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, Lord Walpole.

Note: Lord Walpole has joined

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I.  DOCUMENTS AWAITING SCRUTINY
None

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 [18.10.02] + second supplementary memo [24.4.03] ) 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. Another letter sent 30 October. Letter of 7 May sent to Alan Michael MP, Minister of State, DEFRA)
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. Another letter sent 7 May. Awaiting outcome of the May Competitiveness Council meeting)
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; reply dated 22 April. Another letter sent 14 May)
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; reply dated 29 April)
*7644/03 Telecom 44Amended proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the re-use and commercial exploitation of public sector information. (Cabinet Office & DTI) (COM(03) 119)
(Letter of 7 May 2003 to Stephen Timms MP, Minister of State for eCommerce and Competitiveness, DTI; and also to Douglas Alexander MP, Minister of State, Cabinet Office)

III  DOCUMENTS UNDER SCRUTINY

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)

IV  DOCUMENTS HELD UNDER SCRUTINY AWAITING DEBATE ON REPORT
†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. Document 14663/02 formed the basis of the Sub-Committee's inquiry into "Open Skies" or Open Markets? The Effect of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) Judgments on Aviation Relations Between the European Union (EU) and the United States of America (USA), 17th Report (2002-03) 8 April 2003 (HL Paper 92). The Report was published on 9 May 2003. The Government Response is due by 9 July. The Report is to be debated on a day to be arranged)

†7047/03 Aviation 39 (COM(03) 94) Communication 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)
(Document held under scrutiny until the Report on "Open Skies" is debated. Letter of 29 April 2003 to the Rt Hon John Spellar MP, Minister of State, Department of Transport; reply dated 14 May)


 
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