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 18 and 25 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-numberedProposal for a Common Position on support for the implementation of the Lusaka Ceasefire Agreement and the peace process in the Democratic Republic of Congo. (FCO) [13.3.03]
Un-numberedDraft Council Decision implementing Joint Action 2002/589/CFSP on a European Union contribution to the destruction of ammunition for small arms and light weapons in Albania. (FCO) [14.3.03]
Un-numberedCouncil Decision relating to the launch of the EU-led military operation in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. (FCO) [20.3.03]
COM(03) 70Proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on the adjustment of the financial perspective for enlargement. (HM Treasury)
5050/03Report from the Commission on implementation of Article 299(2) of the EC Treaty: measures to assist the outermost regions. (DTI)
6040/1/03 Draft Comprehensive Report to the Council and the Commission on Euro zone statistics to the 2003 Spring European Council. (HM Treasury)
6242/03Commission Opinion of 19 February 2003 on the applications for accession to the European Union by the Czech Republic, the Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Cyprus, the Republic of Latvia, the Republic of Lithuania, the Republic of Hungary, the Republic of Malta, the Republic of Poland, the Republic of Slovenia and the Slovak Republic. (FCO)
6279/03 Amendments to the Rules of Procedure of the Court of First Instance following the entry into force of the Treaty of Nice. (FCO)
6281/03Amendments to the Rules of Procedure of the Court of Justice following the entry into force of the Treaty of Nice. (FCO)
6282/03Draft Council Decision amending the Protocol on the Statute of the Court of Justice. (FCO)
(P)6314/03 Europol 1Initiative of the Hellenic Republic with a view to the adoption of a Council Decision adjusting the basic salaries and allowances applicable to Europol staff. (Home Office)
6407/03Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions: eEurope 2002 Final Report. (DTI)
6411/03Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions: Electronic Communications: The Road to the Knowledge Economy. (DTI)
6525/03Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on the evaluation of the application of Directive 98/34/EC in the field of information society services. (DTI)
6527/2/03Draft joint report by the Commission and the Council on adequate and sustainable pensions. (Department for Work & Pensions).
6591/03Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions - Updating and simplifying the Community Acquis. (Cabinet Office)
6615/03 Progress Report from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on development of the second generation Schengen Information System. (Home Office)
6783/03Report from the Commission to the Council on the implementation of the Eurofarm project (in accordance with Article 13 of Council Regulation (EEC) No 571/88). (DEFRA)
6919/03Report from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Court of Auditors, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions -TEMPUS annual report 2001. (Education and Skills)
6967/03Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on the implementation of the EDICOM programme (1997-1999). (HM Customs & Excise)
6984/03Proposal for a Council decision concerning the conclusion of an Agreement aimed at renewing the Agreement on cooperation in science and technology between the European Community and the Government of the Russian Federation. (Office of Science & Technology, DTI)
7030/03Amended proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on machinery and amending Directive 95/16/EC as proposed by the European Parliament. This Proposal amends proposed Council Directive 5557/01 of 30 January 2001 on Machinery and amending Directive 98/16/EC. (DTI)
7056/03Report from the Commission: The PHARE Programme annual report 2001. (International Development)
7098/03Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No.999/2001 as regards the extension of the period for transitional measures. (DEFRA)
7171/03ECB Recommendation on the external auditors of the Deutshe Bundesbank. (HM Treasury)
7230/03Proposal for a Council Regulation authorising the offer and delivery for direct human consumption of certain wines imported from Australia which may have undergone oenological processes not provided for in Regulation (EC) No.1493/1999. (DEFRA)
7237/03Comprehensive Report of the Council and the Commission on Euro zone statistics to the 2003 Spring European Council. (HM Treasury)

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-numberedCommunication from the Commission on an integrated framework for fisheries partnerships agreements with third countries. (DEFRA) [21.1.03] (D)
(Cleared by Sub-Committee D at meeting of 26 March 2003)
Un-numberedProposal for a Council Regulation amending Regulation (EEC) 2092/91 on organic production of agricultural products and indications referring thereto in agricultural products and foodstuffs. (DEFRA) [11.2.03] (D)
(Cleared by Sub-Committee D at meeting of 26 March 2003)
5721/02 Trans 17 (COM(02) 18)Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament - Towards an integrated European railway area. (DTLR) (B)
5723/02 Trans 18 (COM(02) 22)Proposal for a Directive of the European parliament and of the Council amending Council Directive 96/48/EC and Directive 2001/16/EC on the interoperability of the trans-European rail system. (DTLR) (B)
5724/02 Trans 19 (COM(02) 23)Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a European Railway Agency. (DTLR) (B)
5726/02 Trans 20 (COM(02) 24)Recommendation for a Council Decision authorising the Commission to negotiate the conditions for Community accession to the Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail (COTIF) of 9 May 1980, as amended by the Vilnius Protocol of 3 June 1999. (DTLR) (B)
5727/02 Trans 21 (COM(02) 25)Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Directive 91/440/EEC on the development of the Community's railways. (DTLR) (B)
5744/02 Trans 22 (COM(02) 21)Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on safety on the Community's railways and amending Directive 95/18/EC on the licensing of railway undertakings and Directive 2001/14/EC on the allocation of railway infrastructure capacity and the levying of charges for the use of railway infrastructure and safety certification. (DTLR) (B)
(Documents 5721/02; 5723/02; 5724/02; 5726/02; 5727/02 and 5744/02 constitute the "second railway package" and are being scrutinised together. Letter of 27 March 2002 to David Jamieson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, DTLR. Letter dated 17 October from John Spellar MP, Minister of State, Department for Transport. Another letter sent 30 October to John Spellar MP. Reply dated 11 November from David Jamieson MP, Department for Transport, referring to letters sent 27 March and 30 October. Another letter sent 4 December to David Jamieson MP, Department for Transport. Letter dated 31 December from the Rt Hon John Spellar MP. Further letter sent 29 January 2003 to the Rt Hon John Spellar MP; reply dated 11 March. Cleared by letter of 21 March)
7505/02 (COM(02) 153)(Second supplementary memo [5.3.03] ) Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on additives for use in animal nutrition. (Food Standards Agency) (D)
(Cleared by Sub-Committee D at meeting of 26 March 2003)
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) (F)
(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 reply received 16 January 2003 from Malcolm Wicks MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Work & Pensions. Another letter sent 20 February to Lord Filkin CBE, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office; reply dated 7 March. Cleared by letter of 27 March)
15284/02 Devgen 189 (COM(02) 703)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) (F)
(Cleared by letter of 27 March 2003 to the Lord Filkin CBE, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office)
5904/03 Agrileg 23 (COM(03) 39)Proposal for a Council Regulation concerning the authorisation of an additive in feedingstuffs. (DEFRA) (D)

(Cleared by Sub-Committee D at meeting of 26 March 2003)

6226/03 Visa 29 (COM(03) 60)(i) Proposal for a Council Regulation establishing a specific Facilitated Transit Document (FTD), a Facilitated Rail Transit Document (FRTD) and amending the Common Consular Instructions and the Common Manual; and (ii) Proposal for a Council Regulation on uniform formats for Facilitated Transit Documents (FTD), a Facilitated Rail Transit Documents (FRTD) provided for in Regulation (EC) No….(Home Office) (C)
(Cleared by letter of 24 March 2003 to the Lord Filkin CBE, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office)
6268/03 Env 76 (COM(03) 62)Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament: Pan-European Environmental Co-operation after the 2003 Kiev Conference. (DEFRA) (D)

(Cleared by Sub-Committee D at meeting of 26 March 2003)

6849/03 Codec 217 (COM(03) 67)Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council relating to the protection of pedestrians and other vulnerable road users in the event of a collision with a motor vehicle and amending Directive 70/156/EEC. (Transport) (B)
(Cleared by letter of 26 March 2003 to David Jamieson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Transport)


 
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