Select Committee on European Union 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)3710-90Draft Agreement between Europol and the Republic of Cyprus, to enhance co-operation in combating serious forms of international crime that are within Europol's mandate. (Home Office)
14797/02Communication from the Commission European benchmarks in education and training: follow-up to the Lisbon European Council. (Education & Skills) (COM(02) 629)
*15098/02 Codec 1588Amended proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and the Council on working conditions for temporary workers. (DTI) (COM(02) 701)
*15284/02 Devgen 189Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on integrating migration issues on the European Union's relations with third countries. (Home Office) (COM(02) 703)
*15303/02 Soc 580Communication from the Commission: Free movement of workers - achieving the full benefits and potential. (Department for Work & Pensions) (COM(02) 694)
*5035/03 Educ 1Proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council adopting a multi-annual programme (2004-2006) for the effective integration of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in education and training systems in Europe (eLearning Programme). (Education & Skills) (COM(02) 751)

II.  AWAITING THE OUTCOME OF CORRESPONDENCE WITH MINISTERS, OR HELD UNDER SCRUTINY
†(P)2620-13 Draft Agreement between Eurojust and Europol. (Home Office)
(Letter of 16 January 2002 to Robert Ainsworth MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office; reply received 5 February)
†(P)3710-80 Draft Agreement on Co-operation between the Slovak Republic and the European Police Office. (Home Office)
(Letter of 30 January 2002 to Robert Ainsworth MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office)
†(P)3710-81 Draft Agreement on Co-operation between the Republic of Bulgaria and the European Police Office. (Home Office)
(Letter of 30 January 2002 to Robert Ainsworth MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office)
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; (ii) 5 December; reply dated 12 December; and (iii) 16 January 2003; reply dated 5 February)
(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; (ii) 5 December; reply dated 12 December; and (iii) 16 January 2003; reply dated 5 February)
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; reply dated 7 January 2003)
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)
*(P)15747/02 Add 1 Europol 105Draft Agreement between Europol and the Slovak Republic - Joint Supervisory Bodies Opinion. (Home Office)
(Letter of 30 January 2002 to Robert Ainsworth MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office)
*(P)15749/02 Add1 Europol 106 Draft Agreement between Europol and the Republic of Bulgaria - Joint Supervisory Bodies Opinion. (Home Office)
(Letter of 30 January 2002 to Robert Ainsworth MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office)

III  DOCUMENT UNDER SCRUTINY

IN CONNECTION WITH THE SUB-COMMITTEE'S INQUIRY INTO PROPOSALS TO ESTABLISH A EUROPEAN BORDER GUARD
†COM(02) 233 Communication 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)

IV  DOCUMENTS HELD UNDER SCRUTINY AWAITING DEBATE ON REPORT
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 document 14239/01 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 has been received dated 28 January 2003. The Report is to be debated on Friday 7 March 2003)
†(P)10307/02 Europol 46 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)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 81 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)
(The documents 10307/02; 11702/02; 13254/02 and 13688/02 formed the basis of the Sub-Committee's inquiry into Europol's Role in Fighting Crime, 5th Report (2002-03) 28 January 2003 (HL Paper 43). The Report was published on 6 February. The Government Response is due 6 April 2003. The Report is to be debated on a day to be arranged)



 
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