Select Committee on European Union Progress of Scrutiny Report


SUB-COMMITTEE F

SOCIAL AFFAIRS, EDUCATION AND HOME AFFAIRS

MEMBERSHIP: Lord Dubs, Baroness Harris of Richmond (Chairman), Baroness Stern.

Co-opted Members:

Lord Corbett of Castle Vale, Baroness Gibson of Market Rasen, Lord Greaves, Baroness Greengross, Lord Griffiths of Fforestfach, Lord King of West Bromwich, Baroness Knight of Collingtree, Lord Wright of Richmond.

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I.  DOCUMENT AWAITING SCRUTINY
*(P)3710-83Draft Agreement on Co-operation between the Republic of Lithuania and the European Police Office. (Home Office)

II.  AWAITING THE OUTCOME OF CORRESPONDENCE WITH MINISTERS, OR HELD UNDER SCRUTINY
(P)2620-13 Draft Agreement between Eurojust and Europol. (Home Office)
(Letter of 16 January 2003 to Robert Ainsworth MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office; replies dated 5 and 17 February. Further letters sent (i) 28 February, reply dated 27 March; and (ii) 9 April, reply dated 7 May)
10386/02 Migr 60Initiative of the Federal Republic of Germany for a Council Directive on assistance in cases of transit for the purposes of expulsion by air. (Home Office)
(Letter of 28 October 2002 to the Lord Filkin CBE, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office; reply dated 15 November)
(P)12536/02 Crimorg 81Initiative by the Kingdom of Denmark with a view to the Council's adoption of a draft Council Decision on increasing cooperation between European Union Member States with regard to disqualifications. (Home Office)
(Letter of 11 December 2002 to Robert Ainsworth MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office; reply dated 7 January 2003)
15098/02 Codec 1588Amended proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and the Council on working conditions for temporary workers. (DTI) (COM(02) 701)
(Letter of 14 February 2003 to Alan Johnson MP, Minister of State for Employment Relations, Industry and the Regions, DTI; reply dated March)
COM(03) 49Proposal for a Council Decision setting out the criteria and practical arrangements for the compensation of the financial imbalances resulting from the application of Council Directive 2001/40/EC on the mutual recognition of Decisions on the expulsion of third country nationals. (Home Office)
(Letter of 9 April 2003 to the Lord Filkin CBE, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office; reply dated 7 May)
5355/03 Educ 10Communication from the Commission - The role of the universities in the Europe of knowledge. (Department for Education & Skills) (COM(03) 58)
(Letter of 9 April 2003 to Margaret Hodge MBE MP, Minister of State for Lifelong Learning and Higher Education, Department for Education and Skills)
5937/03 Cohom 2Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament: "Towards a United Nations legally binding instrument to promote and protect the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities". (Work & Pensions) (COM(03) 16)
(Letter of 27 March 2003 to Malcolm Wicks MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Work and Pensions; reply dated 16 April)
6041/03 Cohom 3Recommendation from the Commission to the Council in order to authorise the Commission to participate in the negotiations of an international legally binding instrument to promote and protect the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities. (Work & Pensions) (SEC(03) 116)
(Letter of 27 March 2003 to Malcolm Wicks MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Work and Pensions; reply dated 16 April)
*(P)7179/03 Comix 142 Council Regulation on procedures for amending the Sirene Manual. (Home Office)
(Letter of 7 May 2003 to Robert Ainsworth MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office)
*(P)7180/03 Comix 143 Council Decision on procedures for amending the Sirene Manual. (Home Office)
(Letter of 7 May 2003 to Robert Ainsworth MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office)

III  DOCUMENT UNDER SCRUTINY

IN CONNECTION WITH THE SUB-COMMITTEE'S INQUIRY INTO PROPOSALS TO ESTABLISH A EUROPEAN BORDER GUARD
COM(02) 233Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament towards integrated management of the external borders of the Member States of the European Union. (Home Office)

IV  DOCUMENTS HELD UNDER SCRUTINY AWAITING DEBATE ON REPORT
(P)10307/02 Europol 46Initiative of the Kingdom of Denmark with a view to adopting a Council Act drawing up, on the basis of article 43(1) of the Convention on the establishment of a European Police Office (Europol Convention), of a protocol amending that Convention. (Home Office)
(P)11702/02 Europol 60 (COM(02) 439) Proposal for a Council Decision on the financing of certain activities carried out by Europol in connection with co-operation in the fight against terrorism. (Home Office)

(Letters of 7 November 2002 and 4 December to Robert Ainsworth MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office)

(P)13254/02 + Rev 2 Europol 76 Initiative of the Kingdom of Denmark with a view to adopting a Council Act drawing up, on the basis of Article 43(1) of the Convention on the Establishment of a European Police Office (Europol Convention), of a Protocol amending that Convention. (Home Office)
(P)13688/02 Europol 81Initiative of the Kingdom of Denmark with a view to adopting a Council Act drawing up, on the basis of Article 43 (1) of the Convention on the Establishment of a European Police Office (Europol Convention), of a Protocol amending that Convention. (Home Office)
(Documents 10307/02; 11702/02; 13254/02 and 13688/02 formed the basis of the Sub-Committee's inquiry into Europol's Role in Fighting Crime, 5th Report (2002-03) 28 January 2003 (HL Paper 43). The Report was published on 6 February 2003. The Government Response has been received dated 1 April. The Report is to be debated on Tuesday 3 June 2003)
*(P)13254/5/02 Europol 76 Initiative of the Kingdom of Denmark with a view to adopting a Council Act drawing up, on the basis of Article 43(1) of the Convention on the Establishment of a European Police Office ( Europol Convention), of a Protocol amending that Convention. (Home Office)
(Letter of 7 May 2003 to Robert Ainsworth MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office. Retained under scrutiny until the debate on Europol's Role in Fighting Crime, 5th Report (2002-03, HL Paper 43) on Tuesday 3 June)
*(P)7496/03 Europol 8 Opinion of the Joint Supervisory Body of Europol: Initiative of the Kingdom of Denmark with a view to adopting a Council Act drawing up, on the basis of Article 43(1) of the Convention on the Establishment of a European Police Office ( Europol Convention), of a Protocol amending that Convention. (Home Office)
(Letter of 7 May 2003 to Robert Ainsworth MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office. Retained under scrutiny until the debate on Europol's Role in Fighting Crime, 5th Report (2002-03, HL Paper 43) on Tuesday 3 June)


 
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