Select Committee on European Union Progress of Scrutiny Report


SUB-COMMITTEE D

ENVIRONMENT, AGRICULTURE, PUBLIC HEALTH AND CONSUMER PROTECTION

MEMBERSHIP: Baroness Billingham, Baroness Maddock, The Earl of Selborne (Chairman).

Co-opted Members:

Lord Carter, Lord Crickhowell, Lord Fyfe of Fairfield, Lord Haskins, Lord Lewis of Newnham (for the waste management inquiry only), Lord Livsey of Talgarth, The Countess of Mar, Lord Palmer, Lord Renton of Mount Harry, Lord Walpole.

(For further information please contact the Clerk, Thomas Radice, 020 7219 3015)

I.  DOCUMENTS AWAITING SCRUTINY
10194/02 Env 347 Report from the Commission on the results reached for the period 1996-2000 by the implementation of Commission Recommendation 98/480/EC of 22 July 1998, concerning good environmental practise for household laundry detergents. (DEFRA) (COM(02) 287)
12319/02 Env 507Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on detergents. (DEFRA) (COM(02) 485)
6090/03 Agrileg 28Proposal for a Regulation of the European parliament and of the Council on official feed and food controls. (Food Standards Agency) (COM(03) 52)
6924/03 Soc 103Communication from the Commission concerning the introduction of a European health insurance card. (Health) (COM(03) 73)
*7635/03 Agrileg 61Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on maximum residue levels of pesticides in products of plant and animal origin. (DEFRA) (COM(03) 117)

II.  AWAITING THE OUTCOME OF CORRESPONDENCE WITH MINISTERS, OR HELD UNDER SCRUTINY
10665/02 Agrileg 147Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament and the Economic and Social Committee:- Towards a thematic strategy on the sustainable use of pesticides. (DEFRA) (COM(02) 349)
(Considered at meeting of 23 October 2002, retained under scrutiny pending receipt of the supplementary memo)
12138/02 Codec 1123Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the harmonisation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States concerning credit for consumers of 11th September 2002. (DTI) (COM(02) 443)
(Awaiting Regulatory Impact Assessment)
13789/02 Env 630Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the quality of bathing water. (DEFRA) (COM(02) 581)
(Awaiting Regulatory Impact Assessment)
14897/02 Env 710Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No.2037/2000 as regards the critical uses and export of halons, the export of products and equipment containing chlorofluorocarbons and controls on bromochloromethane. (DEFRA) (COM(02) 642)
(Letter of 30 January 2003 to the Rt Hon Michael Meacher MP, Minister for the Environment, DEFRA)
15253/02 Peche 230Proposal for a Council Regulation on the management of the fishing effort relating to certain Community fishing areas and resources and modifying Regulation (EEC) 2847/93. (DEFRA) (COM(02) 739)
(Awaiting Regulatory Impact Assessment)
15831/02 Agrileg 280(+ Supplementary memo) Proposal for a Council Directive on Community measures for the control of foot and mouth disease and amending Directive 92/46/EEC. (DEFRA) (COM(02) 736)
(Letter of 10 February 2003 to Elliot Morley MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, DEFRA; reply dated 26 February. Supplementary EM dated 11 March. Further clarification being sought from officials)

III  DOCUMENTS UNDER SCRUTINY

IN CONNECTION WITH THE SUB-COMMITTEE'S INQUIRY INTO PROGRESS ON THE REFORM OF THE COMMON FISHERIES POLICY
13908/02 Peche 169 (COM(02) 600)Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council: Action plan to counter the social, economic and regional consequences of the restructuring of the EU fishing industry. (DEFRA)
15297/02 Peche 235 (COM(02) 697)Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament: mid term review of the Fourth Fisheries Protocol between the EU and Greenland. (DEFRA)

IV  DOCUMENTS HELD UNDER SCRUTINY AWAITING DEBATE ON REPORT
10879/02 Agri 172 (COM(02) 394) (+ Supplementary memo [8.1.03] ) Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on the mid-term review of the Common Agricultural Policy. (DEFRA)
COM(03) 23(i) Proposal for a Council Regulation establishing common rules for direct support schemes under the common agricultural policy and support schemes for producers of certain crops; (ii) Proposal for a Council Regulation amending Regulation (EC) No.1257/1999 on support for rural development from the European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund (EAGGF) and repealing Regulation (EC) No.2826/2000; (iii) Proposal for a Council Regulation on the common organisation of the market in cereals; (iv) Proposal for a Council Regulation on the common organisation of the market in rice; (v) Proposal for a Council Regulation on the common organisation of the market in dried fodder for the marketing years 2004/05 to 2007/08; (vi) Proposal for a Council Regulation amending Regulation (EC) No.1255/1999 on the common organisation of the market in milk and milk products; and (vii) Proposal for a Council Regulation establishing a levy in the milk and milk-products sector. (DEFRA)
(Documents 10879/02 and COM(03) 394 formed the basis of the Sub-Committee's inquiry into Mid-Term Review of the Common Agricultural Policy: External Implications, 10th Report (2002-03) 25 February 2003 (HL Paper 43). The Report was published on 27 March 2003. The Government Response is due by 27 May. The Report is to be debated on a day to be arranged)




 
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