Select Committee on European Union Progress of Scrutiny Report


SUB-COMMITTEE E

LAW AND INSTITUTIONS

MEMBERSHIP: Lord Brennan, Lord Neill of Bladen, Lord Scott of Foscote (Chairman).

Co-opted Members:

Lord Fraser of Carmyllie, Lord Grabiner, Lord Henley, Lord Lester of Herne Hill, Lord Mayhew of Twysden, Lord Plant of Highfield, Baroness Thomas of Walliswood, Lord Thomson of Monifieth.

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I.  DOCUMENTS AWAITING SCRUTINY
*Un-numberedCouncil Presidency compromise proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 February 2003 concerning takeover bids. (DTI) [4.3.03]
10279/02 Asile 33Amended proposal for a Council Directive on minimum standards on procedures in Member States for granting and withdrawing refugee status. (Home Office)
*(P)6296/03 Droipen 9Proposal for a Council Framework Decision on combating racism and xenophobia. (Home Office)

II.  AWAITING THE OUTCOME OF CORRESPONDENCE WITH MINISTERS, OR HELD UNDER SCRUTINY
5382/02 Enfocustom 2Initiative of the Kingdom of Spain with a view to adopting a Council Act establishing in accordance with Article 34 of the Treaty on European Union, the Convention on the suppression by customs administrations of illicit drug trafficking on the high seas. (HM Customs & Excise)
(Letter of 16 May 2002 to Ms Dawn Primarolo MP, Paymaster General, HM Treasury; reply dated 16 July. Another letter sent 29 July)
5563/02 Enfocustom 5Initiative of the Kingdom of Spain on the conclusion of a Convention on the suppression by customs administrations of illicit drugs trafficking on the high seas - Accompanying memorandum and financial fact sheet. (HM Customs & Excise)
(Letter of 16 May 2002 to Ms Dawn Primarolo MP, Paymaster General, HM Treasury; reply dated 16 July. Another letter sent 29 July)
†10404/02 Ecofin 237 Commission report on controls on cross-border cash movements together with a proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and the Council on the prevention of money laundering by means of customs co-operation. (HM Customs & Excise) (COM(02) 328)
(Letter of 6 March 2003 to Ms Dawn Primarolo MP, Paymaster General, HM Treasury)
(P)10575/02 Cats 39Initiative of the Kingdom of Belgium with a view to the adoption of a Council Decision setting up a European Network of National Contact Points for Restorative Justice. (HO)
(Letter of 10 October 2002 to Robert Ainsworth MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office; reply dated 4 March 2003. Another letter sent 13 March)
(P)11079/02 Copen 43Proposal from the French Republic, the Kingdom of Sweden and the United Kingdom for the adoption by the Council of a Draft Framework Decision on the application of the principle of mutual recognition to financial penalties. (Home Office)
(Letter of 10 October 2002 to Robert Ainsworth MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office; reply dated 5 November. Another letter sent 21 November; reply dated 28 November. Considered at meetings of 18 December and 5 March 2003, retained under scrutiny)
12620/02 Asile 54Proposal for a Council Directive on minimum standards for the qualification and status of third country nationals and stateless persons as refugees or as persons who otherwise need international protection. (Home Office)
(Letter of 19 December 2002 to the Lord Filkin CBE, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office)
13349/02 Justciv 159Proposal for a Council Directive on compensation to crime victims. (Home Office) (COM(02) 562)
(Letter of 19 December 2002 to Robert Ainsworth MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office; reply dated 17 January 2003. Another letter sent 13 February)
14643/02 Asile 68Proposal for a Council Directive on minimum standards for the qualification and status of third country nationals and stateless persons as refugees or as persons who otherwise need international protection. (Home Office)
(Letter of 19 December 2002 to the Lord Filkin CBE, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office; reply dated 17 January 2003)
(P)14664/02 Copen 58Proposal from the French Republic, the Kingdom of Sweden and the United Kingdom for the adoption by the Council of a Draft Framework Decision on the application of the principle of mutual recognition to financial penalties. (Home Office)
(Considered at meetings of 18 December 2002 and 5 March 2003, retained under scrutiny)
(P)15490/1/02 Droipen 92Proposal for a Council Framework Decision on combating racism and xenophobia. (Home Office)
(Letter of 30 January 2003 to the Lord Filkin CBE, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office)
15878/02 Inst 156Proposal for a Council Decision amending Decision 1999/468/EC laying down the procedures for the exercise of implementing powers conferred on the Commission. (FCO) (COM(02) 719)
(Considered at meeting of 12 February 2003 and retained under scrutiny. Awaiting the Report on this document from the House of Commons European Scrutiny Committee. Considered again at meeting of 5 March, still retained under scrutiny awaiting the Government's response to questions posed by the House of Commons European Scrutiny Committee)
†(P)15884/02 Copen 66Proposal from the Kingdom of Denmark for the adoption by the Council of a Draft Framework Decision on the execution in the European Union of confiscation orders. (Home Office)
(Letter of 6 March 2003 to Robert Ainsworth MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office)
*(P)6363/03 Copen 12Draft Council Decision on the application to Gibraltar of the Convention drawn up on the basis of Article K.3(2)(C) of the Treaty on European Union on the fight against corruption involving officials of the European Communities or officials of Member States of the European Union. (Home Office)
(Letter of 6 March 2003 to the Lord Filkin CBE, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office)

III  DOCUMENT UNDER SCRUTINY

IN CONNECTION WITH THE SUB-COMMITTEE'S INQUIRY INTO THE PROPOSED DIRECTIVE ON TAKEOVER BIDS
12846/02 Codec 1218Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on takeover bids. (DTI) (COM(02) 534)



 
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