Select Committee on European Union - Progress of Scrutiny Report


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.

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I.  DOCUMENTS AWAITING SCRUTINY
(P)2620-13Draft Agreement between Eurojust and Europol. (Home Office)
(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)
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)
(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)
*14378/02 + Add 1 Ecofin 378 Communication from the Commission to the Council Draft Joint Employment Report 2002. (Work & Pensions) (COM(02) 621; & Add 1: SEC(02) 1204)
*14797/02Communication from the Commission European benchmarks in education and training: follow-up to the Lisbon European Council. (Education & Skills) (COM(02) 629)

II.  AWAITING THE OUTCOME OF CORRESPONDENCE WITH MINISTERS, OR HELD UNDER SCRUTINY
(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)
(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; reply dated 20 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; reply dated 20 December)
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)
†12064/02 + Add 1 Cordrogue 75 Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on drug precursors. (Home Office)
(Letter of 11 December 2002 to Robert Ainsworth MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office)
†(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)
(Letter of 11 December 2002 to Robert Ainsworth MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office)
†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)
(Letter of 11 December 2002 to the Lord Filkin CBE, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office)

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)
*(P)13254/02 + Rev 2 Europol 76 Initiative 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)13688/02 Europol 81Initiative 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)

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 Tuesday 14 January 2003)
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 (14 January 2003))
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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