Select Committee on European Union Progress of Scrutiny Seventh Report



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 inquiries into EU/UN, CFSP scrutiny and EU/AU only).

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

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
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. (Home Office) (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)
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)
13293/05 (+ Add 1)EU Strategy for Africa: Towards a Euro-African Pack to accelerate Africa's development (DFID)
(Sifted in Chairman's sift of 25 October 2005. Held under scrutiny awaiting oral evidence from the Secretary of State for International Development on 29 November)
13521/05Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament: EU-Palestinian cooperation beyond disengagement - towards a two state solution (FCO)
(Sifted in Chairman's sift of 1 November 2005. Awaiting further information from the Minister Douglas Alexander, held under scrutiny)

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