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European Union - Forty-Fifth Report

Here you can browse the report which was ordered by the House of Lords to be printed 25 July 2006.


CONTENTS


Terms of Reference


REPORT


CORRESPONDENCE WITH MINISTERS


APPENDIX: RECENT REPORTS FROM THE SELECT COMMITTEE


EUROPEAN UNION SELECT COMMITTEE

3.  UK PRESIDENCY



ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS, AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE



INTERNAL MARKET



FOREIGN AFFAIRS, DEFENCE AND DEVELOPMENT POLICY



AGRICULTURE AND ENVIRONMENT



LAW AND INSTITUTIONS


ANNEX A

MINUTES OF EVIDENCE

TAKEN BEFORE THE SELECT COMMITTEE ON THE EUROPEAN UNION (SUB-COMMITTEE E)

WEDNESDAY 30 NOVEMBER 2005

Memoranda submitted by Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Examination of Witnesses

Witnesses: BARONESS ASHTON OF UPHOLLAND, a Member of the House, Under-Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs, MISS PAT REED and MR EDWIN KILBY, Department for Constitutional Affairs, examined.

Question Number

1 - 21




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SOCIAL POLICY AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS



NUMERICAL ORDER
1.(13308/99) Toys - Safety (Phthalates)
2.(5557/01) Machinery Directive
3.(6580/02) Patentability of Computer-Implemented Inventions
4.(7239/02) Recognition of Professional Qualifications
5.(7312/03) Ship Source Pollution and on the introduction of sanctions
6.(10143/03) Extractive Industries Waste
7.(10904/03) Unfair Commercial Practices
8.(11145/03, 7410/04) Shipments of Waste
9.(11646/03) Nutrition and Health claims made on food
10.(11817/03, 5051/04, 13394/04, 14248/04, 7426/05, 9125/05) UK Presidency: Indirect Tax
11.(12082/03) Eco-design requirements for Energy-using Products
12.(12168/03) Road Transport Activities
13.(12179/03) Fluorinated Gases
14.(12985/03) Groundwater Pollution
15.(13074/03) World Health Organisation - International Health Regulations
16.(13693/03) Motor Vehicles: Frontal Protection Systems
17.(14152/03, 14153/03, 15154/03) Aarhus Convention
18.(14842/03) Addition of Vitamins and Minerals to Food
19.(15409/03) REACH
20.(15494/03) Batteries and Accumulators
21.(15820/03) Driving Licenses
22.(16261/03) Energy End-Use Efficiency
23.(0432/04) Regional Aid Guidelines
24.(5118/04) Measures to Safeguard Security of Electricity Supply and Infrastructure Investment
25.(6363/04) Enhancing Port Security
26.(6431/04) Digital Content in Europe: More Accessible, Usable and Exploitable
27.(7190/04) Restrictions on the Marketing and Use of certain Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Extender Oils and Tyres
28.(7532/04) Vehicle Type Approval Directive
29.(7615/04) European Order for Payment Procedure
30.(7677/04) Company Law Directive: Mandatory Audit Committees
31.(8131/04) Health and Long Term Care: Open Method of Co-ordination
32.(8200/04, 14009/04, 14999/04, 15999/04) Counter-Terrorism Measures and Exchange of Information
33.(8559/04) Bathing Water
34.(8839/04) Equal Treatment of Men and Women in matters of Employment and Occupation
35.(8881/04) Access to Community External Assistance
36.(9087/04) Comitology
37.(9123/04) Toluene and Trichlorobenzene
38.(9195/04) The Protection of Minors and Human Dignity and the Right of Reply in relation to the Competitiveness of the European Online and Audiovisual Information Services Industry
39.(9903/04) Police and Customs Co-operation
40.(9912/04) Harmonised River Traffic Information Services on Inland Waterways
41.(10244/04) Immigration: Links between Legal and Illegal
42.(10678/04) Minimum Health and Safety Requirements regarding the exposure of workers to the risks arising from Physical Agents - Optical Radiation
43.(11134/04) 'Third Money Laundering Directive': Prevention of the Use of the Financial System for the purpose of money laundering, including terrorist financing
44.(11484/04) Community Air Traffic Controller Licence
45.(11495/04) European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, EAFRD
46.(11545/04) Capital Requirements Directive
47.(11557/04) Financing of the Common Agricultural Policy
48.(11572/04) Culture Programme 2007-2013
49.(11585/04) European Audiovisual Sector - Media 2007
50.(11586/04) European Youth Policy
51.(11587/04) Integrated Programme in the field of Lifelong Learning
52.(11606/04, 11637/04, 116688/04) European Regional Development Fund, the European Social Fund and the Cohesion Fund
53.(11636/04) European Social Fund
54.(11689/04) European Regional Development Fund
55.(11740/04) Trans-European Transport and Energy Network: Financial Aid
56.(11781/04) Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the Community, INSPIRE
57.(11816/04) Freight Transport System -'Marco Polo II'
58.(11834/04) European Space Policy: Galileo Research - Satellite radio Navigation
59.(12002/04) Partnership for change in an enlarged Europe - enhancing the contribution of the Social dialogue
60.(12200/04) Humane Trapping Standards
61.(12243/04) Mutual Recognition of Non-Custodial Pre-Trial Supervision Measures
62.(12343/04) Genetically Modified Oilseed Rape
63.(12537/04) Ship Source Pollution
64.(12683/04, 9554/05) Working Time
65.(12993/04) Mutual Administrative Assistance for the Protection of the Community's Financial Interests against Fraud and any other Illegal Activities
66.(13071/04) Financial Instrument for the Environment: LIFE +
67.(13489/04) Food Additives
68.(13495/04, 13969/04) European Co-operation in Quality Assurance in Higher Education
69.(13681/04) Market Access to Port Services
70.(13774/04) Dangerous Substances
71.(13852/04) Mediation in Civil and Commercial Matters
72.(13880/04) Medicinal Products for Paediatric Use
73.(14064/04) Controls of Cash entering or leaving the Community
74.(14119/04, 14197/04) Company Law and Corporate Governance Proposals
75.(14136/04) Croatia Co-operation with ICTY
76.(14207/04) Prohibitions arising from convictions for sexual offences against children
77.(14246/04) Consumer Credit Harmonisation
78.(14248/04) VAT Simplification
79.(14811/04) Combating Euro Counterfeiting
80.(15249/04) European Atomic Energy Community (EURATOM) and The People's Republic of China: R&D Co-operation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy
81.(15281/04) Exchange of Information extracted from the Criminal Record
82.(15342/04) INTERPOL: Transfer of Data
83.(15538/04) New Indicators on Education and Training
84.(15570/04, 15614/04) Nominal Quantities for Pre-packed products
85.(15715/04, 15726/04) European Electronic Communications Regulations and Markets 2004
86.(15874/04) TSEs: Prevention, Control and Eradication
87.(16026/04) Multi-Annual Programme for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
88.(16231/04) Rome II: Law applicable to Non-contractual Obligations
89.(5049/05) European Governance strategy for fiscal statistics
90.(5093/05) Visa Information System (VIS) and the Exchange of Data between Member States on Short-Stay Visas
91.(5140/05) Daphne Programme, 2000-2003
92.(5377/05) Euratom Safety and Security - Activities 2003
93.(5597/05) European Enforcement Order and the Transfer of Sentenced Persons between Member States
94.(5868/05) Internal Market Strategy
95.(5937/05) Rules of Procedure of the Court of First Instance
96.(5990/05) Growth and Jobs - A New start for the Lisbon Strategy
97.(6137/1/05) Exchange of Information extracted from the Criminal Record
98.(6175/05) European Neighbourhood Policy: Action Plans for Ukraine and Lebanon
99.(6206/05) Financing of Interventions
100.(6364/05) Working Conditions of Mobile Workers
101.(6370/05) Social Agenda 2005-2010
102.(6417/05) Climate Change: "Winning the Battle"
103.(6464/05) EU Drugs Action Plan, 2005-2008
104.(6582/05) Fight against organised crime
105.(6584/05) Exchanges of Information on Convictions
106.(6603/05) European Schools System
107.(6622/05) Air Travel: Rights of persons with reduced mobility
108.(6623/05) Passenger Rights
109.(6624/05) Air Transport: Identity of the Operating Carrier
110.(6702/05) Archives in Europe
111.(6703/05) Archives in Europe
112.(6815/05) European Arrest Warrant
113.(6888/05) Exchange of Information and Intelligence between Law Enforcement Authorities of EU Member States
114.(6924/05, 9461/05) Statistical data
115.(6930/05) Strengthening Cross-Border Police Co-operation
116.(7027/05) Succession and Wills
117.(7032/05) European Regulatory Agencies
118.(7214/05, 7369/05, 12044/05, 12045/05, 12276/05, 12752/05) External Aviation Policy
119.(7244/05) European Institute for Gender Quality
120.(7280/05, 7281/05, 7282/05) TENS Transport Projects
121.(7313/05) European Neighbourhood Policy
122.(7456/05) Rules of origin in preferential trade agreements
123.(7485/05) Applicable Law and Jurisdiction in Divorce Matters
124.(7578/05) Community Statistics
125.(7607/05) Confronting Demographic Change: A New Solidarity between the Generations
126.(7645/05) Taking into Account of convictions in Member States in New Criminal Proceedings
127.(7717/05) Preliminary Draft Amending Budgets
128.(7737/05) Custom Duties: Imports of certain products originating in the United States of America
129.(7798/05) European Medicines Agency
130.(7828/05) European Evidence Warrant
131.(7857/05) Common Framework for business registers for statistical purposes
132.(7952/05) Marine Fuel
133.(8008/05) Integrated Guidelines for Growth and Jobs, 2005-08
134.(8064/05) Health and Consumer Protection Strategy
135.(8081/05) Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme 2007-2013
136.(8087/05) Community for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration Activities
137.(8103/05) Exchange of Classified Information between the European Union and Swiss Confederation
138.(8137/05, 8138/05, 8139/05) Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
139.(8142/05) Common Fisheries Policy
140.(8154/05)Citizens for Europe 2007-2013
141.(8155/05) VAT: Common system
142.(8156/05) Building the ERA of Knowledge for Growth
143.(8205/05) Response to Terrorism
144.(8257/05) International Convention on the Harmonisation of Frontier Controls of Goods
145.(8258/05) Total Allowable Catches
146.(8323/05) European Union Solidarity Fund
147.(8430/05, 8436/05) Civil Protection Mechanism
148.(8482/05) Air Services Agreement with Croatia
149.(8571/05) Preliminary Draft Amending Budgets
150.(8630/05) Avian Influenza
151.(8633/05, 8634/05, 8636/05, 8637/05, 8638/05, 8639/05, 8641/05, 8642/05)Restrictions on GM Maize and GM Oilseed Rape
152.(8635/05) GM Maize Product
153.(8670/05) Air Services Agreement with Bulgaria
154.(8689/05) European Programme for Action to Confront HIV/Aids, Malaria and Tuberculosis through External Action
155.(8690/05) Framework Programme on Solidarity and the Management of Migration Flows 2007-2013
156.(8704/05) Cotonou Agreement
157.(8823/05) Financial Services Policy 2005-2010
158.(8922/05) The Hague Programme: Partnership for European Renewal in the field of Freedom, Security and Justice
159.(9000/05) Preliminary Draft Amending Budgets
160.(9032/05) European Space Policy
161.(9125/05) Reduced rates of VAT
162.(9198/05) Husked Rice
163.(9411/05) Digital Broadcasting
164.(9466/05) Marketing Standards for Eggs
165.(9507/05) Sustainable Development
166.(9508/05) Language Policy
167.(9513/05) Mutual recognition of judicial decisions in criminal matters
168.(9592/05) Universal Service
169.(9620/05) European Capital of Culture 2007-2019
170.(9698/05) Advance Passenger Information (API)/Passenger Name Records (PNR)
171.(9758/05) 'i2010 - A European Information Society for Growth and Employment'
172.(9883/05) European Year of Equal Opportunities for all 2007 - Towards a Just Society
173.(9884/05) Non-discrimination and Equal Opportunities for All
174.(9942/05, 9943/05, 9944/05) Schengen Information System
175.(9997/05) Developing a Strategic Concept on Tackling Organised Crime
176.(10010/05) Trans-Euro Energy Networks
177.(10013/05) Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies: An Action Plan for Europe, 2005-2009
178.(10083/05) State Aid Reform 2005-2009
179.(10120/05) Rules of Procedure of the Court of Justice
180.(10185/05) European Security and Defence College
181.(10326/05) Roadmap to an Integrated Control Framework
182.(10514/05, 10598/05) Reform of the EU Sugar Regime
183.(10684/05) Cohesion Policy in support of Growth and Jobs: Community Strategic Guidelines, 2007-2013
184.(10774/05) Fundamental Rights Agency
185.(10785/05) GM Maize
186.(10822/05) Eco-labelling Schemes for Fisheries Products
187.(10880/05) Procedural Rights during Criminal Proceedings throughout the European Union
188.(10894/05) End-of-Life Vehicles
189.(11067/05) Passenger Car Related Taxes
190.(11110/05) Tariff Quota for Imports of Soluble Coffee
191.(11131/05) Service of Judicial and Extrajudicial documents in Civil or Commercial matters
192.(11189/05) European Qualifications Framework for Life-long learning
193.(11190/05) EU Framework for Investment Funds
194.(11245/05) Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights and Strengthening the Criminal Law Framework to Combat Intellectual Property Offences
195.(11407/05) Schengen Agreement: Improvement of Police Co-operation between Member States at the Internal Border
196.(11413/05) European Union Development Policy
197.(11439/05) Supply of Services
198.(11500/05) Mortgage Credit in the EU
199.(11508/05) Public Transport Services by Rail and Road
200.(11549/05) Information on the Payer accompanying Transfers of Funds
201.(11614/05) Illegal Immigration: Monitoring and Evaluation Mechanism of the Third Countries
202.(11618/05) Growth and Employment - The Community Lisbon Programme
203.(11641/05) Trade in Services other than Transport
204.(11691/05) Cotonou Agreement - Consultations between the EU and Haiti
205.(11704/05) European Indicator of Language Competence
206.(11734/05) Future Financial Perspectives 2007-2013
207.(11825/05) Noise Emission in the Environment - "Noise Directive"
208.(11834/05) Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) Legislation
209.(11928/05) GM Roundmap Ready Maize Line GA21
210.(11929/05) Measures to Ensure greater Security in Explosives, Detonators, Bomb-Making Equipment and Firearms
211.(11949/04, 13691/05) Employment and Social Solidarity - PROGRESS
212.(11976/05) Preliminary Draft Amending Budget No 7 to the General Budget for 2005
213.(11989/05) Regional Protection Programmes
214.(12120/05) A Common Agenda for Integration
215.(12127/05, 12135/05, 12136/05)Novel Foods or Novel Food Ingredients
216.(12143/05) Drugs and Drug Addiction
217.(12197/05) GM Maize Line MON 863
218.(12249/05) Tariff Rates for Bananas
219.(12383/05) eSafety Communication
220.(12393/05) Spectrum Management
221.(12467/05) Proceeds from Crime and the Financing of Terrorism
222.(12588/05) Civil Aviation Security
223.(12639/05) European Quality Charter for Mobility
224.(12660/05, 12671/05) Retention of Telecommunications Data
225.(12695/05) State Aid for Innovation
226.(12727/05, 12729/05, 12730/05, 12731/05, 12736/05)Seventh Framework Programme 2007-2013 of the European Community for research, Technological Development and Demonstration Activities: 'Co-operation', 'Ideas', 'People', 'Capacities'
227.(12732/05, 12734/05) EURATOM: Seventh Framework Programme 2007-2011 for Nuclear Research and Training Activities
228.(12735/05) Thematic Strategy on Air Pollution
229.(12773/05) Terrorist Recruitment: Addressing the Factors contributing to violent radicalisation
230.(12790/05) Reducing the Climate Change Impact of Aviation
231.(12805/05) Evaluation of Community Activities 2002-2003 in favour of Consumers
232.(12817/05) EU Spectrum Policy Priorities for the Digital Switchover
233.(12921/05) Verification of Agri-Environment Expenditure
234.(12981/05) i2010: Digital Libraries
235.(13019/05) Protection of Personal Data Processed in the Framework of Police and Judicial Co-operation in Criminal Matters
236.(13056/05) European Contract Law
237.(13042/05) Genetically Modified Maize
238.(13094/05) European Year of Intercultural Dialogue
239.(13095/05) Preliminary Draft Amending Budget No 8 to the General Budget for 2005
240.(13143/05) Lisbon Programme: Strengthening EU Manufacturing
241.(13193/05)Agreements for Consumers
242.(13371/04, 9841/05) European Pollutant Release
243.(13384/05) A Strategy on the External Dimension of the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice
244.(13413/05) Exchange of Information under the Principle of Availability
245.(13442/05) Mental Health Strategy for the European Union
246.(13506/04, 7140/05) European Police College (CEPOL)
247.(13521/05) EU-Palestine: Co-operation beyond disengagement - towards a Two State solution
248.(13686/05) Supplementary Pension Rights
249.(13809/05) Tenth Anniversary of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership
250.(14031/05) Cotonou Agreement: Opening of Consultations with Mauritania
251.(14351/05) National Identity Cards
252.(14425/05) Genetically Modified Maize
253.(14443/05) Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES): From Concept to Reality
254.(14643/05) EU Border Assistance Mission for the RAFAH Crossing Point, EUBAM, Rafah
255.(14781/05) European Strategy for Combating Radicalisation and Recruitment to Terrorism
256.  (14920/05) Fishery Quota 2006





 
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