Select Committee on European Union Fifteenth Report


SUB-COMMITTEE B

ENERGY, INDUSTRY AND TRANSPORT

MEMBERSHIP: Chairman: Lord Woolmer of Leeds

Lord Cavendish of Furness. Lord Shutt of Greetland.

Co-opted Members:

Lord Chadlington, Baroness Cohen of Pimlico, , Lord Faulkner of Worcester, Lord Fearn, Lord Howie of Troon, Lord Skelmersdale, Lord Walpole.

(FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT THE CLERK, PATRICK WOGAN, 020 7219 6798)

I.  DOCUMENTS AWAITING SCRUTINY
5375/03(Supplementary memo [13.10.03] ) Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 97/68/EC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to measures against the emission of gaseous and particulate pollutants from internal combustion engines to be installed in non-road mobile machinery. (Transport) (COM(02) 765)
9790/03 Ecofin 157Eighth progress Report on the implementation of the Financial Services Action Plan. (HM Treasury) (SEC(03) 665)
10481/03 Trans 168Opinion of the Commission pursuant to Article 251 (2), third subparagraph, point (c) of the EC Treaty, on the European Parliament's amendments to the Council's common position regarding the draft Directive on the initial qualification and periodic training of drivers of certain road vehicles for the carriage of goods or passengers, amending Council Regulation (EEC) No.3820/85 and Council Directive 91/439/EEC and repealing Council Directive 76/914/EEC. (Department for Transport) (COM(03) 296)
10823/03 Aviation 127Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing common rules on compensation and assistance to air passengers in the event of denied boarding and of cancellation or long delay of flights, and repealing Regulation (EEC) No.295/91 - Outcome of the European Parliament's second reading (Strasbourg, 30 June to 3 July 2003). (Transport)
11875/03 Ener 235Amended proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the promotion of cogeneration based on a useful heat demand in the internal energy market. (Defra) (COM(03) 416)
11944/03Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 1999/62/EC on the charging of heavy goods vehicles for the use of certain infrastructure. (HM Treasury & Transport) (COM(03) 448)
12059/03Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the transfer of cargo and passenger ships between registers within the Community. (Transport) (COM(03) 478)
12131/03Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No.1406/2002 to allow the European Maritime Safety Agency to undertake additional tasks. (Transport) (COM(03) 440)
12142/03Amended proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 1999/32/EC as regards the sulphur content of marine fuels. (DEFRA) (COM(03) 476)
12168/03 Trans 208Amended proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the harmonisation of certain social legislation relating to road transport and amending Council Regulation (EEC) No.3821/85 on recording equipment in road transport. (Transport) (COM(03) 490)
12243/03 Aviation 163Opinion of the Commission pursuant to Article 251(2), third subparagraph, point (c) of the EC Treaty, on the European Parliament's amendments to the Council's common position regarding the proposals for a: (i) Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down the framework for the creation of a Single European Sky ("the framework Regulation"); (ii) Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the provision of Air Navigation Services in the Single European Sky ("the service provision Regulation"); (iii) Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the organisation and use of the airspace in the Single European Sky ("the airspace Regulation"); and (iv) Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the interoperability of the European Air Traffic Management network ("the interoperability Regulation"). (Transport) (COM(03) 514)
*(P)12828/03 + Cor 1 Droipen 53 Proposal for a Framework Decision to strengthen the criminal law framework for the enforcement of the law against ship pollution. (Home Office)

(To be considered by the Sub-Committee on 17 November)

*12858/03 Council Decision on the signing of the Framework Agreement between the European Community and the European Space Agency. (DTI)
*13244/03 + Add 1 Trans 240 (i) Amended proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council amending the amended proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Decision No.1692/96/EC on Community guidelines for the development of the trans-European transport network; (COM(03) 564); and (ii) Add 1: Commission Staff Working Paper: Extended Impact Assessment, (SEC(03) 1060). (Transport)
(To be considered by the Sub-Committee on 17 November)
*13284/03 Aviation 194Proposal for a Council Decision on the signing of the Cooperation Agreement on a Civil Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) - GALILEO between the European Community and its Member States and the People's Republic of China. (Transport) (COM(03) 578)
*13297/03 Ecofin 288Amended proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending the amended proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Regulation (EC) No.2236/95 laying down general rules for the granting of Community financial aid in the field of trans-European networks. (DTI) (COM(03) 561)
(To be considered by the Sub-Committee on 17 November)
*13664/03Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to the measures to be taken against the emission of gaseous and particulate pollutants from compression-ignition engines for use in vehicles, and the emission of gaseous pollutants from positive-ignition engines fuelled with natural gas or liquefied petroleum gas for use in vehicles. (Transport) (COM(03) 522)
(To be considered by the Sub-Committee on 17 November)
*13693/03Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council relating to the use of frontal protection systems on motor vehicles and amending Council Directive 70/156/EEC. (Transport) (COM(03) 586)
(To be considered by the Sub-Committee on 17 November)

II.  AWAITING THE OUTCOME OF CORRESPONDENCE WITH MINISTERS, OR HELD UNDER SCRUTINY
6375/01(i) Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council:- Reinforcing Quality Service in Sea Ports: A Key for European Transport; and (ii) Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on market access to port services. (DETR) (COM(01) 35)
(Letter of 3 April 2001 to Keith Hill MP, Minister for Shipping and Ports, DETR; reply 2 May. Letter of 3 July to David Jamieson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Transport)
6390/01Commission staff working document on public financing and charging practices in the community sea port sector (on the basis of information provided by the Member States). (DETR) (SEC(01) 234)
(Letter of 3 April 2001 to Keith Hill MP, Minister for Shipping and Ports, DETR; reply 2 May. Letter of 3 July to David Jamieson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Transport)
6530/02 Trans 60 Amended proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on action by the Member States concerning public service requirements and the award of public service contracts in passenger transport by rail, road and inland water. (DTLR) (COM(02) 107)
(Letter of 12 June 2002 to David Jamieson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Transport)
7826/02 Aviation 68(i) Commission recommendation to the Council in order to authorise the Commission to open and conduct negotiations with the International Civil Aviation Organisations (ICAO) on the conditions and arrangements for accession by the European Community; and (ii) Commission recommendation to the Council in order to authorise the Commission to open and conduct negotiations with the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) on the conditions and arrangements for accession by the European Community. (Transport) (SEC(02) 381)
(Letter of 23 July 2002 to David Jamieson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Transport)
13637/02 Codec 1352Amended proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning sales promotions in the Internal Market. (DTI) (COM(02) 585)
(Letter of 4 December 2002 to Ms Melanie Johnson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Competition, Consumers and Markets, DTI; reply 11 March 2003. Further letters sent (i) 7 May, reply 5 June; and (ii) 1 July. Awaiting outcome of the Council Working Group)
14205/02 Aviation 167Amended proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Regulation (EEC) No.95/93 of 18 January 1993 on common rules for the allocation of slots at Community airports. (Transport) (COM(02) 623)
(Letter of 17 December 2002 to David Jamieson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Transport. Further letter sent (in conjunction with reference to doc 8757/03) (i) 3 June 2003, reply 12 June; (ii) 1 July, reply 22 July; (iii) letter of 15 October to Tony McNulty MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Transport; reply 31 October and (iv) 11 November. To be considered by the Sub-Committee on 17 November)
14933/02 + Add 1 Env 717 (+ Supplementary memo [7.7.03] ) Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council "A European Union strategy to reduce atmospheric emissions from seagoing ships" - Volume I/II; and Add 1: Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 1999/32/EC as regards the sulphur content of marine fuels -Volume II/II. (Defra) (COM(02) 595)
(Letter of 15 January 2003 to Alun Michael MP, Minister of State, Rural Affairs & Urban Quality of Life, DEFRA. Further letter sent 9 September to Lord Whitty, Minister for Food, Farming & Sustainable Energy, Defra)
7312/03 Codec 303Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on ship-source pollution and on the introduction of sanctions, including criminal sanctions, for pollution offences. (Transport) (COM(03) 92)
(Letter of 10 June 2003 to David Jamieson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Transport; reply 10 November. To be considered by the Sub-Committee at meeting on 17 November)
8523/03 Part 2 Trans 111 Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on Intermodal Loading Units. (Transport) (COM(03) 155)
(Letter of 3 June 2003 to David Jamieson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Transport)
8893/03(i) Communication from the Commission on developing the trans-European transport network:-Innovative funding solutions-Interoperability of electronic toll collection system; and (ii) Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the widespread introduction and interoperability of electronic road toll systems in the Community. (Transport) (COM(03) 132)
(Letter of 1 July 2003 to the Rt Hon Alistair Darling MP, Secretary of State for Transport, Department for Transport; reply 11 September from David Jamieson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Transport, enclosing an Initial Regulatory Impact Assessment)
(P)9008/03 Droipen 30Proposal for a Council Framework Decision to strengthen the criminal law framework for the enforcement of the law against ship-source pollution. (Home Office) (COM(03) 227)
(Letter of 10 June 2003 to Robert Ainsworth MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office; reply 3 July from Caroline Flint MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office. To be considered by the Sub-Committee at meeting on 17 November)
9099/03 Ecofin 124Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Regulation (EC) No.2236/95/EC laying down general rules for the granting of Community financial aid in the field of trans-European networks. (DTI) (COM(03) 220)
(Letter of 11 June 2003 to Alan Johnson MP, Minister of State for Employment Relations, Industry and the Regions, DTI; reply 26 June from Jacqui Smith MP, Minister of State for Industry and the Regions, DTI. Further letters sent: (i) 8 July, reply 23 July; and (ii) 17 September)
9785/03 Ener 158Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on the development of energy policy for the enlarged European Union, its neighbours and partner countries. (DTI) (COM(03) 262)
(Letter of 17 July 2003 to Stephen Timms MP, Minister for Energy, DTI)
10820/03 Aviation 125Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down the framework for the creation of the single European sky ("the framework Regulation"). Outcome of the European Parliament's second reading (Strasbourg, 30 June to 3 July 2003). (Transport)
(Letter of 17 September 2003 to Tony McNulty MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Transport)
10821/03 Aviation 126(i) Draft Regulation on the provision of Air Navigation Services in the Single European Sky ("the service provision Regulation); (ii) Draft Regulation on the organisation and use of the airspace in the Single European Sky ("the airspace Regulation); and (iii) Draft Regulation on the interoperability of the European Air traffic management network ("the interoperability Regulation"). The outcome of the European Parliament's second reading (Strasbourg, 30 June to 3 July 2003. (Transport)
(Letter of 17 September 2003 to Tony McNulty MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Transport)
11535/03Proposal for a Council Decision amending decision 2002/834/EC on the specific programme for research, technological development and demonstration: "Integrating and strengthening the European research area" (2002-2006). (DTI) (COM(03) 390)
(Letter of 21 October 2003 to Lord Sainsbury of Turville, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Science and Innovation, DTI)
11641/03 Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the approval of motor vehicles and their trailers, and of systems, components and separate technical units intended for such vehicles. (Transport) (COM(03) 418)
(Letter of 17 September 2003 to Dr Kim Howells MP, Minister of State for Transport, Department for Transport, awaiting the Regulatory Impact Assessment)

III  DOCUMENT HELD UNDER SCRUTINY AWAITING DEBATE ON REPORT
14663/02 Aviation 181 (COM(02) 649) Communication from the Commission on the consequences of the Court judgements of 5 November 2002 for European air transport policy. (Transport)

(Letter of 15 January 2003 to the Rt Hon John Spellar MP, Minister of State, Department of Transport. Document 14663/02 formed the basis of the Sub-Committee's inquiry into "Open Skies" or Open Markets? The Effect of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) Judgments on Aviation Relations Between the European Union (EU) and the United States of America (USA), 17th Report (2002-03) 8 April 2003 (HL Paper 92). The Report was published on 9 May 2003. The Government Response received 28 July. The Report is to be debated on a day to be arranged)



 
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