Select Committee on European Union - Progress of Scrutiny Thirteenth 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-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]
*8983/03 Env 254Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2002/96/EC on waste electrical and electronic equipment. (DTI) (COM(03) 219)
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)
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)
*11646/03Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on nutrition and health claims made on foods. (Food Standards Agency) (COM(03) 424)
*11830/03Proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on cooperation between national authorities responsible for the enforcement of consumer protection laws ("the regulation on consumer protection cooperation"). (DTI) (COM(03) 443)

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 on 15 October)
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; reply 7 August)
†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)
(Letter of 18 September 2003 to Melanie Johnson MP, Parliamentary Under- Secretary of State, Health)
†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)
(Letter of 18 September 2003 to Stephen Timms MP, Minister of State for Energy, E-Commerce and Postal Services, DTI; awaiting Regulatory Impact Assessment)
†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)
(Letter of 18 September 2003 to Elliot Morley MP, Minister for Environment and Agri-Environment, DEFRA; awaiting Regulatory Impact Assessment)
†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)
(Awaiting Regulatory Impact Assessment)

IIIDOCUMENTS UNDER SCRUTINY

IN CONNECTION WITH THE SUB-COMMITTEE'S INQUIRY INTO EUROPEAN UNION POLICY DEVELOPMENT: CHALLENGE OF WASTE MANAGEMENT
†10113/03Communication from the Commission: Towards a thematic strategy on the prevention and recycling of waste. (DEFRA) (COM(03) 301)
†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)



 
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