Numbering of documents
Three separate numbering systems are used in this
Report for European Union documents:
Numbers in brackets are the Committee's own reference
Numbers in the form "5467/05" are Council
of Ministers reference numbers. This system is also used by UK
Government Departments, by the House of Commons Vote Office and
for proceedings in the House.
Numbers preceded by the letters COM or SEC or JOIN
are Commission reference numbers.
Where only a Committee number is given, this usually
indicates that no official text is available and the Government
has submitted an "unnumbered Explanatory Memorandum"
discussing what is likely to be included in the document or covering
an unofficial text.
Abbreviations used in the headnotes and footnotes
AFSJ Area of Freedom Security and Justice
CFSP Common Foreign and Security Policy
CSDP Common Security and Defence Policy
ECA European Court of Auditors
ECB European Central Bank
EEAS European External Action Service
EM Explanatory Memorandum (submitted by the Government
to the Committee)*
EP European Parliament
EU Treaty on European Union
JHA Justice and Home Affairs
OJ Official Journal of the European Communities
QMV Qualified majority voting
SEM Supplementary Explanatory Memorandum
TEU Treaty on European Union
TFEU Treaty on the Functioning of the European
Where figures in euros have been converted to pounds
sterling, this is normally at the market rate for the last working
day of the previous month.
Documents recommended by the Committee for debate,
together with the times of forthcoming debates (where known),
are listed in the European Union Documents list, which is published
in the House of Commons Vote Bundle each Monday, and is also available
on the parliamentary website. Documents awaiting consideration
by the Committee are listed in "Remaining Business":
www.parliament.uk/escom. The website also contains the Committee's
*Explanatory Memoranda (EMs) and letters issued by
the Ministers can be downloaded from the Cabinet Office website:
The staff of the Committee are Sarah Davies (Clerk),
David Griffiths, Terry Byrne, Leigh Gibson, Peter Harborne, Sibel
Taner, Alistair Dillon (Clerk Advisers), Arnold Ridout (Legal
Adviser) (Counsel for European Legislation), Joanne Dee (Assistant
Legal Adviser) (Assistant Counsel for European Legislation), Amelia
Aspden (Second Clerk), Julie Evans (Senior Committee Assistant),
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Paula Saunderson and Ravi Abhayaratne (Office Support Assistants).
All correspondence should be addressed to the Clerk
of the European Scrutiny Committee, House of Commons, London SW1P
3JA. The telephone number for general enquiries is (020) 7219
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