Select Committee on European Union Progress of Scrutiny Report


Economic and Financial Affairs, Trade and External Relations

MEMBERSHIP: Lord Hannay of Chiswick, Lord Lamont of Lerwick, Lord Radice (Chairman).   

Co-opted Members:

Lord Armstrong of Ilminster, Lord Geddes, Lord Jones, Lord Lea of Crondall, Lord Marlesford, Lord Sharman, Lord Sheldon, Lord St John of Bletso, Lord Taverne.

(For further information please contact the Clerk, Richard McLean, 020 7219 3140)

i.  Documents awaiting scrutiny
*8711/03Appointment of a new President of the European Central Bank. (HM Treasury)
*8713/03Appointment of a new President of the European Central Bank. (HM Treasury)

ii.  Awaiting the outcome of Correspondence with Ministers, or held under scrutiny
14796/02 Ecofin 398Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on investment services and regulated markets, and amending Council Directives 85/611/EEC and 93/6/EEC and European Parliament and Council Directive 2000/12/EC. (HM Treasury) (COM(02) 625)
(Letter of 22 January 2003 to Ruth Kelly MP, Financial Secretary HM Treasury; reply 29 January. Another letter sent 20 May)
15872/02 + Add 1 Fin 551Modernisation of the Accounting System of the European Communities. (HM Treasury) (COM(02) 755)

(Considered at meeting of 6 February 2003, retained under scrutiny)

5007/03Commission proposal to amend Council Regulation (EEC) No.4064/89 on the control of concentrations between undertakings. (DTI) (COM(02) 711)
(Considered at meeting of 28 January 2003, retained under scrutiny)
6697/03 Fisc 24Amended proposal for a Council Directive amending Directive 77/388/EEC as regards the special scheme for travel agents - Proposal for a Council Regulation amending Regulation (EEC) No.218/92 on administrative cooperation in the field of indirect taxation (VAT) as regards additional measures regarding supplies of travel services. (HM Customs & Excise) (COM(03) 78)
(Letter of 9 April 2003 to the Rt Hon Dawn Primarolo MP, Paymaster General HM Treasury; reply 16 May)
*8062/03 Ecofin 99Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the harmonisation of transparency requirements with regard to information about issuers whose securities are admitted to trading on a regulated market and amending Directive 2001/34/EC. (HM Treasury) (COM(03) 138)
(Letter of 20 May 2003 to Ruth Kelly MP, Financial Secretary HM Treasury)

iii  Document held under scrutiny awaiting debate on Report
14997/02 (COM(02) 668)Communication from the Commission to Council and the European Parliament: Strengthening the coordination of budgetary policies. (HM Treasury)
(Letter of 3 March 2003 to Ms Ruth Kelly MP, Financial Secretary to the Treasury; reply 17 March. Document 14997/02 formed the basis of the Sub-Committee's inquiry into The Stability and Growth Pact, 13th Report (2002-03) 11 March 2003 (HL Paper 72). The Report was published on 18 March 2003. Initial Government response received 17 March, the full response has been received dated April. Another letter sent 19 May. The Report is to be debated on Wednesday 4 June 2003)

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