 October 2002 to Robert Ainsworth MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office)
(P)11079/02 Copen 43Proposal from the French Republic, the Kingdom of Sweden and the United Kingdom for the adoption by the Council of a Draft Framework Decision on the application of the principle of mutual recognition to financial penalties. (HO)
(Letter of 10 October 2002 to Robert Ainsworth MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office; reply dated 5 November. Another letter sent 21 November; reply dated 28 November)
*(P)12249/2/02 Droipen 64Draft Framework Decision on combating corruption in the private sector. (Home Office)
(Letter of 21 November 2002 to Robert Ainsworth MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office. Held pending response to the issues raised by the Commons Scrutiny Committee. Another letter sent 5 December; reply dated 12 December)
†(P)12250/1/02 Droipen 65Draft EU Framework Decision on confiscation of crime-related proceeds, instrumentalities and property. (Home Office)
(Letter of 4 November 2002 to Robert Ainsworth MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office; letter received 5 November. Another letter sent 26 November; reply dated 12 December)

SUB-COMMITTEE F

SOCIAL AFFAIRS, EDUCATION AND HOME AFFAIRS

MEMBERSHIP: Lord Dubs, Baroness Harris of Richmond (Chairman), Baroness Stern.

Co-opted Members:

Lord Corbett of Castle Vale, Baroness Gibson of Market Rasen, Lord Greaves, Baroness Greengross, Lord Griffiths of Fforestfach, Lord King of West Bromwich, Baroness Knight of Collingtree, Lord Wright of Richmond.

(For further information please contact the Clerk, Tony Rawsthorne 020 7219 3326)

i.  Documents awaiting scrutiny
*(P)2620-13Draft Agreement between Eurojust and Europol. (Home Office)
*(P)2750-35r2Draft amendments to the Europol rules on the confidendtiality of Europol information. (Home Office)
(To be considered by the Sub-Committee on 11 December)
*(P)3710-80Draft Agreement on Co-operation between the Slovak Republic and the European Police Office. (Home Office)
*(P)3710-81Draft Agreement on Co-operation between the Republic of Bulgaria and the European Police Office. (Home Office)
COM(02) 233Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament towards integrated management of the external borders of the Member States of the European Union. (Home Office)
*12064/02 + Add 1 Cordrogue 75Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on drug precursors. (Home Office)
(To be considered by the Sub-Committee on 11 December)
(P)12536/02 Crimorg 81Initiative by the Kingdom of Denmark with a view to the Council's adoption of a draft Council Decision on increasing cooperation between European Union Member States with regard to disqualifications. (Home Office)
(To be considered by the Sub-Committee on 11 December)
12623/02 Migr 89Proposal for a Council Directive on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals for the purposes of studies, vocational training or voluntary service. (Home Office) (COM(02) 548)
*13164/02 Migr 98Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on a Community return policy on illegal residents. (Home Office) (COM(02) 564)
*(P)13853/02 Cordrogue 91Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on the mid-term evaluation of the EU action plan on drugs (2000-2004). (Home Office) (COM(02) 599)

ii.  Awaiting the outcome of Correspondence with Ministers, or held under scrutiny
13202/01 Enfocustom 43Initiative of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Kingdom of Belgium and the French Republic concerning the creation of a customs files identification database. Accompanying memorandum and financial statement. (HMC&E)
(Letter of 2 May 2002 to Ms Dawn Primarolo MP, Paymaster General, HM Treasury; reply dated 16 July)
*(P)JSB 02-73Joint Supervisory Body Opinion relating to the Supplemental Agreement between the United States of America and Europol on the exchange of personal data and related information. (Home Office)
(Letter of 20 November 2002 to Robert Ainsworth MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office; reply dated 26 November. Another letter sent 4 December; reply dated 9 December)
(P)5133/02 Enfopol 4Initiative of the Kingdom of Spain establishing a European Institute of Police Studies. (Home Office)
(Letter of 11 April 2002 to Robert Ainsworth MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office; reply dated 30 April)
7430/02 Codec 392Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and the Council on working conditions for temporary workers. (DTI) (COM(02) 149)
(Letter of 20 June 2002 to Alan Johnson, Minister of State for Employment Relations and the Regions, DTI; reply dated 8 July. Another letter sent 25 July)
8628/02 Migr 39Amended proposal for a Council Directive on the right to family reunification. (Home Office) (COM(02) 225)
(Letter of 22 July 2002 to the Lord Filkin CBE, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office; reply dated 31 July. Another letter sent 28 October)
(P)9407/02 Schengen 1Council Regulation concerning the introduction of some new functions for the Schengen Information System, in particular in the fight against terrorism. (Home Office)
(Letter of 18 July 2002 to Robert Ainsworth MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office; reply dated 21 August. Further letters sent: (i) 28 October, reply dated 18 November; and (ii) 5 December)
(P)9408/02 Schengen 2Council Decision concerning the introduction of some new functions for the Schengen Information System, in particular in the fight against terrorism. (Home Office)
(Letter of 18 July 2002 to Robert Ainsworth MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office; reply dated 21 August. Further letters sent: (i) 28 October, reply dated 18 November; and (ii) 5 December)
(P)9957/02 + Add 1 Crimorg 44Initiative by the Kingdom of Denmark with a view to the Council's adoption of a draft Council Decision on increasing co-operation between European Union Member States with regard to disqualifications. Explanatory note regarding draft Council Decision on increasing co-operation between European Union Member States with regard to disqualifications. (Home Office)
(Letter of 24 October 2002 to Robert Ainsworth MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office; reply dated 18 November)
10386/02 Migr 60Initiative of the Federal Republic of Germany for a Council Directive on assistance in cases of transit for the purposes of expulsion by air. (Home Office)
(Letter of 28 October 2002 to the Lord Filkin CBE, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office; reply dated 15 November)
10572/02 Codec 853Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the right of citizens of the Union and their family members to move and reside freely within the territory of the Member States. (Home Office)
(Letter of 3 December 2002 to Robert Ainsworth MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office)
11274/02 Codec 968Proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a programme for the enhancement of quality in higher education and the promotion of intercultural understanding through co-operation with third countries (Erasmus World) (2004-2008). (Education & Skills) (COM(02) 401)
(Letter of 28 October 2002 to Margaret Hodge MBE MP, Minister of State for Lifelong Learning and Higher Education, Department for Education & Skills)
*(P)13689/02 + Add 1 Europol 82Supplemental agreement between the United States of America and the European Police Office on the exchange of personal data and related information, and JSB Opinion on that Agreement. (Home Office)
(Letters of 15 and 20 November 2002 to Robert Ainsworth MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office; replies dated 21 and 26 November. Another letter sent 4 December; reply dated 9 December)
*(P)13996/02 Europol 95Exchange of letters related to the Supplemental Agreement between the United States of America and Europol on the exchange of personal data and related information. (Home Office)
(Letters of 15 and 20 November 2002 to Robert Ainsworth MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office; replies dated 21 and 26 November. Another letter sent 4 December; reply dated 9 December)

iii  Documents under scrutiny

In connection with the Sub-Committee's inquiry into Proposals to Amend the Europol Convention
(P)10307/02 Europol 46Initiative of the Kingdom of Denmark with a view to adopting a Council Act drawing up, on the basis of article 43(1) of the Convention on the establishment of a European Police Office (Europol Convention), of a protocol amending that Convention. (Home Office)
(P)11702/02 Europol 60 (COM(02) 439)Proposal for a Council Decision on the financing of certain activities carried out by Europol in connection with co-operation in the fight against terrorism. (Home Office)
(Letters of 7 November 2002, and 4 December to Robert Ainsworth MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office)

iv  Documents held under scrutiny awaiting debate on Report
6453/01 (COM(01) 116)Communication from the Commission to the Council on "New European Labour Markets, Open to All, with Access for All". (DFEE)
(The above document formed the basis of the Sub-Committee's inquiry into Working in Europe: Access for All, 15th Report (2001-02) 26 February 2002 (HL Paper 88). The Report was published 11 March. The Government Response has been received dated 16 May. The Report is to be debated on a day to be arranged)
Un-numbered:Draft Council Resolution on Skills and Mobility. (DWP) [23.5.02]
COM(02) 72Communication from the Commission to the Council: Commission's Action Plan for skills and mobility. (DFES)
(Letter of 11 March 2002 to Margaret Hodge MBE MP, Minister of State for Lifelong Learning and Higher Education, Department for Education and Skills; reply dated 16 May). (The two documents on skills and mobility are being kept under scrutiny until the 15th Report (2001-02) Working in Europe: Access for All has been debated)
14239/01 Visa 135 (COM(01) 672)Commission communication to the Council and the European Parliament on a Common Policy on illegal immigration. (Home Office)
(The above document formed the basis of the Sub-Committee's inquiry into A Common Policy on Illegal Immigration, 37th Report (2001-02) 5 November 2002 (HL Paper 187). The Report was published on 28 November. The Government Response is due 28 January. The Report is to be debated on a day to be arranged)




 
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