Select Committee on European Union Progress of Scrutiny Seventh Report


SUB-COMMITTEE D

ENVIRONMENT AND AGRICULTURE

MEMBERSHIP: Chairman: Lord Sewel

Co-opted Members:

Lord Bach, Viscount Brookeborough, Lord Cameron of Dillington, Lord Greaves, Baroness Jones of Whitchurch, Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer, Lord Moynihan, Lord Palmer, Lord Plumb, Viscount Ullswater.

(For further information please contact the Clerk, Robert Preston, 020 7219 3015)

I.  DOCUMENTS AWAITING CONSIDERATION BY THE SUB-COMMITTEE
16715/06Draft Instrument concerning a proposal for a Council Regulation establishing a Common Organisation of Agricultural Markets, on specific provisions for certain agricultural products (Defra)
Sifted 23 January 2007

II.  AWAITING THE OUTCOME OF CORRESPONDENCE WITH MINISTERS, OR HELD UNDER SCRUTINY
10665/02 Agrileg 147 COM(02) 349 Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament and the Economic and Social Committee:- Towards a thematic strategy on the sustainable use of pesticides (Defra)
Sifted 23 July 2002

(Awaiting Supplementary EM)

12200/04 Env 456 COM(04) 532 Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council introducing humane trapping standards for certain animal species (Defra)
Sifted 2 November 2004

Letters to the Government 20 Dec, 17 Mar 06

Letters to the Chairman 4 Feb 05, 14 Apr 06

14181/04 COM(04) 724 Proposal for a Council Regulation on electronic recording and reporting of fishing activities and on means of remote sensing (Defra)
Sifted 7 December 2004

Letters to the Government 26 Jan 05, 17 Mar 06, 10 Jul 06

Letters to the Chairman 28 Feb 05, 22 Feb 06, 14 Jun , 3 Nov 06, 28 Nov 06

14686/04 COM(04) 716 Proposal for a Council Directive on the supervision and control of shipments of radioactive waste and spent fuel (Defra)
Sifted 11 January 2005
8399/05 COM(05) 151 Proposal for a Council Directive on the control of potato cyst nematodes (Defra)
Sifted 14 June 2005

Letter to the Chairman 5 Jun 06

Letter to the Government 10 Jul 06

11408/05Communication from the Commission - "TSE Roadmap" (Defra)
Sifted 6 December 2005

Letter to the Chairman 22 May 06 [+ full RIA]

Letter to the Government 15 Jun 05

5047/06 + Add 1 & 2Communication: "Taking sustainable use of resources forward: A Thematic Strategy on the Prevention and Recycling of Waste"; and Commission Staff Working Document Annex to the Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on waste and Communication from the Commission - Taking Sustainable Use of Resources Forward: A Thematic Strategy on the Prevention and Recycling of Waste - Impact Assessment on the Thematic Strategy on the Prevention and Recycling of waste and immediate implementing measures; and Commission Staff Working Document Annex to the Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions - Taking Sustainable use of Resources Forward: A Thematic Strategy on the Prevention and Recycling of Waste - Technical Annexes to the Thematic Strategy on the Prevention and Recycling of Waste (Defra)
Sifted 24 January 2006
5050/06 + Add 1Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on waste and; Communication from the Commission - Taking Sustainable Resources Forward: A Thematic Strategy on the Prevention and Recycling of Waste Impact Assessment on the Thematic Strategy on the prevention and recycling of waste and immediate implementing measures (Defra)
Sifted 24 January 2006 Letter to the Chairman 14 Mar 07
5050/06 + Add 1[Supplementary EM] Draft Instrument concerning a Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on waste; Commission Staff Working Document Annex to the Proposal for a Directive of the European Council on waste and Communication from the Commission - Taking sustainable resources forward: A Thematic Strategy on the prevention and recycling of waste - Impact Assessment on the Thematic strategy on the prevention and recycling of waste and the immediate implementing measures (Defra)
Sifted 24 April 2006
5058/06Draft Instrument concerning a Proposal for a Council Directive on the supervision and control of shipments of radioactive waste and spent fuel (Defra)
Sifted 31 January 2006

(Awaiting RIA) Letter to the Chairman 9 Nov 06

5403/06Council Regulation establishing a management plan for fisheries exploiting stocks of plaice and sole in the North Sea (Defra)
Sifted 14 February 2006 Letter to the Government 15 Jun 06 Letter to the Chairman 26 Mar 07
5403/06 SEMSupplementary Explanatory Memorandum. Draft Instrument concerning a Proposal for a Council Regulation establishing a management plan for fisheries exploiting stocks of plaice and sole in the North Sea. (Defra)
Sifted 25 May 2006

Letter to the Government 15 Jun 06 Letter to the Chairman 26 Mar 07

9898/06Document concerning a Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on improving consultation on Community fisheries management (Defra)
Sifted 20 June 2006 Letter to the Government 20 Jul 06
10851/06 + Add 1 + Add 2 Document concerning a Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament - "Towards a sustainable European wine sector"; and Document concerning a Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament - "Towards a sustainable European wine sector" Summary of the Impact Assessment annexed to the communication; and Document concerning a Communication from the Commission to the Council and The European Parliament - "Towards a sustainable European wine sector" Commission Staff Working Document - Annex to the Communication: Impact Assessment (Defra)
Sifted 18 July 2006 Letter to the Government 20 Jul 06
10016/06Draft Instrument concerning a Proposal for a Council Decision laying down the amount of Community support to rural development for the period from 1 January 2007 to 31 December 2013, its annual breakdown and the minimum amount to be concentrated in regions eligible under the Convergence Objective (Defra)
Sifted 13 June 2006

Letters to the Government 15 Jun, 20 Jul 06 Letter to the Chairman 28 Jun 06

11640/06Council Decision regarding the placing on the market in accordance with Directive 2001/18/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, of oilseed rape products (Brassica napus L., lines Ms8 Rf3 and Ms8xRf3) genetically modified for tolerance to the herbicide glufosinate-ammonium (Defra) [11.01.06]
Sifted 17 January 2006

Letter to the Government 16 Feb 06

Letters to the Chairman 27 Mar, 4 Oct 06

11755/06 + ADD 1 + ADD 2-12 Draft Instrument concerning a proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market; Draft Instrument concerning a Commission Staff Working Document - Summary Report on the impact assessment for a Regulation replacing Directive 91/414/EEC on plant protection products; Draft Instrument concerning a Commission Staff Working Document - Report on the impact assessment for a Regulation replacing Directive 91/414/EEC on plant protection products; Draft Instrument concerning a Commission Staff Working Document - Report on the impact assessment for a Regulation replacing Directive 91/414/EEC on plant protection products- Annex 1; Draft Instrument concerning a Commission Staff Working Document - Report on the impact assessment for a Regulation replacing Directive 91/414/EEC on plant protection products- Annex 2, Part 1-6; Draft Instrument concerning a Commission Staff Working Document - Report on the impact assessment for a Regulation replacing Directive 91/414/EEC on plant protection products- Annex 3, 4 and 5 (Defra)
Sifted 10 October 2006 Letter to the Government 2 Nov 06 Letters to the Chairman 14 Nov 06, 14 Mar 07
11816/06 + ADD1 11847/06 Draft Instrument concerning a proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on environmental quality standards in the field of water policy and amending Directive 2000/60/EC; Document concerning a Commission Staff Working Document Impact Assessment - Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on environmental quality standards in the field of water policy and amending Directive 2000/60/EC; Document concerning a Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament integrated prevention and control of chemical pollution of surface waters in the European Union (Defra)
Sifted 10 October 2006 Letter to the Government 29 Nov 06
11896/06 + ADD 1 Draft Instrument concerning a proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a framework for Community action to achieve a sustainable use of pesticides; Document concerning the commission Staff Working Paper - Accompanying the proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a framework for Community action to achieve a sustainable use of pesticides - The impact assessment of the thematic strategy on the sustainable use of pesticides; Defra)
Sifted 10 October 2006 Letter to the Government 2 Nov 06 Letter to the Chairman 14 Mar 07
12917/06Document concerning a communication from the Commission to the Council - Fishing Opportunities for 2007: Policy Statement from the European Commission (Defra)
Sifted 24 October 2006 (Awaiting revised EM)
13401/06 + ADD 1 & 2 13388/06 Document concerning a Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions - Thematic Strategy for Soil Protection; Staff Working Document - Impact Assessment of the Thematic Strategy on Soil Protection; Summary of Impact Assessment; Draft Instrument concerning a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a framework for the protection of soil and amending Directive 2004/35/EC (Defra)
Sifted 24 October 2006 Letter to the Government 22 Nov 06 (awaiting RIA)
13869/06 + ADD 1 + ADD 2 Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the retrofitting of mirrors to heavy goods vehicles registered in the Community; Commission Staff Working Document: Full Impact Assessment; Commission Staff Working Document: Summary of the Impact Assessment (Department for Transport)
Sifted 22 November 2006 Letter to the Government 6 Dec 06
15674/06 + ADD 1, 2Draft Instrument concerning a proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council banning the placing on the market and the import of or export from the Community of cat and dog fur and products containing such fur; Commission Staff Working Document - Summary Impact Assessment; Commission Staff Working Document - Impact Assessment (Defra)
Sifted 19 December 2006 Letter to the Government 18 Jan 07
†16738/06 + ADD 1, 2 COM (06) 778 Draft Instrument of 13 December 2006 concerning a proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning statistics on plant protection products; Commission Staff Working document - Impact Assessment; Commission Staff Working document - Summary of Impact Assessment (Defra)
Sifted 27 February 2007 Letter to the Government 26 Mar 07
†16902/06 COM (06) 798 Draft Instrument concerning a proposal for a Council Regulation opening tariff quotas for imports into Bulgaria and Romania of raw cane sugar for supply to refineries in the marketing years 2006/07, 2007/08 and 2008/09 (Defra)
Sifted 30 January 2007 Letter to the Government 21 Feb 07 Letter to the Chairman 8 Mar 07
5433/07 COM (07) 12 Draft Instrument concerning a Proposal for a Council Regulation amending Regulation (EEC) No. 1883/78 laying down general rules for the financing of interventions by the European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund, Guarantee Section. (Defra)
Sifted 20 February 2007 Letter to the Government 2 Mar 07 Letter to the Chairman 19 Mar 07
†5572/07 + ADD 1 COM (07) 17 Draft Instrument of 26 January 2007 concerning a Proposal for a Council Regulation laying down specific rules as regards the fruit and vegetable sector and amending certain Regulations; Commission Staff Working document - Towards a reform of the fresh and processed fruit and vegetables common market organisations - Impact analysis summary (Defra)
Sifted 27 February 2007 Letter to the Government 19 Mar 07
†5877/07 + ADD 1, 2 COM (07) 31 Draft Instrument of 31 January 2007 concerning a Proposal for a Council Directive on the marketing of fruit plant propagating material and fruit plants intended for fruit production (Recast version); Staff Working document - Impact Assessment; Staff Working document - Summary Impact Assessment (DEFRA)
Sifted 27 February 2007 Letter to the Government 19 Mar 07

III  DOCUMENTS UNDER SCRUTINY

IN CONNECTION WITH THE SUB-COMMITTEE'S SCRUTINY OF THE NUCLEAR PACKAGE
12386/04 Part 1Amended proposal for a Council Directive (Euratom) laying down basic obligations and general principles on the safety of nuclear installations (DTI) (COM(04) 526)
Sifted 19 October 2004

Letter to the Government (Defra & DTI) 13 Feb 06

Letters to the Chairman 6 Mar 06 (Defra), 7 Mar 06 (DTI), 21 Feb 07 (Defra)

12386/04 Part 2Amended proposal for a Council Directive (Euratom) on the safe management of spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste (Defra) (COM(04) 526)
Sifted 26 October 04
14074/04Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council Report on the use of financial resources earmarked for the decommissioning of nuclear power plants (DTI) (COM(04) 719)
Sifted 30 November 2004

IN CONNECTION WITH SUB-COMMITTEE D'S REPORT: TOO MUCH OR TOO LITTLE? CHANGES TO THE EU SUGAR REGIME, 18TH REPORT, HL PAPER 80, SESSION 2005-06 PUBLISHED 13TH DECEMBER 2005. DEBATED ON THURSDAY 23RD MARCH IN THE HOUSE (STILL UNDER SCRUTINY) -GOVERNMENT RESPONSE RECEIVED ON 17TH FEBRUARY 2006
10598/05 + Add 1Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing accompanying measures for Sugar Protocol countries affected by the reform of the EU sugar regime (DFID)
Sifted 18 October 2005

Letters to the Government (Defra and DFID) 10 Nov, 1 Dec (DFID), 5 Jun 06 (DFID)

Letters to the Chairman 22 Nov (Defra), 23 Nov (DFID), 9 Dec (Defra), 15 Feb 06 (Defra), 23 May 06 (Defra) enclosing RIA


 
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