Select Committee on European Union Progress of Scrutiny Sixth Report


SUB-COMMITTEE B

INTERNAL MARKET

MEMBERSHIP: Chairman: Lord Woolmer of Leeds

Lord Geddes

Co-opted Members:

Baroness Eccles of Moulton, Lord Fearn, Lord Fyfe of Fairfield, Lord Haskel, Lord Roper, Lord St John of Bletso, Lord Swinfen, Lord Walpole.

(For further information please contact the Clerk, Anna Murphy, 020 7219 6798)

i.  Documents awaiting consideration by the sub-committee
No Documents awaiting at present

ii.  Awaiting the outcome of Correspondence with Ministers, or held under scrutiny
7826/02 Aviation 68(i) Commission recommendation to the Council in order to authorise the Commission to open and conduct negotiations with the International Civil Aviation Organisations (ICAO) on the conditions and arrangements for accession by the European Community; and (ii) Commission recommendation to the Council in order to authorise the Commission to open and conduct negotiations with the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) on the conditions and arrangements for accession by the European Community. (Transport) (SEC(02) 381)
(Letter of 23 July 2002 to David Jamieson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Transport; reply 12 July 2004. Another letter sent 21 July. Letter of 18 July 2005 received from Dr Stephen Ladyman MP, Minister of State, Department for Transport on progress report on update on outstanding transport items)
11641/03 Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the approval of motor vehicles and their trailers, and of systems, components and separate technical units intended for such vehicles. (Transport) (COM(03) 418)
(Sifted in Chairman's sift of 9 September 2003. Letter of 17 September to Dr Kim Howells MP, Minister of State for Transport, Department for Transport, awaiting the Regulatory Impact Assessment; reply 18 March 2004. Further letters sent (i) 29 March, reply 12 July; and (ii) 21 July. Letter of 18 July received from Dr Stephen Ladyman MP, Minister of State, Department for Transport on progress report on update on outstanding transport items. Letter of 12 October to Dr Stephen Ladyman MP, Minister of State, Department for Transport on the update of outstanding transport items)
9265/04 Trans 188Amended proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on intermodal loading units. (Transport) (COM(04) 361)
(Sifted in Chairman's sift of 8 June 2004. Letter of 17 June to David Jamieson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Transport; reply 15 July. Further letters sent (i) 9 September, reply 13 October; and (ii) 26 October. Letter of 18 July 2005 received from Dr Stephen Ladyman MP, Minister of State, Department for Transport on progress report on update on outstanding transport items)
11740/04 Trans 264Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council determining the general rules for the granting of Community financial aid in the field of the trans-european transport networks and energy and amending Council Regulation (EC) No.2236/95. (DTI) (COM(04) 475)
(Sifted in Chairman's sift of 7 September 2004. Letter of 14 September to the Rt Hon Jacqui Smith MP, Minister of State for Industry & the Regions & Deputy Minister for Women & Equality, DTI. Letter of 9 November to Alun Michael MP, Minister for Industry and the Regions, DTI)
11816/04 Trans 266Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the second "Marco Polo" programme for the granting of Community financial assistance to improve the environmental performance of the freight transport system ("Marco Polo II"). (Transport) (COM(04) 478)
(Sifted in Chairman's sift of 7 September 2004. Letter of 15 September to Tony McNulty MP, Minister of State, Department for Transport. Two letters of 1 April 2005 from Tony McNulty MP: on the update on the agenda for the Transport Council on 21 April, and the other on the developments on the Marco Polo II proposal. Letter of 18 July received from Dr Stephen Ladyman MP, Minister of State, Department for Transport on progress report on update on outstanding transport items)
11834/04 Aviation 158Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and the Council on the implementation of the deployment and commercial operating phases of the European programme of satellite radionavigation. (Transport) (COM(04) 477)
(Sifted in Chairman's sift of 7 September 2004. Letter of 14 September to Dr Kim Howells MP, Minister of State, Department for Transport; replies 22 September and 16 November. Further letters sent (i) 8 December to David Jamieson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, reply 19 January 2005; and (ii) 3 February. Two letters of 1 April from Tony McNulty MP: one on the update on the agenda for the Transport Council on 21 April, and the other on the progress report on Galileo. Letter of 18 July received from Dr Stephen Ladyman MP, Minister of State, Department for Transport on progress report on Galileo. Letter of 6 October to Dr Stephen Ladyman MP, Minister of State, Department of Transport)
11911/04(i) Proposal for a Council Decision approving the conclusion of the Convention on Early Notification of a Nuclear Accident; and (ii) Proposal for a Council Decision approving the conclusion of the Convention on Assistance in the case of a Nuclear Accident or Radiological Emergency. (DTI) (COM(04) 560)
(Sifted in Chairman's sift of 12 October 2004. Letter of 20 October to Mike O'Brien MP, Minister for Energy, DTI; reply 25 May 2005 from Malcolm Wicks MP, Minister for Energy, DTI. Another letter of 29 June from Malcolm Wicks MP, requesting scrutiny clearance)
13300/04 Aviation 175Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council - Moving to the deployment and operational phases of the European satellite radionavigation programme. (Transport) (COM(04) 636)
(Sifted in Chairman's sift of 9 November 2004. Letter of 24 November to David Jamieson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Transport; reply 22 December. Another letter sent 20 January 2005. Letter of 18 July received from Dr Stephen Ladyman MP, Minister of State, Department for Transport on progress report on Galileo)
13681/04Proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on market access to port services. (Transport) (COM(04) 654)
(Sifted in Chairman's sift of 16 November 2004. Letter of 8 December to David Jamieson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Transport; reply 10 January 2005. Further letters sent (i) 26 January 2005, reply 1 March enclosing annex setting out the UK Government's concerns; and (ii) 6 April, awaiting RIA. Letter of 28 June from Dr Stephen Ladyman MP, Minister of State, Department for Transport. Letter of 18 July from the Rt Hon Alistair Darling MP, on the UK Presidency: transport priorities and expectations. Letter of 12 October to Dr Stephen Ladyman MP, Minister of State, Department for Transport.)
14469/04Amended proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the approval of motor vehicles and their trailers, and of systems, components and separate technical units intended for such vehicles. (Transport) (COM(04) 738)
(Sifted in Chairman's sift of 30 November 2004. Letter of 8 December to David Jamieson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Transport; reply 11 January 2005. Another letter sent 26 January. Letter of 18 July received from Dr Stephen Ladyman MP, Minister of State, Department for Transport on progress report on update on outstanding transport items)
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)
(Sifted in Chairman's sift of 18 January 2005. Letter of 26 January to Mike O'Brien MP, Minister for Energy, e-Commerce and Postal Services, DTI)
15715/04Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions - European Electronic Communications Regulation and Markets 2004. (DTI) (COM(04) 759)
(Sifted in Chairman's sift of 25 January 2005. Letter of 3 February to Mike O'Brien MP, Minister for Energy, e-Commerce and Postal Services, DTI; reply 25 February. Another letter sent 11 March; reply of 20 July from the Rt Hon Alun Michael MP, Minister of State, DTI)
15726/04 + Add 1Commission Staff Working Paper: Annex to the European Electronic Communications Regulation and Markets 2004 (10th Report); and Add 1. (DTI) (SEC(04) 1535)
(Sifted in Chairman's sift of 25 January 2005. Letter of 3 February to Mike O'Brien MP, Minister for Energy, e-Commerce and Postal Services, DTI; reply 25 February. Another letter sent 11 March; reply of 20 July from the Rt Hon Alun Michael MP, Minister of State, DTI)
5377/05Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on Euratom Safety and Security - Activities in 2003. (DTI) (COM(04) 861)
(Sifted in Chairman's sift of 1 March 2005. Letter of 23 March to Nigel Griffiths MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, DTI; reply 16 May from Malcolm Wicks MP, Minister for Energy, DTI. Considered at meeting of 27 June and retained under scrutiny. Letter of 21 July to Malcolm Wicks MP, Minister of Energy, DTI; reply 26 August. Letter of 9 November to Malcolm Wicks MP, Minister for Energy, DTI)
6622/05 Aviation 4Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the rights of persons with reduced mobility when travelling by air. (Transport) (COM(05) 47)
(Sifted in Chairman's sift of 15 March 2005. Letter of 23 March to Charlotte Atkins MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Transport. Letter of 18 July received from Dr Stephen Ladyman MP, Minister of State, Department for Transport on progress report on update on outstanding transport items. Letter of 18 July from the Rt Hon Alistair Darling MP, on the UK Presidency: transport priorities and expectations. Letter of 19 October to the Rt Hon Alistair Darling MP, Secretary of State, Department for Transport. Supplementary EM sifted in Chairman's Sift of 25 October. Cleared by letter of 10 November to Karen Buck MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, Department of Transport )
7214/05 + Add 1 Aviation 19Communication from the Commission: Developing the agenda for the Community's external aviation policy, (COM(05) 79); and Add 1: Commission Staff Working Document - Annex to the Communication from the Commission - Developing the agenda for the Community's external aviation policy, (SEC(05) 336). (Transport)
(Sifted in Chairman's sift of 24 May 2005. Letter of 13 June to Dr Stephen Ladyman MP, Minister of State, Department for Transport)
7280/05 Trans 54Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament concerning the European Initiative for Growth Feasibility Report on EU loan guarantee instrument for TEN-Transport projects. (Transport) (COM(05) 75)
(Sifted in Chairman's sift of 7 June 2005. Letter of 22 June to Dr Stephen Ladyman MP, Minister of State, Department for Transport)
7281/05 Trans 55 Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament concerning the European Initiative for Growth Concept for the design of an EU loan guarantee instrument for TEN-Transport projects. (Transport) (COM(05) 76)
(Sifted in Chairman's sift of 7 June 2005. Letter of 22 June to Dr Stephen Ladyman MP, Minister of State, Department for Transport)
7282/05 Trans 56Commission Staff Working Paper on the Annex to the Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament concerning the European Initiative for Growth - EU loan guarantee instrument for TEN-Transport projects. (Transport) (SEC(05) 323)
(Sifted in Chairman's sift of 7 June 2005. Letter of 22 June to Dr Stephen Ladyman MP, Minister of State, Department for Transport)
7369/05 Aviation 22Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council: A Framework for Developing Relations with the Russian Federation in the Field of Air Transport. (Transport) (COM(05) 77)
(Sifted in Chairman's sift of 24 May 2005. Letter of 13 June to Dr Stephen Ladyman MP, Minister of State, Department for Transport)
8081/05 + Add 1 Telecom 27Proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (2007-2013), (COM(05) 121); and Add 1: Commission Staff Working Document - Annex,. (SEC(05) 433). (DTI)
(Sifted in Chairman's sift of 7 June 2005. Letter of 22 June to the Rt Hon Alun Michael MP, Minister of State, DTI)
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 C. Letter of 22 June to Lord Sainsbury of Turville, PUSS, DTI; reply 25 July. Letter of 19 October to Lord Sainsbury of Turville, PUSS, DTI; reply 7 November)
8156/05Communication from the Commission on building the ERA of Knowledge for Growth. (DTI) (COM(05) 118)
(Sifted in Chairman's sift of 7 June 2005. Letter of 22 June to Lord Sainsbury of Turville, PUSS, DTI. Letter of 26 October to Lord Sainsbury of Turville, PUSS, DTI)
9411/05 + Add 1Communication fro the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions on accelerating the transition from analogue to digital broadcasting, (COM(05) 204); and Add 1: Commission Staff Working Document - Annex, (SEC(05) 661). (Department for Culture, Media and Sport & DTI)
(Sifted in Chairman's sift of 21 June 2005. Letter of 8 July to the Rt Hon Alun Michael MP, Minister of State, DTI, awaiting RIA; reply 17 July. Letter of 19 October to Rt Hon Alan Johnson MP, Minister for Industry and the Regions, DTI, maintaining scrutiny pending receipt of the RIA)
9758/05 + Add 1 Telecom 47Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions "i2010 - A European Information Society for Growth and Employment", (COM(05) 229); and Add 1: Commission Staff Working Document - Extended Impact Assessment, (SEC(05) 717). (DTI)
(Sifted in Chairman's sift of 21 June 2005. Letter of 8 July to the Rt Hon Alun Michael MP, Minister of State, DTI. Letter of 12 July from the Rt Hon Alun Michael MP, includes outcome of the Telecoms Council of 27 June. Further letter of 21 July from the Rt Hon Alun Michael MP in reply to Lord Grenfell's letter of 8 July. Letter of 19 October to Rt Hon Alun Michael MP, Minister of State for Trade, Investment and Foreign Affairs, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, DTI, maintaining scrutiny awaiting more information)
11508/05Revised proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on Public Transport Services by Rail and by Road (Transport)
(Sifted in Chairman's sift of 11 October 2005. Letter of 19 October to Derek Twigg MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, Department of Transport, awaiting RIA, held under scrutiny)
12044/05Communication from the Commission: Developing a Community Civil Aviation policy towards Australia. (Transport)
(Sifted in Chairman's sift of 11 October 2005. Letter of 19 October to Karen Buck MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, Department of Transport, held under scrutiny)
12045/05Communication from the Commission: Developing a Community civil aviation policy towards the Republic of India (Transport)
(Sifted in Chairman's sift of 18 October 2005. Letter of 26 October to Karen Buck MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, Department of Transport, held under scrutiny)
*12276/05Communication from the Commission: Developing a Community Civil Aviation policy towards New Zealand (Transport)
(Sifted in Chairman's sift of 25 October 2005. Letter of 9 November to Karen Buck MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, Department of Transport, held under scrutiny)
12383/05Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, The European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions: The 2nd eSafety Communication bringing eCall to citizens (Transport)
(Sifted in Chairman's sift of 18 October 2005. Letter of 26 October to Dr Stephen Ladyman MP, Minister of State, Department of Transport, awaiting RIA, held under scrutiny)
12393/05Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions: "A market-based approach to spectrum management in the European Union" (DTI)
(Sifted in Chairman's sift of 18 October 2005. Letter of 26 October to The Rt Hon Alun Michael MP, Minister for Industry and the Regions, DTI, held under scrutiny)
*12588/05Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on common rules in the field of civil aviation security (Transport)
(Sifted in Chairman's sift of 25 October 2005. Letter of 9 November to Karen Buck MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, Department of Transport, held under scrutiny)
12732/05

12734/05

Proposal for a Council Decision concerning the specific programme to be carried out by means of direct actions by the Joint Research Centre implementing the Seventh Framework Programme (2007-2011) of the European Atomic Energy Community (EURATOM) for nuclear research and training activities;

Proposal for a Council Decision concerning the specific Programme implementing the Seventh Framework Programme (2007-2011) of the European Atomic Energy Community (EURATOM) for nuclear research and training activities. (DTI)

(Sifted in Chairman's sift of 18 October 2005. Letter of 9 November to Lord Sainsbury of Turville, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State For Science and Innovation, DTI, held under scrutiny)
12736/05

 12730/05

12731/05

12729/05

12727/05

Proposals for Council Decisions concerning the specific programme 'Co-operation' implementing the Seventh Framework Programme (2007-2013) of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities;

Proposals for Council Decisions concerning the specific programme 'Ideas' implementing the Seventh Framework Programme (2007-2013) of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities;

Proposals for Council Decisions concerning the specific programme 'People' implementing the Seventh Framework Programme (2007-2013) of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities;

Proposals for Council Decisions concerning the specific programme 'Capacities' implementing the Seventh Framework Programme (2007-2013) of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities;

Proposals for Council Decisions concerning the specific programme to be carried out by means of direct actions by the Joint Research Centre under the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities (2007-2013). (DTI)

(Sifted in Chairman's sift of 18 October 2005. Letter of 9 November to Lord Sainsbury of Turville, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State For Science and Innovation, DTI, held under scrutiny)
*12752/05Communication from the Commission: Developing a Common Aviation Area with Ukraine (Transport)
(Sifted in Chairman's sift of 1 November 2005. Letter of 9 November to Karen Buck MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, Department of Transport, held under scrutiny)
*12790/05 (+ Add 1)Reducing Climate Change Impact of Aviation;

Annex: Impact Assessment (Transport and DEFRA)

(Sifted in Chairman's sift of 25 October 2005. Letter of 9 November to Elliot Morley MP, Minister of State for Climate Change and Environment, DEFRA, held under scrutiny)
*12817/05EU Spectrum policy priorities for the digital switchover in the context of the upcoming ITU Regional Radio-communication Conference 2006 (RRC-06) (DTI)
(Sifted in Chairman's sift of 25 October 2005. Letter of 9 November to Alun Michael MP, Minister of State for Trade, Investment and Foreign Affairs Foreign and Commonwealth Office, DTI, held under scrutiny)




 
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