Select Committee on European Union Fifteenth 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, SUZANNE TODD 020 7219 3194)

I.  DOCUMENTS AWAITING SCRUTINY
(P)12507/03 Droipen 50 Draft Framework Decision on the application of the "ne bis in idem" principle. (Home Office)

(See also docs 11488/03, 11655/03, 12893/03, and 13281/03 + Rev 1. To be considered by the Sub-Committee on 19 November)

(P)12893/03 Droipen 54Draft Framework Decision on the application of the "ne bis in idem" principle. (Home Office)

(See also docs 11488/03, 11655/03, 12507/03, and 13281/03 + Rev 1. To be considered by the Sub-Committee on 19 November)

*(P)13281/03 + Rev 1 Droipen 57 Draft Framework Decision on the application of the "ne bis in idem" principle. (Home Office)

(See also docs 11488/03, 11655/03, 12507/03, and 12893/03. To be considered by the Sub-Committee on 19 November)

II.  AWAITING THE OUTCOME OF CORRESPONDENCE WITH MINISTERS, OR HELD UNDER SCRUTINY
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 18 July. Another letter sent 18 September)
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 18 July. Another letter sent 18 September)
(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)
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; reply 6 October. Another letter sent 28 October)
(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)
(See also doc 11447/03. 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, reply 16 October; (iv) 16 October; and (v) 28 October)
(P)9158/03 Copen 47Draft Framework Decision on the execution in the European Union of confiscation orders. (Home Office)
(Letter of 3 July 2003 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 2003 to Caroline Flint MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, 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)
(Letter of 18 September 2003 to Caroline Flint MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office; reply 3 November. To be considered by the Sub-Committee on 19 November)
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 12 August. Another letter sent 17 September; reply 3 November. To be considered by the Sub-Committee on 19 November)
*(P)10965/3/03 Enfopol 63 Draft Council Resolution on security at European Council and other comparable events. (Home Office)
(Letter of 17 November 2003 to Caroline Flint MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office)
(P)10966/03 Enfopol 64Draft Council Decision on the use by Member States of bans on access to venues of football matches with an international dimension. (Home Office)
(Letter of 18 September 2003 to Caroline Flint MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office; reply 29 October)
(P)10996/03Proposal for a Council Directive on compensation to crime victims. (Home Office)
(Letter of 23 October 2003 to Caroline Flint MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office)
11035/03Proposal for a Council Regulation amending Council Regulation (EC) No.384/96 on protection against dumped imports from countries not members of the European Community and Council Regulation (EC) No.2026/97 on protection against subsidised imports from countries not members of the European Community. (DTI) (COM(03) 380)
(Letter of 16 October 2003 to Mike O'Brien MP, Minister for Trade and Investment, DTI; reply 7 November. To be considered by the Sub-Committee on 19 November)
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)
(Letter of 18 September 2003 to Ms Dawn Primarolo MP, Paymaster General, HM Treasury)
(P)11447/03 Copen 72Proposal 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)
(See also doc 7231/03. Letter of 16 October 2003 to Caroline Flint MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office)
(P)11488/03 Droipen 46Initiative 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)
(See also docs 11655/03, 12507/03, 12893/03 and 13281/03 + Rev 1. Letter of 18 September 2003 to Fiona Mactaggart MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office. To be considered by the Sub-Committee on 19 November)
(P)11655/03 Droipen 47Initiative 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)
(See also docs 11488/03, 12507/03, 12893/03 and 13281/03 + Rev 1. Letter of 18 September 2003 to Fiona Mactaggart MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office. To be considered by the Sub-Committee on 19 November)

III  DOCUMENTS UNDER SCRUTINY

IN CONNECTION WITH THE EVIDENCE SESSION ON WEDNESDAY 12 NOVEMBER WITH CAROLINE FLINT MP, PARLIAMENTARY UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE, HOME OFFICE)
†7214/03 Asile 14 Amended proposal for a Council Directive on minimum standards on procedures in Member States for granting and withdrawing refugee status. (Home Office)
†12281/03Amended proposal for a Council Directive on minimum standards on procedures in Member States for granting and withdrawing refugee status. (Home Office)
(A short Report will be published)

IN CONNECTION WITH THE SUB-COMMITTEE'S INQUIRY INTO THE PROPOSED REGULATION ON THE LAW APPLICABLE TO NON-CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS ("ROME" II)
†11812/03 Justciv 121Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and the Council on the law applicable to non-contractual obligations ("ROME II"). (Constitutional Affairs & the Scottish Executive) (COM(03) 427)

IV  DOCUMENTS HELD UNDER SCRUTINY AWAITING DEBATE ON REPORT
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 received 14 August. The Report is to be debated on a day to be arranged. Letter of 15 November from the Rt Hon Jacqui Smith MP, Minister of State for Industry and the Regions, DTI)


 
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