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, Lord Livsey of Talgarth, The Countess of Mar, Lord Palmer, Lord Renton of Mount Harry.

Note: Lord Walpole has resigned.

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

i.  Documents awaiting scrutiny
*8813/03 Agrileg 97 (i) Amended proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2001/83/EC on the Community code relating to medicinal products for human use; and (ii) Amended proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2001/82/EC on the Community code relating to veterinary medicinal products. (Health & DEFRA) (COM(03) 163)
*8878/03Proposal for a Council Regulation amending, for the second time, Regulation (EC) No. 2341/2002 fixing for 2003 the fishing opportunities and associated conditions for certain fish stocks and groups of fish stocks, applicable in Community waters and, for Community vessels, in waters where limitations in catch are required. (DEFRA) (COM(03) 217)

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)
(Letter of 21 May 2003 to the Rt Hon Michael Meacher MP, Minister for the Environment, DEFRA, Awaiting Regulatory Impact Assessment)
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. Letter of 2 June 2003 from Elliot Morley MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, DEFRA)
15829/02(Supplementary memo [10.4.03] ) Proposal for a Council Regulation establishing a system for the identification and registration of ovine and caprine animals and amending Regulation (EEC) No 3508/92. (DEFRA) (COM(02) 729)
(Letter of 13 May 2003 to Elliot Morley MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, DEFRA)
15831/02 Agrileg 280(+ Supplementary [11.3.03]+ second supplementary memo [2.5.03] ) 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 26 February. Further clarification being sought from officials, letter sent to Roy Hathaway, Head of Animal Movements & Exotic Disease Division, DEFRA)
†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)
(Letter of 3 June 2003 to Hazel Blears MP, Parliamentary Under- Secretary of State for Public Health, Department of Health)
6924/03 Soc 103Communication from the Commission concerning the introduction of a European health insurance card. (Health) (COM(03) 73)
(Letter of 13 May 2003 to the Rt Hon John Hutton MP, Minister of State for Health, Department of Health. Awaiting Regulatory Impact Assessment)
†8123/03 Peche 85Communication from the Commission: Improving scientific and technical advice for Community fisheries management. (DEFRA) (COM(03) 625)
(Letter of 3 June 2003 to the Rt Hon Alun Michael MP, Minister of State, Rural Affairs & Urban Quality of Life, DEFRA)
*8532/03 Eco 57Amended proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending the Directive 2001/83/EC as regards traditional herbal medicinal products. (Health) (COM(03) 161)
(Letter of 3 June 2003 to Hazel Blears MP, Parliamentary Under- Secretary of State for Public Health, Department of Health)

iii  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(*+ Supplementary memo [21.5.03] ) (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. Government Response received 5 June. The Report is to be debated on Tuesday 10 June 2003)




 
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