Correspondence with Ministers|
1. As part of our scrutiny of the European Union
and of documents deposited, our Sub-Committees prepare letters
to Ministers to express views on documents under scrutiny and
on other matters of policy. The procedure of sending a letter
may be adopted for a number of reasons, including that the timetable
of the Council of Ministers precludes the Committee making a report,
or that the points at issue do not warrant a full report, or to
follow-up a previous report.
2. We publish occasional volumes of such correspondence,
including ministerial replies and other material where appropriate.
This volume covers the period from July 2002 to March 2003 and
includes the text of letters sent
and received together with any supporting material. For the first
time, this volume includes not only an index of contents but also
a list of documents by Council document number where one is given.
1 The previous volume of Correspondence with Ministers
was published as the 27th Report, 2001-2002
(HL Paper 146). Back
All letters are signed and sent by the Chairman of the Select
Committee, regardless of which Sub-Committee has prepared them. Back