Select Committee on European Union Twelfth Report


SUB-COMMITTEE E

LAW AND INSTITUTIONS

MEMBERSHIP: Chairman: Lord Scott of Foscote

Lord Brennan, Lord Neill of Bladen.

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
(P)6296/03 Droipen 9 Proposal 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)
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)10332/03Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament and the European Economic and Social Committee on a comprehensive EU policy against corruption. (Home Office) (COM(03) 317)
*10739/03Communication from the Commission to the Council and to the European Parliament -Reinforcing the statutory audit in the EU. (DTI) (COM(03) 286)
*10868/03 Justciv 99Proposal for a Council Decision authorising the Member States to ratify, or accede to, in the interest of the European Community the Convention on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Co-operation in respect of Parental Responsibility and Measures for the Protection of Children (the 1996 Hague Convention). (Dept for Constitutional Affairs the Scottish Executive Justice Department) (COM(03) 348)
*11151/03 Ecofin 203Amended proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the prevention of money laundering by means of customs cooperation. (HM Customs & Excise) (COM(03) 371)

ii.  Awaiting the outcome of Correspondence with Ministers, or held under 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]
(Letter of 5 June 2003 to Ms Melanie Johnson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Competition, Consumers & Markets, DTI; reply 30 June. Cleared by letter of 17 July to the Lord Sainsbury of Turville, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Science & Innovation, DTI)
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; reply 17 June. Another letter sent 26 June)
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; reply 15 April. Another letter sent 6 June)
(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. (Home Office)
(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; reply 23 June. Letter of 3 July to Caroline Flint MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office)
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; reply 23 June. Letter of 3 July to Caroline Flint MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, 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)
(Letter of 12 June 2003 to Ms Melanie Johnson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Competition, Consumers & Markets, DTI; reply 30 June. Letter of 17 July to the Lord Sainsbury of Turville, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Science & Innovation, DTI)
(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. Further letters sent: (i) 15 May, reply 5 June; (ii)12 June, reply 30 June from Caroline Flint MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office; (iii) 17 July)
†(P)9158/03 Copen 47Draft Framework Decision on the execution in the European Union of confiscation orders. (Home Office)
(Letter of 3 July to Caroline Flint MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office)
†(P)9228/03 Droipen 33Initiative 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)
(Letter of 17 July to Caroline Flint MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office)
*9905/03Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the statute and financing of European political parties - Outcome of the European Parliament's first reading (Brussels, 18 to 19 June 2003). (FCO)
(Letter of 17 July 2003 to Dr Denis MacShane MP, Minister for Europe, FCO)
*(P)9918/03 Copen 51Draft Framework Decision on the execution in the European Union of confiscation orders. (Home Office)
(Letter of 17 July to Caroline Flint MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office)
*10630/03 Justciv 91Amended proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council creating a European enforcement order for uncontested claims. (Constitutional Affairs & the Scottish Executive Justice Department) (COM(03) 341)
(Letter of 17 July 2003 to the Lord Filkin CBE, Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional ; reply 10 February)
*(P)10701/03 Droipen 40Initiative of the Hellenic Republic with a view to the adoption of Council Framework Decision on the application of the "ne bis in idem" principle. (Home Office)
(Letter of 17 July to Caroline Flint MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office)

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]
Un-numberedCouncil Presidency compromise proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28 April 2003 concerning takeover bids. (DTI) [8.5.03]
12846/02 (COM(02) 534)Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on takeover bids. (DTI)
(The two un-numbered documents and 12846/02 formed the basis of the Sub-Committee's inquiry into If at first you don't succeed … Takeover Bids Again, 28th Report (2002-03) 24 June 2003 (HL Paper 128). The Report was published on 4 July 2003. The Government Response is due by 4 September. The Report is to be debated on a day to be arranged)


 
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