Select Committee on European Union Progress of Scrutiny Report


PART II : DOCUMENTS WHICH HAVE CLEARED SCRUTINY IN THE HOUSE OF LORDS

i.  Documents cleared from scrutiny by the Chairman of the Committee on 13 and 20 May.

Documents deposited under Titles V or VI of the Treaty on European Union (the Inter-governmental Pillars) are marked (P).

NOTE: Documents cleared as un-numbered documents, on the basis of the Government explanatory memorandum alone, are included in this list. After the document has been deposited in Parliament they are shown in this list with an asterisk (*) with a note indicating when they were cleared.
Un-numbered Document concerning a Report from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on the Implementation of the Decision 1445/200/EC on the application of the aerial-survey and remote sensing techniques to the agricultural statistics for 1999 to 2003. (DEFRA) [12.5.03]
Un-numberedAmended Presidency proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the minimum health and safety requirements regarding the exposure of workers to the risks arising from physical agents (electromagnetic fields and waves). (Department for Work & Pensions) [14.5.03]
Un-numberedDraft Resolution on promoting the employment and social integration of people with disabilities. (Department for Work & Pensions) [15.5.03]
10986/02(Supplementary memo) Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 94/35/EC on sweeteners for use in foodstuffs. (Food Standards Agency)
COM(03) 124European Commission Report: Research and technological development activities of the European Union 2002 Annual Report. (Office of Science & Technology, DTI)
CONV 528/03The European Convention: Praesidium Draft of Articles 1 to 16 of the Constitutional Treaty; and the Government's proposed amendments to the Praesidium Draft of Articles 1 to 16. (FCO)
8076/03Preliminary draft amending budget No.2 to the budget for 2003 - Statement of revenue and expenditure by section - Section VII - Committee of the Regions. (HM Treasury)
8139/03Proposal for a Council Regulation amending Commission Decision No.283/2000/ECSC and Council Regulations (EC) No.584/96, (EC) No.763/2000 and (EC) No.1514/2002 with regard to the anti-dumping measures applicable to certain hot rolled coils and to certain tube and pipe fittings, of iron or steel. (DTI)
8211/03(i) Proposal for a Council Decision concerning the signing of the Agreement between the EC and the Government of the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China on the readmission of persons residing without authorisation; and (ii) Proposal for a Council Decision concerning the conclusion of the Agreement between the EC and the Government of the Macao Special Administrative Region of China on the readmission of persons residing without authorisation. (Home Office)
8256/03Amended proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on aid for policies and actions on reproductive and sexual health and rights in developing countries. (Department for International Development)
8371/03Amended proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on aid for poverty diseases (HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Tuberculosis) in developing countries. (Department for International Development)
8411/03Proposal for a Council Regulation relating to measures envisaged to facilitate the procedures for applying for and issuing visas for members of the Olympic family taking part in the 2004 Olympic and/or Paralympic Games in Athens. (Home Office)
8450/03Commission Staff working paper on: Second benchmarking report on the implementation of the internal electricity and gas market - reports on progress on the development of the internal energy market in existing Member States. Also the extent of liberalisation in Candidate Countries and the state of competition in SE Europe. (DTI)
8480/03Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions on the World Radiocommunication Conference 2003 (WRC 03). (DTI)
8511/03Proposal for a Council Decision setting up an Advisory Committee on Safety, Hygiene and Health Protection at Work. (Department for Work & Pensions)
8523/03 Part 1Communication from the Commission entitled "Programme for the Promotion of short Sea Shipping". (Transport)
8582/03ECB Opinion on a proposal for a Council decision on the statistical data to be used for the adjustment of the key for subscription to the capital of the European Central Bank. (HM Treasury)
8583/03Proposal for a Council Directive amending Directives 92/79/EEC and 92/80/EEC, authorising France to prolong the application of lower rates of excise duty to tobacco products released for consumption in Corsica. (HM Customs & Excise)
8702/03Opinion of the Commission on the European Parliament's amendments to the Council's common position regarding the proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the promotion of biofuels or other renewable fuels for transport. (Transport)
8706/03(i) Proposal for a Council Decision on the signature on behalf of the Community of an Agreement amending the Protocol to the Europe Agreement establishing an Association between the EC and Hungary, on Conformity Assessment and Acceptance of Industrial Products; and (ii) Proposal for a Council Decision on the conclusion of an Agreement amending the Protocol to the Europe Agreement establishing an Association between the EC and Hungary on Conformity Assessment and Acceptance of Industrial Products -PECA. (DTI)
8707/03(i) Proposal for a Council Decision on the signature on behalf of the Community of an Agreement amending the Protocol to the Europe Agreement establishing an Association between the EC and the Czech Republic on Conformity Assessment and Acceptance of Industrial Products; and (ii) Proposal for a Council Decision on the conclusion of an Agreement amending the Protocol to the Europe Agreement establishing an Association between the EC and the Czech Republic on Conformity Assessment and Acceptance of Industrial Products-PECA. (DTI)
8708/03Proposal for a Council Decision on the signature on behalf of the Community of an Agreement between the European Community and Malta on Conformity Assessment and Acceptance of Industrial Products; and (ii) Proposal for a Council Decision on the conclusion of an Agreement between the European Community and Malta on Conformity Assessment and Acceptance of Industrial Products - ACAA. (DTI)
8729/03Amended proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to carcinogens or mutagens at work (sixth individual Directive within the meaning of Article 16(1) of Council Directive 89/391/EEC) (codified version). (Department for Work & Pensions)
8759/03Report from the Commission on the feasibility of a positive list of feed materials. (Food Standards Agency)
8781/03Communication from the Commission to the Council concerning the opening of consultations between the EU and the Central African Republic under Article 96 of the Cotonou Agreement. (FCO)
8806/03Legal Protection of Electronic Pay Services - Report from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament and the European Economic and Social Committee on the implementation of Directive 98/84/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 November 1998 on the legal protection of services based on, and consisting of, conditional access. (DTI)
8819/03Proposal for a Council Regulation adopting autonomous and transitional measures concerning the import of certain processed agricultural products originating in Hungary and the export of certain processed agricultural products to Hungary. (DEFRA)
8820/03Proposal for a Council Regulation adopting autonomous and transitional measures concerning the import of certain processed agricultural products originating in Estonia and the export of certain processed agricultural products to Estonia. (DEFRA)

ii.  Documents considered and cleared by the Select Committee or one or more Sub-Committees. The Sub-Committee to which the document was referred is given in brackets.
Un-numberedJoint Action concerning EU counter terrorism assistance to the Palestinian authority. (FCO) [9.5.03] (C)
(Cleared by letter of 15 May 2003 to Dr Denis MacShane MP, Minister for Europe, FCO)
Un-numberedDraft Council Common Position amending Common Position 2002/400/CFSP concerning the temporary reception by Member States of the EU of certain Palestinians. (FCO)[9.5.03](C)
(Cleared by Sub-Committee C at meeting of 15 May 2003)
10194/02 Env 347 (COM(02) 287)(+ Supplementary memo [9.4.03] ) 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) (D)
(Letter of 8 May 2003 to the Rt Hon Michael Meacher MP, Minister for the Environment, DEFRA; reply received 13 May. Cleared by letter of 15 May)
10987/02 (COM(02) 141)(Supplementary memo) Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down specific rules for the organisation of official controls on products of animal origin intended for human consumption. (Food Standards Agency) (D)
(Cleared by Sub-Committee D at meeting of 21 May 2003)
11571/02 (COM(02) 410)Proposal for a Council Directive amending Directive 92/81/EEC and Directive 92/82/EEC to introduce special tax arrangements for diesel fuel used for commercial purposes and to align the excise duties on petrol and diesel fuel. (HM Customs & Excise) (A)
(Letter of 4 November 2002 to Rt Hon Paul Boateng MP, Chief Secretary, HM Treasury; reply 11 February 2003 from John Healey MP, Economic Secretary, HM Treasury. Document 11571/02 formed the basis of the Sub-Committee's inquiry into The Taxation of Fuel in the European Union, 24th Report (2002-03) 13 May 2003 (HL Paper 108). The Report was published on 21 May 2003, and recommended for information only. The Government response is due 21 July)
12319/02 Env 507 (COM(02) 485)(+ Supplementary memo [9.4.03] ) Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on detergents. (DEFRA) (D)
(Letter of 8 May 2003 to the Rt Hon Michael Meacher MP, Minister for the Environment, DEFRA; reply 13 May. Cleared by letter of 15 May; reply 26 May)
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) (D)
(Documents 13908/02 and 15297/02 formed the basis of the Sub-Committee's inquiry into Progress of Reform of the Common Fisheries Policy, 25th Report (2002-03) 13 May 2003 (HL Paper 109). The Report will be published on 5 June 2003, with the Government response due by 5 August. Document 13908/02 cleared by letter of 3 June to Elliot Morley MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, DEFRA)
14897/02 Env 710 (COM(02) 642)Proposal 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) (D)
(Letter of 30 January 2003 to the Rt Hon Michael Meacher MP, Minister for the Environment, DEFRA; reply 14 April. Cleared by letter of 15 May)
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) (D)
(Documents 13908/02 and 15297/02 formed the basis of the Sub-Committee's inquiry into Progress of Reform of the Common Fisheries Policy, 25th Report (2002-03) 13 May 2003 (HL Paper 109). The Report will be published on 5 June 2003, with the Government response due by 5 August. Document 15297/02 cleared by letter of 3 June to Elliot Morley MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, DEFRA)
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) (F)
(Letter of 9 April 2003 to the Lord Filkin CBE, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office; reply 7 May. Cleared by letter of 21 May)
5298/03 (SEC(02) 1378)Commission Action Plan pursuant to the recommendation of the Court of Auditors in its Annual Report relating to the 2001 budgetary year. (HM Treasury) (A)
(Scrutiny reserve lifted, cleared by Sub-Committee A)
5937/03 Cohom 2 (COM(03) 16)Communication 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) (F)
(Letter of 27 March 2003 to Malcolm Wicks MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Work and Pensions; reply 16 April. Cleared by letter of 21 May)
6041/03 Cohom 3 (SEC(03) 116)Recommendation 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) (F)
(Letter of 27 March 2003 to Malcolm Wicks MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Work and Pensions; reply 16 April. Cleared by letter of 21 May)
7047/03 Aviation 39 (COM(03) 94)(+ Supplementary memo [14.5.03] ) 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) (B)
(Letter of 29 April 2003 to the Rt Hon John Spellar MP, Minister of State, Department of Transport; reply 14 May. Cleared by letter of 20 May)
7099/03Council Opinion on the updated Stability Programme of Luxembourg. (HM Treasury) (A)
(Cleared by Sub-Committee A at meeting of 20 May 2003)
7100/03Council Opinion on the updated Stability Programme of Portugal. (HM Treasury) (A)
(Cleared by Sub-Committee A at meeting of 20 May 2003)
7623/03 Peche 69 (COM(03) 130)Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament towards uniform and effective implementation of the Common Fisheries Policy. (DEFRA) (D)
(Cleared by Sub-Committee D at meeting of 14 May 2003)
(P)7784/03 Cats 18 (COM(03) 128)Follow-up report on the Green Paper on the criminal law protection of the financial interests of the Community and the establishment of a European Prosecutor. (Home Office) (F)
(Cleared by letter of 15 May 2003 to the Lord Filkin CBE, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office)
8099/03 Env 197 (COM(03) 131)Communication from the Commission: Developing an action plan for environmental technology. (DTI) (D)
(Cleared by Sub-Committee D at meeting of 14 May 2003)
8160/03 Agri 101 (COM(03) 158)Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Directive 96/16/EC on statistical surveys of milk and milk products. (DEFRA) (D)
(Cleared by letter of 3 June 2003 to the Rt Hon Alun Michael MP, Minister of State, Rural Affairs & Urban Quality of Life, DEFRA)
8161/03 Agri 102 (COM(03) 159)Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on the implementation of Directive 96/16/EC on statistical surveys of milk and milk products (pursuant to Article 8 of Directive 96/16/EC). (DEFRA) (D)
(Cleared by letter of 3 June 2003 to the Rt Hon Alun Michael MP, Minister of State, Rural Affairs & Urban Quality of Life, DEFRA)
8459/03 Ecofin 106 (COM(03) 176)Proposal for a Council Decision on guidelines for the employment policies of the Member States. (Department of Work & Pensions) (F)
(Cleared by Sub-Committee F at meeting of 21 May 2003)
8460/03 Ecofin 107 (COM(03) 177)Commission Recommendation for a Council Recommendation on the implementation of Member States' employment policies. (Department of Work & Pensions) (F)
(Cleared by Sub-Committee F at meeting of 21 May 2003)
8475/03 Ecofin 105 (COM(03) 170)Commission Recommendation on the Broad Guidelines of the Economic Policies of the Member States and the Community (for the 2003-2005 period). (HM Treasury) (A)
(Cleared by Sub-Committee A at meeting of 20 May 2003)
8719/03Decision taken by Common Accord of the Governments of the Member States that have adopted the euro at the level of Heads of State or Government appointing a Member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank. (HM Treasury) (A)
(Cleared by letter of 20 May 2003 to Ruth Kelly MP, Financial Secretary HM Treasury)
8727/03Opinion of the governing Council of the European Central Bank on the recommendation from the Council of the European Union on the appointment of a member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank. (HM Treasury) (A)
(Cleared by letter of 20 May 2003 to Ruth Kelly MP, Financial Secretary HM Treasury)




 
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