Select Committee on European Union Progress of Scrutiny Report


SUB-COMMITTEE A

Economic and Financial Affairs, Trade and External Relations

MEMBERSHIP: Lord Hannay of Chiswick, Lord Lamont of Lerwick, Lord Radice (Chairman).   

Co-opted Members:

Lord Armstrong of Ilminster, Lord Geddes, Lord Jones, Lord Lea of Crondall, Lord Marlesford, Lord Sharman, Lord Sheldon, Lord St John of Bletso, Lord Taverne.

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I.  DOCUMENTS AWAITING SCRUTINY
None

II.  AWAITING THE OUTCOME OF CORRESPONDENCE WITH MINISTERS, OR HELD UNDER SCRUTINY
14796/02 Ecofin 398Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on investment services and regulated markets, and amending Council Directives 85/611/EEC and 93/6/EEC and European Parliament and Council Directive 2000/12/EC. (HM Treasury) (COM(02) 625)
(Letter of 22 January 2003 to Ruth Kelly MP, Financial Secretary HM Treasury; reply dated 29 January)
15872/02 + Add 1 Fin 551 Modernisation of the Accounting System of the European Communities. (HM Treasury) (COM(02) 755)

(Considered at meeting of 6 February 2003, retained under scrutiny)

5007/03Commission proposal to amend Council Regulation (EEC) No.4064/89 on the control of concentrations between undertakings. (DTI) (COM(02) 711)
(Considered at meeting of 28 January 2003, retained under scrutiny)
6697/03 Fisc 24Amended proposal for a Council Directive amending Directive 77/388/EEC as regards the special scheme for travel agents - Proposal for a Council Regulation amending Regulation (EEC) No.218/92 on administrative cooperation in the field of indirect taxation (VAT) as regards additional measures regarding supplies of travel services. (HM Customs & Excise) (COM(03) 78)
(Letter of 9 April 2003 to the Rt Hon Dawn Primarolo MP, Paymaster General HM Treasury)
5298/03 Fin 13Commission Action Plan pursuant to the recommendation of the Court of Auditors in its Annual Report relating to the 2001 budgetary year. (HM Treasury) (SEC(02) 1378)
(Considered at meeting of 6 February 2003, retained under scrutiny)

III  DOCUMENT UNDER SCRUTINY

IN CONNECTION WITH THE SUB-COMMITTEE'S INQUIRY INTO HARMONISATION OF EXCISE DUTIES ON DIESEL FUEL
11571/02 (COM(02) 410) Proposal for a Council Directive amending Directive 92/81/EEC and Directive 92/82/EEC to introduce special tax arrangements for diesel fuel used for commercial purposes and to align the excise duties on petrol and diesel fuel. (HM Customs & Excise)
(Letter of 4 November 2002 to Rt Hon Paul Boateng MP, Chief Secretary, HM Treasury; reply dated 11 February 2003 from John Healey MP, Economic Secretary, HM Treasury)

IV  DOCUMENT HELD UNDER SCRUTINY AWAITING DEBATE ON REPORT
14997/02 (COM(02) 668)Communication from the Commission to Council and the European Parliament: Strengthening the coordination of budgetary policies. (HM Treasury)
(Letter of 3 March 2003 to Ms Ruth Kelly MP, Financial Secretary to the Treasury; reply dated 17 March. Document 14997/02 formed the basis of the Sub-Committee's inquiry into The Stability and Growth Pact, 13th Report (2002-03) 11 March 2003 (HL Paper 72). The Report was published on 18 March 2003. Initial Government response received dated 17 March, the full response is due by 18 May. The Report is to be debated on a day to be arranged)


 
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