Select Committee on European Union - Progress of Scrutiny Fourteenth 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
*11916/03 + Add 1 Env 429 (i) Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending the Directive establishing a scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading within the Community, in respect of the Kyoto Protocol's project mechanisms; (COM(03) 403) and (ii) Commission Staff Working Paper: Extended Impact assessment. (SEC(03) 785) (Defra)
(To be considered by the Sub-Committee on 29 October)
*12965/03 + Add 2 Agri 287 (i) Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on accomplishing a sustainable agricultural model for Europe through the reformed CAP - the tobacco, olive oil, cotton and sugar sectors; (COM(03) 554) and (ii) Add 2: Commission staff working paper: Tobacco regime - Extended Impact Assessment. (SEC(03) 1023) (Defra)
*12985/03 Env 477Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of groundwater against pollution. (Defra) (COM(03) 550)
*13074/03Communication from the Commission to the Council on the revision of the International Health Regulations under the framework of the World Health Organisation. (Health) (COM(03) 545)
(To be considered by the Sub-Committee on 29 October)

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)
†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)
(Letter of 14 October 2003 to Gerry Sutcliffe MP, Parliamentary Under- Secretary of State for Employment Relations, Competition and Consumers, DTI)
*11145/03Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on shipments of waste. (Defra) (COM(03) 379)
(Letter of 23 October 2003 to Elliot Morley MP, Minister for Environment and Agri-Environment, DEFRA; awaiting Regulatory Impact Assessment and supplementary EM)
†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)
(Considered at meeting of 8 October 2003, retained under scrutiny awaiting Regulatory Impact Assessment)
†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)
(Considered at meeting of 8 October 2003, retained under scrutiny awaiting Regulatory Impact Assessment)
*11838/03Proposal for a Council Regulation laying down measures concerning incidental catches of cetaceans in fisheries and amending Regulation (EC) No.88/98. (Defra) (COM(03) 451)
(Letter of 23 October 2003 to Ben Bradshaw MP, Minister for Nature Conservation & Fisheries, Defra; retained under scrutiny awaiting Regulatory Impact Assessment)
*12098/03Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a European Centre [for Disease Prevention and Control]. (Health) (COM(03) 441)
(Letter of 23 October 2003 to Melanie Johnson MP, Parliamentary Under- Secretary of State, Health)

III  DOCUMENTS 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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