Select Committee on European Union Fourth Report


FOURTH REPORT


17 DECEMBER 2002

By the Select Committee appointed to consider European Union documents and other matters relating to the European Union.

ORDERED TO REPORT

EVIDENCE BY THE MINISTER FOR EUROPE FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE, ON THE BRUSSELS EUROPEAN COUNCIL

1.  In recent years it has been our practice to take evidence regularly, normally after the six-monthly meetings of the European Council, from the Minister for Europe at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

2.  Accordingly, in this Report we make available, for the information of the House, the oral evidence given to us by The Rt Hon Denis MacShane MP, Minister for Europe, on the outcome of the Brussels European Council held on 24/25 October 2002.

3.  The key topics are:

  • Bilateral air services agreements: QQ 28-30
  • Bosnian Policing: QQ 16, 17
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights: QQ 6, 7, 9
  • Common Agricultural Policy: QQ 21-23, 25, 26
  • Constitutional treaty: QQ 6, 8-10
  • Convention on the Future of Europe: QQ 3-6, 8, 10
  • Enlargement: QQ 4, 5, 11, 12, 20, 22, 33
  • European Security and Defence Policy: QQ 31, 32
  • EU/US relations: Q 35
  • Financial Services Action Plans: Q27
  • Stability and Growth Pact: Q 14
  • Illegal immigration: QQ 15, 18, 20, 26
  • Kaliningrad: QQ 18, 19
  • Nuclear safety: QQ 33, 34
  • Turkey: QQ 13, 31, 32
  • UK abatement: QQ 23-25



 
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