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.

(For further information please contact the Clerk, Tony Rawsthorne 020 7219 3326)

i.  Documents awaiting scrutiny
15284/02 Devgen 189 Communication 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)
(To be considered by the Sub-Committee on 26 February)
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). (Department for Education & Skills) (COM(02) 751)
(To be considered by the Sub-Committee on 26 February)
*5269/03 Educ 7Communication from the Commission "Investing efficiently in education and training: an imperative for Europe" (Department for Education & Skills) (COM(02) 779)

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 2003 to Robert Ainsworth MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office; replies dated 5 and 17 February)
(P)3710-80Draft Agreement on Co-operation between the Slovak Republic and the European Police Office. (Home Office)
(Letter of 30 January 2003 to Robert Ainsworth MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office; reply dated 17 February)
(P)3710-81Draft Agreement on Co-operation between the Republic of Bulgaria and the European Police Office. (Home Office)
(Letter of 30 January 2003 to Robert Ainsworth MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office; reply dated 17 February)
†(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)
(Letter of 14 February 2003 to Robert Ainsworth MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office; reply dated 20 February from Lord Filkin CBE)
(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; (iii) 16 January 2003, reply dated 5 February; and (iv) 17 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; reply received 17 December from Lord Filkin CBE. Another letter sent 20 February 2003 to Lord Filkin CBE, 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). (Department for 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 75Proposal 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)
†14797/02Communication from the Commission European benchmarks in education and training: follow-up to the Lisbon European Council. (Education & Skills) (COM(02) 629)
(Letter of 14 February 2003 to Margaret Hodge MBE MP, Minister of State for Lifelong Learning and Higher Education, Department for Education and Skills)
†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)
(Letter of 14 February 2003 to Alan Johnson MP, Minister of State for Employment Relations, Industry and the Regions, DTI)
(P)15747/02 Add 1 Europol 105Draft Agreement between Europol and the Slovak Republic - Joint Supervisory Bodies Opinion. (Home Office)
(Letter of 30 January 2003 to Robert Ainsworth MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office; reply dated 17 February)
(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 2003 to Robert Ainsworth MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office; reply dated 17 February)
*(P)15750/02 Add 1 Europol 107Draft agreement between Europol and the Republic of Cyprus - Joint Supervisory Bodies Opinion. (Home Office)
(Letter of 14 February 2003 to Robert Ainsworth MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office; reply dated 20 February from Lord Filkin CBE)

iii  Document under scrutiny

In connection with the Sub-Committee's inquiry into Proposals to Establish a European Border Guard
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)

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)
(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 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 76Initiative 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)
(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 2003. The Government Response is due 6 April. The Report is to be debated on a day to be arranged)

PART II : DOCUMENTS WHICH HAVE CLEARED SCRUTINY IN THE HOUSE OF LORDS

i.  Documents cleared from scrutiny by the Chairman of the Committee on 4; 11 and 18 February.

Documents deposited under Titles V or VI of the Treaty on European Union (the Inter-governmental Pillars) are marked (P).

NOTE: Documents cleared as un-numbered documents, on the basis of the Government explanatory memorandum alone, are included in this list. After the document has been deposited in Parliament they are shown in this list with an asterisk (*) with a note indicating when they were cleared.
Un-numberedProposal for a Council Regulation concerning the implementation for the Community of the tariff provisions laid down in the Association Agreement between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Chile, of the other part. (DTI) [3.2.02]
Un-numberedEstablishment of an operational mechanism to provide for the financing of the European Union Military Operation in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. (FCO) [6.2.03]
Un-numberedCouncil Joint Action on the European Union Military Operation in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. (FCO) [6.2.03]
Un-numberedCouncil Decision appointing the EU Operation Commander, the EU Force Commander and designating the EU Operation Headquarters. (FCO) [6.2.03]
Un-numberedProposal for a Council Regulation on the measures that may be taken by the Community in relation to the combined effect of anti-dumping or anti-subsidy measures with safeguard measures. (DTI) [10.2.03]
Un-numberedStatement of the Government Position concerning a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the establishment of a common classification of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS). (Office for National Statistics) [12.2.03]
Un-numberedCommon Position renewing Common Position 2002/145/CFSP concerning restrictive measures against Zimbabwe. (FCO) [13.2.03]
Un-numberedCouncil Regulation implementing renewed Common Position 2002/145/CFSP concerning restrictive measures against Zimbabwe (FCO) [13.2.03]
*2002/829/CFSPCommon Position concerning the supply and export of equipment to be used for the clearance and destruction of anti-personnel land mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo. (FCO) [11.10.02]
(Cleared in Progress of Scrutiny dated 11.11.02)
*2002/830/CFSPCommon Position on Rwanda. (FCO) [10.10.02]
(Cleared in Progress of Scrutiny dated 21.10.02)
*2002/831/CFSPCommon Position on Burma/Myanmar. (FCO) [10.10.02]
(Cleared in Progress of Scrutiny dated 21.10.02)
*COM(02) 157Volumes I & II Relations with Algeria: (i) Proposal for a Council Decision on the signature of a Euro-Mediterranean Association Agreement between the European Community and its Member states and the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria on behalf of the European Community; and (ii) Proposal for a Council Decision on the conclusion of a Euro-Mediterranean Association Agreement between the European Community and its Member States and the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria. (FCO) [11.4.02]
(Cleared in Progress of Scrutiny dated 29.4.02)
*COM(02) 170Volumes I & II: Relations with Lebanon: (i) Proposal for a Council Decision on the signature of a Euro-Mediterranean Association Agreement between the European Community and its Member states and the Republic of Lebanon on behalf of the European Community; and (ii) Proposal for a Council Decision on the conclusion of a Euro-Mediterranean Association Agreement between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Lebanon of the other part. (FCO) [11.4.02]
(Cleared in Progress of Scrutiny dated 29.4.02)
*COM(02) 238Council Decision on the Conclusion of the Convention between the European Community and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees for the Near East (UNRWA) concerning Aid to Refugees in the Countries in the Near East for 2002-2005. (FCO) [23.4.02]
(Cleared in Progress of Scrutiny dated 20.5.02)
*COM(02) 254Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and the Council amending Council Directive 83/477/EEC on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to asbestos at work - Asbestos Worker Protection Directive: European Parliament amendments and proposal to include a general prohibition. (DTLR) [15.5.02]
(Cleared in Progress of Scrutiny dated 17.6.02)
*COM(02) 269Draft Regulation concerning certain restrictive measures in respect of Liberia. (FCO) [17.5.02]
(Cleared in Progress of Scrutiny dated 17.6.02)
COM(02) 704Communication from the Commission "Towards a reinforced culture of consultation and dialogue General principles and minimum standards for consultation of interested parties by the Commission. (Cabinet Office)
COM(02) 705Report from the Commission on European Governance. (FCO)
COM(02) 713Communication from the Commission on the collection and use of expertise by the Commission: Principles and Guidelines "Improving the knowledge base for better policies". (FCO)
*6707/02Joint Report from the Commission and the Council: Report requested by Stockholm European Council: "Increasing labour force participation and promoting active ageing". (DWP) [28.2.02]
(Cleared in Progress of Scrutiny dated 11.3.02)
*7040/02Draft Council Regulation imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with Usama Bin Laden, the Al-Qaida Network and the Taliban, and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No.467/2001 prohibiting the export of certain goods and services to Afghanistan, strengthening the flight ban and extending the freeze of funds and other financial resources in respect to the Taliban of Afghanistan. (FCO) [20.5.02]
(Cleared in Progress of Scrutiny dated 17.6.02)
*8185/02Proposal for a Council Regulation amending Regulation (EC) No.1334/2000 with regard to intra-Community transfers and exports of dual-use items and technology. (DTI) [22.2.02]
(Cleared in Progress of Scrutiny dated 11.3.02)
*8236/02 Proposal for a Council Regulation opening an autonomous quota for import of high quality beef. (DEFRA) [13.5.02]
(Cleared in Progress of Scrutiny dated 20.5.02)
*8316/02Proposal for a Council Regulation amending Council Regulation (EEC) No.1255/96 temporarily suspending the autonomous common customs tariff duties on certain industrial, agricultural and fishery products. (DTI) [9.4.02]
(Cleared in Progress of Scrutiny dated 29.4.02)
*8426/02Proposal for a Council Decision relating to the Conclusion of an Agreement between the European Community and the Republic of Bulgaria concerning fishery products, in the form of an additional Protocol completing the Europe Agreement establishing an association between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Bulgaria, of the other part. (DEFRA) [14.5.02]
(Cleared in Progress of Scrutiny dated 17.6.02)
*9001/02:Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and the Council amending Council Directive 83/477/EEC on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to asbestos at work - Asbestos Worker Protection Directive: European Parliament amendments and proposal to include a general prohibition. (DTLR) [15.5.02]
(Cleared in Progress of Scrutiny dated 17.6.02)
*10397/02Proposal for a Council Regulation on the arrangements applicable to agricultural products and goods resulting from the processing of agricultural products originating in the African, Caribbean and Pacific States (ACP States). (DEFRA) [9.7.02]
(Cleared in Progress of Scrutiny dated 22.7.02)
13818/02Report from the Commission Annual Report of the Instrument for Structural Policy for Pre-Accession (ISPA) 2001. (International Development)
14032/02Proposal for a Council Decision concerning the coverage of costs incurred by the EIB for the management of the Investment Facility of the Cotonou Agreement. (International Development)
15227/02 + Adds 1-4 Eighth report from the Commission on the Implementation of the Telecommunications Regulatory Package - European telecoms regulation and markets 2002. (DTI)
15428/1/02Presidency Report to Copenhagen European council on European Security and Defence Policy. (FCO)
15596/02Court of Auditors report on the financial statements of the Office of Harmonisation in the Internal Market for the financial year ended 31 December 2001. (DTI; & Patent Office)
15619/02Commission Staff Working Paper - Analysis of the possibility of a European Action plan for organic food and farming. (DEFRA)
*15624/02Proposal for a Council Decision on the conclusion of a Protocol adjusting the trade aspects of the Europe Agreement establishing an association between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Slovak Republic, of the other part, to take account of the outcome of negotiations between the parties on new mutual agricultural concessions. (DEFRA) [6.1.03]
(Cleared in Progress of Scrutiny dated 3.2.03)
15698/02Opinion 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 the Council on insider dealing and market manipulation (market abuse). (HM Treasury)
15828/02Proposal for a Council Regulation authorising the offer and delivery for direct human consumption of certain wines imported from Argentina which may have undergone oenological processes not provided for in Regulation (EC) No.1493/1999. (DEFRA)
5014/03Proposal for a Council Decision on the use of interest from the European Development Fund to finance the cost of implementing the internal system of management for individual consultants working in the ACP States. (International Development)
5026/03Court of Auditors opinion No.14/2002 on a proposal for a Council Regulation amending the Staff Regulations of officials and the Conditions of employment of other servants of the European Communities. (FCO)
5039/03Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the Economic and Social Committee, the Committee of the Regions and the European Central Bank, concerning the introduction of euro banknotes and coins - one year after. (HM Treasury)
5051/03Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions concerning the implementation of gender mainstreaming in the Structural Funds programming documents 2000-2006. (DTI)
5083/03Commission communication on better monitoring of the application of Community law (FCO)
5089/03Communication from the Commission to the Council, and the European Parliament - Technical adjustment of the financial perspective for 2004 in line with movements in GNI and prices (Paragraph 15 of the Inter-institutional Agreement of 6 May 1999 on budgetary discipline and improvement of the budgetary procedure). (HM Treasury)
5091/03Communication from the Commission on the operating framework for the European Regulatory Agencies. (FCO)
5092/03Follow-up report on the 2000 financial year Commission report to the Council on measures taken by the Commission in response to the comments accompanying the Council Recommendation. (HM Treasury)
5105/03Proposal for a Council Decision authorising Sweden to differentiate excise duty rates on carbon dioxide neutral fuels in accordance with Article 8(4) of Directive 92/81/EEC. (HM Customs & Excise)
5109/03Report from the Commission to the Council on the results of application of Article 12 of Council Directive 98/56/EC of 20 July 1998 on the marketing of propagating material of ornamental plants. (DEFRA)
5110/03Communication from the Commission concerning Article 95 (paragraphs 4, 5 and 6) of the Treaty establishing the European Community. (DTI)
5112/03Communication from the Commission to the Council concerning the report on the operation of the system of searches resulting from Article 39 of the Community Trade Mark Regulation. (DTI)
5114/03Proposal for a Council Regulation amending Regulation (EC) No.40/94 on the Community trade mark. (DTI)
5124/03Proposal for a Council Regulation amending the anti-dumping measures imposed by Council Regulation (EC) No.495/98 and by Council Regulation (EC) No.2413/95 on imports of ferro-silico-manganese originating in the People's Republic of China and Ukraine. (DTI)
5191/03Fourth report from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions on the application of Directive 89/552/EEC "Television without Frontiers" as amended by Directive 97/36/EC. (Culture Media & Sport)
5266/03Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions: Joint Economic Policy Committee/Social Protection Committee Proposal for a joint report on health care and care for the elderly: Supporting national strategies for ensuring a high level of social protection. (Health)
5271/03 + Adds 1 & 2Commission report: "Economic reform: report on the functioning of Community product and capital markets". (DTI)
5348/03Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament and the Court of Auditors: Financial information on the 6th, 7th and 8th European Development Funds 2001.(International Development)
5454/03 + Adds 1 & 2Communication from the Commission: "Choosing to grow: Knowledge, innovation and jobs in a cohesive society" Report to the Spring European Council, 21 March 2003 on the Lisbon strategy of economic, social and environmental renewal. (FCO)
5692/03 Proposal for a Council Regulation concerning customs action against goods suspected of infringing certain intellectual property rights and the measures to be taken against goods found to have infringed such rights. (HM Customs & Excise)
5763/03Proposal for a Council Directive on the control of high activity sealed radioactive sources. (DEFRA)
5797/03Proposal for a Council Directive amending Directive 78/660/EEC as regards amounts expressed in euro. (DTI)




 
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