Select Committee on European Union Progress of Scrutiny Report


SUB-COMMITTEE A

Economic and Financial Affairs, Trade and External Relations

MEMBERSHIP: Lord Hannay of Chiswick, Lord Lamont of Lerwick, Lord Radice (Chairman).   

Co-opted Members:

Lord Armstrong of Ilminster, Lord Geddes, Lord Jones, Lord Lea of Crondall, Lord Marlesford, Lord Sharman, Lord Sheldon, Lord St John of Bletso, Lord Taverne.

(For further information please contact the Clerk, Richard McLean, 020 7219 3140)

i.  Documents awaiting scrutiny
*OJ C295, Vol 45 Annual Report of the European Court of Auditors concerning the financial year 2001. (HM Treasury)
15872/02 + Add 1 Fin 551Modernisation of the Accounting System of the European Communities. (HM Treasury) (COM(02) 755)
5007/03Commission proposal to amend Council Regulation (EEC) No.4064/89 on the control of concentrations between undertakings. (DTI) (COM(02) 711)
*5298/03 Fin 13Commission Action Plan pursuant to the recommendation of the Court of Auditors in its Annual Report relating to the 2001 budgetary year. (HM Treasury) (SEC(02) 1378)
*5317/03Council Opinion on the updated Stability Programme of Germany. (HM Treasury)
(To be considered by the Sub-Committee on 25 February)
*5318/03Council Opinion on the updated Stability Programme of Greece. (HM Treasury)
(To be considered by the Sub-Committee on 25 February)
*5319/03Council Opinion on the updated Stability Programme of France. (HM Treasury)
(To be considered by the Sub-Committee on 25 February)
*5320/03Council Opinion on the updated Stability Programme of Italy. (HM Treasury)
(To be considered by the Sub-Committee on 25 February)
*5322/03Council Opinion on the updated Stability Programme of Sweden. (HM Treasury)
(To be considered by the Sub-Committee on 25 February)
*5324/03Council Opinion on the updated Stability Programme of Finland. (HM Treasury)
(To be considered by the Sub-Committee on 25 February)
*5518/03 Ecofin 17Council Decision on the existence of an excessive deficit in Germany - Application of Article 104(6) of the Treaty establishing the European Community. (HM Treasury)
(To be considered by the Sub-Committee on 25 February)
*5519/03 Ecofin 18Council Recommendation to Germany with a view to bringing an end to the situation of an excessive government deficit - Application of Article 104(7) of the Treaty. (HM Treasury)
(To be considered by the Sub-Committee on 25 February)
*5524/03 Ecofin 18Council Recommendation with a view to giving early warning to France in order to prevent the occurrence of an excessive deficit. (HM Treasury)
(To be considered by the Sub-Committee on 25 February)

ii.  Awaiting the outcome of Correspondence with Ministers, or held under scrutiny
14796/02 Ecofin 398Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on investment services and regulated markets, and amending Council Directives 85/611/EEC and 93/6/EEC and European Parliament and Council Directive 2000/12/EC. (HM Treasury) (COM(02) 625)
(Letter of 22 January 2003 to Ruth Kelly MP, Financial Secretary HM Treasury)

iii  Documents under scrutiny

In connection with the Sub-Committee's inquiry into Harmonisation of Excise Duties on Diesel Fuel
11571/02 (COM(02) 410)Proposal for a Council Directive amending Directive 92/81/EEC and Directive 92/82/EEC to introduce special tax arrangements for diesel fuel used for commercial purposes and to align the excise duties on petrol and diesel fuel. (HM Customs & Excise)
(Letter of 4 November 2002 to Rt Hon Paul Boateng MP, Chief Secretary, HM Treasury; reply dated 11 February 2003 from John Healey MP, Economic Secretary, HM Treasury)

In connection with the Sub-Committee's inquiry into Revision of the Stability and Growth Pact
14997/02 (COM(02) 668)Communication from the Commission to Council and the European Parliament: Strengthening the coordination of budgetary policies. (HM Treasury)



 
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