Select Committee on European Union Progress of Scrutiny Tenth Report


SUB-COMMITTEE C

FOREIGN AFFAIRS, DEFENCE AND DEVELOPMENT POLICY

MEMBERSHIP: Chairman: Lord Roper

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

Co-opted Members:

Lord Anderson of Swansea, Lord Boyce, Lord Chidgey, Lord Crickhowell, Lord Hamilton of Epsom, Lord Hannay of Chiswick, Lord Jones, Lord Selkirk of Douglas, Lord Swinfen, Lord Truscott.

(FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT THE CLERK, KATHRYN COLVIN, 020 7219 6798)

I.  DOCUMENTS AWAITING CONSIDERATION BY THE SUB-COMMITTEE

II.  DOCUMENTS HELD UNDER SCRUTINY AWAITING THE OUTCOME OF CORRESPONDENCE WITH MINISTERS
COM (07) 764Communication from the European Commission - a Strategy for a stronger and more competitive European Defence Industry (MoD)
Sifted 29 January 2008 Letter to the Government 3 Mar 08 - Rt. Hon Des Browne MP, Secretary of State Letter to the Chairman 28 Apr 08 Request to be kept fully informed of developments
16488/07 COM (07) 766Directive on the Coordination of procedures for the award of certain public works contracts, public supply contracts and public services contracts in the fields of Defence and Security (MoD)
Sifted 29 January 2008 Letter to the Government 3 Mar 08 - Rt. Hon Des Browne MP, Secretary of State Letter to the Chairman 28 Apr 08 Request to be kept fully informed of developments
16534/07 + ADD 1, 2 COM (07) 765 A Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on simplifying terms and conditions of transfers of defence-related products within the Community; Commission staff working document - Impact Assessment; Commission staff working document - Summary of Impact Assessment (BERR)
Sifted 29 January 2008 Letter to the Government 3 Mar 08 - Malcolm Wicks MP, Minister of State for Energy Request to be kept fully informed of developments

III.  DOCUMENTS CLEARED FROM SCRUTINY, AWAITING OUTCOME OF CORRESPONDENCE WITH MINISTERS
UnnumberedJoint Action on support for IAEA activities in the areas of nuclear security and verification and in the framework of the implementation of the EU Strategy against the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destructions (FCO) [7.12.07]
Sifted 11 December 2007 Considered at meeting 10 Jan 08 - Cleared from Scrutiny Letters to the Chairman 4 Feb 08, 20 Mar 08 Letters to the Government 26 Feb 08, 31 Mar 08 - Dr Kim Howells MP, Minister of State Request to be kept in touch with progress in this field
Unnumbered Civilian Headline Goal 2010 replacing Civilian Headline Goal 2008 (FCO) [20.12.07]
Sifted 15 January 2008 Considered at meeting 31 Jan 08 - Cleared from Scrutiny Letter to the Government 19 Feb 08 Request for information about the preparedness and training of civilians to be made by the UK
UnnumberedCouncil Decision on the launching of the European Union military operation in the Republic of Chad and in the Central African Republic (operation EUFORTchad/RCA); Council Decision concerning the conclusion of the Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Cameroon on the status of the European Union-led forces in transit within the territory of the Republic of Cameroon - Adoption; Council Decision concerning the conclusion of the Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Chad on the status of the European Union led forces in the Republic of Chad - adoption (FCO) [31.01.08]
Sifted 5 February 2008 Letter to the Chairman 30 Jan 08 - override, 9 Mar 08 Considered at meeting 7 Feb 08 - Cleared from Scrutiny Letter to the Government 19 Feb 08 - Jim Murphy MP, Minister for Europe Request to be kept informed of negotiations with Russia in connection with supply of helicopters to EU Mission in Chad
Unnumbered Council Common Position renewing restrictive measures against Uzbekistan (FCO) [17.04.08]
Sifted 22 April 2008 Letter to the Chairman 17 Apr 08 Considered at meeting 24 Apr 08 - Cleared from Scrutiny Letter to the Government 28 Apr 08 Request to hear outcome of deliberations on the travel ban at 28/29 Apr GAERC
*UnnumberedCouncil Joint Action in support of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organisation, in the framework of the EU Strategy against Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (FCO) [14.05.08]
Sifted 20 May 2008 Considered at meeting 22 May 08 - Cleared from Scrutiny Letter to the Government to be sent
15616/07 15690/07 COM (07) 743 COM (07) 744 Proposal for a Council Decision on the signing of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement between the European Communities and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Serbia, of the other part; Proposal for a Council and Commission Decision on the conclusion of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement between the European Communities and their Member states, of the one part, and the Republic of Serbia, of the other part; Proposal for a Council Decision concerning the signing and conclusion of the Interim Agreement on trade and trade-related matters between the European Community, of the one part, and the Republic of Serbia, of the other part (FCO)
Sifted 15 January 2008 Considered at meeting 17 Jan 08 - Cleared from Scrutiny Letter to the Government 18 Jan 08, 25 Feb 08 - Jim Murphy MP, Minister for Europe Letter to the Chairman 23 Jan 08, 13 Feb 08, 17 Mar 08, 25 Apr 08, 12 May 08 Invitation to give evidence
5401/08 COM (08) 4 Council Regulation renewing and strengthening current restrictive measures in respect of Burma and repealing Regulation (EC) No 817/2006 (FCO)
Sifted 5 February 2008 Considered at meeting 7 Feb 08 - Cleared from Scrutiny Letter to the Government 19 Feb 08 Letter to the Chairman 6 Mar 08
7702/08 + ADD 1 COM (08) 127 Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council - Western Balkans: Enhancing the European perspective (FCO)
Sifted 1 April 2008 Letter to the Government 3 Apr 08 - Cleared from Scrutiny - Jim Murphy MP, Minister for Europe Request to discuss the situation in the Western Balkans at a future evidence session
†8403/08 + ADD 1-5 COM (08) 177 Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions: The EU - a Global Partner for Development - Speeding up progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (DFID)
Sifted 2 May 08 Letter to the Government 12 May 08 - Cleared from Scrutiny - Gareth Thomas MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Request for clarification and information on outcome of GAERC on 26-27 May 08



iv.  Reports awaiting Government Response:
FCOThe European Union and Russia (14th Report, Session 2007-08, HL Paper 98) Response due 22 Jul 08



 
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