Commons European Business Order Paper
Monday 6 February 2017 (No. 69)

The following list consists of European Union Documents to be considered in European Committees or on the floor of the House. The dates appointed for consideration are provisional.

For information on the work of the European Scrutiny Committee see:
www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/european-scrutiny-committee.

FLOOR OF THE HOUSE

1. THE FREE MOVEMENT OF EU CITIZENS

Date and time of consideration to be arranged

European Union Document No. 16930/13, a Commission Communication: Free movement of EU citizens and their families: Five actions to make a difference

Relevant documents:

31st Report of Session 2013-14, HC 83-xxviii, Chapter 2

15th Report of Session 2014-15, HC 83-xv, Chapter 16

1st Report of Session 2015-16, HC 342-I, Chapter 81

2. COMMISSION WORK PROGRAMME 2016

Date and time of consideration to be arranged

European Union Document No. 13486/15 and Addenda 1 to 6, a Commission Communication: Commission Work Programme 2016: No time for business as usual

Relevant documents:

15th Report of Session 2015-16, HC 342-xiv, Chapter 2

3. EU CHARTER OF FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS

Date and time of consideration to be arranged

European Union Documents No. 9042/14 and Addenda 1 to 3, a Commission Report: 2013 Report on the Application of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights; No. 8707/15 and Addendum, a Commission Report: 2014 Report on the Application of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights; and No. 8807/16 and Addendum, a Commission Report: 2015 Report on the Application of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights

Relevant documents:

32nd Report of Session 2014-15, HC 219-xxxi, Chapter 2

1st Report of Session 2015-16, HC 342-I, Chapter 7

10th Report of Session 2016-17, HC 71-viii, Chapter 2

4. EU-TURKEY COOPERATION ON MIGRATION AND THE IMPACT ON THE SCHENGEN FREE MOVEMENT AREA

Date and time of consideration to be arranged

European Union Documents No. 8175/16 and Addendum, a Commission Communication: First Report on the progress made in the implementation of the EU-Turkey Statement; 7183/16, a Commission Communication: Next operational steps in EU-Turkey cooperation in the field of migration; No. 15429/15, a Commission Communication: Eighth biannual report on the functioning of the Schengen area 1 May - 10 December 2015; No. 15397/15, a Proposal for a Regulation amending Regulation No 562/2006 (EC) as regards the reinforcement of checks against relevant databases at external borders; No. 6798/16 and Addendum, a Commission Communication: Back to Schengen: A Roadmap; and No. 5985/16, a Council Implementing Decision setting out a Recommendation on addressing the serious deficiencies identified in the 2015 evaluation of the application of the Schengen acquis in the field of management of the external borders by Greece

Relevant documents:

21st Report of Session 2015-16, HC 342-xx, Chapters 1 and 2

22nd Report of Session 2015-16, HC 342-xxi, Chapter 5

25th Report of Session 2015-16, HC 342-xxiv, Chapter 1

28th Report of Session 2015-16, HC 342-xxvii, Chapter 4

29th Report of Session 2015-16, HC 342-xxviii, Chapter 10

30th Report of Session 2015-16, HC 342-xxix, Chapter 3

32nd Report of Session 2015-16, HC 342-xxxi, Chapter 2

3rd Report of Session 2016-17, HC 71-ii, Chapters 1 and 28

4th Report of Session 2016-17, HC 71-iii, Chapter 4

9th Report of Session 2016-17, HC 71-vii, Chapters 1 and 13

17th Report of Session 2016-17, HC71-xv, Chapter 13

5. PORTS

Date and time of consideration to be arranged

European Union Documents No. 10154/13 and Addenda 1 to 5, a draft Regulation establishing a framework on market access to port services and financial transparency of ports, and No. 13764/14, a draft Regulation establishing a framework on market access to port services and financial transparency of ports (First reading): General approach

Relevant documents:

5th Report of Session 2014-15, HC 219-v, Chapter 2

10th Report of Session 2014-15, HC 219-x, Chapter 1

14th Report of Session 2014-15, HC219-xiii, Chapter 1

16th Report of Session 2015-16, HC 342-xv, Chapter 2

23rd Report of Session 2015-16, HC 342-xxii, Chapter 1

28th Report of Session 2015-16, HC 342-xxvii, Chapter 2

8th Report of Session 2016-17, HC 71-vi, Chapter 1

26th Report of Session 2016-17, HC 71-xxiv, Chapter 1

EUROPEAN COMMITTEE A

No outstanding debates

EUROPEAN COMMITTEE B

1. VALUE ADDED TAXATION

Date and time of consideration to be arranged

European Union Document No. 7687/16, a Commission Communication on an action plan on VAT: Towards a single EU VAT area - Time to decide

Relevant documents:

30th Report of Session 2015-16, HC 342-xxix, Chapter 2

17th Report of Session 2016-17, HC 71-xv, Chapter 1

26th Report of Session 2016-17, HC 71-xxiv, Chapter 7

28th Report of Session 2016-17, HC 71-xxvi, Chapter 11

30th Report of Session 2016-17, HC 71-xxviii, Chapter 4

2. FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

Date and time of consideration to be arranged

European Union Document No. 11335/16 and Addenda 1-7, a Commission Report: Protection of the European Union’s financial interests—Fight against fraud 2015 Annual Report

Relevant documents:

11th Report of Session 2016-17, HC 71-ix, Chapter 1

3. European Semester 2017

Date and time of consideration to be arranged

European Union Documents No. 14357/16, a Commission Communication: Annual Growth Survey 2017; No. 14358/16, a Proposed Council Recommendation on the economic policy of the euro area; No. 14359/16 and Addendum, a Commission Report: Alert Mechanism Report 2017 (prepared in accordance with Articles 3 and 4 of Regulations (EU) No. 1176/2011 on the prevention and correction of macroeconomic imbalances); No. 14630/16 and Addendum, a Commission Communication: Towards a positive fiscal stance for the euro area; No. 14364/16, a Draft Joint Employment Report from the Commission and Council accompanying the Communication from the Commission on the Annual Growth Survey 2017 and No. 14808/16, a Commission Staff Working document: Report on the Euro Area concerning the proposed Council Recommendation on the economic policy of the euro area; Unnumbered European Union Document, a Commission Communication: 2017 Draft Budgetary Plans: Overall Assessment.

Relevant documents:

27th Report of Session 2016-17, HC 71-xxv, Chapters 1 and 2

4. Enhancing law enforcement cooperation and border control: strengthening the Schengen Information System (Opt-in)

Date and time of consideration to be arranged

European Union Documents No. 15812/16, a Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the use of the Schengen Information System for the return of illegally staying third-country nationals, and No. 15814/16, a Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the establishment, operation and use of the Schengen Information System (SIS) in the field of police cooperation and judicial cooperation in criminal matters, amending Regulation (EU) No 515/2014 and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1986/2006, Council Decision 2007/533/JHA and Commission Decision 2010/261/EU

Relevant documents:

30th Report of Session 2016-17, HC 71-xxviii, Chapter 1

5. Proceeds of Crime: mutual recognition of freezing and confiscation orders (Opt-in)

Date and time of consideration to be arranged

European Union Document No. 15816/16 and Addendum, a Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the mutual recognition of freezing and confiscation orders

Relevant documents:

30th Report of Session 2016-17, HC 71-xxviii, Chapter 2

6. COMPREHENSIVE ECONOMIC TRADE AGREEMENT (CETA) BETWEEN THE EU AND CANADA

To be considered on Monday 6 February at 4.30pm

Greg Hands

That the Committee takes note of European Union Document No. 10968/16 and Addenda 1 to 16, a Proposal for a Council Decision on the signing of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada of the one part, and the European Union and its Member States, of the other part; further takes note of European Union Document No. 10969/16 and Addenda 1 to 16, a Proposal for a Council Decision on the provisional application of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada of the one part, and the European Union and its Member States, of the other part; further takes note of European Union Document No. 10970/16 and Addenda 1 to 16, a Proposal for a Council Decision on the conclusion of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada of the one part, and the European Union and its Member States, of the other part; welcomes the signature of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement in October 2016; looks forward to provisional application in the coming months; and notes that this is a mixed agreement which must be laid before Parliament for at least 21 sitting days without the House having resolved that it should not be ratified before the United Kingdom can ratify it.

As an Amendment to Greg Hands’ proposed Motion (Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada):—

Amendment (a)

Geraint Davies

Barry Gardiner

Peter Grant

Line 10, leave out from ‘part;’ to end and insert ‘welcomes the prospect of enhanced trading relations between the United Kingdom and Canada; is disappointed that the Government has so far failed to provide a full debate on the floor of the House as recommended by the European Scrutiny Committee; notes that this is a mixed agreement which must be laid before Parliament for at least 21 sitting days, without the House having resolved that it should not be ratified, before the United Kingdom can ratify it; and believes that the Government should provide an opportunity for the House to come to a decision on this issue following a full debate on the floor of the House in advance of ratification.’.

Relevant documents:

10th Report of Session 2016-17, HC 71-viii, Chapter 1

13th Report of Session 2016-17, HC 71-ix, Chapter 1

18th Report of Session 2016-17, HC 71-xvi, Chapter 1

22nd Report of Session 2016-17, HC 71-xx, Chapter 1

EUROPEAN COMMITTEE C

1. STEEL: PRESERVING SUSTAINABLE JOBS AND GROWTH IN EUROPE

To be considered on Tuesday 7 February at 2.30pm

Nick Hurd

That the Committee takes note of European Union Document No. 7195/16, a Communication from the Commission on Steel: Preserving sustainable jobs and growth in Europe; and notes the action taken by the Government to secure a sustainable and competitive future for the steel industry in the United Kingdom.

Relevant documents:

28th Report of Session 2015-16, HC 342-xxvii, Chapter 1

33rd Report of Session 2015-16, HC 342-xxxii, Chapter 1

24th Report of Session 2016-17, HC 71-xxii, Chapter 1

Prepared 3 February 2017