Select Committee on European Union Progress of Scrutiny Tenth Report


SUB-COMMITTEE A

ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS, AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE

MEMBERSHIP: Chairman: Baroness Cohen of Pimlico

Lord Kerr of Kinlochard, Lord Maclennan of Rogart

Co-opted Members: : Lord Haskins, Lord Moser, Lord Renton of Mount Harry, Lord Steinberg, Lord Trimble, Lord Watson of Richmond, Lord Woolmer of Leeds

(FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT THE CLERK, SIMON BLACKBURN, 020 7219 3140)

I.  DOCUMENTS AWAITING CONSIDERATION BY THE SUB-COMMITTEE
*8647/08 +ADD 1,2 COM (08) 194 Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Directive 68/151/EEC and 89/666/EEC as regards publication and translation obligations of certain types of companies; Commission Impact Assessment; Commission Executive Summary of Impact Assessment (BERR)
Sifted 20 May 2008

II.  DOCUMENTS HELD UNDER SCRUTINY AWAITING THE OUTCOME OF CORRESPONDENCE WITH MINISTERS
SEC (07) 1188Communication from the Commission; Reforming the Budget, Changing Europe - A public consultation paper in view of the 2008/2009 Budget (HM Treasury)
Sifted 13 November 2007 Letters to the Government 6 Dec 07, 23 Jan 08 - Kitty Ussher MP, Economic Secretary Letter to the Chairman 18 Dec 07 Reaffirm request to give evidence
11338/04 COM (04) 468 Amended proposal for a Council Directive amending Directive 77/388/EEC as regards value added tax on services provided in the postal sector (HM Treasury) (COM(04) 468)
Sifted 7 September 2004

Letters to the Government 20 Oct 04, 16 Nov 06 Letter to the Chairman 25 Oct 06

11067/05 + Add 1 COM (05) 261

11067/05 SEM + Add 1 COM (05) 261

Proposal for a Council Directive on Passenger Car Related Taxes;

Supplementary EM on European Community Legislation: Proposal for a Council Directive on passenger car related taxes (HM Treasury)

Sifted 11 October 2005 Supplementary EM Sifted 15 November 2005

Letters to the Government 26 Oct 05, 20 Dec 05, 15 Mar 06

Letters to the Chairman 8 Nov 05, 31 Jan 06, 30 Apr 07, 10 Dec 07 - Angela Eagle MP, Exchequer Secretary

5091/06 + Add 1 COM (05) 661 Proposal for a Council Regulation on the indication of the country of origin of certain products imported from third countries and Annex thereto (DTI, now BERR)
Sifted 7 February 2006

Letter to the Government 8 Mar 06

7512/07 + ADD 1, 2 COM (07) 52 Proposal for a Council Directive amending Directive 2003/96/EC as regards the adjustments of special tax arrangements for gas oil used as motor fuel for commercial purposes and the coordination of taxation of unleaded petrol and gas oil used as motor fuel (HM Treasury)
Sifted17 April 2007 Letters to the Government 2 May 07, 13 Jun 07 Letter to the Chairman 1 Jun 07
13468/07 COM (07) 525Council Regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 1338/2001 laying down measures necessary for the protection of the Euro against counterfeiting (HM Treasury)
Sifted 22 April 2008 Letter to the Government 29 Apr 08 - Rt Hon Jane Kennedy MP, Financial Secretary, HM Treasury Request for details on the progress of negotiations
15055/07 COM (07) 653

15055/07 SEM COM (07) 653

Proposal for a Council Regulation on Community statistics relating to external trade with non-member countries and repealing Regulation (EC) 1172/95 (HMRC)

SUPPLEMENTARY EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM Proposal for a Council Regulation on Community Statistics relating to external trade with non-member countries and repealing Regulation (EC) 1172/95 (HMRC)

Sifted 5 December 2007 SEM sifted 22 April 2008 Letter to the Government 11 Dec 07, 22 Apr 08 - Rt Hon Jane Kennedy MP, Financial Secretary Letter to the Chairman 23 Mar 08 Request for updates on negotiations as they continue
16209/07 16210/07 + ADD 1, 2 COM (07) 746 COM (07) 747

16209/1/07 16210/1/07 + Add 1 + Add 2 COM (07) 746 COM (07) 747

Proposal for a Council Directive amending Directive 2006/112/EC on the Common System of Value Added Tax, as regards the Treatment of Insurance and Financial Services; Proposal for a Council Regulation laying down implementing measures for Directive 2006/112/EC on the common system of Value Added Tax, as regards the treatment of Insurance and Financial Services; Commission staff working document - Impact assessment; Commission staff working document - Summary Impact assessment (HM Treasury)

Proposal for a Council Directive amending directive 2006/112/EC on the common system of Value Added Tax, as regards the treatment of insurance and financial services REV 1; implementing measures REV 1; Staff working document - Impact Assessment; Staff working document - Summary of Impact Assessment (HM Treasury)

Sifted 15 January 2008 REV 1 Sifted 22 April 2008 Letter to the Government 29 Apr 08 - Rt Hon Jane Kennedy MP, Financial Secretary, HM Treasury Request for details of negotiations as they progress
6615/08 COM (08) 78Commission proposal for a directive amending the arrangements for the holding, movement and monitoring of excise products (HM Treasury)
Sifted 11 March 2008 Letter to the Government 2 Apr 08 - Rt Hon Jane Kennedy MP, Financial Secretary Request for more information on the progress of negotiations as these occur
7688/08 COM (08) 147Proposal for a Council Directive amending Directive 2006/112/EC on the common system of Value Added Tax to combat tax evasion connected with intra-Community transactions and a proposal for a Council Regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 1798/2003 to combat tax evasion connected with Intra-Community transactions (HM Treasury)
Sifted 22 April 2008 Letter to the Government 9 May 08 - Rt Hon Jane Kennedy MP, Financial Secretary Request for further detail of the Government's analysis of this issue
*8256/08 EU Court of Auditors' Report on the customs Binding Tariff Information System (HMRC)
Sifted 13 May 2008 Letter to the Government 20 May 08 - Rt Hon Jane Kennedy MP, Financial Secretary Request for clarification of Government position on administrative errors

III.  DOCUMENTS UNDER SCRUTINY:

In connection with the Sub-Committee's Report published 7 Feb 08 "Solvency II" (6th Report, Session 2007-08, HL Paper 42)
11978/07 COM(07) 361 Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the taking-up and pursuit of the business of insurance and reinsurance (Solvency II) ("the Directive") (HM Treasury)
Sifted 11 September 2007 Letters to the Government 10 Oct 07, 6 Feb 08 - Rt Hon Kitty Ussher MP, Economic Secretary
*6996/08 COM (08) 119 Amended proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the taking-up and pursuit of the business of Insurance and Reinsurance (SOLVENCY II) (recast) - the "Directive" (HMT)
Sifted 13 May 2008 Letter to the government 20 May 08 - Angela Eagle MP, Exchequer Secretary Request for a response to Committee report

iv.  Documents cleared from scrutiny, awaiting outcome of Correspondence with Ministers
16361/07 COM (07) 776Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Regulation (EC) No 2223/96 on the European System of national and regional accounts in the Community as regards the implementing powers conferred on the Commission (ONS)
Sifted 22 January 2008 Letter to the Government 6 Feb 08 - Cleared from Scrutiny - Angela Eagle, Exchequer Secretary Request for further information on Regional Accounts
6859/08 + ADD 1 COM (08) 109 Communication from the Commission to the Council and European Parliament on measures to change the VAT system to fight fraud; Commission staff working document (HM Treasury)
Sifted 11 March 2008 Letter to the Chairman 1 Mar 08 Letter to the Government 2 Apr 08 - Cleared from Scrutiny - Rt Hon Jane Kennedy MP, Financial Secretary Request for further updates as more data becomes available

v.   Reports awaiting Government Response
HM TreasurySolvency II (6th Report, Session 2007-08, HL Paper 42) Response due 7 Apr 08
HM TreasuryThe euro (13th Report, Session 2007-08, HL Paper 90) Response due 1 Jul 08



 
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