Select Committee on European Union Twelfth Report


SUB-COMMITTEE B

ENERGY, INDUSTRY AND TRANSPORT

MEMBERSHIP: Chairman: Lord Woolmer of Leeds

Lord Cavendish of Furness. Lord Shutt of Greetland.

Co-opted Members:

Lord Chadlington, Baroness Cohen of Pimlico, , Lord Faulkner of Worcester, Lord Fearn, Lord Howie of Troon, Lord Skelmersdale, Lord Walpole.

(For further information please contact the Clerk, Patrick Wogan, 020 7219 6798)

i.  Documents awaiting scrutiny
9790/03 Ecofin 157 Eighth progress Report on the implementation of the Financial Services Action Plan. (HM Treasury) (SEC(03) 665)
*10481/03 Trans 168Opinion of the Commission pursuant to Article 251 (2), third subparagraph, point (c) of the EC Treaty, on the European Parliament's amendments to the Council's common position regarding the draft Directive on the initial qualification and periodic training of drivers of certain road vehicles for the carriage of goods or passengers, amending Council Regulation (EEC) No.3820/85 and Council Directive 91/439/EEC and repealing Council Directive 76/914/EEC. (Department for Transport) (COM(03) 296)
*10684/03Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Directive 92/24/EEC relating to speed limitation devices or similar speed limitation on board systems of certain categories of motor vehicles. (Transport) (COM(03) 350)

ii.  Awaiting the outcome of Correspondence with Ministers, or held under scrutiny
Un-numberedProposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council 11093/02 of 17 July 2002, as revised in the Presidency Text of 24 February 2003, to be presented to the Telecoms Council for Political Agreement on 27 March 2003, concerning re-use and commercial exploitation of public sector documents. (Cabinet Office & DTI) [24.3.03]
(Letter of 26 March 2003 to Stephen Timms MP, Minister of State for eCommerce and Competitiveness, DTI; and also to Douglas Alexander MP, Minister of State, Cabinet Office)
10522/00Amended proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 82/714/EEC laying down technical requirements for inland waterway vessels. (DETR) (COM(00) 456)
(Letter of 18 October 2000 to Keith Hill MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, DETR; reply 14 November. Further reply 11 April 2002 from David Jamieson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Transport. Another letter sent 24 April)
6375/01(i) Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council:- Reinforcing Quality Service in Sea Ports: A Key for European Transport; and (ii) Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on market access to port services. (DETR) (COM(01) 35)
(Letter of 3 April 2001 to Keith Hill MP, Minister for Shipping and Ports, DETR; reply 2 May. Letter of 3 July to David Jamieson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Transport)
6390/01Commission staff working document on public financing and charging practices in the community sea port sector (on the basis of information provided by the Member States). (DETR) (SEC(01) 234)
(Letter of 3 April 2001 to Keith Hill MP, Minister for Shipping and Ports, DETR; reply 2 May. Letter of 3 July to David Jamieson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Transport)
6530/02 Trans 60 Amended proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on action by the Member States concerning public service requirements and the award of public service contracts in passenger transport by rail, road and inland water. (DTLR) (COM(02) 107)
(Letter of 12 June 2002 to David Jamieson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Transport)
7826/02 Aviation 68(i) Commission recommendation to the Council in order to authorise the Commission to open and conduct negotiations with the International Civil Aviation Organisations (ICAO) on the conditions and arrangements for accession by the European Community; and (ii) Commission recommendation to the Council in order to authorise the Commission to open and conduct negotiations with the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) on the conditions and arrangements for accession by the European Community. (Transport) (SEC(02) 381)
(Letter of 23 July 2002 to David Jamieson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Transport)
13637/02 Codec 1352Amended proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning sales promotions in the Internal Market. (DTI) (COM(02) 585)
(Letter of 4 December 2002 to Ms Melanie Johnson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Competition, Consumers and Markets, DTI; reply 11 March 2003. Further letters sent (i) 7 May, reply 5 June; (ii) 1 July. Awaiting outcome of the Council Working Group )
14205/02 Aviation 167Amended 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) (COM(02) 623)
(Letter of 17 December 2002 to David Jamieson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Transport. Another letter sent (in conjunction with reference to doc 8757/03) 3 June)
14933/02 + Add 1 Env 717(*+ Supplementary memo [7.7.03] ) Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council "A European Union strategy to reduce atmospheric emissions from seagoing ships" - Volume I/II; and Add 1: Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 1999/32/EC as regards the sulphur content of marine fuels -Volume II/II. (DEFRA) (COM(02) 595)
(Letter of 15 January 2003 to Alun Michael MP, Minister of State, Rural Affairs & Urban Quality of Life, DEFRA)
5207/03 + Add 1, Rev 1 Trans 5Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on minimum safety requirements for tunnels in the Trans-European Road Network. (Transport) (COM(02) 769)
(Letter of 20 February 2003 to David Jamieson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Transport)
5268/03 Codec 29Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the limitation of emissions of volatile organic compounds due to the use of organic solvents in decorative paints and varnishes and vehicle refinishing products and amending Directive 1999/13/EC. (DEFRA) (COM(02) 750)
(Letter of 12 February 2003 to Alun Michael MP, Minister of State, Rural Affairs & Urban Quality of Life, DEFRA)
5562/03 Codec 63Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to electromagnetic compatibility. (DTI) (COM(02) 759)
(Letter of 12 February 2003 to Lord Sainsbury of Turville, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Science and Innovation, DTI)
5707/03 Commission Green Paper on European Space Policy. (DTI) (COM(03) 17)
(Letter of 26 March 2003 to Lord Sainsbury of Turville, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Science and Innovation, DTI; reply 22 April. Another letter sent 14 May)
6410/03 Telecom 19Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the European Network and Information Security Agency. (DTI) (COM(03) 63)
(Letter of 10 April 2003 to Stephen Timms MP, Minister of State for eCommerce and Competitiveness, DTI; reply 29 April. Further letters sent: (i)10 June, reply 23 June; (ii) 8 July)
7312/03 Codec 303Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on ship-source pollution and on the introduction of sanctions, including criminal sanctions, for pollution offences. (Transport) (COM(03) 92)
(Letter of 10 June 2003 to David Jamieson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Transport)
7644/03 Telecom 44Amended proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the re-use commercial exploitation of public sector information. (Cabinet Office & DTI) (COM(03) 119)
(Letter of 7 May 2003 to Stephen Timms MP, Minister of State for eCommerce and Competitiveness, DTI; and also to Douglas Alexander MP, Minister of State, Cabinet Office; reply 19 June. Another letter sent 8 July)
8523/03 Part 2 Trans 111 Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on Intermodal Loading Units. (Transport) (COM(03) 155)
(Letter of 3 June 2003 to David Jamieson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Transport)
8566/03 Codec 505(i) Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions on enhancing maritime transport security; and (ii) Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on enhancing ship and port facility security. (Transport) (COM(03) 229)
(Letter of 10 June 2003 to David Jamieson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Transport; reply 30 June. Another letter sent 17 July, awaiting Regulatory Impact Assessment)
†8893/03(i) Communication from the Commission on developing the trans-European transport network:-Innovative funding solutions-Interoperability of electronic toll collection system; and (ii) Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the widespread introduction and interoperability of electronic road toll systems in the Community. (Transport) (COM(03) 132)
(Letter of 1 July 2003 to the Rt Hon Alistair Darling MP, Secretary of State for Transport, Department for Transport, awaiting Regulatory Impact Assessment)
(P)9008/03 Droipen 30Proposal for a Council Framework Decision to strengthen the criminal law framework for the enforcement of the law against ship-source pollution. (Home Office) (COM(03) 227)
(Letter of 10 June 2003 to Robert Ainsworth MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office; reply 3 July from Caroline Flint MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office)
9099/03 Ecofin 124Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Regulation (EC) No.2236/95/EC laying down general rules for the granting of Community financial aid in the field of trans-European networks. (DTI) (COM(03) 220)
(Letter of 11 June 2003 to Alan Johnson MP, Minister of State for Employment Relations, Industry and the Regions, DTI; reply 26 June from Jacqui Smith MP, Minister of State for Industry and the Regions, DTI. Another letter sent 8 July; reply 23 July)
9250/03Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions - on the Internal Market Strategy: Priorities 2003-2006. (DTI) (COM(03) 238)
(Letter of 10 June 2003 to Ms Melanie Johnson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Competition, Consumers & Markets, DTI)
†9340/03 Aviation 97Amended proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning protection against subsidisation and unfair pricing practices causing injury to Community air carriers in the supply of airline services from countries not members of the European Community. (Transport) (COM(03) 228)
(Letter of 1 July 2003 to Tony McNulty MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Transport)
*9785/03 Ener 158Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on the development of energy policy for the enlarged European Union, its neighbours and partner countries. (DTI) (COM(03) 262)
(Letter of 17 July 2003 to Stephen Timms MP, Minister of Energy, DTI)

iii  Document held under scrutiny awaiting debate on Report
14663/02 Aviation 181 (COM(02) 649)Communication from the Commission on the consequences of the Court judgements of 5 November 2002 for European air transport policy. (Transport)

(Letter of 15 January 2003 to the Rt Hon John Spellar MP, Minister of State, Department of Transport. Document 14663/02 formed the basis of the Sub-Committee's inquiry into "Open Skies" or Open Markets? The Effect of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) Judgments on Aviation Relations Between the European Union (EU) and the United States of America (USA), 17th Report (2002-03) 8 April 2003 (HL Paper 92). The Report was published on 9 May 2003. The Government Response is due by 9 July. The Report is to be debated on a day to be arranged)



 
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