Select Committee on European Union Progress of Scrutiny Thirteenth Report



SUB-COMMITTEE C

FOREIGN AFFAIRS, DEFENCE AND DEVELOPMENT POLICY

MEMBERSHIP: Chairman: Lord Bowness

Lord Hannay of Chiswick, Lord Tomlinson

Co-opted Members:

Lord Boyce, Lord Dykes, Baroness Falkner of Margravine, Lord Freeman, Lord King of Bridgwater, Lord Lea of Crondall, Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean, Lord Truscott.

(For further information please contact the Clerk Emily Baldock, 020 7219 6099)

i.  Documents awaiting consideration by the sub-committee
*UnnumberedCouncil Joint Action amending and extending a Joint Action on the European Union mission to provide advice and assistance for security reform in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, DRC (FCO) [23.03.06]
(Sifted in Chairman's sift of 27 March 2006)
*7747/06 7756/06Proposal on the signature and conclusion of the EU - Albania Stabilisation and Association Agreement and conclusion of the EU -Albania Interim Agreement (FCO)
(Sifted in Chairman's sift of 27 March 2006)

ii.  Awaiting the outcome of Correspondence with Ministers, or held under scrutiny
12368/04Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions on the way to proceed with a European Security Research Programme that will allow the enhancement of a European industrial potential, and will be in line with the European Union's foreign, security and defence policy objectives (DTI) (COM(04) 590)
(Sifted in Chairman's sift of 9 November 2004. Letter of 3 November from the Lord Sainsbury of Turville, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, DTI. Letter of 14 December to the Lord Sainsbury of Turville; reply 24 January 2005. Letter of 19 September from Charles Clarke MP, Home Secretary, Home Office; reply 20 October. Letter of 19 December to Rt Hon Charles Clarke MP, Home Secretary, Home Office)
8087/05 + Adds 1-2 Codec 266Proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities (2007-2013). Proposal for a Council Decision concerning the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) for nuclear research and training activities (2007-2011), (COM(05) 119); and Add 1: Commission Staff Working Document - Annex containing the main report overall summary with Impact Assessment and ex ante evaluation, (SEC(05) 430); and Add 2: Commission Staff Working Document - Simplification in the 7th Framework Programme, (SEC(05) 431) (DTI)
(Sifted in Chairman's sift of 7 June 2005. Document also sifted to Sub-Committee B. Considered at meeting of 9 June and retained under scrutiny until further information on the Government's position could be sought, letter of 28 June to Lord Sainsbury of Turville, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, DTI; reply August. Letter of 7 November from Lord Sainsbury of Turville, PUSS, DTI)
*7068/06Communication - Increasing the impact of EU Aid: A Common Framework for drafting country strategy papers and joint multi-annual programming (DFID)
(Sifted in Chairman's sift of 21 March 2006. Letter of 23 March to Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP, Secretary of State for International Development, DFID, held under scrutiny)


 
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