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
COM(03) 49Proposal for a Council Decision setting out the criteria and practical arrangements for the compensation of the financial imbalances resulting from the application of Council Directive 2001/40/EC on the mutual recognition of Decisions on the expulsion of third country nationals. (Home Office)
5269/03 Educ 7Communication from the Commission "Investing efficiently in education and training: an imperative for Europe" (Department for Education & Skills) (COM(02) 779)
(To be considered by the Sub-Committee on 2 April)
5355/03 Educ 10Communication from the Commission - The role of the universities in the Europe of knowledge. (Department for Education & Skills) (COM(03) 58)
*5434/03 Ecofin 14Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions: The future of the European Employment Strategy (EES) "A strategy for full employment and better jobs for all". (Department for Work & Pensions) (COM(03) 6)
*(P)5606/1/03 Schengen 1Initiative of the Kingdom of Spain with a view to the adoption of a Council Regulation concerning the introduction of some new functions for the Schengen Information System, including in the fight against terrorism. (Home Office)
*(P)5607/1/03 Schengen 2Initiative of the Kingdom of Spain with a view to the adoption of a Council Decision concerning the introduction of some new functions for the Schengen Information System, including in the fight against terrorism. (Home Office)

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. Another letter sent 28 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. Another letter sent 28 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. Another letter sent 28 February)
(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, reply dated 4 March)
(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; and (iv) 17 February, reply dated 4 March)
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)
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; reply dated 11 January 2003)
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; reply dated 24 February. To be considered by the Sub-Committee on 2 April)

(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. Another letter sent 28 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. Another letter sent 28 February)

†5937/03 Cohom 2Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament: "Towards a United Nations legally binding instrument to promote and protect the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities". (Work & Pensions) (COM(03) 16)
(Letter of 27 March 2003 to Malcolm Wicks MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Work and Pensions)
†6041/03 Cohom 3Recommendation from the Commission to the Council in order to authorise the Commission to participate in the negotiations of an international legally binding instrument to promote and protect the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities. (Work & Pensions) (SEC(03) 116)
(Letter of 27 March 2003 to Malcolm Wicks MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Work and Pensions)

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
(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 by 6 April. The Report is to be debated on a day to be arranged)




 
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