Select Committee on European Union Twelfth Report


SUB-COMMITTEE D

ENVIRONMENT, AGRICULTURE, PUBLIC HEALTH AND CONSUMER PROTECTION

MEMBERSHIP: Chairman: Earl of Selborne

Baroness Billingham, Baroness Maddock.

Co-opted Members:

Lord Carter, Lord Crickhowell, Lord Fyfe of Fairfield, Lord Haskins, Lord Lewis of Newnham, Lord Livsey of Talgarth, Countess of Mar, Lord Palmer, Lord Renton of Mount Harry.

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

i.  Documents awaiting scrutiny
*Un-numberedEuropean Parliament amendments to the Common Position adopted by the Council on 20 February 2003 with a view to the adoption of a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Directive 96/82/EC on the control of major-accident hazards involving dangerous substances. (Department for Work & Pensions) [30.6.03]
*Un-numberedCourt of Auditors Special Report No.4/2003 (pursuant to Article 248 (4) second paragraph EC) concerning rural development: support for less-favoured areas together with the Commission's replies. (DEFRA) [5.7.03]
8554/03 Agrileg 87Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down requirements for feed hygiene. (Food Standards Agency) (COM(03) 180)
*8813/03Amended 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. (DEFRA) (COM(03) 163)
*8990/03 Part 1, Ener 132Proposal for a Council Directive (Euratom) setting out basic obligations and general principles on the safety of nuclear installations. (DTI) (COM(03) 32)
8990/03 Part 2, Ener 132Proposal for a Council Directive (Euratom) setting out basic obligations and general principles on the safety of nuclear installations. Proposal for a Council Directive (Euratom) on the management of spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste. (DEFRA) (COM(03) 32)
9081/03 Peche 100Proposal for a Council Regulation establishing measures for the recovery of cod stocks. (DEFRA) (COM(03) 237)
*9903/03Report from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on the implementation of Community waste legislation - Directive 75/442/EEC on waste, Directive 91/689/EEC on hazardous waste, Directive 75/439/EEC on waste oils, Directive 86/278/EEC on sewage sludge and Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste - for the period 1998 to 2000. (DEFRA) (COM(03) 250)
*10113/03Communication from the Commission: Towards a thematic strategy on the prevention and recycling of waste. (DEFRA) (COM(03) 301)
*10143/03Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the management of waste from the extractive industries. (Office of the Deputy Prime Minister) (COM(03) 319)
*10449/03 Agrileg 168Modified proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down Community procedures for the authorisation and supervision and pharmacovigilance of medicinal products for human and veterinary use and establishing a European Agency for the Evaluation of Medicinal Products. (Health and DEFRA)
*10450/03 Agrileg 169Amended 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. (Health)
*10509/03Communication from the Commission: compliance with the rules of the Common Fisheries Policy - "compliance work plan and scoreboard". (DEFRA) (COM(03) 344)
*10676/03 Env 347Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament and the European Economic and Social Committee - A European Environment and Health Strategy. (DEFRA) (COM(03) 338)
*10801/03 Env 357Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament - Integrated product policy - Building on environmental life cycle thinking. (DEFRA) (COM(03) 302)
*10864/03 Env 366Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on persistent organic pollutants and amending Directives 79/117/EEC and 96/59/EC. (DEFRA) (COM(03) 333)
*10866/03 Env 367Proposal for a Council Decision concerning the conclusion, on behalf of the European Community, of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants. (DEFRA) (COM(03) 331)
*10904/03 + Add 1 Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning unfair business-to-consumer commercial practices in the Internal Market and amending directives 84/450/EEC, 97/7/EC and 98/27/EC (the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive); and Add 1: Commission staff working paper: Extended impact assessment on the Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning unfair business-to-consumer commercial practices in the Internal Market and amending directives 84/450/EEC, 97/7/EC and 98/27/EC (the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive). (DTI) (COM(03) 356) & (SEC(03) 724)
*10979/03 Justciv 102Proposal for a Council Decision concerning the conclusion by the European Community of the Protocol of 2002 to the Athens Convention relating to the Carriage of Passengers and their Luggage by Sea, 1974 ("the Athens Protocol"). (Transport) (COM(03) 375)

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)
(Awaiting RIA. Letter of 21 May 2003 to the Rt Hon Michael Meacher MP, Minister for the Environment, DEFRA; reply 1 June. Considered at meeting on 18 June, retained under scrutiny for more detailed examination, including the taking of oral evidence from the Minister in October)
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; reply 24 June)
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)
(Awaiting Regulatory Impact Assessment. Letter of 13 May 2003 to the Rt Hon John Hutton MP, Minister of State for Health, Department of Health; reply 15 July)
7635/03 Agrileg 61Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on maximum residue levels of pesticides in products of plant and animal origin. (DEFRA) (COM(03) 117)
(Letter of 13 May 2003 to the Lord Whitty, Parliamentary Under- Secretary of State, DEFRA; reply 4 June. Another letter sent 10 July)
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; reply 2 July from Lord Warner, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health. Another letter sent 17 July, awaiting revised EM and updated Regulatory Impact Assessment)


 
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