Select Committee on European Union Progress of Scrutiny Sixteenth Report



SUB-COMMITTEE D

ENVIRONMENT AND AGRICULTURE

MEMBERSHIP: Chairman: Lord Renton of Mount Harry

Co-opted Members:

Lord Cameron of Dillington, Lord Christopher, Lord Haskins, Lord Lewis of Newnham, Lord Livsey of Talgarth, Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer, Earl Peel, Lord Plumb, Lord Sewel.

(For further information please contact the Clerk, Suzanne Todd, 020 7219 3015)

i.  Documents awaiting consideration by the Sub-Committee
*15796/05[Supplementary EM] Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament - On the Review of the Sustainable Development Strategy - A Platform for Action. (Defra)
Sifted 6 June 2006
5032/06 + Add 1 & Add 2[Supplementary EM] Communication setting out the Thematic Strategy on the sustainable use of natural resources + Impact Assessment (Defra)
Sifted 21 March 2006
5050/06 + Add 1[Supplementary EM] Draft Instrument concerning a Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on waste; Commission Staff Working Document Annex to the Proposal for a Directive of the European Council on waste and Communication from the Commission - Taking sustainable resources forward: A Thematic Strategy on the prevention and recycling of waste - Impact Assessment on the Thematic strategy on the prevention and recycling of waste and the immediate implementing measures (Defra)
Sifted 24 April 2006
5403/06[Supplementary EM] Draft Instrument concerning a Proposal for a Council Regulation establishing a management plan for fisheries exploiting stocks of plaice and sole in the North Sea. (Defra)
Sifted 25 May 2006
*9769/06 (+ Add 1 & 2)Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament: Halting the loss of biodiversity by 2010 - and beyond: Sustaining ecosystem services for human well-being; + Impact Assessment and Technical Annex. (Defra)
Sifted 13 June 2006

ii.  Awaiting the outcome of Correspondence with Ministers, or held under scrutiny
Un-numberedCouncil Decision regarding the placing on the market in accordance with Directive 2001/18/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, of oilseed rape products (Brassica napus L., lines Ms8 Rf3 and Ms8xRf3) genetically modified for tolerance to the herbicide glufosinate-ammonium (Defra) [11.01.06]
Sifted 17 January 2006

Letter to the Government 16 February.

Letter to the Chairman 27 March.

10665/02 Agrileg 147Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament and the Economic and Social Committee:- Towards a thematic strategy on the sustainable use of pesticides (Defra) (COM(02) 349)
Sifted 23 July 2002

(Awaiting Supplementary EM).

12985/03 Env 477Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of groundwater against pollution (Defra) (COM(03) 550)
Sifted 21 October 2003

Supplementary EM sifted 13 January 2004

Letter to the Government 17 June 2005.

Letters to the Chairman 7 March 2005, 31 May, 20 June, 20 July.

12200/04 Env 456Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council introducing humane trapping standards for certain animal species (Defra) (COM(04) 532)
Sifted 2 November 2004

Letters to the Government 20 December, 17 March 2006.

Letter to the Chairman 4 February 2005, 14 April 2006.

14181/04Proposal for a Council Regulation on electronic recording and reporting of fishing activities and on means of remote sensing (Defra) (COM(04) 724)
Sifted 7 December 2004

Letter to the Government 26 January 2005, 17 March 2006.

Letter to the Chairman 28 February 2005, 22 February 2006, 14 June.

14686/04Proposal for a Council Directive on the supervision and control of shipments of radioactive waste and spent fuel (Defra) (COM(04) 716)
Sifted 11 January 2005
8399/05Proposal for a Council Directive on the control of potato cyst nematodes (Defra) (COM(05) 151)
Sifted 14 June 2005

Letter to the Chairman 5 June 2006.

9606/05 + Add 1Proposal for a Council Directive laying down minimum rules for the protection of chickens kept for meat production, (COM(05) 221); and Add 1: Commission Staff Working Document - Annex with Impact Assessment, (SEC(05) 801) (Defra)
Sifted 19 July 2005
9606/05[Supplementary EM] Proposal for a Council Directive laying down minimum rules for the protection of chickens kept for meat production; and

Add 1 of 13 June 2005 concerning a Commission staff working document: Annex to the proposal for a Council Directive laying down minimum rules for the protection of chickens kept for meat production - Impact Assessment (Defra)

Sifted 7 February 2006

Letter to the Government 16 March.

Letter to the Chairman 23 May.

11408/05Communication from the Commission - "TSE Roadmap" (Defra)
Sifted 6 December 2005

Letter to the Chairman 22 May 2006 [+ full RIA].

Letter to the Government 15 June (awaiting further RIA)

11880/05 + Add 1Proposal for a Council Directive on animal health requirements for aquaculture animals and products thereof, and on the prevention and control of certain diseases in aquatic animals (SEC(2005)

Proposal for a Council Decision amending Decision 90/424/EEC on expenditure in the veterinary field (Defra)

Sifted 18 October 2005
13759/05 + Add 1,

13700/05 + Add 1

Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a Framework for Community Action in the field of Marine Environment Policy (Marine Strategy Directive)

Commission staff working document: Annex to the Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament - Thematic Strategy on the Protection and Conservation of the Marine Environment and Proposal for a Council Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a Framework for Community Action in the field of Marine Environmental Policy (Marine Strategy Directive)

Commission Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament: Thematic Strategy on the Protection and Conservation of the Marine Environment

Commission staff working document: Annex to the Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament - Thematic Strategy on the Protection and Conservation of the Marine Environment and Proposal for a Council Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a Framework for Community Action in the field of Marine Environmental Policy (Marine Strategy Directive) (Defra)

Sifted 22 November 2005

(Awaiting RIA).

13759/05

 + Add 1

13700/05 + Add 1

(Supplementary EM) Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a Framework for Community Action in the field of Marine Environment Policy (Marine Strategy Directive)

Commission staff working document: Annex to the Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament - Thematic Strategy on the Protection and Conservation of the Marine Environment and Proposal for a Council Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a Framework for Community Action in the field of Marine Environmental Policy (Marine Strategy Directive)

Commission Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament: Thematic Strategy on the Protection and Conservation of the Marine Environment

Commission staff working document: Annex to the Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament - Thematic Strategy on the Protection and Conservation of the Marine Environment and Proposal for a Council Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a Framework for Community Action in the field of Marine Environmental Policy (Marine Strategy Directive) (Defra)

Sifted 6 December 2005
15796/05Commission Communication on the review of the Sustainable Development Strategy - A platform for action (Defra)
Sifted 24 January 2006

Letter to the Government 2 February (awaiting RIA).

5032/06 + Add 1 & 2Communication setting out the Thematic Strategy on the Sustainable Use of Natural Resources and; Commission Staff Working Document Annex; Commission Staff Working Document Annexes (Defra)
Sifted 31 January 2006
5047/06 + Add 1 & 2Communication: "Taking sustainable use of resources forward: A Thematic Strategy on the Prevention and Recycling of Waste"; and Commission Staff Working Document Annex to the Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on waste and Communication from the Commission - Taking Sustainable Use of Resources Forward: A Thematic Strategy on the Prevention and Recycling of Waste - Impact Assessment on the Thematic Strategy on the Prevention and Recycling of waste and immediate implementing measures; and Commission Staff Working Document Annex to the Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions - Taking Sustainable use of Resources Forward: A Thematic Strategy on the Prevention and Recycling of Waste - Technical Annexes to the Thematic Strategy on the Prevention and Recycling of Waste (Defra)
Sifted 24 January 2006
5050/06 + Add 1Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on waste and; Communication from the Commission - Taking Sustainable Resources Forward: A Thematic Strategy on the Prevention and Recycling of Waste Impact Assessment on the Thematic Strategy on the prevention and recycling of waste and immediate implementing measures (Defra)
Sifted 24 January 2006
5058/06Draft Instrument concerning a Proposal for a Council Directive on the supervision and control of shipments of radioactive waste and spent fuel (Defra)
Sifted 31 January 2006

(Awaiting RIA).

5101/06Draft Instrument concerning a Proposal for a Council Regulation on organic production and labeling of organic products and a Proposal for a Council Regulation amending Regulation (EEC) No 2092/91 on organic production of agricultural products and indications referring thereto in agricultural products and foodstuffs (Defra)
Sifted 31 January 2006

Letter to the Government 16 February.

Letter to the Chairman 1 May.

5403/06Council Regulation establishing a management plan for fisheries exploiting stocks of plaice and sole in the North Sea (Defra)
Sifted 14 February 2006

Letter to the Government 15 June.

5540/06 + Add 1Draft Instrument concerning a Proposal for a Directive on the assessment and management of floods and Impact Assessment (Defra)
Sifted 7 February 2006

(Awaiting RIA).

6693/06 + Add 1Draft Instrument concerning a Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending council Directive 76/769/EEC relating to restrictions on the marketing of certain measuring devices containing mercury; + Impact Assessment (Defra)
Sifted 21 March 2006

Letter to the Government 24 April (awaiting RIA).

Letter to the Chairman 2 June.

8296/06 + Add 1Draft Instrument of 7 April 2006 concerning a proposal for a Council Regulation concerning use of alien and locally absent species in aquaculture; Draft Instrument of 7 April concerning a Commission Staff Working Document - Annex to the Proposal for a Council Regulation on the use of alien and locally absent species in aquaculture. (Defra)
Sifted 16 May 2006

Held under scrutiny at meeting 24/05/06.

*10016/06Draft Instrument concerning a Proposal for a Council Decision laying down the amount of Community support to rural development for the period from 1 January 2007 to 31 December 2013, its annual breakdown and the minimum amount to be concentrated in regions eligible under the Convergence Objective (Defra)
Sifted 13 June 2006

Letter to the Government 15 June.

iii  Documents under scrutiny

In connection with the Sub-Committee's Scrutiny of the Nuclear Package
12386/04 Part 1Amended proposal for a Council Directive (Euratom) laying down basic obligations and general principles on the safety of nuclear installations (DTI) (COM(04) 526)
Sifted 19 October 2004

Letter to the Government (Defra & DTI) 13 February 2006.

Letters to the Chairman 6 March (Defra), 7 March (DTI).

12386/04 Part 2Amended proposal for a Council Directive (Euratom) on the safe management of spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste (Defra) (COM(04) 526)
Sifted 26 October 2004
14074/04Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council Report on the use of financial resources earmarked for the decommissioning of nuclear power plants (DTI) (COM(04) 719)
Sifted 30 November 2004

Debated on Thursday 23rd March in the House (still under scrutiny) in connection with Sub-Committee D's Report: Too much or too little? Changes to the EU Sugar Regime, 18th Report, HL Paper 80, Session 2005-06 published 13th December 2005, the Government response has been received on 17th February 2006
11491/04 Agri 193Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament accomplishing a sustainable agricultural model for Europe through the reformed CAP - sugar sector reform (Defra) (COM(04) 499)
Sifted 12 October 2004
10514/05 + Add 1 Agrifin 45(i) Proposal for a Council Regulation on the common organisation of the markets in the sugar sector; (ii) Proposal for a Council Regulation amending Regulation (EC) No.1782/2003 establishing common rules for direct support schemes under the common agricultural policy and establishing certain support schemes for farmers; and (iii) Proposal for a Council Regulation establishing a temporary scheme for restructuring of the sugar industry in the European Community and amending Regulation (EC) No.1258/1999 on the financing of the common agricultural policy, (COM(05) 263); and Add 1: Commission Staff Working Document - Reforming the European Union's sugar policy - update of impact assessment, (SEC(05) 808) (Defra)
Sifted 12 July 2005

Letters to the Government (Defra and DFID) 10 November

Letters to the Chairman 22 November (Defra), 23 November (DFID), 9 December (Defra), 15 February 2006 (Defra), 23 May (Defra) enclosing RIA.

10598/05 + Add 1Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing accompanying measures for Sugar Protocol countries affected by the reform of the EU sugar regime (DFID)
Sifted 18 October 2005

Letter to the Government (Defra and DFID) 10 November, 1 December (DFID), 5 June (DFID).

Letters to the Chairman 22 November (Defra), 23 November (DFID), 9 December (Defra), 15 February 2006 (Defra), 23 May (Defra) enclosing RIA.




 
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