Select Committee on European Union Report


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.  DOCUMENTS AWAITING SCRUTINY
*PE-CONS 3677/02 Env 759 Adoption of a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 98/70/EC relating to the quality of petrol and diesel fuels. (Transport)
10559/02 Trans 192Amended 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, Department for Transport. 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, Department for Transport)
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, Department for Transport)
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. Letter received 31 December from the Rt Hon John Spellar MP. Further letter sent 29 January 2003 to the Rt Hon John Spellar MP)
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, Department for Transport)
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, Department for Transport; 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 for 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; reply dated 21 December. Another letter sent 15 January 2003; reply dated 31 January)
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 for 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 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; reply dated 2 January 2003. Another letter sent 15 January; reply dated 12 February)
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)
14205/02 Aviation 167Amended 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. (Transport) (COM(02) 623)
(Letter of 17 December 2002 to David Jamieson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Transport)
*14933/02 + Add 1 Env 717 Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council "A European Union strategy to reduce atmospheric emissions from seagoing ships" - VOLUME I/II; and Add 1 Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 1999/32/EC as regards the sulphur content of marine fuels Volume II/II. (DEFRA) (COM(02) 595)
(Letter of 15 January 2003 to Alun Michael MP, Minister of State, Rural Affairs & Urban Quality of Life, DEFRA))
*15301/02 Env 747Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and to the Council on improving safety at sea in response to the Prestige accident. (Transport) (COM(02) 681)
(Letter of 15 January 2003 to David Jamieson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Transport)

III  DOCUMENT UNDER SCRUTINY

IN CONNECTION WITH THE SUB-COMMITTEE'S INQUIRY INTO THE FUTURE OF EUROPEAN AVIATION RELATIONS WITH THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND OTHER STATES
†14663/02 Aviation 181 (COM(02) 649) Communication from the Commission on the consequences of the Court judgements of 5 November 2002 for European air transport policy. (Transport)
(Letter of 15 January 2003 to the Rt Hon John Spellar MP, Minister of State, Department of Transport)



 
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