Three separate numbering systems are used in this Report for European Union documents:
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.
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 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 Union
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 Reports.
The staff of the Committee are Jessica Mulley (Clerk), Kilian Bourke, Alistair Dillon, Leigh Gibson, Foeke Noppert, Sibel Taner and George Wilson (Clerk Advisers), Joanne Dee and Emily Unwin (Deputy Counsels for European Legislation), Jeanne Delebarre (Second Clerk), Daniel Moeller (Senior Committee Assistant), Nat Ireton and Beatrice Woods (Committee Assistants), Ravi Abhayaratne and Paula Saunderson (Office Support Assistants).
All correspondence should be addressed to the Clerk of the European Scrutiny Committee, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA. The telephone number for general enquiries is (020) 7219 3292/5467. The Committee’s email address is
Published: 14 May 2019