Select Committee on European Union Twelfth 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-numberedPreliminary Draft General Budget of the European Communities for the financial year 2004. (HM Treasury) [5.6.03] (A)
(This un-numbered document formed the basis of Sub-Committee A's inquiry into The 2004 EC Budget, 33rd Report (2002-03) 8 July 2003 (HL Paper 141). The Report was published on 14 July 2003. The Government Response is due by 8 September. The Report was recommended for information only)
Un-numberedAgreement between the European Union and the Democratic Republic of Congo on the status of forces of the European-led forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo. (FCO) [26.6.03] (C)
(Cleared by Sub-Committee C at meeting of 3 July 2003)
Un-numberedDraft Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Union and the Republic of Uganda regarding the status of forces participating in the European Union Military Operation in the Democratic Republic of Congo requiring access to, presence in and departure from Uganda. (FCO) [26.6.03] (C)
(Cleared by Sub-Committee C at meeting of 3 July 2003)
Un-numberedCouncil Decision implementing a Common Position concerning the comprehensive nuclear test ban treaty. (FCO) [26.6.03] (C)
(Cleared by Sub-Committee C at meeting of 3 July 2003)
6568/02 (COM(02) 17)(Third supplementary memo [2.6.03] & Fourth supplementary memo [11.7.03) Proposal for a Directive of the European parliament and of the Council on environmental liability with regard to the prevention and remedying of environmental damage. (DEFRA) (D)
(Letter of 18 June 2003 to the Rt Hon Alun Michael MP, Minister of State, Rural Affairs and Urban Quality of Life, DEFRA; reply 5 July. Cleared by letter of 17 July)
7286/02 Aviation 58 (COM(02) 110)Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning protection against subsidisation and unfair pricing practices in the supply of airline services from countries not members of the European Community. (DTLR) (B)
(Letter of 15 May 2002 to David Jamieson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Transport; reply 10 June. Another letter sent 1 July; reply 31 July. Cleared by letter of 1 July 2003 to Tony McNulty MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Transport)
10279/02 Asile 33Amended proposal for a Council Directive on minimum standards on procedures in Member States for granting and withdrawing refugee status. (Home Office) (E)
(Cleared by Sub-Committee E at meeting of 16 July 2003)
15301/02 (COM(02) 681)Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and to the Council on improving safety at sea in response to the Prestige accident. (Transport) (B)
(Letter of 15 January 2003 to David Jamieson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Transport. Cleared by letter of 10 April with document 7235/03)
(P)15490/1/02 Droipen 92Proposal for a Council Framework Decision on combating racism and xenophobia. (Home Office) (E)
(Letter of 30 January 2003 to the Lord Filkin CBE, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office; reply 10 February. Documents 15490/1/02 and 7280/03 formed the basis of Sub-Committee E's inquiry into The Proposed Framework Decision on Racism and Xenophobia - an update, 32nd Report (2002-03) 1 July 2003 (HL Paper 136). The Report was published on 14 July 2003. The Government Response is due by 14 September. The Report was recommended for information only)
15878/02 (COM(02) 719)Proposal for a Council Decision amending Decision 1999/468/EC laying down the procedures for the exercise of implementing powers conferred on the Commission. (FCO) (E)
(Document 15878/02 formed the basis of Sub-Committee E's inquiry into Reforming Comitology, 31st Report (2002-03) 1 July 2003 (HL Paper 135). The Report was published on 8 July 2003. The Government Response is due by 8 September. The Report was recommended for information only))
(P)15884/02 Copen 66Proposal from the Kingdom of Denmark for the adoption by the Council of a Draft Framework Decision on the execution in the European Union of confiscation orders. (Home Office) (E)
(Letter of 6 March 2003 to Robert Ainsworth MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office; reply 26 March. Cleared by letter of 3 July to Caroline Flint MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office)
5355/03 (COM(03) 58)Communication from the Commission - The role of the universities in the Europe of knowledge. (Department for Education and Skills) (F)
(Letter of 9 April 2003 to Margaret Hodge MBE MP, Minister of State for Lifelong Learning and Higher Education, Department for Education and Skills; reply 21 May. Another letter sent 16 June. Cleared by letter of 16 July to Alan Johnson MP, Minister of State for Lifelong Learning and Higher Education, Department for Education and Skills)
5765/03 Eco 14 (COM(03) 27)Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament - Green Paper Entrepreneurship in Europe. (DTI) (B)

(Letter of 5 March 2003 to Nigel Griffiths MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Small Business, DTI. Document 5765/03 formed the basis of Sub-Committee B's inquiry into The Commission's Green Paper: Entrepreneurship in Europe, 34th Report (2002-03) 8 July 2003 (HL Paper 142). The Report was published on 18 July 2003. The Government Response is due by 18 September. The Report was recommended for information only)

5773/03 (COM(02) 770)Proposal for a Council Regulation concerning trade in certain equipment and products which could be used for capital punishment, torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. (DTI) (A)
(Cleared by letter of 17 July 2003 to Nigel Griffiths MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, DTI)
(P)6356/03 + Add 1 Copen 11Communication from the Hellenic Republic: Initiative of the Hellenic Republic for the adoption of a Framework Decision of the Council on the application of the "ne bis in idem" principle. (Home Office) (E)
(Letter of 8 May 2003 to Robert Ainsworth MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office. Cleared by letter of 17 July to Caroline Flint MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office)
6669/03 (COM(03) 77)Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the statute and financing of European political parties. (FCO) (E)
(Letter of 8 May 2003 to Dr Denis MacShane MP, Minister for Europe, FCO; reply 10 June. Another letter sent 26 June. Cleared by letter of 17 July)
(P)6781/03 Copen 17 (COM(03) 75)Green Paper from the Commission - Procedural Safeguards for suspects and Defendants in Criminal Proceedings throughout the European Union. (Home Office) (E)
(Cleared by Sub-Committee E at meeting of 16 July 2003)
(P)7179/03 Comix 142 Council Regulation on procedures for amending the Sirene Manual. (Home Office) (F)
(Letter of 7 May 2003 to Robert Ainsworth MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office; reply 22 May. Cleared by letter of 16 July to Caroline Flint MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office)
(P)7180/03 Comix 143 Council Decision on procedures for amending the Sirene Manual. (Home Office) (F)
(Letter of 7 May 2003 to Robert Ainsworth MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office; reply 22 May. Cleared by letter of 16 July to Caroline Flint MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office)
(P)7280/03 Droipen 14Proposal for a Council Framework Decision on racism and xenophobia. (Home Office) (E)

(Lord Filkin CBE, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office gave evidence to the Sub-Committee on 30 April 2003. Documents 15490/1/02 and 7280/03 formed the basis of Sub-Committee E's inquiry into The Proposed Framework Decision on Racism and Xenophobia - an update, 32nd Report (2002-03) 1 July 2003 (HL Paper 136). The Report was published on 14 July 2003. The Government Response is due by 14 September. The Report was recommended for information only)

7964/03 Asile 19 (COM(03) 152)Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on the common asylum policy and the Agenda for protection (Second Commission report on the implementation of Communication COM(2000) 755 of 22 November 2000). (Home Office) (F)
(Cleared by Sub-Committee F at meeting of 9 July 2003)
(P)7981/03 Copen 32Draft Framework Decision on the execution in the European Union of confiscation orders. (Home Office) (E)
(Cleared by letter of 3 July 2003 to Caroline Flint MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office)
8123/03 (COM(03) 625)Communication from the Commission: Improving scientific and technical advice for Community fisheries management. (DEFRA) (D)
(Letter of 3 June 2003 to the Rt Hon Alun Michael MP, Minister of State, Rural Affairs & Urban Quality of Life, DEFRA; reply 24 June. Cleared by Sub-Committee D at meeting of 9 July)
(P)8353/03 Copen 38Draft Framework Decision on the execution in the European Union of confiscation orders. (Home Office) (E)
(Cleared by letter of 3 July 2003 to Caroline Flint MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office)
(P)8592/03 Droipen 24Initiative 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)
(Letter of 6 June 2003 to Robert Ainsworth MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office; reply 24 June from Caroline Flint MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office. Cleared by letter of 17 July)
(P)8720/03 Droipen 27Initiative 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) (E)
(Cleared by letter of 17 July 2003 to Caroline Flint MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office)
8813/03 Agrileg 97 (COM(03) 163)(*+ Supplementary memo[3.7.03] ) (i) Amended 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; and (ii) Amended 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. (Health & DEFRA) (D)
(Considered at meeting of 11 June 2003, retained under scrutiny awaiting the account of the decisions taken at the Health Council of 2-3 June. Cleared by letter of 17 July to Ben Bradshaw MP, Parliamentary Secretary, Nature Protection and Fisheries, DEFRA)
8843/03 Asim 28 (COM(03) 179)Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on an Action Plan for the collection and analysis of Community Statistics in the field of migration. (Home Office) (F)
(Cleared by letter of 11 July 2003 to Caroline Flint MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office)
9713/03 Trans 148 (COM(03) 311)Communication from the Commission: European Road Safety Action Programme "Halving the number of road accident victims in the European Union by 2010: a shared responsibility". (Transport) (B)
(Cleared by letter of 2 July 2003 to David Jamieson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Transport)
9824/03 (COM(03) 270)Commission Green Paper on services of general interest. (DTI) (B)
(Cleared by letter of 1 July 2003 to Gerry Sutcliffe MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Minister for Employment Relations, Competition and Consumers, DTI)
10041/03Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament: Modernising Company Law and Enhancing Corporate Governance in the European Union - A Plan to Move Forward. (DTI) (COM(03) 284) (E)
(Cleared by letter of 3 July 2003 to Jacqui Smith MP, Minister for Industry and the Regions and Deputy Minister for Women and Equality, DTI; reply 12 July)
(P)10135/03 Droipen 36Initiative 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) (E)
(Cleared by letter of 17 July 2003 to Caroline Flint MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office)
10157/03 (COM(03) 312)Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions: Mid-term review of the social policy agenda. (Department for Work and Pensions) (F)
(Cleared by Sub-Committee F at meeting of 16 July 2003)
10158/03 Ecofin 178 (COM(03) 261)Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions: Strengthening the social dimension of the Lisbon strategy: Streamlining open coordination in the field of social protection. (Department for Work and Pensions) (F)
(Cleared by letter of 16 July 2003 to the Rt Hon Baroness Hollis of Heigham, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Work and Pensions)
10184/03 (COM(03) 272)Proposal for a European Parliament and Council Decision establishing a Community action programme to promote bodies active at European level in the field of youth. (Department for Education and Skills) (F)
(Cleared by letter of 16 July 2003 to Alan Johnson MP, Minister of State for Lifelong Learning and Higher Education, Department for Education and Skills)
*10607/03 COM(03) 285Communication 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 as an un-numbered document at meeting of 12 June 2003, in Progress of Scrutiny dated 16 June)
10893/03Draft Council Recommendation on the appointment of the President of the European Central Bank. (HM Treasury) (A)
(Cleared by letter of 16 July 2003 to the Rt Hon Dawn Primarolo MP, Paymaster General, HM Treasury; reply 22 July)




 
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