Select Committee on European Union Eighth Report


SUB-COMMITTEE B

INTERNAL MARKET

MEMBERSHIP: Chairman: Lord Freeman

Lord Dykes, Lord Powell of Bayswater

Co-opted Members:

Lord Bradshaw, Lord James of Blackheath, Lord Mitchell, Lord Paul, Lord Rowe-Beddoe, Lord Ryder of Wensum, Lord Walpole, Lord Whitty.

(FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT THE CLERK, JAMES WHITTLE, 020 7219 6225)

I.  DOCUMENTS AWAITING CONSIDERATION BY THE SUB-COMMITTEE

II.  DOCUMENTS HELD UNDER SCRUTINY AWAITING THE OUTCOME OF CORRESPONDENCE WITH MINISTERS
6843/06 COM (05) 586 Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on Compliance with Flag State Requirements (DfT)
Sifted 12 July 2006 Letters to the Government 19 Jul 06, 22 May 07 Letter to the Chairman 10 May 07
5413/07 + ADD 1, 2 COM (07) 5 A report from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament concerning the 2015 recovery target contained in Article 7(2)(b) of Directive 2000/53/EC on end-of-life vehicles. (DTI, now BERR)
Sifted 20 February 2007 Letters to the Government 28 Feb 07, 13 Nov 07, 5 Feb 08, 1 Apr 08 - Malcolm Wicks MP, Minister of State for Energy Letters to the Chairman 28 Jan 08, 10 Mar 08 Retain under scrutiny until clear that UK can meet 2006 targets
6145/07 + ADD 1, 2 COM (07) 18 + 6145/1/07 + ADD 1, 2

6145/07 + ADD 1, 2 6145/1/07 REV 1 + ADD 1, 2 COM (07) 18

Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 98/70/EC as regards the specifications of petrol, diesel and gas-oil and introducing a mechanism to monitor and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the use of road transport fuels and amending Council Directive 1999/32/EC, as regards the specification of fuel used by inland waterway vessels and repealing Directive 93/12/EEC; Commission Staff Working document - Impact Assessment; Commission Staff Working document - Executive Summary;

Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 98/70/EC as regards the specification of petrol, diesel and gas-oil and introducing a mechanism to monitor and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the use of road transport fuels and amending Council Directive 1999/32/EC, as regards the specification of fuel used by inland waterway vessels and repealing Directive 93/12/EEC; Commission staff working document - Impact Assessment; Commission staff working document - Executive Summary (DfT)

Sifted 27 February 2007 REV 1 Sifted 11 September 2007 Letters to the Government 7 Mar 07, 9 Oct 07, 26 Feb 08 - Jim Fitzpatrick MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Letter to the Chairman 5 Feb 08 Request for summary of consultation results and details of the final compromise before the first reading agreement. Also further information on vehicle maintenance standards and enforcement mechanisms
9052/07 + ADD 1-3 COM (07) 212 Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament: "European Space Policy"; "The European Space Programme - Preliminary elements"; Impact Assessment of the European Space Policy and its summary (DTI, now DIUS)
Sifted 16 May 2007 Letter to the Government 22 May 07
10114/07 10125/07 + ADD 1 COM (07) 265 SEC (07) 635 SEC (07) 636 Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing common rules concerning the conditions to be complied with to pursue the occupation of road transport operator; Commission staff working document - Impact Assessment accompanying: Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on common rules concerning the conditions to be complied with to pursue the occupation of road transport operator; Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on common rules for access to the international road haulage market (recast); Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on common rules for access to the market in coach and bus services (recast); Commission staff working document - Impact Assessment Executive Summary - accompanying: Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on common rules concerning the conditions to be complied with to pursue the occupation of road transport operator; Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on common rules for access to the international road haulage market (recast); Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on common rules for access to the market in coach and bus services (recast) (DfT)
Sifted 3 July 2007 Letter to the Government 18 Jul 07
13895/07 + ADD 1 + ADD 2 COM (07) 560 Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on protection of pedestrians and other vulnerable road users; Impact assessment; Impact assessment's summary. (DfT)
Sifted 11 December 2007 Letter to the Government 16 Jan 08 - Jim Fitzpatrick MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Request for further information at end of consultation exercise and what alternatives might be suggested to the current proposal
5089/08 + ADD 1, 2 COM (07) 856 SEC (07) 1723 SEC (07) 1724 Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council setting emissions performance standards for new passenger cars as part of the Community's integrated approach to reduce CO2 emissions from light-duty vehicles; Impact Assessment; Executive Summary of the Impact Assessment (DfT)
Sifted 20 February 2008 Letter to the Government 26 Feb 08 - Jim Fitzpatrick MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Request to be kept up to date with developments and for further details on completion of Impact Assessment
5113/08 COM (07) 817Revised Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the promotion of clean and energy efficient road transport vehicles (DfT)
Sifted 5 February 2008 Letter to the Government 19 Feb 08 - Jim Fitzpatrick MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Request for information on position to be taken during the Working Group discussions and for updates on progress of discussions
5121/08 + ADD 1, 2 COM (07) 860 Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee and the Committee of the Regions - Proposal for a lead market initiative for Europe (BERR)
Sifted 4 March 2008 Letter to the Government 12 Mar 08 - Baroness Vadera, Minister for Business and Competitiveness Request for clarification on what reorientation of aid schemes might entail
5127/08 + ADD 1, 2 COM (07) 851 SEC (07) 1718 SEC (07) 1720 Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on type-approval of motor vehicles and engines with respect to emissions from heavy duty vehicles (Euro VI) and on access to vehicle repair and maintenance information; Commission Staff Working Document Annex to the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the approximation of the laws of the Member States with respect to emissions from on-road heavy duty vehicles and on access to vehicle repair information, Impact Assessment; Commission Staff Working Document - Impact Assessment's Summary (DfT)
Sifted 5 February 2008 Letter to the Government 19 Feb 08 - Jim Fitzpatrick MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Request for further information

III.  DOCUMENTS UNDER SCRUTINY:

In connection with the Sub-Committee's Report published 8 Feb 08: "The Single Market: Wallflower or Dancing Partner? Inquiry into the European Commission's Review of the Single Market " (5th Report, Session 2007-08, HL Paper 36) Debated 14 Mar 08
13043/07 COM (07) 528 Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2003/54/EC concerning common rules for the internal market in electricity (BERR)
Sifted 30 October 2007 Considered at meeting 12 Nov 07 Letter to the Chairman 16 Nov 07
13045/07 COM (07) 529Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2003/55/EC concerning common rules for the internal market in natural gas (BERR)
Sifted 30 October 2007 Considered at meeting 12 Nov 07 Letter to the Chairman 16 Nov 07
13046/07 COM (07) 530 Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing an Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (BERR)
Sifted 30 October 2007 Considered at meeting 12 Nov 07
13048/07 COM (07) 531Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 1228/2003 on conditions for access to the network for cross-border exchanges in electricity (BERR)
Sifted 30 October 2007 Considered at meeting 12 Nov 07 Letter to the Chairman 16 Nov 07
13049/07 COM (07) 532Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 1775/2005 on conditions for access to the natural gas transmission networks (BERR)
Sifted 30 October 2007 Considered at meeting 12 Nov 07 Letters to the Chairman 16 Nov 07, 28 Nov 07
13212/07 13219/07 SEC (07) 1179 SEC (07) 1180 Commission staff working document accompanying the legislative package on the internal market for electricity and gas - Impact assessment; Commission staff working document accompanying the legislative package on the internal market for electricity and gas - Impact assessment summary (BERR)
Sifted 23 October 2007 Considered at meeting 12 Nov 07
15371/07 15416/07 15422/07 15379/07 15387/07 COM (07) 696 COM (07) 697 COM (07) 698 Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions. Report on the outcome of the Review of the EU regulatory framework for electronic communications networks and services in accordance with Directive 2002/21/EC; Summary of the 2007 Reform Proposals; Commission Staff Working Documents on the Impact Assessment and its Summary;

Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directives 2002/21/EC on a common regulatory framework for electronic communications networks and services, 2002/19/EC on access to and interconnection of electronic communications networks and services, and 2002/20/EC on the authorisation of electronic communications networks and Services;

Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2002/22/EC on universal service and users' rights relating to electronic communications networks, Directive 2002/58/EC concerning the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector and Regulation (EC) No 2006/2004 on consumer protection cooperation.(BERR)

Sifted 11 December 2007 Letter to the Government 15 Jan 08 - Stephen Timms MP, Minister of State for Competitiveness Request for further updates in due course
15408/07 COM (07) 699 Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the European Electronic Communications Market Authority. (BERR)
Sifted 11 December 2007 Letter to the Government 16 Jan 08 - Stephen Timms MP, Minister of State for Competitiveness Request for updates as it progresses

In connection with the Sub-Committee's Inquiry into "The EU's 20% Renewable Energy Target"
5421/08 + ADD 1, 2 COM (08) 19 SEC (08) 57 SEC (08) 85 Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources; Commission Staff Working Document "Impact Assessment on the proposal for a Directive on the promotion of energy from renewable sources"; Commission Staff Working Document "Impact Assessment on the Implementation measures for the EU's objectives on climate change and renewable energy for 2020". (BERR)
Sifted 20 February 2008 Letter to the Government 26 Feb 08 - Malcolm Wicks MP, Minister of State for Energy Request for oral evidence


IV.  DOCUMENTS CLEARED FROM SCRUTINY, AWAITING OUTCOME OF CORRESPONDENCE WITH MINISTERS
12383/05 COM (05 ) 431 Communication 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 (DfT)
Sifted 18 October 2005

Letters to the Government 26 Oct 05 (awaiting RIA), 4 Dec 07 - Rt Hon Rosie Winterton MP, Minister of State - Cleared from Scrutiny Letters to the Chairman 19 Dec 06, 27 Nov 07 Request to be kept informed of future developments on eCall project

15932/06 COM (06) 723 Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions: Bringing eCall back on track - Action Plan, 3rd eSafety Communication (DfT)
Sifted 16 January 2007 Letters to the Government 25 Jan 07, 4 Dec 07 - Rt Hon Rosie Winterton MP, Minister of State - Cleared from Scrutiny Letter to the Chairman 27 Nov 07 Request to be kept informed of future developments on eCall project
14526/07 + ADD 1, 2 COM (07) 709 Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on a Code of Conduct for Computerised Reservation Systems; Commission staff working document - Impact Assessment; Commission staff working document - Summary of Impact Assessment (DfT)
Sifted 18 December 2007 Letter to the Government 16 Jan 08 - Jim Fitzpatrick MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State - Cleared from Scrutiny Letter to the Chairman 12 Mar 08
14631/07 + ADD 1 - 5 14176/07 COM (07) 575 COM (07) 574 Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions: An integrated Maritime Policy for the European Union; Conclusions from the Consultation on a European Maritime Policy; Commission staff working document - the Action Plan; Commission staff working document - Impact Assessment; Commission staff working document - Impact Assessment Summary; Energy Policy and Maritime Policy: ensuring a better fit; Commission staff working document - Maritime clusters (DfT)
Sifted 15 January 2008 Letter to the Government 25 Jan 08 - Jim Fitzpatrick MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State - Cleared from Scrutiny Letter to the Chairman 3 Mar 08
15458/07 + ADD 1- 4 COM (07) 723 Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament , the European Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions - A European Strategic energy technology plan (Set-plan) - towards a low-carbon future; Full Impact Assessment; Summary of Impact Assessment; Technology Map; Capacities Map (BERR)
Sifted 15 January 2008 Letter to the Government 23 Jan 08 - Malcolm Wicks MP, Minister of State for Energy - Cleared from Scrutiny Letter to the Chairman 11 Mar 08 Request for information on how the Government intends to address the concerns of the Welsh Assembly, regarding wave or tidal power, in future legislative proposals
5020/08 COM (07) 864 Commission Opinion pursuant to Article 251(2), third subparagraph, point (c) of the EC Treaty on the European Parliament's amendments to the Council Common Position regarding the proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation No. 1592/2002 on common rules in the field of civil aviation and establishing a European Aviation Safety Agency amending the proposal of the Commission pursuant to Article 250(2) of the EC Treaty (DfT)
Sifted 22 January 2008 Letter to the Government 5 Feb 08 - Jim Fitzpatrick MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State - Cleared from Scrutiny Letter to the Chairman 7 Mar 08
5334/08 COM (07) 869Communication from the Commission - An Agenda for Sustainable Future in General and Business Aviation (DfT)
Sifted 5 February 2008 Letter to the Government 19 Feb 08 - Jim Fitzpatrick MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State - Cleared from Scrutiny Letter to the Chairman 28 Mar 08
*6295/08 COM (08) 54Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on multi-annual contracts for rail infrastructure quality; Commission staff working document - Annexes to the Communication on multi-annual contacts for rail infrastructure quality; Commission staff working document: Full impact assessment; Commission staff working document - Summary impact assessment (DfT)
Sifted 18 March 2008 Letter to the Government 1 Apr 08 - Tom Harris MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State - Cleared from Scrutiny Request for update on the timetable for the package

v.  Reports awaiting Government Response:
BERRThe Single Market: Wallflower or Dancing Partner? Inquiry into the European Commission's Review of the Single Market (5th Report, Session 2007-08, HL Paper 36) Response due 8 Apr 08


 
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