Select Committee on European Union Fifteenth Report


SUB-COMMITTEE F

SOCIAL AFFAIRS, EDUCATION AND HOME AFFAIRS

MEMBERSHIP: Chairman: Baroness Harris of Richmond

Lord Dubs, Baroness Stern.

Co-opted Members:

Lord Avebury, Lord Corbett of Castle Vale, Baroness Gibson of Market Rasen, Baroness Greengross, Lord Griffiths of Fforestfach, Lord King of West Bromwich, Baroness Knight of Collingtree, Lord Wright of Richmond.

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I.  DOCUMENTS AWAITING SCRUTINY
(P)03/23Opinion of the Joint Supervisory Body in respect of the draft agreement to be signed between Europol and Eurojust. (Home Office)
(P)12622/03 Add 1 Europol 46Joint Supervisory Body opinion in respect to draft agreement between Europol and Romania. (Home Office)

II.  AWAITING THE OUTCOME OF CORRESPONDENCE WITH MINISTERS, OR HELD UNDER SCRUTINY
(P)2620-13 Draft Agreement between Eurojust and Europol. (Home Office)
(Letter of 16 January 2003 to Robert Ainsworth MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office; replies 5 and 17 February. Further letters sent (i) 28 February, reply 27 March; and (ii) 9 April, reply 7 May)
†COM(03) 510Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending the Convention implementing the Schengen Agreement of 14 June 1985 on the gradual abolition of checks at common borders as regards access to the Schengen Information System by the services in the Member States responsible for issuing registration certificates for vehicles. (Home Office)
(Letter of 29 October 2003 to Caroline Flint MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Home Office)
†(P)COM(03) 512(i) Proposal for a Council Decision on the conclusion, on behalf of the European Community, of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organised Crime; (ii) Proposal for a Council Decision on the conclusion, on behalf of the European Community, of the Protocol against the smuggling of migrants by land, sea and air, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organised Crime; and (iii) Proposal for a Council Decision on the conclusion, on behalf of the European Community, of the Protocol to prevent, suppress and punish trafficking in persons, especially women and children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organised Crime. (Home Office).
(Letter of 5 November 2003 to Caroline Flint MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Home Office)
9870/03Council Regulation on the creation of an immigration liaison officers network. (Home Office)
(Letter of 16 July 2003 to Caroline Flint MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Home Office; reply 12 September. Another letter sent 23 October)
(P)11052/03 Cordrogue 67Draft Council Resolution on training for drug law enforcement officers. (Home Office)
(Letter of 23 October 2003 to Ms Fiona Mactaggart MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Home Office)
†11769/03 + Add 1, Rev 1Initiative of the Italian Republic for the adoption of a Council Decision on the shared organisation of joint flights for removals of third-country nationals illegally present in the territory of two or more Member States; + Add 1: Explanatory report. (Home Office)
(Letter of 29 October 2003 to Caroline Flint MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Home Office)
†11770/03 + Add 1 Migr 71 Initiative of the Italian Republic with a view to adopting a Council Directive on assistance in cases of transit through the territory of one or more Member States in the context of removal measures taken by Member States against third-country nationals. (Home Office)
(Letter of 29 October 2003 to Caroline Flint MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Home Office)
11837/03 (B)Communication from the Commission: the role of customs in the integrated management of external borders. (HM Customs and Excise) (COM(03) 452)
(Letter of 23 October 2003 to Dawn Primarolo MP, Paymaster General, HM Treasury; reply 4 November)
*13044/03 Visa 160(i) Proposal for a Council Regulation amending Regulation (EC) No.1683/95 laying down a uniform format for visas; and (ii) Proposal for a Council Regulation amending Regulation (EC) No.1030/2002 laying down a uniform format for residence permits for third-country nationals. (Home Office) (COM(03) 558)
(Letter of 5 November 2003 to Caroline Flint MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Home Office)

III  DOCUMENTS UNDER SCRUTINY

IN CONNECTION WITH THE SUB-COMMITTEE'S INQUIRY INTO NEW APPROACHES TO THE ASYLUM PROCESS
10243/03Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament: Towards more accessible, equitable and managed asylum systems. (Home Office) (COM(03) 315)

IN CONNECTION WITH THE SUB-COMMITTEE'S INQUIRY INTO THE DRAFT COUNCIL DIRECTIVE ON THE OBLIGATION OF CARRIERS TO COMMUNICATE PASSENGER DATA
7161/03 Front 22Initiative of the Kingdom of Spain with a view to adopting a Council Directive on the obligation of carriers to communicate passenger data. (Home Office)
(Letter of 16 July 2003 to Caroline Flint MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Home Office. Minister to give evidence to the sub-committee on 3 December)
*11406/1/03 Front 97Initiative of the Kingdom of Spain with a view to adopting a Council Directive on the obligation of carriers to communicate passenger data. (Home Office)

IV  DOCUMENT HELD UNDER SCRUTINY AWAITING DEBATE ON REPORT
COM(02) 233Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament towards integrated management of the external borders of the Member States of the European Union. (Home Office)
(Document COM(02) 233 formed the basis of the Sub-Committee's inquiry into Proposals for a European Border Guard, 29th Report (2002-03) 1 July 2003 (HL Paper 133). The Report was published on 10 July 2003. The Government Response received 8 September. The Report is to be debated on a day to be arranged)


 
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