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Weekly Information Bulletin: 18th September 2010

European Union Documents to be considered

EU documents recommended for debate by the European Scrutiny Committee

Progress of documents to be considered by the House is noted in the "European Union Documents" list, in the Vote Bundle, and on the Parliament website at:

Members and others with access to the Parliamentary Information Management Services (PIMS) database can check the status and progress of EU documentation.

Enquiries can be directed to the European Scrutiny Select Committee office on 020 7219 5467/1548.

The European Scrutiny Select Committee meets each Wednesday at 2.30pm when the House is sitting. Under Standing Order No. 143, the Committee examines: "any proposal under the Community Treaties for legislation by the Council acting jointly with the European Parliament". This includes draft Regulations and Directives, Decisions of the Council and Budgetary documents. The Committee examine the documents for political and legal implications, and decides whether it should be considered further in European Standing Committee, or for the most important documents, on the floor of the House. Recommendations for further consideration are noted in the list of "Memoranda" in the days Votes and Proceedings.

Reports of the European Scrutiny Committee are available from TSO or on the parliament website at:

For further information on EU Legislation and Scrutiny Procedures see HCIO Factsheet L11 produced by the

House of Commons Information Office, available in hardcopy on request or to download from the Parliament website.

COM documents are available for consultation in the 44 European Documentation Centres (most of which are in university libraries) or the 22 European Information Centres.

SEC documents are not normally available for public consultation. The occasional important one on policy issues may be available in the above centres. For information about your nearest ED or EIC Tel: 020 7973 1992 (London Office of the European Commission) or Tel: 01482 465941, (ED Librarian, University of Hull).

Members of Parliament may obtain copies from the Vote Office by reference to the yellow demand form, quoting the number after the COM or SEC number.

COM Documents and EC legislation are available from The Stationery Office. Contact details are shown on the back cover of this Bulletin.

European Union Website:

European Committee A


European Committee B

European Union Documents Nos. 9433/10, relating to a Commission Communication on reinforcing economic policy coordination and 11807/10, relating to a Commission Communication on enhancing economic policy coordination for stability, growth and jobs – awaiting consideration

Unnumbered Explanatory Memorandum dated 17 June 2010, relating to the Draft Budget 2011 – to be considered 13 October 2010

Unnumbered Explanatory Memorandum dated 31 March 2010, relating to the Second Revision of the Cotonou Agreement – awaiting consideration

European Documents No. 11048/10, relating to a Draft Agreement, No. 11172/10, relating to a Council Decision on the conclusion of the Agreement and No. 11173/10, relating to a Council Decision on the signature of the Agreement between the European Union and the United States of America on the Processing and Transfer of Financial Payment Messaging Data from the European Union to the United States of American for the purposes of the Terrorist Finance Tracking Program – awaiting consideration

Unnumbered Explanatory Memorandum dated 2 June 2010, relating to Council Decision amending Joint Action 2008/124/CFSP on the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo – awaiting consideration

European Documents No. 9606/10, relating to a Council Regulation establishing a European financial stabilisation mechanism and No. 12119/10, relating to a Draft amending budget No. 7 to the general budget 2010-Statement of expenditure by Section-Section III-Commission – awaiting consideration

European Union Document No. 8910/10 and Addenda 1–5, relating to a Commission Communication on a twelve-point EU action plan in support of the Millennium Development Goals – awaiting consideration

European Union Document No. 8399/10 and Addendum, relating to a proposal for the regulation on the citizens’ initiative – awaiting consideration

European Union Documents No. 9231/10, relating to a Council recommendation on broad guidelines for the economic policies of the Member States and of the Union-Part I of the Europe 2020 Integrated Guidelines and No. 9233/10, relating to a Proposal for a Council Decision on guidelines for the employment policies of the Member States-Part II of the Europe 2020 Integrated Guidelines – awaiting consideration

European Committee C