Select Committee on European Union Progress of Scrutiny Report


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-numberedDraft Agreement between the Member States on EU Status of Forces. (FCO) [29.5.03] (C)
(Cleared by letter of 9 June 2003 to Dr Denis MacShane MP, Minister for Europe, FCO)
Un-numberedDraft Joint Action on the continuation of the European Union co-operation programme for non-proliferation and disarmament in the Russian Federation. (FCO) [29.5.03] (C)
(Cleared by letter of 9 June 2003 to Dr Denis MacShane MP, Minister for Europe, FCO. Another letter sent 12 June to the Rt Hon Geoff Honn MP, Secretary of State for Defence, Ministry of Defence)
Un-numberedCommunication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament: "The Western Balkans and European Integration". (FCO) [2.6.03] (C)
(Cleared by Sub-Committee C at meeting of 12 June 2003)
Un-numberedCouncil Joint Action on the European Union Military Operation in the Democratic Republic of Congo. (FCO) [5.6.03] (C)
(Cleared by Sub-Committee C at meeting of 12 June 2003)
Un-numberedFramework for EU action in response to the crisis in Bunia. (FCO) [5.6.03] (C)
(Cleared by Sub-Committee C at meeting of 12 June 2003)
Un-numberedJoint Actions renewing the mandates of the EU Special Representatives to Afghanistan, Macedonia (FYROM), The Great Lakes, the Middle East Process, South Eastern Europe and establishing a new Special Representative for the South Caucasus. (FCO) [5.6.03] (C)
(Cleared by letter of 17 June 2003 to Dr Denis MacShane MP, Minister for Europe, FCO)
Un-numberedEU Common Strategy on Russia: Extension by one year to June 2004. (FCO) [6.6.03] (C)
(Cleared by Sub-Committee C at meeting of 12 June 2003)
(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) (F)
(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) (F)

(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) (F)
(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) (F)
(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. Government Response received 1 April. The Report was debated on Tuesday 3 June 2003)
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) (D)
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) (D)
(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 was debated on Tuesday 10 June 2003)
10477/02 Codec 832 (COM(02) 313)Amended 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) (B)
(Letter of 21 October 2002 to David Jamieson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Transport; reply 3 June 2003. Cleared by letter of 10 June)
11381/02 Codec 975 (COM(02) 415)(+ 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) (B)
(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; reply 13 May. Cleared by letter of 3 June)
(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) (F)
(Letter of 7 May 2003 to Robert Ainsworth MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office. Scrutiny cleared with the debate on Europol's Role in Fighting Crime, 5th Report (2002-03, HL Paper 43) on Tuesday 3 June 2003)
14897/02 (COM(02) 642)(Supplementary memo [ 28.5.03] ) 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)
(Cleared by Sub-Committee D at meeting of 11 June 2003)
14997/02 (COM(02) 668)Communication from the Commission to Council and the European Parliament: Strengthening the coordination of budgetary policies. (HM Treasury) (A)
(Letter of 3 March 2003 to Ms Ruth Kelly MP, Financial Secretary to the Treasury; reply 17 March. Document 14997/02 formed the basis of the Sub-Committee's inquiry into The Stability and Growth Pact, 13th Report (2002-03) 11 March 2003 (HL Paper 72). The Report was published on 18 March 2003. Initial Government response received 17 March, the full response has been received dated April. Another letter sent 19 May. The Report was debated on Wednesday 4 June 2003)
15098/02 Codec 1588 (COM(02) 701)Amended proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and the Council on working conditions for temporary workers. (DTI) (F)
(Letter of 14 February 2003 to Alan Johnson MP, Minister of State for Employment Relations, Industry and the Regions, DTI; reply dated March. Letter of 20 May to Baroness Harris of Richmond from Alan Johnson MP; reply sent 22 May. Further letters received 29 May and 9 June. Cleared by letter of 17 June to Gerry Sutcliffe MP, Minister for Employment Relations, Competition and Consumers, DTI)
15253/02 Peche 230 (COM(02) 739)(+ Supplementary memo [26.5.03] ) Proposal 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) (D)
(Awaiting Regulatory Impact Assessment. Letter of 2 June 2003 from Elliot Morley MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, DEFRA. Cleared by letter of 4 June to Elliot Morley MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, DEFRA)
15831/02 Agrileg 280 (COM(02) 736)(+ 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) (D)
(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; reply received 16 May. Cleared by Sub-Committee D at meeting of 4 June)
(P)03/18Opinion of the JSB in respect of the draft agreement to be signed between Europol and the Republic of Latvia. (Home Office) (F)
(Cleared by Sub-Committee F at meeting of 11 June 2003)
(P)03/21Opinion of the JSB in respect of the draft agreement to be signed between Europol and the Republic of Lithuania. (Home Office) (F)
(Cleared by Sub-Committee F at meeting of 11 June 2003)
(P)3710-83Draft Agreement on Co-operation between the Republic of Lithuania and the European Police Office. (Home Office) (F)
(Cleared by Sub-Committee F at meeting of 11 June 2003)
(P)3710-89Draft Agreement on Co-operation between the European Police Office and the Republic of Turkey. (Home Office) (F)
(Cleared by Sub-Committee F at meeting of 11 June 2003)
(P)3710-93Draft Agreement on Co-operation between the Republic of Latvia and the European Police Office. (Home Office) (F)
(Cleared by Sub-Committee F at meeting of 11 June 2003)
(P)3710-107Draft Co-operation Agreement between the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the European Police Office. (Home Office) (F)
(Cleared by Sub-Committee F at meeting of 11 June 2003)
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) (E)
(Lord Filkin CBE, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office gave evidence to the Sub-Committee on 14 May 2003. Cleared by Sub-Committee E at meeting of 4 June)
7366/03 Migr 17 Initiative of the Federal Republic of Germany for a Council Directive on assistance in cases of transit for the purposes of removal by air. (Home Office) (F)
(Cleared by letter of 12 June 2003 to the Lord Filkin CBE, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office)
(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) (F)
(Letter of 7 May 2003 to Robert Ainsworth MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office. Scrutiny cleared with the debate on Europol's Role in Fighting Crime, 5th Report (2002-03, HL Paper 43) on Tuesday 3 June 2003)
(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) (E)
(Cleared by letter of 6 June 2003 to Robert Ainsworth MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office)
(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) (E)
(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, gave evidence to the Sub-Committee on 4 June, relating to docs 8295/1/03 and 8296/03. Cleared by letter of 12 June)
(P)8296/03 Cats 21Procedure regarding the draft Agreements on judicial cooperation with the USA. (Home Office) (E)
(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, gave evidence to the Sub-Committee on 4 June, relating to docs 8295/1/03 and 8296/03. Cleared by letter of 12 June)
8484/03 (COM(03) 113)Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions on European Defence - Industrial and Market Issues: Towards an EU Defence Equipment Policy. (Min of Defence) (C)
(Cleared by letter of 5 June 2003 to Dr Denis MacShane MP, Minister for Europe, FCO)
8489/03 Educ 76 (COM(03) 184)Communication from the Commission to the Council on the follow-up to the White Paper on a New Impetus for European Youth. Proposed common objectives for the participation and information of young people, in response to the Council Resolution of 27 June 2002 regarding the framework of European co-operation in the youth field. (Dept for Education & Skills) (F)
(Cleared by letter of 16 June 2003 to Margaret Hodge MBE MP, Minister of State for Children, Department for Education and Skills)
8490/03 Educ 77 (SEC(03) 465)Commission staff working paper entitled "Analysis of Member States' replies to the Commission questionnaires on youth participation and information". (Department for Education & Skills) (F)
(Cleared by letter of 16 June 2003 to Margaret Hodge MBE MP, Minister of State for Children, Department for Education and Skills)
8757/03 Aviation 83 (COM(03) 207) Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending the amended 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) (B)
(Cleared by letter of 3 June 2003 to David Jamieson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Transport)
8878/03 (COM(03) 217)Proposal 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) (D)
(Cleared by Sub-Committee D at meeting of 11 June 2003)
9304/03Draft Council Common Position on arms brokering. (FCO) (C)
(Cleared by letter of 16 June 2003 to Dr Denis MacShane MP, Minister for Europe, FCO)




 
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