Select Committee on European Union Progress of Scrutiny Report


SUB-COMMITTEE E

LAW AND INSTITUTIONS

MEMBERSHIP: Lord Brennan, Lord Neill of Bladen, Lord Scott of Foscote (Chairman).

Co-opted Members:

Lord Fraser of Carmyllie, Lord Grabiner, Lord Henley, Lord Lester of Herne Hill, Lord Mayhew of Twysden, Lord Plant of Highfield, Baroness Thomas of Walliswood, Lord Thomson of Monifieth.

(For further information please contact the Clerk, Nicolas Besly 020 7219 3194)

i.  Documents awaiting scrutiny
*Un-numberedProposal for a Council Regulation on the Community patent -Presidency text (8539/03) and corrections (8539/03 Cor 1). (DTI) [8.5.03]
*Un-numberedCouncil Presidency compromise proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council (OTNYR) of 28 April 2003 concerning takeover bids. (DTI) [8.5.03]
10279/02 Asile 33Amended proposal for a Council Directive on minimum standards on procedures in Member States for granting and withdrawing refugee status. (Home Office)
(P)6296/03 Droipen 9Proposal for a Council Framework Decision on combating racism and xenophobia. (Home Office)
(P)6658/03 Droipen 10Proposal for a Council Framework Decision on combating racism and xenophobia. (Home Office)
6777/03 Codec 204Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on measures and procedures to ensure the enforcement of intellectual property rights. (DTI) (COM(03) 46)
(P)6781/03 Copen 17 Green Paper from the Commission - Procedural Safeguards for suspects and Defendants in Criminal Proceedings throughout the European Union. (Home Office) (COM(03) 75)
7214/03 Asile 14Amended proposal for a Council Directive on minimum standards on procedures in Member States for granting and withdrawing refugee status. (Home Office)
(P)7799/03 Droipen 20Initiative of the Hellenic Republic with a view to the adoption of Council Framework Decision on the prevention and control of trafficking in human organs and tissues. (Home Office)
*(P)7981/03 Copen 32Draft Framework Decision on the execution in the European Union of confiscation orders. (Home Office)
*(P)8353/03 Copen 38Draft Framework Decision on the execution in the European Union of confiscation orders. (Home Office)
*(P)8592/03 Droipen 24Initiative of the Hellenic Republic with a view to the adoption of Council Framework Decision on the prevention and control of trafficking in human organs and tissues. (Home Office)

ii.  Awaiting the outcome of Correspondence with Ministers, or held under scrutiny
PE 324.184Draft Report on the adoption of a Statute for Members of the European Parliament Committee on Legal Affairs and the Internal Market. (FCO)
(Letter of 8 May 2003 to Dr Denis MacShane MP, Minister for Europe, FCO)
5382/02 Enfocustom 2Initiative of the Kingdom of Spain with a view to adopting a Council Act establishing in accordance with Article 34 of the Treaty on European Union, the Convention on the suppression by customs administrations of illicit drug trafficking on the high seas. (HM Customs & Excise)
(Letter of 16 May 2002 to Ms Dawn Primarolo MP, Paymaster General, HM Treasury; reply 16 July. Another letter sent 29 July)
5563/02 Enfocustom 5Initiative of the Kingdom of Spain on the conclusion of a Convention on the suppression by customs administrations of illicit drugs trafficking on the high seas - Accompanying memorandum and financial fact sheet. (HM Customs & Excise)
(Letter of 16 May 2002 to Ms Dawn Primarolo MP, Paymaster General, HM Treasury; reply 16 July. Another letter sent 29 July)
10404/02 Ecofin 237 Commission report on controls on cross-border cash movements together with a proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and the Council on the prevention of money laundering by means of customs co-operation. (HM Customs & Excise) (COM(02) 328)
(Letter of 6 March 2003 to Ms Dawn Primarolo MP, Paymaster General, HM Treasury)
(P)10575/02 Cats 39Initiative of the Kingdom of Belgium with a view to the adoption of a Council Decision setting up a European Network of National Contact Points for Restorative Justice. (HO)
(Letter of 10 October 2002 to Robert Ainsworth MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office; reply 4 March 2003. Another letter sent 13 March)
13349/02 Justciv 159Proposal for a Council Directive on compensation to crime victims. (Home Office) (COM(02) 562)
(Letter of 19 December 2002 to Robert Ainsworth MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office; reply 17 January 2003. Another letter sent 13 February)
(P)15490/1/02 Droipen 92Proposal for a Council Framework Decision on combating racism and xenophobia. (Home Office)
(Letter of 30 January 2003 to the Lord Filkin CBE, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office; reply 10 February)
15878/02 Inst 156Proposal for a Council Decision amending Decision 1999/468/EC laying down the procedures for the exercise of implementing powers conferred on the Commission. (FCO) (COM(02) 719)
(Considered at meeting of 12 February 2003 and retained under scrutiny. Awaiting the Report on this document from the House of Commons European Scrutiny Committee. Considered again at meeting of 5 March, still retained under scrutiny awaiting the Government's response to questions posed by the House of Commons European Scrutiny Committee)
(P)15884/02 Copen 66Proposal from the Kingdom of Denmark for the adoption by the Council of a Draft Framework Decision on the execution in the European Union of confiscation orders. (Home Office)
(Letter of 6 March 2003 to Robert Ainsworth MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office)
(P)6356/03 Copen 11Communication from the Hellenic Republic: Initiative of the Hellenic Republic for the adoption of a Framework Decision of the Council on the application of the "ne bis in idem" principle. (Home Office)
(Letter of 8 May 2003 to Robert Ainsworth MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office)
6669/03 Inst 25Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the statute and financing of European political parties. (FCO) (COM(03) 77)
(Letter of 8 May 2003 to Dr Denis MacShane MP, Minister for Europe, FCO)
(P)7231/03 Copen 21Proposal from the French Republic, the Kingdom of Sweden and the United Kingdom for the adoption by the Council of a Draft Framework Decision on the application of the principle of mutual recognition to financial penalties. (Home Office)
(Letter of 10 April 2003 to Robert Ainsworth MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office; reply 24 April. Another letter sent 15 May; reply 5 June)
*(P)8295/1/03 Cats 20Draft Agreements between the European Union and the United States of America on extradition and on mutual legal assistance. (Home Office)
(P)8296/03 Cats 21Procedure regarding the draft Agreements on judicial cooperation with the USA. (Home Office)
(Letter of 8 May 2003 to the Lord Filkin CBE, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office; reply 14 May. Another letter sent 16 May. Robert Ainsworth MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office, to give evidence to the Sub-Committee on 4 June 2003, relating to docs 8295/1/03 and 8296/03)

iii  Documents under scrutiny

In connection with the Sub-Committee's inquiry into The Proposed Directive on Takeover Bids
Un-numberedCouncil Presidency compromise proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 February 2003 concerning takeover bids. (DTI) [4.3.03]
12846/02 Codec 1218 (COM(02) 534)Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on takeover bids. (DTI)

In connection with the Sub-Committee's evidence session with Lord Filkin into Proposal for a Council Framework Decision on racism and xenophobia
(P)7280/03 Droipen 14Proposal for a Council Framework Decision on racism and xenophobia. (Home Office)

(Lord Filkin CBE, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office gave evidence to the Sub-Committee on 30 April 2003)

In connection with the Sub-Committee's evidence session with Lord Filkin into Proposal for a Council Directive on third country nationals and stateless persons as refugees or as persons who otherwise need international protection
6275/03 Add 1 Asile 9Proposal for a Council Directive on minimum standards for the qualification and status of third country nationals and stateless persons as refugees or as persons who otherwise need international protection. (Home Office)
(Lord Filkin CBE, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office gave evidence to the Sub-Committee on 14 May 2003)


 
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