Select Committee on European Union Progress of Scrutiny Report


SUB-COMMITTEE B

ENERGY, INDUSTRY AND TRANSPORT

MEMBERSHIP: Lord Cavendish of Furness. Lord Shutt of Greetland, Lord Woolmer of Leeds (Chairman)

Co-opted Members:

Lord Chadlington, Baroness Cohen of Pimlico, , Lord Faulkner of Worcester, Lord Fearn, Lord Howie of Troon, Lord Skelmersdale.

Note: Lord Cooke of Islandreagh has resigned

(FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT THE CLERK, PATRICK WOGAN, 020 7219 6798)

I.  DOCUMENTS AWAITING SCRUTINY
*5375/03 Codec 43 Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 97/68/EC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to measures against the emission of gaseous and particulate pollutants from internal combustion engines to be installed in non-road mobile machinery. (Transport) (COM(02) 765)
*7047/03 Aviation 39Communication from the Commission on relations between the Community and third countries in the field of air transport. Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the negotiation and implementation of air service agreements between Member States and third countries. (Transport) (COM(03) 94)
*7637/03 Aviation 53Proposal for a Council Regulation repealing Regulation (EEC) No.3975/87 and amending Regulation (EEC) No.3976/87 and Regulation (EC) No.1/2003, in connection with air transport between the Community and third countries. (Transport) (COM(03) 91)

II.  AWAITING THE OUTCOME OF CORRESPONDENCE WITH MINISTERS, OR HELD UNDER SCRUTINY
Un-numberedProposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council 11093/02 of 17 July 2002, as revised in the Presidency Text of 24 February 2003, to be presented to the Telecoms Council for Political Agreement on 27 March 2003, concerning re-use and commercial exploitation of public sector documents. (Cabinet Office & DTI) [24.3.03]
(Letter of 26 March 2003 to Stephen Timms MP, Minister of State for eCommerce and Competitiveness, DTI; and also to Douglas Alexander MP, Minister of State, Cabinet Office)
10522/00Amended proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 82/714/EEC laying down technical requirements for inland waterway vessels. (DETR) (COM(00) 456)
(Letter of 18 October 2000 to Keith Hill MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, DETR; reply dated 14 November. Further reply dated 11 April 2002 from David Jamieson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Transport. Another letter sent 24 April)
6375/01(i) Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council:- Reinforcing Quality Service in Sea Ports: A Key for European Transport; and (ii) Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on market access to port services. (DETR) (COM(01) 35)
(Letter of 3 April 2001 to Keith Hill MP, Minister for Shipping and Ports, DETR; reply dated 2 May. Letter of 3 July to David Jamieson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Transport)
6390/01Commission staff working document on public financing and charging practices in the community sea port sector (on the basis of information provided by the Member States). (DETR) (SEC(01) 234)
(Letter of 3 April 2001 to Keith Hill MP, Minister for Shipping and Ports, DETR; reply dated 2 May. Letter of 3 July to David Jamieson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Transport)
6530/02 Trans 60 Amended proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on action by the Member States concerning public service requirements and the award of public service contracts in passenger transport by rail, road and inland water. (DTLR) (COM(02) 107)
(Letter of 12 June 2002 to David Jamieson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Transport)
7286/02 Aviation 58Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning protection against subsidisation and unfair pricing practices in the supply of airline services from countries not members of the European Community. (DTLR) (COM(02) 110)
(Letter of 15 May 2002 to David Jamieson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Transport; reply dated 10 June. Another letter sent 1 July; reply dated 31 July)
7826/02 Aviation 68(i) Commission recommendation to the Council in order to authorise the Commission to open and conduct negotiations with the International Civil Aviation Organisations (ICAO) on the conditions and arrangements for accession by the European Community; and (ii) Commission recommendation to the Council in order to authorise the Commission to open and conduct negotiations with the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) on the conditions and arrangements for accession by the European Community. (Transport) (SEC(02) 381)
(Letter of 23 July 2002 to David Jamieson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Transport)
10477/02 Codec 832Amended proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the establishment of a fund for the compensation of oil pollution damage in European waters and related measures. (Transport) (COM(02) 313)
(Letter of 21 October 2002 to David Jamieson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Transport)
11381/02 Codec 975(+ Supplementary memo) Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the promotion of cogeneration based on a useful heat demand in the internal energy market. (DEFRA) (COM(02) 415)
(Letter of 21 October 2002 to Lord Whitty, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, DEFRA. Supplementary EM dated 18 October. Another letter sent 30 October)
11657/02 Codec 1018Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council relating to restrictions on the marketing and use of nonylphenol, nonylphenol ethoxylate and cement (twenty-sixth amendment of Council Directive 76/769/EEC). (DEFRA) (COM(02) 459)
(Letter of 18 November 2002 from the Rt Hon Michael Meacher MP, Minister for the Environment, DEFRA. Letter of 4 December to the Rt Hon Michael Meacher MP; reply dated 10 March 2003. Another letter sent 21 March, reply dated 4 April)
12228/02 Ener 196(+ Supplementary memo) Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and the Council concerning the alignment of measures with regard to security of supply for petroleum products; for a Directive of the European Parliament and Council concerning measures to safeguard security of natural gas supply; for a Council Directive repealing Council Directives 68/414/EEC and 98/93/EC imposing an obligation on Member States of the EEC to maintain minimum stocks of crude oil and/or petroleum products, and Council Directive 73/238/EEC on measures to mitigate the effects of difficulties in the supply of crude oil and petroleum products; for a Council Decision repealing Council Decision 68/416/EEC on the conclusion and implementation of individual agreements between governments relating to the obligation of Member States to maintain minimum stocks of crude oil and/or petroleum products and Council Decision 77/706/EEC on the setting of a Community target for a reduction in the consumption of primary sources of energy in the event of difficulties in the supply of crude oil and petroleum products. (DTI) (COM(02) 488)
(Letter of 30 October 2002 to Lord Sainsbury of Turville, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Science and Innovation, DTI. Supplementary EM dated 30 October. Letters to Brian Wilson MP, Minister for Energy and Construction, DTI, of (i) 4 December, reply dated 2 January 2003; (ii) 15 January, reply dated 12 February; and (iv) 26 February, reply dated 1 April)
13637/02 Codec 1352Amended proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning sales promotions in the Internal Market. (DTI) (COM(02) 585)
(Letter of 4 December 2002 to Ms Melanie Johnson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Competition, Consumers and Markets, DTI; reply dated 11 March 2003)
14205/02 Aviation 167Amended proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Regulation (EEC) No.95/93 of 18 January 1993 on common rules for the allocation of slots at Community airports. (Transport) (COM(02) 623)
(Letter of 17 December 2002 to David Jamieson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Transport)
14933/02 + Add 1 Env 717 Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council "A European Union strategy to reduce atmospheric emissions from seagoing ships" - Volume I/II; and Add 1: Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 1999/32/EC as regards the sulphur content of marine fuels -Volume II/II. (DEFRA) (COM(02) 595)
(Letter of 15 January 2003 to Alun Michael MP, Minister of State, Rural Affairs & Urban Quality of Life, DEFRA)
15301/02 Env 747Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and to the Council on improving safety at sea in response to the Prestige accident. (Transport) (COM(02) 681)
(Letter of 15 January 2003 to David Jamieson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Transport)
5207/03 + Add 1, Rev 1 Trans 5 Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on minimum safety requirements for tunnels in the Trans-European Road Network. (Transport) (COM(02) 769)
(Letter of 20 February 2003 to David Jamieson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Transport)
5268/03 Codec 29Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the limitation of emissions of volatile organic compounds due to the use of organic solvents in decorative paints and varnishes and vehicle refinishing products and amending Directive 1999/13/EC. (DEFRA) (COM(02) 750)
(Letter of 12 February 2003 to Alun Michael MP, Minister of State, Rural Affairs & Urban Quality of Life, DEFRA)
5562/03 Codec 63Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to electromagnetic compatibility. (DTI) (COM(02) 759)
(Letter of 12 February 2003 to Lord Sainsbury of Turville, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Science and Innovation, DTI)
5707/03 Commission Green Paper on European Space Policy. (DTI) (COM(03) 17)
(Letter of 26 March 2003 to Lord Sainsbury of Turville, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Science and Innovation, DTI)
*6410/03 Telecom 19Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the European Network and Information Security Agency. (DTI) (COM(03) 63)
(Letter of 10 April 2003 to Stephen Timms MP, Minister of State for eCommerce and Competitiveness, DTI)

III  DOCUMENTS UNDER SCRUTINY

IN CONNECTION WITH THE SUB-COMMITTEE'S INQUIRY INTO THE FUTURE OF EUROPEAN AVIATION RELATIONS WITH THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND OTHER STATES
14663/02 Aviation 181 (COM(02) 649) Communication from the Commission on the consequences of the Court judgements of 5 November 2002 for European air transport policy. (Transport)

(Letter of 15 January 2003 to the Rt Hon John Spellar MP, Minister of State, Department of Transport)

IN CONNECTION WITH THE SUB-COMMITTEE'S INQUIRY INTO THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION GREEN PAPER ON: ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN EUROPE
5765/03 Eco 14 (COM(03) 27) Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament - Green Paper Entrepreneurship in Europe. (DTI)
(Letter of 5 March 2003 to Nigel Griffiths MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Small Business, DTI)


 
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