Select Committee on European Union Progress of Scrutiny Twenty-First Report


SUB-COMMITTEE G

SOCIAL POLICY AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS

MEMBERSHIP: Chairman: Baroness Thomas of Walliswood

Lord Harrison

Co-opted Members:

Lord Colwyn, Earl of Dundee, Baroness Gale, Baroness Greengross, Baroness Howarth of Breckland, Baroness Morgan of Huyton, Lord Moser, Baroness Neuberger, Lord Trefgarne.

 (For further information please contact the Clerk, Gordon Baker, 020 7219 6635)

i.  Documents awaiting consideration by the Sub-Committee
*SEC (2006) 1195/4 Commission Communication on Health Services: Consultation regarding Community Action on Health Services (Department of Health)
Sifted 31 October 2006
*11810/06Proposal for a Directive to simplify and rationalise the reports on the practical implementation of the Directives concerning protection of the Health and Safety of workers at work (DWP)
Sifted 17 October 2006
*12107/06 + Add 1 & 2Communication from the Commission towards an EU strategy on the rights of the child; Commission Staff Working Document: Impact Assessment; Commission Staff Working Document: Preliminary Inventory of EU Actions Affecting Children's Rights (DfES)
Sifted 17 October 2006
*12559/06Amended Proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue (2008) (DCMS)
Sifted 17 October 2006
*12677/06 + Add 1Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on 'Efficiency and Equity in European Education and Training Systems.' (DfES)
Sifted 17 October 2006
*12554/06 + ADD 1 & 2Implementing the Community Lisbon Programme: Proposal for a recommendation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the establishment of the European Qualifications Framework for lifelong learning; Impact Assessment Summary; Impact Assessment (DfES)
Sifted 24 October 2006
*13175/06Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament and the European Economic and Social Committee on the implementation of Directive 1997/7/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 May 1997 on the Protection of Consumers in respect of Distance Contracts (DTI)
Sifted 24 October 2006
*13371/06 + ADD 1 & 2 Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament , Better Training for Safer Food, adopted on 20 September 2006 (Food Standards Agency)
Sifted 24 October 2006
*13501/06Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on the International Health Regulations (Department of Health)
Sifted 31 October 2006


ii.  Awaiting the outcome of Correspondence with Ministers, or held under scrutiny
11572/04 + Add 1Proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the Culture 2007 programme (2007-2013); (COM(04) 469) and Add 1: Commission staff working paper - Extended Impact Assessment, (SEC(04) 954) (DCMS)
Sifted 16 November 2004

[Supplementary EM 04.11.04]

Letters to the Government 4 November, 24 November, 9 December, 27 January 2005, 14 June, 13 October, 20 December

Letters to the Chairman 23 November, 4 January 2005, 21 February, 6 April, 12 July [Education, Youth & Culture Council], 6 November, 12 January 2006

12002/04Communication from the Commission: - Partnership for change in an enlarged Europe - Enhancing the contribution of European social dialogue (DTI) (COM(04) 557)
Sifted 12 October 2004

Letters to the Government 28 October, 13 October 2005, 30 March 2006, 23 June

Letters to the Chairman 19 July 2005, 21 March 2006, 18 May, 13 June, 16 October

8154/05 + Add 1 Proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing for the period 2007-2013 the programme "Citizens for Europe" to promote active European Citizenship, (COM(05) 116); and Add 1: Commission Staff Working Document - Annex with Impact Assessment, (SEC(05) 442) (DCMS)
Sifted 14 June 2005

Letters to the Government 28 June (awaiting RIA), 13 October, 30 October 2006

Letters to the Chairman 12 July [Education, Youth & Culture Council], 29 September 2006

9554/05 Trans 108Amended proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2003/88/EC concerning certain aspects of the organisation of working time (DTI) (COM(05) 246)
Sifted 21 June 2005

Letters to the Government July, 21 July, 13 October, 1 December, 7 December, 12 January 2006, 25 May, 20 July, 31 October

Letters to the Chairman 12 July, 23 August, 9 November, 29 November, 6 December, 15 December, 19 May 2006, 18 July, 11 October, 30 October, 31 October

10822/05 + Add 1Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament and the European Economic and Social Committee - launching a debate on a Community approach towards eco-labelling schemes for fisheries products, (COM(05) 275); and Add 1: Commission Staff Working Document - Annex with Impact Assessment, (SEC(05) 840) (Defra)
Sifted 19 July 2005

Letter to the Government 13 October

11189/05Commission Staff Working Document: Towards a European Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning (DfES)
Sifted 18 October 2005

Letters to the Government 4 November, 13 February 2006

Letter to the Chairman 23 January 2006

12981/05 + Add 1 & 2 Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions on i2010: digital libraries (DCMS)
Sifted 1 November 2005

Letter to the Government 24 November 2005 Letter to the Chairman 20 October 2006

13568/05A Proposed Council Directive of 12 October 2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the placing on the market of Pyrotechnic Articles (DTI)
Sifted 13 December 2005

Letters to the Government 26 January 2006, 16 March, 12 May

Letters to the Chairman 24 February 2006, 10 April

13686/05 + Add 1 Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council relating to the Improvement of the Portability of Supplementary Pension Rights (DWP)
Sifted 15 November 2005

Letter to the Government 1 December

15023/05 + Add 1European Commission proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products and amending Directive 2001/83/EC and Regulation (EC) No 726/2004 (Health)
Sifted 19 December 2005

Letters to the Government 10 February 2006, 5 May, 3 July

Letters to the Chairman 25 March, 13 June

5072/06 + Add 1Commission proposal amending Council Directive 90/385/EEC and 93/42/EEC and Directive 98/8/EC of The European Parliament and The Council as regards the Review of the Medical Devices Directive (Health)
Sifted 31 January 2006

Letters to the Government 2 March, 5 May, 3 July

Letters to the Chairman 21 April (awaiting revised RIA), 13 June

5896/06Proposal for a Regulation laying down the procedure for implementing Regulation (EC) No 883/2004 on the coordination of social security systems to employed persons, to self-employed persons and to members of their families moving within the Community (DWP)
Sifted 28 February 2006

Letter to the Government 24 March Letter to the Chairman 12 September

5896/06[Supplementary EM] Proposal for a Council Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down the procedure for implementing Regulation (EC) No 883/2004 on the coordination of social security systems to employed persons, to self-employed persons and to members of their families moving within the Community (DWP)
Sifted 30 March 2006

Letters to the Government 5 May, 20 October Letter to the Chairman 12 September.

7301/06 + Add 1 & 3Proposal for a Regulation establishing the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund. (DWP)
Sifted 30 March 2006

Letters to the Government 12 May, 20 July, 12 October Letters to the Chairman 6 July, 21 July

9905/06Amended proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a second Programme of Community action in the field of Health and consumer protection (2007-2013); Adaptation following the agreement of 17 May 2006 on the Financial Framework 2007-2013 (Health)
Sifted 27 June 2006 Letters to the Government 6 July (awaiting RIA), 20 July Letters to the Chairman 12 July, 17 October
10361/06Communication from the Commission to the Council on 'The European Institute of Technology (EIT): further steps towards its creation' (Dfes)
Sifted 4 July 2006 Letters to the Government 14 July, 31 October Letter to the Chairman 25 July
10950/06 10938/06Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on Actions for a Safer Europe and Council Recommendation on Injury Prevention (DoH)
Sifted 18 July 2006. Letters to the Government 20 July, 27 October Letter to the Chairman 20 September
11957/06 ADD 1 12060/06Communication from the Commission to the Council on European policies concerning youth participation and information - Follow-up to the White Paper on a New Impetus for European Youth: Implementing the common objectives for participation by and information for young people in view of promoting their active European citizenship; Commission Staff Working Document - Analysis of national reports submitted by the Member States concerning participation by and information for young people; Draft Resolution of the Council and Representatives of the Governments of Member States meeting within the Council, on implementing the common objectives for participation by and information for young people in view of promoting their active European citizenship
Sifted 6 September 2006 Letter to the Government 12 October Letter to the Chairman 30 October
12179/06Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on food enzymes (FSA)
Sifted 6 September 2006. Letter to the Government 12 October
12180/06Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a common authorisation procedure for food additives, food enzymes and food flavourings (FSA)
Sifted 6 September 2006. Letter to the Government 12 October
12181/06Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and the Council on Food Additives (FSA)
Sifted 6 September 2006. Letter to the Government 12 October
12182/06Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on flavourings and certain food ingredients with flavouring properties for use in and on foods (FSA)
Sifted 6 September 2006. Letter to the Government 12 October


Iii  Document under scrutiny

In connection with the Sub-Committee's inquiry into Consumer Credit Harmonisation
13193/05Modified proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on credit agreements for consumers amending Directive 93/13/EEC (DTI)
Sifted 8 November 2005

Letter to the Government 18 November - Held under scrutiny until completion of the resumed Inquiry

Letters to the Chairman 27 March 2006

Report published 27 July 2006: HL Paper 210, EU 36th Report, Government Response 29 September

In connection with the Sub-Committee's Inquiry into European Commission Green Paper on EU Mental Health Strategy
13442/05Green Paper: Improving the Mental Health of the Population. Towards a Strategy on Mental Health for the European Union (Health)
Sifted 8 November 2005

Letters to the Government 1 December, 12 January 2006, 30 March (Call for evidence), 23 June

Letters to the Chairman 20 December, 26 May

Documents subject to scrutiny override
9195/06Amended Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the council establishing a European Institute for Gender Equality (Communities and Local Government)
Sifted 25 May 2006 Letters to the Government 25 May, 8 June, 23 June Letters to the Chairman 25 May , 19 June
8680/06 (15570/04)Amended Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down rules on nominal quantities for pre-packed products, repealing Council Directives 75/106/EEC and 80/232/EEC, and amending Council Directive 76/211/EEC (DTI)
Sifted 20 June 2006 Letters to the Government 14 July, 20 October Letters to the Chairman 2 August, 19 September, 4 October


 
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