Select Committee on European Union Fortieth Report


EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES AND EQUAL TREATMENT OF MEN AND WOMEN IN MATTERS OF EMPLOYMENT AND OCCUPATION (8839/04, 11865/05, 15623/05)

Letter from the Chairman to Meg Munn MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Women and Equality, Department of Trade and Industry

  Thank you for your letter dated 21 December 200[197] which was considered by Sub-Committee G on 12 January.

  We are grateful to you for reporting that political agreement was reached on a common position on the Directive, as expected, at the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council on 8-9 December 2005 and note that Second Reading adoption by the European Parliament is expected in the first quarter of this year.

12 January 2006

Letter from Meg Munn MP to the Chairman

  I write further to my letter of 21 December 2005, which reported on political agreement on this proposal, and your reply of 12 January. I am aware that you have not yet seen a "clean" copy of the proposal. I am therefore pleased to enclose for your information a copy of the final text following its approval by the Jurist/Linguist Working Group and translation into Community languages (not printed). There are no substantive changes—linguistic errors have been rectified and the paragraphs are now correctly numbered.

  This text will be now be formally adopted at the Employment and Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council meeting on 10 March and then sent to the European Parliament (EP) for second reading, in May or June, where it is expected to be adopted without amendment.

28 February 2006

Letter from the Chairman to Meg Munn MP

  Thank you for your letter dated 28 February, enclosing a copy of the Common Position adopted by the Council, which was considered by Sub-Committee G on 16 March.

  We note that no substantive changes have been made to the text which was expected to be formally adopted at the Employment and Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council on 10 March and to be adopted without amendment on Second Reading by the European Parliament in May or June.

16 March 2006



197   Correspondence with Ministers, 45th Report of Session 2005-06, HL Paper 243, p 590. Back


 
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