Select Committee on European Union Progress of Scrutiny Report


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

i.  Documents cleared from scrutiny by the Chairman of the Committee on 25 February; 4 and 11 March.

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-numbered Common Position concerning restrictive measures against the leadership of the separatist regime in Transnistria. (FCO) [20.2.03]
Un-numberedCouncil Decision concerning the conclusion of Agreements under Article 24 between the European Union and non-EU third country contributors to the European Union military operation in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. (FCO) [21.2.03]
Un-numberedProposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on Community participation in a research and development programme aimed at developing new clinical interventions to combat HIV / AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis through a long term partnership between Europe and the developing countries, undertaken by several Member States (Presidency text revising document 11825/02). (Office of Science & Technology, DTI) [3.3.03]
Un-numberedJoint Action amending Joint Action CFSP/210/2002 on the European Union Police Mission (EUPM) in Bosnia and Herzegovina. (FCO) [4.3.03]
Un-numberedProposal from the Commission for a Council Decision adopting a multi-annual programme (2003 2005) for the monitoring of eEurope, dissemination of good practices and the improvement of network and information security (MODINIS). (DTI) [6.3.03]
COM(02) 709Communication from the Commission concerning a framework for target-based tripartite contracts and agreements between the Community, the States and regional and local authorities. (Office of the Deputy Prime Minister)
12636/02(Supplementary memo) Proposal for a Council Directive amending Directive 88/407/EEC laying down the animal health requirements applicable to intra-Community trade in and imports of semen of domestic animals of the bovine species. (DEFRA)
15471/02Amended proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on specific stability requirements for ro-ro passenger ships. (Transport)
15474/02Amended proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Directive 98/18/EC of 17 March 1998, on safety rules and standards for passenger ships. (Transport)
*15657/02Proposal 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) [26.9.02]
(Cleared in Progress of Scrutiny dated 21.10.02)
5084/03Proposal for a Council Decision concerning the non-inclusion of aldicarb in Annex I to Council Directive 91/414/EEC and the withdrawal of authorisations for plant protection products containing this active substance. (DEFRA)
5084/03(Supplementary memo) Proposal for a Council Decision concerning the non-inclusion of aldicarb in Annex I to Council Directive 91/414/EEC and the withdrawal of authorisations for plant protection products containing this active substance. (DEFRA)
5283/03Proposal for a Council Regulation terminating the review of the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of threaded malleable cast iron tube or pipe fittings originating in Brazil, the Czech Republic, Japan, the People's Republic of China, the Republic of Korea and Thailand. (DTI)
5328/03Proposal for a Council Decision concerning the conclusion of an Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Community and the Republic of Vietnam amending the Memorandum of Understanding between the European Community and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam on the prevention of fraud in trade in footwear products. (DTI)
5552/03Proposal for a Council regulation amending Regulation (EC) No.772/1999 imposing definitive anti-dumping and countervailing duties on imports of farmed Atlantic salmon originating in Norway. (DTI)
5585/03 + Add 1Report from the Commission General report on pre-accession assistance (PHARE - ISPA - SAPARD) in 2000. (International Development)
5611/03Report of the European Investment Bank, in compliance with Article 33(5) of the Internal Agreement on the Financing and Administration of Community Aid, regarding operations financed from the Seventh European Development Fund and administered by the Bank in accordance with Article 10(2) of the Internal Agreement - Situation at 31 December 2001 (Fourth Lomé Convention -1st Financial Protocol). (International Development)
5612/03Report of the European Investment Bank, in compliance with Article 33(5) of the Internal Agreement on the Financing and Administration of Community Aid, regarding operations financed from the Eighth European Development Fund and administered by the Bank in accordance with Article 10(2) of the Internal Agreement - Situation at 31 December 2001 (Fourth Lomé Convention -2nd Financial Protocol). (International Development)
5617/03Amended Proposal for a Council Regulation on a transitional product-specific safeguard mechanism for imports originating in the People's Republic of China and amending Council Regulation (EC) No.519/94 on common rules for imports from certain third countries. (DTI)
5733/03Report from the Commission to the budgetary authority on guarantees covered by the general budget situation at 31 December 2001. (HM Treasury)
5831/03Right to vote and to stand as a candidate in elections to the European Parliament - Report from the Commission on granting a derogation provided for in Article 19(2) of the Treaty. (Lord Chancellor's Department)
5847/03Amended proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Regulation (EC) No.2236/95 laying down general rules for the granting of Community financial aid in the field of trans-European networks. (DTI)
5891/03The 2002 review of the implementation of activity-based management in the Commission, including clarification of the methodology for the establishment of Annual Activity Reports. (HM Treasury)
5920/03Amended proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the hygiene of foodstuffs and Amended proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down specific hygiene rules for food of animal origin. (Food Standards Agency)
5984/03 + Rev 1Communication from the Commission - Progress Review of Reform. (FCO)
6042/03Proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a general framework for financing Community actions in support of consumer policy for the years 2004-2007. (DTI)
6106/03Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions, Progress on the implementation of the Joint Assessment Papers on employment policies in candidate countries. (Department for Work & Pensions)
6122/03Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on the implementation and evaluation of Community activities 1999-2001 in favour of consumers under the general framework as established by Decision No.283/1999/EC. (DTI)
6204/03 + Add 1Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament - Framework strategy on gender equality work programme for 2003; and Add 1 Commission Staff Working Document - work programme for 2003 for the implementation of the Framework strategy on gender equality. (DTI)
6222/03Proposal for a Council Decision on a Community Position regarding the draft Decision of the Joint Committee established under the Agreement between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the Swiss Confederation, of the other, on the Free Movement of Persons. (Department for Work & Pensions)
6280/03Proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council for a monitoring mechanism of Community greenhouse gas emissions and the implementation of the Kyoto Protocol. (DEFRA)
6320/03Proposal for a European Parliament and Council Regulation on the animal-health requirements applicable to the non-commercial movement of pet animals and amending Council Directive 92/65/EC - Working Document in view of the Coreper meeting on 14 February 2003 and the Conciliation meeting on 18 February 2003. (DEFRA)
6380/03Proposal for a Council Regulation amending Council Regulation (EC) No.2501/2001 applying a scheme of generalised tariff preferences for the period from 1 January 2002 to 31 December 2004. (DTI)
6381/1/03Proposal for a Council Regulation implementing Article 12 of Council Regulation (EC) No 2501/2001 applying a scheme of generalised tariff preferences for the period from 1 January 2002 to 31 December 2004. (DTI)
6385/03Proposal for a Council Decision on the signature and 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 Republic of Poland, of the other part, to take account of the outcome of negotiations between the parties on new mutual agricultural concessions. (DEFRA)
6553/03Proposal for a Council Decision regarding the position to be taken by the Community within the ACP-EC Council of Ministers with a view to the accession of the Democratic Republic of East Timor to the ACP-EC Partnership Agreement. (FCO)
6700/03Decision concerning the conclusion on behalf of the European Community of the agreement between the Government and the United States of America and the European Community on the co-ordination of energy-efficient labelling programs for office equipment - Follow up ECJ judgement. (DEFRA)
6716/03Proposal for a Council decision concerning the conclusion of the Agreement for scientific and technological cooperation between the European Community and the Republic of Chile. (Office of Science & Technology, DTI)

ii.  Documents considered and cleared by the Select Committee or one or more Sub-Committees. The Sub-Committee to which the document was referred is given in brackets.
Un-numberedCouncil Decision concerning the draft Agreement between the European Union and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on the Status of the European Union-led forces in Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. (FCO) [27.2.03] (C)
(Cleared by Sub-Committee C at meeting of 13 March 2003)
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) (F)
(Document 14239/01 formed the basis of Sub-Committee F'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 was debated on Friday 7 March 2003)
OJ C295, Vol 45Annual Report of the European Court of Auditors concerning the financial year 2001. (HM Treasury) (A)
(Cleared by letter of 4 March 2003 from Ruth Kelly MP, Financial Secretary HM Treasury)
(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) (F)
(Letter of 14 February 2003 to Robert Ainsworth MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office; reply dated 20 February from Lord Filkin CBE. Cleared by letter of 28 February)
9758/02 Elarg 207 (COM(02) 281) Report from the Commission to the Council: Explaining Europe's Enlargement. (FCO) (Select Committee)
(Cleared by the Select-Committee at meeting of 25 February 2003)
13372/02 Env 601 (COM(02) 578)Amended proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the transboundary movement of genetically modified organisms (presented by the Commission pursuant to Article 250 (2) of the EC Treaty). (DEFRA) (D)
(Cleared by Sub-Committee D at meeting of 26 February 2003)
(P)13772/02 Copen 53Proposal 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) (E)
(Letter of 16 January 2003 to Robert Ainsworth MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office; reply dated 10 February. Cleared by letter of 6 March)
15246/02 Peche 225 (COM(02) 727)Proposal for a Council Regulation fixing for 2003 the fishing opportunities and associated conditions for certain fish stocks and groups of fish stocks, applicable in Community waters and, for Community vessels, in waters where limitations in catch are required. (DEFRA) (D)
(Proposal already adopted at Council meeting of 16-19 December 2002, and therefore treated as cleared)
15303/02 Soc 580 (COM(02) 694)Communication from the Commission: Free movement of workers - achieving the full benefits and potential. (Department for Work & Pensions) (F)
(Cleared by Sub-Committee F at meeting of 26 February 2003)
(P)15750/02 Add 1 Europol 107 Draft agreement between Europol and the Republic of Cyprus - Joint Supervisory Bodies Opinion. (Home Office) (F)
(Letter of 14 February 2003 to Robert Ainsworth MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office; reply dated 20 February from Lord Filkin CBE. Cleared by letter of 28 February)
5035/03 Educ 1 (COM(02) 751)Proposal 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) (F)
(Cleared by Sub-Committee F at meeting of 26 February 2003)
5317/03Council Opinion on the updated Stability Programme of Germany. (HM Treasury) (A)
(Cleared by Sub-Committee A at meeting of 25 February 2003)
5318/03Council Opinion on the updated Stability Programme of Greece. (HM Treasury) (A)
(Cleared by Sub-Committee A at meeting of 25 February 2003)
5319/03Council Opinion on the updated Stability Programme of France. (HM Treasury) (A)
(Cleared by Sub-Committee A at meeting of 25 February 2003)
5320/03Council Opinion on the updated Stability Programme of Italy. (HM Treasury) (A)
(Cleared by Sub-Committee A at meeting of 25 February 2003)
5322/03Council Opinion on the updated Stability Programme of Sweden. (HM Treasury) (A)
(Cleared by Sub-Committee A at meeting of 25 February 2003)
5324/03Council Opinion on the updated Stability Programme of Finland. (HM Treasury) (A)
(Cleared by Sub-Committee A at meeting of 25 February 2003)
5369/03 Codec 41 (COM(03) 1)Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending European Parliament and Council Directive 2001/25/EC on the minimum level of training of seafarers. (Transport) (B)
(Cleared by letter of 12 March 2003 to David Jamieson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Transport)
5516/03 Justciv 6 (COM(02) 654)Green paper on the conversion of the Rome Convention of 1980 on the law applicable to contractual obligations into a Community instrument and its modernisation. (Lord Chancellor's Department,& Scottish Executive) (E)
(Cleared by letter of 6 March 2003 to the Rt Hon Baroness Scotland of Asthal QC, Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department)
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) (A)
(Cleared by Sub-Committee A at meeting of 25 February 2003)
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) (A)
(Cleared by Sub-Committee A at meeting of 25 February 2003)
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) (A)
(Cleared by Sub-Committee A at meeting of 25 February 2003)
5748/03 (COM(03) 26); +Adds 1, 2 & 3: (SEC(03) 57, 58 & 60) Eco 10 Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament - Thinking small in an enlarging Europe. (DTI) (B)
(Cleared by letter of 5 March 2003 to Nigel Griffiths MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Small Business, DTI)
6288/03 (COM(03) 57)Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions concerning the Scoreboard on implementing the social policy agenda. (Depart. for Work & Pensions) (F)
(Cleared by Sub-Committee F at meeting of 12 March 2003)




 
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