Select Committee on European Union - Progress of Scrutiny Report


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 Lewis of Newnham (for the CFP inquiry only), 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
5638/02 Elarg 16 Enlargement 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")
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)
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)
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)
12319/02 Env 507Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on detergents. (DEFRA) (COM(02) 485)
*13241/02 Codec 1281(i) Draft Regulation 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) Draft Directive amending Directive 2001/83/EC on the Community code relating to medicinal products for human use; and (iii) Draft Directive amending Directive 2001/82/EC on the Community code relating to veterinary medicinal products. Outcome of the EP's first reading Strasbourg. (Health and DEFRA)
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)

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. (Transport) (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, Department for Transport; interim reply dated 9 April. Letter of 10 December from the Rt Hon John Spellar MP, Minister of State, Department for Transport. Considered at meeting 11 December, retained under scrutiny)
†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. Considered at meeting 11 December, retained under scrutiny)

III  DOCUMENTS UNDER SCRUTINY

IN CONNECTION WITH THE SUB-COMMITTEE'S INQUIRY INTO MID-TERM REVIEW OF THE COMMON AGRICULTURAL POLICY
10879/02 Agri 172 (COM(02) 394) Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on the mid-term review of the Common Agricultural Policy. (DEFRA)

IN CONNECTION WITH THE SUB-COMMITTEE'S INQUIRY INTO PROGRESS ON THE REFORM OF THE COMMON FISHERIES POLICY

†13908/02 Peche 169 (COM(02) 600)

Communication 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)

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 Tuesday 7 January 2003)




 
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