Select Committee on European Union Progress of Scrutiny Twelfth Report


ii.  Documents considered and cleared by the Select Committee or one or more Sub-Committees. The Sub-Committee to which the document was referred is given in brackets.

The following document has now cleared scrutiny due to publication on Tuesday 14 February 2006 of Sub-Committee G's inquiry into Gender Equality, 24th Report HL Paper 119 Session 2005-06. The Report was recommended for information only
7244/05 + Add 1Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a European Institute for Gender Equality, (COM(05) 81); and Add 1: Commission Staff Working Document - Annex, (SEC(05) 328) (DTI) (G)
(Sifted in Chairman's sift of 5 April 2005. Letter of 14 June to Meg Munn MP, Deputy Minister for Women & Equality, DTI; letter of 23 June from Meg Munn MP. Letter of 4 July to James Plaskitt MP, PUSS, Department for Work & Pensions, makes reference to this doc. Reply of 17 July to letter of 14 June from Meg Munn MP. Further letter sent 21 July to Meg Munn MP, Deputy Minister for Women & Equality, DTI. Further letter sent 31 October Meg Munn MP, Deputy Minister for Women & Equality, DTI; reply 22 November. Letter of 1 December to Meg Munn MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary for Women and Equality)
*UnnumberedCommon Position adopted by Partners in regard to the 2006 sixth review conference of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC) in the framework of the implementation of the EU Strategy against Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (FCO) [08.02.06] (C)
(Sifted in Chairman's sift of 14 February 2006. Cleared by letter of 16 February to Rt Hon Douglas Alexander MP, Minister for Europe, FCO; reply 7 March)
COM(05) 15Commission Communication to the Council and the European Parliament on the Commission Work Programme for 2005 (FCO) (Select)
(Sifted in Chairman's sift of 15 March 2005. Douglas Alexander MP, Minister for Europe, FCO gave evidence to the Committee on Monday 11 July. A Report HL Paper 34, EU 10th Report, was published 15 November. Cleared by Select Committee at meeting of 7 March 2006)
COM(2005) 636Communication: A Stronger Partnership between the European Union and Latin America (+ Annex) (FCO) (C)
(Sifted in Chairman's sift of 24 January 2006. Letter of 3 February to Douglas Alexander MP, Minister for Europe, FCO; reply 13 February, held under scrutiny. Cleared by letter of 7 March to Rt Hon Douglas Alexander MP, Minister for Europe, FCO)
OJ C301 Vol 48Annual Report of the European Court of Auditors (ECA) concerning financial year 2004 (HM Treasury) (A)
(Sifted in Chairman's sift of 19 December 2005. Letter of 8 February 2006 to Ivan Lewis MP, Economic Secretary, HM Treasury, held under scrutiny; reply 28 February. Cleared by letter of 8 March to Ivan Lewis MP, Economic Secretary, HM Treasury)
6870/04 Polgen 11Commission communication to the European Parliament and the Council on the Annual Policy Strategy for 2005 (FCO) (COM(04) 133) (Select)
(Sifted in Chairman's sift of 6 April 2004. Cleared by Select Committee at meeting of 7 March 2006)
8131/04 Ecofin 119Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions: Modernising social protection for the development of high-quality, accessible and sustainable health care and long-term care: support for the national strategies using the "open method of coordination" (Health) (COM(04) 304) (G)
(Sifted in Chairman's sift of 18 May 2004. Letter of 27 May to the Rt Hon John Hutton MP, Minister of State, Department of Health; reply 20 September. Further letters sent (i) 21 October, reply 24 March 2005; and (ii) 7 April. Letter of 1 July from Rosie Winterton MP, Minister of State, Health, enclosing the UK National Report for the Open Method of co-ordination on Health Care and Long-Term Care. Further letter sent 21 July to Rosie Winterton MP, Minister of State, Health; follow up letter 11 January 2006. Cleared by letter of 2 March to Rosie Winterton MP, Minister for Health Services, Department of Health)
10599/04 + Add 1Commission communication on Synthesis of Annual Activity Reports 2003 of Directorates Generals and Services, (COM(04) 418); & Add 1: Commission staff working paper - background document (HM Treasury) (SEC(04) 732) (Select)
(Sifted in Chairman's sift of 13 July 2004. Cleared by Select Committee at meeting of 7 March 2006)
15177/04Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions "Challenges for the European Information Society beyond 2005" (DTI) (COM(04) 757) (B)
(Sifted in Chairman's sift of 18 January 2005. Letter of 26 January 2005 to Mike O'Brien MP, Minister for Energy, e-Commerce and Postal Services, DTI; reply 27 February 2006. Cleared by letter of 8 March to Rt Hon Alun Michael MP, Minister of State for Industry and the Regions, DTI)
15503/04Draft Operational Programme of the Council for 2005 submitted by the incoming Luxembourg and United Kingdom Presidencies (FCO) (Select)
(Sifted in Chairman's sift of 14 December 2004. Douglas Alexander MP, Minister for Europe, FCO gave evidence to the Committee on Monday 11 July. A Report HL Paper 34, EU 10th Report, was published 15 November 2005. Cleared by Select Committee at meeting of 7 March 2006)
*PE-CONS 3671/05; PE-CONS 3672/05Regulation on the harmonisation of certain social legislation relating to road transport and amending Council Regulations (EEC) No 3821/85 and (EC) No 2135/98 and repealing Regulation (EEC) No 380/85; Directive on minimum conditions for the implementation of Council Regulations (EEC) Nos 3820/85 and 3821/85 concerning social legislation relating to road transport activities and repealing Directive 88/599/EEC (Transport) (B)
(Sifted in Chairman's sift of 14 February 2006. Cleared by letter of 1 March to Dr Stephen Ladyman MP, Minister of State, Department of Transport)
7243/05A Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on the document "Annual Policy Strategy for 2006" (FCO) (COM(05) 73) (Select)
(Sifted in Chairman's sift of 7 April 2005. Cleared by Select Committee at meeting of 7 March 2006)
7485/05 + Add 1 Justciv 56Commission Green Paper on Applicable Law and Jurisdiction in Divorce Matters, (COM(05) 82); and Add 1: Commission Staff Working Document - Annex, (SEC(05) 331) (Department for Constitutional Affairs and the Scottish Executive) (E)
(Sifted in Chairman's sift of 24 May 2005. Letter of 28 June to the Baroness Ashton of Upholland, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, DCA, requesting a brief summery of the results of the Government's consultation on the Green Paper and their Response to the Commission. Cleared by letter of 9 March 2006 to Baroness Ashton of Upholland, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, DCA)
8635/05 Proposal for a Council Decision concerning the placing on the market, in accordance with Directive 2001/18/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, of a maize product (Zea mays L. line MON 863) genetically modified for resistance to corn rootworm (Defra) (COM(05) 163) (D)
(Sifted in Chairman's sift of 24 May 2005. Letter of 9 June from Elliot Morley MP, Minister of State, Defra informing that the proposal is likely to come before the Environment Council in June. Another letter of 3 July from Elliot Morley MP. Letter of 6 July to Elliot Morley MP asking to be kept informed of proceedings during the final stages of the consent procedure in the Commission. Cleared by Sub-Committee D at meeting of 15 February 2006)
10785/05Proposal for a Council Decision concerning the placing on the market, in accordance with Directive 2001/18/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, of a maize product (Zea mays L. line 1507) genetically modified for resistance to certain lepidopteran pests and for tolerance to the herbicide glufosinate-ammonium (Defra) (COM(05) 284) (D)
(Sifted in Chairman's sift of 8 September 2005. Letter of 12 September from Elliot Morley MP, Minister of State, Defra informing that the proposal is likely to be on the agenda of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council in September as a B point. Letter of 13 October to Elliot Morley MP, Minister of State for Climate Change & Environment, Defra, retained under scrutiny. Cleared by Sub-Committee D at meeting of 15 February 2006)
11500/05Green Paper on Mortgage Credit in the EU (HM Treasury) (G)
(Sifted in Chairman's sift of 4 October 2005. Letter of 31 October to Ivan Lewis MP, Economic Secretary to the Treasury, HM Treasury, held under scrutiny; reply 23 November. Letter of 12 January 2006 to Ivan Lewis MP, Economic Secretary to the Treasury, HM Treasury; reply 31 January. Cleared by letter of 2 March to Ivan Lewis MP, Economic Secretary to the Treasury, HM Treasury)
11614/05 & Add 1Communication from the Commission to the Council on the monitoring and evaluation mechanism of third countries in the field of the fight against illegal immigration (Home Office) (F)
(Sifted in Chairman's sift of 4 October 2005. Letter of 10 November to Tony McNulty MP, Minister of State for Immigration, Home Office, held under scrutiny; reply 7 December; further letter from Douglas Alexander MP, Minister for Europe, 23 January 2006. Letter of 2 February to Rt Hon Douglas Alexander MP, Minister for Europe, FCO. Cleared by letter of 16 February to Tony McNulty MP, Minister of State (Immigration, Citizenship and Nationality), Home Office)
11834/05Proposal for a Council Decision concerning the provisional prohibition in Greece of the marketing of seeds of maize hybrids with the genetic modification MON 810 inscribed in the common catalogue of varieties of agricultural plant species, pursuant to Directive 2002/53/EC (Defra) (D)
(Sifted in Chairman's sift of 11 October 2005. Letter of 20 October to Lord Bach, Parliamentary Under Secretary (Sustainable Farming and Food), Defra; reply 10 November. Cleared by Sub-Committee D at meeting of 15 February 2006)
14425/05Proposal for a Council Decision concerning the placing on the market, in accordance with Directive 2001/18/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, of a maize product (Zea mays L., hybrid MON 863 x MON 810 genetically modified for resistance to corn rootworm and certain lepidopteran pests of maize (Defra) (D)
(Sifted in Chairman's sift of 29 November 2005. Letter of 1 December to Elliot Morley MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Defra, held under scrutiny. Cleared by Sub-Committee D at meeting of 15 February 2006)
14800/05 + Add 1A report on progress in creating the internal gas and electricity market;

Commission Staff Working document on the technical annex to the Communication (DTI) (B)

(Sifted in Chairman's sift of 19 December 2005. Cleared by Sub-Committee B at meeting of 16 January 2006)
15745/05 + Add 1Communication from the Commission in the support of electricity from renewable energy sources; Commission Staff Working Document giving an Impact Assessment of the Communication (DTI) (B)
(Sifted in Chairman's sift of 17 January 2006. Letter of 25 January to Malcolm Wicks MP, Minister for Energy, DTI, held under scrutiny; reply 13 February. Cleared by letter of 8 March to Malcolm Wicks MP, Minister for Energy, DTI)
15912/05 + Add 1Report from the Commission on progress towards achieving the Community's Kyoto target required (under decision 280/2004/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning a Mechanism for monitoring Community greenhouse gas emissions and for implementing the Kyoto Protocol) and;

Commission Staff Working Document Annex to the Report (Defra) (D)

(Sifted in Chairman's sift of 31 January 2006. Cleared by letter of 16 February to Elliot Morley MP, Minister of State, Defra)
5055/06Communication from the Commission: Further guidance on allocation plans for the 2008 to 2012 Trading period of the EU Emissions Trading Schemes (Defra) (D)
(Sifted in Chairman's sift of 7 February 2006. Cleared by letter of 9 March to Elliot Morley MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Defra)
5127/06 + Add 1Green Paper consultation from the Commission - Damages actions for a breach of EC antitrust rules (DTI) (E)
(Sifted in Chairman's sift of 31 January 2006. Letter of 9 February to Gerry Sutcliffe MP, Minister for Employment Relations and Consumer Affairs, DTI, held under scrutiny; reply 24 February. Cleared by letter of 9 March to Gerry Sutcliffe MP, Minister for Employment Relations, Consumers and Postal Services, DTI)
5182/06 + Add 1Commission Communication on tackling the Corporation Tax obstacles of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in the Internal Market - Outline of a possible Home State Taxation Pilot Scheme (HM Treasury) (A)
(Sifted in Chairman's sift of 31 January 2006. Cleared by Sub-Committee A at meeting of 7 March)
*5236/06Communication from the Commission: Opening of a delegation in Belarus (FCO) (C)
(Sifted in Chairman's sift of 14 February 2006. Cleared by letter of 16 February to Rt Hon Douglas Alexander MP, Minister for Europe, FCO)
*5275/06Report from the Commission to the Council on the future of the European Agency for Reconstruction (DFID) (C)
(Sifted in Chairman's sift of 14 February 2006. Cleared by letter to Gareth Thomas MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for International Development)
*5706/06 + Add 1Commission Report on the implementation of the Framework Decision on the European Arrest Warrant, under each Member State's Law (Home Office) (E)
(Sifted in Chairman's sift of 28 February 2006. Cleared by letter of 9 March to Andy Burnham MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Home Office)
*5734/06 + Add 1 and 2Commission Communication concerning a Community Action Plan on the Protection and Welfare of Animals 2006-2010;

Commission Working Document on a Community Action Plan on the Protection and Welfare of Animals 2006-2010 - Strategic basis for proposed actions;

Commission Staff Working Document Annex on the Protection and Welfare of Animals 2006-2010 and Commission Working Document on a Community Action Plan on the Protection and Welfare of Animals 2006 2010 - Strategic basis for the proposed actions - IMPACT ASSESSMENT (Defra) (D)

(Sifted in Chairman's sift of 14 February 2006. Cleared by letter of 8 March to Ben Bradshaw MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary (Local Environment, Marine and Animal Welfare), Defra)
*5773/06Communication from the Commission - The Western Balkans on the road to the EU: Consolidating stability and raising prosperity (FCO) (C)
(Sifted in Chairman's sift of 14 February 2006. Cleared by letter of 16 February to Rt Hon Douglas Alexander MP, Minister for Europe, FCO)
*6114/06 + Add 1Commission Communication on Market Reviews under the EU Regulatory Framework Consolidating the internal market for electronic communications;

Commission staff Working Document as an Annex to the Communication (DTI) (B)

(Sifted in Chairman's sift of 7 March 2006. Cleared by letter of 15 March to Rt Hon Alun Michael MP, Minister of State for Industry and the Regions, DTI)
*6185/06Council Regulation (Euratom) laying down the rules for the participation of undertakings, research centres and universities in actions under the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Atomic Energy Community and for the dissemination of research results (2007-2011) (DTI) (B)
(Sifted in Chairman's sift of 7 March 2006. Cleared by letter of 15 March to Lord Sainsbury of Turville, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Science and Innovation, DTI)




 
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