Select Committee on European Union Progress of Scrutiny First Report


PART II : DOCUMENTS WHICH HAVE CLEARED SCRUTINY IN THE HOUSE OF LORDS

i.  Documents cleared from scrutiny by the Chairman of the Committee on 19; 26 November and 3 December.

Documents deposited under Titles V or VI of the Treaty on European Union (the Inter-governmental Pillars) are marked (P).

NOTE: Documents cleared as un-numbered documents, on the basis of the Government explanatory memorandum alone, are included in this list. After the document has been deposited in Parliament they are shown in this list with an asterisk (*) with a note indicating when they were cleared.
Un-numberedProposal for a Council Decision on the renewal and implementation of the Agreement on trade in textile products between the European Community and the Kingdom of Cambodia. (DTI) [5.11.02]
Un-numberedProposal for a Council Decision on the renewal and implementation of the Agreement on trade in textile products between the European Community and the Kingdom of Nepal. (DTI) [5.11.02]
Un-numberedDraft Instrument concerning a proposal for a Council Regulation amending Council Regulation (EEC) No.1255/96 suspending the autonomous common customs tariff duties on certain industrial, agricultural and fishery products. (DTI) [6.11.02]
Un-numberedJoint Action extending the mandate of the European Union Monitoring Mission. (FCO) [7.11.02]
Un-numberedCommon Position concerning restrictive measures against Somalia. (FCO) [7.11.02]
Un-numberedProposal for a Council Decision concerning the conclusion of an Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters derogating temporarily, as regards the importation into the Community of tomatoes originating in Morocco, from agricultural Protocol 1 to the Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an association between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Kingdom of Morocco, of the other part. (DEFRA) [14.11.02]
Un-numberedCommon Position concerning restrictive measures against Belarus. (FCO) [14.11.02]
Un-numberedCommission Proposal for a Council Decision authorising Denmark and Sweden to apply for an extension to the measure derogating from Article 17 of the sixth VAT Directive (77/388/EEC). (HM Customs & Excise) [14.11.02]
Un-numberedProposal for a Council Resolution concerning a European approach towards a culture of network and information security - draft text. (DTI) [15.11.02]
Un-numberedDefinition of appropriate objectives in the fight against poverty and social exclusion. (Department for Work & Pensions) [21.11.02]
Un-numberedDraft Council Resolution: "Delivering eAccessibility" - improving disabled people's access to the Knowledge Based Society. (Department for Work & Pensions) [25.11.02]
Un-numberedDraft Council Resolution on Community Consumer Policy Strategy 2002-2006. (DTI) [28.11.02]
Un-numbered(Supplementary memo) Council Decision concerning the conclusion of agreements under Article 24 between the European Union and non-EU third country contributors to the European Union Police Mission (EUPM) in Bosnia and Herzegovina. (FCO) [28.11.02]
(P)11322/01 Droipen 74Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the criminal-law protection of the Community's financial interests. (Home Office)
COM(02) 602Opinion 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 modifying Directive 94/25/EC on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States relating to recreational craft. (DTI)
SEC(02) 1106Proposal for transfer of appropriations No.35/2002 - Section III - Commission part B - of the general budget for the financial year 2002, (NCE). (HM Treasury)
SEC(02) 1116Proposal for transfer of appropriations No.41/2002 - Section III - Commission part B - of the general budget for the financial year 2002, (NCE). (HM Treasury)
6121/02(Supplementary memo) Amended proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on measuring instruments (presented by the Commission pursuant to Article 250(2) of the EC Treaty). (DTI)
10237/02(Supplementary memo) Proposal for a Council Recommendation on the prevention of smoking and on initiatives to improve tobacco control. (Health)
11782/02 + Adds 1, 2, 5, 9, 11 & 15 (i) Proposal for a Council Decision on the signature and provisional application of certain provisions of an Association Agreement between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Chile, of the other part ; and (ii) Proposal for a Council Decision on the conclusion of an Association Agreement between the European Community and its Member States of the one part, and the Republic of Chile, of the other part. (FCO) (Adds 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 16 & 17 cleared in Progress of Scrutiny EUC-xix 2001-02)
12110/02Proposal for a Council Decision on the conclusion of an Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters concerning amendments of the Annexes to the Agreement between the European Community and New Zealand on sanitary measures applicable to trade in live animals and animal products. (DEFRA)
12308/02Proposal for a Council Regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 900/2001 imposing definitive anti-dumping duties on imports of urea and ammonium nitrate solutions originating in Poland. (DTI)
12782/02Court of Auditors Special Report No.5/2002 on extensification premium and payment schemes in the common organisation of the market for beef and veal. (DEFRA)
13069/02Twentieth Annual Report from the Commission to the European Parliament on the Community's Anti-Dumping and Anti-Subsidy activities. (DTI)
13108/02Interim report from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions on the implementation of the programme of Community action on injury prevention in the framework for action in the field of Public Health (1999 to 2003) - Decision n 372/1999/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 February 1999. (Health)
13173/02Court of Auditors Special Report No.4/2002 on local actions for employment, together with the Commission's replies. (Department of Work & Pensions)
13204/02Court of Auditors Special Report No.3/2002 concerning the Community Initiative Employment - Integra, together with the Commission's replies. (Department for Work & Pensions)
13246/02Proposal for a Council Regulation on the harmonisation of Gross National Income at market prices ("GNI Regulation"). (Office of National Statistics)
13256/02Commission report: Annual report of the Cohesion Fund (2001). (DTI)
13270/02Amended proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council adopting an action programme for customs in the Community (Customs 2007). (HM Customs & Excise)
13281/02Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on implementation of the Risk Capital Action Plan (RCAP). (HM Treasury)
13306/02Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the animal-health requirements applicable to non-commercial movement of pet animals and amending Council Directive 92/65/EEC, Outcome of the European Parliament's second reading (Strasbourg, 21-24 October 2002). (DEFRA)
13311/02Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on occurrence reporting in civil aviation.- Outcome of the European Parliament's second reading (Strasbourg, 21-24 October 2002). (Transport)
13315/02Proposal for a Council Regulation amending Regulation (EC) No.603/1999 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of polypropylene binder or baler twine originating in Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary and collecting definitively the provisional duty imposed. (DTI)
13358/02Communication from the Commission: Structural indicators. (HM Treasury)
13360/02Proposal for a Council Decision concerning the conclusion of an Agreement in the form of an exchange of letters between the European Community and Malta adding a Protocol on mutual administrative assistance in customs matters to the Agreement establishing an association between the European Economic Community and Malta. (HM Customs & Excise)
13390/02Communication from the Commission to the Council - Progress report concerning the reduction and re-orientation of State Aid. (DTI)
(P)13396/02 Droipen 72Amended proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the criminal-law protection of the Community's financial interests. (HomeOffice)
13397/02Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on the operation of the Euratom Safeguards Office in 2001.(DTI)
13489/02Proposal for a Council Decision on the equivalence of field inspections carried out in third countries on seed producing crops and on the equivalence of seed produced in third countries. (DEFRA)
13523/02 Opinion 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 EC and of the Council providing for public participation in respect of the drawing up of certain plans and programmes relating to the environment and amending with regard to public participation and access to justice Council Directives 85/337/EEC and 96/61/EC amending the proposal of the Commission pursuant to Article 250 (2) of the EC Treaty. (DEFRA)
13525/02Commission Staff Working Paper: Final assessment of the Programme for Restructuring of the Czech Steel Industry. (DTI)
13528/02Interim Report from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions on the implementation of the programme of Community action on health monitoring within the framework for action in the field of Public Health (1997-2001) (Decision No.1400/97/CE of the European Parliament and of the Council). (Health)
13534/02Report from the Commission to the Council on the review of Article 9 of the Sixth VAT Directive (77/388/EEC) - Place of supply of services. (HM Customs & Excise)
13540/02Proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be adopted by the Community within the ACP-EC Council of Ministers regarding a decision on the reallocation of unallocated resources as well as uncommitted interest subsidies from the eighth European Development Fund. (International Development)
13553/02Proposal for a Council Regulation amending Council Regulation (EC) No.2248/2001 of 19 November 2001 on certain procedures for applying the Stabilisation and Association Agreement between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Croatia, of the other part, and for applying the Interim Agreement between the European Community and the Republic of Croatia. (FCO)
13554/02Proposal for a Council Regulation amending Council Regulation (EC) No.153/2002 of 21 January 2002 on certain procedures for applying the Stabilisation and Association Agreement between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, of the other part, and for applying the Interim Agreement between the European Community and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. (FCO)
13806/02Proposal for a Council Decision on the conclusion of a Protocol adjusting the trade aspects of the Europe Agreement establishing an association between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Estonia, of the other part, to take account of the outcome of negotiations between the parties on new mutual agricultural concessions. (DEFRA)
13814/02Proposal for a Council Decision on the fulfilment of the conditions laid down in Article 3 of the Additional Protocol to the Europe Agreement establishing an association between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Czech Republic, of the other part, with regard to an extension of the period foreseen in Article 8(4) of Protocol 2 of the Europe Agreement. (DTI)
13833/02Amending Letter No.3 to the preliminary draft budget 2003 - Section III - Commission. (HM Treasury)
13847/02Report from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions on the implementation and results of the European Year of Languages 2001. (Department for Education & Skills)
13878/02(i) Proposal for a Council Decision on the signature on behalf of the Community of an Additional Protocol to the Europe Agreement establishing an Association between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Slovak Republic, of the other part, on Conformity Assessment and Acceptance of Industrial Products; and (ii) Proposal for a Council Decision on the conclusion of an Additional Protocol to the Europe Agreement establishing an Association between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Slovak Republic, of the other part, on Conformity Assessment and Acceptance of Industrial Products. (DTI)
14096/0231st Financial Report on the European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund EAGGF, Guarantee Section - 2001 Financial Year. (DEFRA)
14455/02Proposal for a Council Decision on the conclusion of a Protocol adjusting the trade aspects of the Europe Agreement establishing an association between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Slovenia, of the other part, to take account of the outcome of negotiations between the parties on new mutual agricultural concessions. (DEFRA)
14565/02Proposal for a Council Decision on trade in certain steel products between the European Community and Ukraine. (DTI)

ii.  Documents considered and cleared by the Select Committee or one or more Sub-Committees. The Sub-Committee to which the document was referred is given in brackets.
Un-numberedEFC Report on financial regulation, supervision and stability, revised to reflect the discussion at the 8 October meeting of the Ecofin Council. (HM Treasury) [4.11.02] (A)
(Cleared by Sub-Committee A at meeting of 3 December)
Un-numberedDraft Agreement between Europol and the Russian Federation. (Home Office) [20.11.02] (F)
(Cleared by letter of 2 December 2002 to Robert Ainsworth MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office)
Un-numberedVolumes 0, 1, & 3-9 Draft General Budget of the European Communities for the financial year 2003. (HM Treasury) [20.11.02] (A)
(Cleared by Sub-Committee A at meeting of 3 December)
Un-numberedProposal for a Council Directive restructuring the Community Framework for the taxation of energy products and electricity. (HM Customs & Excise) [22.11.02]
(Cleared by letter of 5 December 2002 to Dawn Primarolo, Paymaster General, HM Treasury)
6976/01 (COM(01) 131)(Second supplementary memo) Amended proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Directive 96/22/EC concerning the prohibition on the use in stockfarming of certain substances having a hormonal or thyrostatic action and of beta-agonists. (DEFRA) (D)
(Cleared by Sub-Committee D at meeting of 4 December)
12614/01 (COM(01) 546)Communication from the Commission on sales promotions in the internal market. Proposal for a Regulation of the European parliament and of the Council concerning sales promotions in the internal market. (DTI) (B)
(Letter of 21 November 2001 to Ms Melanie Johnson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Competition, Consumers and Markets, Department of Trade and Industry. Cleared by letter of 4 December 2002)
14394/01 Env 595 (COM(01) 581)(Second supplementary memo) Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading within the Community and amending Council Directive 96/61/EC. (DEFRA) (D)
(Cleared by Sub-Committee D at meeting of 27 November)
8336/02 Justciv 60 (COM(02) 196)Green Paper on Alternative Dispute Resolution in civil and commercial law. (Lord Chancellor's Department) (E)
(Letter of 13 June 2002 to the Rt Hon Baroness Scotland of Asthal QC, Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department; reply dated 23 July. Another letter sent 10 October; reply dated 1 November which included the Government's own response to the Green Paper. Cleared by letter of 21 November)
8395/02 Justciv 64 (COM(02) 222)Proposal for a Council Regulation on mutual recognition of decisions on parental responsibility. (Lord Chancellor's Department and the Scottish Executive Department) (E)
(Letter of 18 June 2002 to the Rt Hon Baroness Scotland of Asthal QC, Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department; reply dated 30 September. Another letter sent 21 October; reply dated 14 November. Cleared by letter of 26 November)
8465/02 Justciv 66 (COM(02) 159)Proposal for a Council Regulation creating a European enforcement order for uncontested claims. (Lord Chancellor's Department & Scottish Executive Justice Department) (E)
(Letter of 4 July 2002 to the Rt Hon Baroness Scotland of Asthal QC, Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department; reply dated 5 November. Cleared by letter of 21 November)
(P)9956/02 + Add 1 Droipen 40Communication from the Kingdom of Denmark: Initiative by the Kingdom of Denmark with a view to adoption by the Council of a draft Framework Decision on Confiscation of Crime-Related Proceeds, Instrumentalities and Property. (Home Office) (E)
(Letter of 10 October 2002 to Robert Ainsworth MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office; reply dated 5 November. Cleared by letter of 26 November)
10564/02 Soc 336 (COM(02) 341)(i) Communication from the Commission: the European social dialogue, a force for innovation and change; and (ii) Proposal for a Council Decision establishing a Tripartite Social Summit for Growth and Employment. (DTI) (F)
(Letter of 6 November2002 to Stephen Timms MP, Minister of State for eCommerce and Competitiveness, DTI. Cleared by letter of 2 December to Alan Johnson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Trade and Industry)
10987/02 Agrileg 154 (COM(02) 377)Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down specific rules for the organisation of official controls on products of animal origin intended for human consumption. (FSA) (D)
(Cleared by Sub-Committee D at meeting of 27 November)
11093/02 Codec 931 (COM(02) 207)Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the re-use and commercial exploitation of public sector documents. (Cabinet Office & DTI) (B)
(Letter of 21 October 2002 to Stephen Timms MP, Minister of State for eCommerce and Competitiveness, DTI; and also to Douglas Alexander MP, Minister of State, Cabinet Office; reply dated 20 November. Cleared by letter of 4 December)
(P)11466/02 Droipen 57Initiative of the Kingdom of Denmark with a view to the adoption of Council Framework Decision on combating corruption in the private sector. (HO) (E)
(Letter of 10 October 2002 to Robert Ainsworth MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office; reply dated 7 November. Cleared by letter of 21 November)
12043/02 Trans 227 (COM(02) 508)Amended proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the promotion of the use of biofuels for transport. (Transport) (B)
(Letter of 22 October 2002 to David Jamieson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Transport; replies dated 11 and 15 November. Cleared by letter of 4 December)
12044/02 (COM(02) 499) + Add 1 (SEC(02) 929) Communication from the Commission - More Research for Europe - Towards 3% of GDP. (HM Treasury) (B)
(Cleared by letter of 4 December 2002 to Ruth Kelly MP, Financial Secretary, HM Treasury)
(P)12221/02 Droipen 63Council for a Council Framework Decision on combating racism and xenophobia. (HO) (E)
(Letter of 29 October 2002 to Lord Filkin CBE, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office; reply dated 11 November. Cleared by Sub-Committee E at meeting of 25 November)
12468/02 Env 518 (COM(02) 512)Proposal for a Council Decision establishing criteria and procedures for the acceptance of waste at landfills pursuant to Article 16 and Annex II of Directive 1999/31/EC on the landfill of waste. (DEFRA) (D)
(Cleared by letter of 2 December 2002 to The Rt Hon Michael Meacher MP, Minister for the Environment, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
(P)12738/02 Droipen 69Amended proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of the environment through criminal law. (Home Office) (E)
(Cleared by letter of 5 December 2002 to Robert Ainsworth MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office. The document was originally sifted to Sub-Committee D but was moved to Sub-Committee E)
12814/02 + Cor 1 (COM(02) 541)(+ Supplementary memo) Amended proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the training of professional drivers for the carriage of goods or passengers by road. (Transport) (Supplementary memo dated 21 November 2002) (B)
(Cleared by letter of 4 December 2002 to David Jamieson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Transport)
12817/02 Trans 251 (COM(02) 542)Amended proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Decision No.1692/96/EC on Community guidelines for the development of the trans-European transport network. (Transport) (B)
(Cleared by letter of 4 December 2002 to David Jamieson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Transport)
13132/02 Agri 248 (COM(02) 559)Amended proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on genetically modified food and feed. (Food Standards Agency) (D)
(Cleared by Sub-Committee D at meeting of 4 December)
13366/02 (COM(02) 565)The European Research Area: Providing new momentum - Strengthening - Reorienting -Opening up new perspectives. (DTI) (B)
(Cleared by letter of 4 December 2002 to The Lord Sainsbury of Turville, Minister for Science and Innovation, Department of Trade and Industry)
13596/02 Asile 58Proposal for a Council Regulation establishing the criteria and mechanisms for determining the Member State responsible for examining an application for asylum lodged in one of the Member States by a third-country national. (Home Office) (E)
(Letter of 26 November 2002 to the Lord Filkin CBE, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office. Cleared by Sub-Committee E at meeting of 4 December)
13837/02 (COM(02) 604)Opinion 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 Directive 98/70/EC on the quality of petrol and diesel fuels amending the proposal of the Commission pursuant to Article 250(2) of the EC Treaty. (Transport) (B)
(Cleared by letter of 4 December 2002 to David Jamieson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Transport)
13915/02 Asile 62Proposal for a Council Regulation establishing the criteria and mechanisms for determining the Member State responsible for examining an application for asylum lodged in one of the Member States by a third-country national. (Home Office) (E)
(Letter of 26 November 2002 to the Lord Filkin CBE, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office; reply dated 29 November. Cleared by Sub-Committee E at meeting of 4 December)




 
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