PUBLIC SERVICES REQUIREMENTS (6530/02)
Letter from the Chairman to Mr David Jamieson
MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Transport
Thank you for your Explanatory Memorandum dated
21 May which Sub-Committee B considered at its meeting on 10 June.
The amended proposal seems to have taken an inordinate time to
reach Parliamentit was deposited on 25 February 2002.
The amendments are clearly an improvement on
the draft proposal and are to be welcomed. We note, with satisfaction,
the revised exemptions for metro/light-rail systems, as well as
those changes which allow existing competitively procured contracts
to remain in place. But, we note that you still require clarification
of the scope of provisions in article 10 relating to the imposition
by authorities of general rules to be adhered to by all operators,
and also on the application of this regulation vis-a"-vis
the public procurement Directives.
In the circumstances, the Scrutiny reserve on
this document is maintained until you are able to throw more light
on these two particular concerns. We note that further action
on this dossier has been postponed until the Danish Presidency.