Select Committee on European Union Progress of Scrutiny Fifteenth Report


SUB-COMMITTEE D

ENVIRONMENT AND AGRICULTURE

MEMBERSHIP: Chairman: Lord Sewel

Lord Plumb

Co-opted Members:

Earl of Arran, Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe, Viscount Brookeborough, Lord Cameron of Dillington, Earl of Dundee, Lord Greaves, Baroness Jones of Whitchurch, Lord Palmer, Baroness Sharp of Guildford, Viscount Ullswater, Lord Wallace of Tankerness.

(For further information please contact the Clerk, Julia Labeta, 020 7219 3015)

I.  DOCUMENTS AWAITING CONSIDERATION BY THE SUB-COMMITTEE
*12832/08 + ADD 1,2,3 COM (08) 505 Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions - Completing the phase-out of substances that deplete the ozone layer - Better regulation building on 20 years of success; Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on substances that deplete the o ozone layer; Commission staff working document - Impact Assessment ; Commission staff working document - Summary of Impact assessment (DEFRA)
Sifted 28 October 2008 To be considered at meeting on 5 Nov 08
*13195/08 + ADD 1-5 COM (08) 563 Proposal for a Council Regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 1290/2005 on the financing of the common agricultural policy and Regulation (EC) no 1234/2007 establishing a common organisation of agricultural markets and on specific provisions for certain agricultural products (single CMO Regulation) as regards food distribution to the most deprived persons in the Community; Commission staff working document - Summary of Impact assessment; Commission staff working document - Impact assessment; Commission staff working document - Impact assessment (Annexes 1 to 9 (Volume IIa)); Commission staff working document - Impact assessment (Annexes 12 to 14 (Volume IIc)); Commission staff working document - Impact assessment (Annex 11 (Volume IId)) (DEFRA)
Sifted 28 October 2008 To be considered at meeting on 5 Nov 08

II.  DOCUMENTS HELD UNDER SCRUTINY AWAITING THE OUTCOME OF CORRESPONDENCE WITH MINISTERS
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
10822/05 + Add 1Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament and the European Economic and Social Committee - launching a debate on a Community approach towards eco-labelling schemes for fisheries products, (COM(05) 275); : Commission Staff Working Document - Annex with Impact Assessment, (SEC(05) 840) (DEFRA)
Sifted 19 July 2005 (sifted to G originally)

Letter to the Government 13 Oct 05 Letter to the Chairman 8 Jun 07

11408/05 COM (05) 322Communication 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

5058/06 COM (05) 673Draft 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

5403/06 SEM COM (05) 714 Supplementary 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

Letters to the Government 15 Jun 06, 2 May 07 Letters to the Chairman 26 Mar 07, 16 May 07

9898/06 COM (06) 246Document 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
10016/06 COM (06) 238Draft 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

11640/06 COM (06) 78Council 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)
Sifted 17 January 2006

Letter to the Government 16 Feb 06

Letters to the Chairman 27 Mar, 4 Oct 06

12917/06 COM (06) 499Document 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 COM (06) 231 COM (06) 232

13401/06 SEM + ADD 1, 2 13388/06 SEM COM (06) 231 COM (06) 232

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; SUPPLEMENTARY EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM 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 Thematic Strategy on Soil Protection; Commission staff working document - Summary of the 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 SEM sifted 16 May 2007 Letters to the Government 22 Nov 06, 27 Jun 07, 13 Dec 07 - Jonathon Shaw MP, Minister for Marine, Landscape and Rural Affairs and Minister for South East Letters to the Chairman 23 Jul 07, 30 Nov 07, 14 Jan 08 Request to be kept informed of developments
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 Letter to the Chairman 2 Oct 07
16902/06 COM (06) 798Draft 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
8653/07 + ADD 1, 2 COM (07) 194 Draft Instrument concerning a proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down Community procedures for the establishments of residue limits of pharmacologically active substances in foodstuffs of animal origin, and repealing Regulation (EEC) No 2377/90; Commission staff working document - Executive summary of the impact assessment; Commission staff working document - Impact assessment (DEFRA)
Sifted 5 June 2007 Letter to the Government 27 Jun 07 Letters to the Chairman 26 Jul 07, 8 Oct 07
13994/07 COM (07) 595Draft Instrument concerning a Proposal for a Council Regulation authorising the Commission to approve modifications to protocols of fisheries partnership agreements concluded between the European Community and third countries (DEFRA)
Sifted 27 November 2007 Letter to the Government 14 Dec 07, 7 Mar 08 - Jonathan Shaw MP, Minister for Marine, Landscape and Rural Affairs and Minister for South East Letter to the Chairman 21 Feb 08 Request for further updates as negotiations progress
16833/07 16832/07 COM (07) 821 COM (07) 823

16833/07 SEM COM (07) 821

Draft Instrument concerning a Council Decision establishing the position to be adopted on behalf of the European Community with regard to proposals for amendments to the Schedule of the International Convention on the Regulation of Whaling; Document concerning a Communication form the European Commission to the European Parliament and to the Council on Community action in relation to whaling (DEFRA)

SUPPLEMENTARY EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM Draft instrument concerning a Council Decision establishing the position to be adopted on behalf of the European Community with regard to proposals for amendments to the Schedule of the International Convention on the Regulation of Whaling (DEFRA)

Sifted 29 January 2008 SEM Sifted 3 Jun 2008 Letters to the Government 7 Feb 08 -16832/07 Cleared from Scrutiny, 16833/07 Retained under Scrutiny, 26 Mar 08, 15 May 08, 3 Jun 08 - Jonathon Shaw MP, Minister for Marine, Landscape and Rural Affairs and Minister for the South East - content for agreement to Proposal pending completion of scrutiny process (Article 3b of the Scrutiny Reserve Resolution) Letters to the Chairman 13 Mar 08, 24 Apr 08 Request to be informed of final outcome of Council negotiations
5088/08 + ADD 1, 2 COM (07) 844 Draft Instrument concerning a proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on industrial emission (integrated pollution prevention and control) (Recast); Commission staff working document - Impact Assessment; Commission staff working document - Summary of Impact Assessment (DEFRA)
Sifted 22 January 2008 Letters to the Government 7 Feb 08, 10 Mar 08 - Joan Ruddock MP, Minister for Climate Change, Biodiversity and Waste Letters to the Chairman 22 Feb 08, 10 Mar 08
6459/08 COM (08) 70Document concerning a Recommendation from the Commission to the Council on the participation of the European Community in negotiations towards a legally binding instrument on mercury further to Decision 24/3 of the Governing Council of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) (DEFRA)
Sifted 11 March 2008 Letters to the Government 2 Apr 08, 2 May 08, 3 Jun 08 - Phil Woolas MP, Minister for the Environment Letter to the Chairman 22 Apr 08 Request to be kept informed of developments relating to this Proposal
7296/08 + ADD 1, 2 COM (08) 124 Proposed Regulation of the European Parliament and the Council on the placing on the market and use of feed (FSA)
Sifted 26 March 2008 Letter to the Government 2 May 08 Request to be kept updated on the progress of negotiations
7676/08 + ADD 1, 2 COM (08) 162 Draft Instrument concerning a proposal for a Council Regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 423/2004 as regards the recovery of cod stocks and amending Regulation (EEC) No 2847/93; Commission staff working document - Impact Assessment regarding the Commission's proposal establishing revised measures for the recovery of cod stocks; Commission staff working document - Summary of the Impact Assessment (DEFRA)
Sifted 13 May 2008 Letters to the Government 21 May 08, 25 Jun 08, 18 Jul 08, 10 Oct 08 - Huw Irranca-Davies MP, Minister for the Natural and Marine Environment, Wildlife and Rural Affairs Letters to the Chairman 18 Jun 08, 9 Jul 08, 22 Jul 08 Awaiting Impact Assessment, and an update of the progress of negotiations
9342/08 COM (08) 240 Draft Instrument concerning a proposal for a Council Regulation establishing a multi-annual plan for the stock of herring distributed to the West of Scotland and the fisheries exploiting that stock (DEFRA)
Sifted 10 June 2008 Letter to the Government 18 Jun 08, 18 Jul 08 - Jonathan Shaw MP, Minister for Marine, Landscape and Rural Affairs Letter to the Chairman 9 Jul 08 Request to be kept informed of the progress of negotiations
9656/08 + ADD 1, 2 COM (08) 306 Draft Instrument concerning: Proposal for a Council Regulation establishing common rules for direct support schemes for farmers under the common agricultural policy and establishing certain support schemes for farmers; Proposal for a Council Regulation on modifications to the common agricultural policy by amending Regulations (EC) No 320/2006, (EC) No 1234/2007, (EC) No 2/2008 and (EC) No […]/2008; Proposal for a Council Regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 1698/2005 on support for rural development by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD); Proposal fro a Council Decision amending Decision 2006/144/EC on the Community strategic guidelines for rural development (Programming period 2007 to 2013); Impact Assessment summary; Impact Assessment (DEFRA)
Sifted 17 June 2008 Letter to the Government 2 Jul 08, 10 Oct 08 - Jane Kennedy MP, Minister for Farming and the Environment Letter to the Chairman 16 Jul 08 Request for an update on the progress of negotiations in late October 08
10351/08 COM (08) 336Draft Instrument concerning a proposal for a Council Regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007 establishing a common organisation of agricultural markets as regards the marketing standards for poultry meat (DEFRA)
Sifted 22 July 2008 Letter to the Government 16 Oct 08 - Jane Kennedy MP, Minister for Farming and the Environment Awaiting impact assessment and outcome of discussions with stakeholders
10476/08 + ADD 1, 2 COM (08) 324 Draft Instrument concerning a Proposal for a Council Regulation concerning the conservation of fisheries resources through technical measures; Commission staff working document - Summary of Impact Assessment; Commission staff working document - Impact Assessment (DEFRA)
Sifted 8 July 2008 Letter to the Government - 18 Jul 08 - Jonathan Shaw MP, Minister for Marine, Landscape and Rural Affairs and Minister for South East
10637/08 + ADD 1, 2 COM (08) 345 Draft Instrument concerning a proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down health rules as regards animal by-products not intended for human consumption (Animal By-products Regulation); Commission staff working document - Impact Assessment; Commission staff working document - Summary of Impact Assessment (DEFRA)
Sifted 8 July 2008 Letter to the Government 17 Jul 08 - Lord Rooker, Minister of State for Sustainable Farming and Food
11083/08 COM (08) 385Proposal for a Council Regulation repealing the anti-dumping duties imposed by Council Regulation (EC) No 85/2006 on imports of farmed salmon originating in Norway (BERR)
Sifted 15 July 2008 Letter to the Government 21 Jul 08 - Malcolm Wicks MP, Minister of State for Energy
11380/08 + ADD 1,2,3 COM (08) 442 Proposal for a Council Regulation amending Regulations (EC) No 1290/2005 on the financing of the common agricultural policy and (EC) No 1234/2007 establishing a common organisation of the agricultural markets and on specific provision as for certain agricultural products (Single CMO regulation) in order to introduce a School Fruit Scheme; Commission staff working document - Impact Assessment summary; Commission staff working document - Impact Assessment; Annexes to staff working document (DEFRA)
Sifted 30 September 2008 Letter to the Government 10 Oct 08 - Jane Kennedy MP, Minister for Farming and the Environment
†12604/08 + ADD 1, 2 COM (08) 469 Draft Instrument concerning a proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning trade in seal products; Commission staff working document - Impact Assessment; Commission staff working document - Summary of impact assessment (DEFRA/BERR)
Sifted 14 October 2008 Letter to the Government 23 Oct 08 - Jane Kennedy MP, Minister for Farming and the Environment Request for impact assessment and information on the outcome of the Government consultation
*13312/08 + ADD 1, 2 COM (08) 553 Draft Instrument of 22 September 2008 concerning a Proposal for a Council Regulation on the protection of animals at the time of killing; Commission staff working document - Impact Assessment; Commission staff working document - Summary of Impact Assessment (DEFRA)
Sifted 21 October 2008 Letter to the Government 29 Oct 08 - Jane Kennedy MP, Minister for Farming and the Environment Awaiting Impact Assessment, information on outcome of Government consultation and response to various points
*13533/08 COM 908) 595 Proposal for a Council Regulation fixing for 2009 and 2010 the fishing opportunities for Community fishing vessels for certain deep-sea stocks
Sifted 21 October 2008 Letter to the Government 23 Oct 08 - Huw Irranca-Davies MP, Minister for the Natural and Marine Environment, Wildlife and Rural Affairs Request for response to various queries

III.  DOCUMENTS UNDER SCRUTINY:

IN CONNECTION WITH THE SUB-COMMITTEE'S REPORT PUBLISHED 6 JUL 06: "NUCLEAR SAFETY AND WASTE: THE ROLE OF THE EU" 37TH REPORT, SESSION 2005-06, HL PAPER 211 GOVERNMENT RESPONSE 29 AUG 06 DEBATED ON 18 JAN 07

12386/04 Part 1 COM (04) 526

12386/04 Part 2 COM (04) 526

Amended proposal for a Council Directive (Euratom) laying down basic obligations and general principles on the safety of nuclear installations (DTI, now BERR);

Amended proposal for a Council Directive (Euratom) on the safe management of spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste (DEFRA)

Sifted 19 October 2004 Part 2 Sifted 26 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)

14074/04 COM (04) 719 Communication 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, now DIUS)
Sifted 30 November 2004

IN CONNECTION WITH THE SUB-COMMITTEE'S INQUIRY INTO "THE REVISION OF THE EU'S EMISSIONS TRADING SYSTEM"
5835/08 + ADD 1, 2 COM (08) 18 Commission Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the geological storage of carbon dioxide and amending Council Directives 85/377/ECC, 96/61/E, Directives 2000/60/EC, 2001/80/EC, 2004/35/EC, 2006/12/EC and Regulation (EC) No 1013/2006 (BERR)
Sifted 26 February 2008 Letters to the Government 20 Mar 08, 15 May 08, 10 October - Minister for Energy Letter to the Chairman 28 Apr 08 (including partial Impact assessment), 17 Jul 08 Awaiting outcome of consultations, updated impact assessment and further information on progress of negotiations
5849/08 + ADD 1 COM (08) 17 Draft Instrument concerning a Proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on the effort of Member States to reduce their greenhouse gas emission to meet the Community's greenhouse gas emission reduction commitments up to 2020; Commission staff working document accompanying the Package of Implementation measures for the EU's objectives on climate change and renewable energy for 2020 - Impact Assessment (DEFRA)
Sifted 26 February 2008 Letter to the Government 20 Mar 08 - Phil Woolas MP, Minister for Environment Awaiting information on progress of negotiations
5862/08 + ADD 1, 2, 3 COM (08) 16


5862/08 SEM + ADD 1,2,3,4 COM (08) 16

Draft Instrument concerning a Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2003/87/EC so as to improve and extend the greenhouse gas emission allowance trading system of the Community; Commission staff working document - Impact Assessment; Commission staff working document - Summary of Impact Assessment; Commission staff working document accompanying the package of Implementation measures for the EU's objectives on climate change and renewable energy for 2020 - Impact Assessment (DEFRA)

SUPPLEMENTARY EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM Draft Instrument concerning a Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2003/87/EC so as to improve and extend the greenhouse gas emission allowance trading system of the Community; Commission staff working document - Impact Assessment; Commission staff working document - Summary of Impact Assessment Commission staff working document accompanying the package of Implementation measures for the EU's objectives on climate change and renewable energy for 2020 - Impact Assessment; Commission staff working document - Annex to the Impact Assessment (DEFRA)

Sifted 26 February 2008 SEM Sifted 3 Jun 08 Letters to the Government 20 Mar 08, 21 May 08, 21 Jul 08, 10 Oct 08 - Jane Kennedy MP, Minister for Farming and the Environment and Jim Fitzpatrick MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, 10 Oct 08 - Jane Kennedy MP, Minister for Farming and the Environment Letters to the Chairman 3 Apr 08, 21 Jul 08, 8 Sep 08 Awaiting impact assessment and response to various points In addition awaiting completion of Sub Ctt D's inquiry into EU Emission Trading Scheme and publication of Sub Ctt B's report on Renewable Energy
5866/08 COM (08) 30Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee of the Regions - 20 20 by 2020 - Europe's climate change opportunity (DEFRA)
Sifted 26 February 2008 Letters to the Government 20 Mar 08, 21 May 08, 10 Oct 08 - Jane Kennedy MP, Minister for Farming and the Environment and Jim Fitzpatrick MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport Letters to the Chairman 3 Apr 08, 21 Jul 08 Awaiting completion of Sub Ctt D's inquiry into EU Emission Trading Scheme and publication of Sub Ctt B's report on renewable Energy


IV.  DOCUMENTS CLEARED FROM SCRUTINY, AWAITING OUTCOME OF CORRESPONDENCE WITH MINISTERS
11896/06 + ADD 1 COM (06) 373 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 Letters to the Government 2 Nov 06, 28 Nov 07 - Cleared from Scrutiny - Philip Woolas MP, Minister for the Environment Letters to the Chairman 14 Mar 07, 20 Nov 07 Awaiting update following adoption of the Common Position
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 Letters to the Government 19 Mar 07, 15 May 08 - Cleared from Scrutiny - Lord Rooker, Minister for Sustainable Farming and food and Animal Welfare Letters to the Chairman 12 Dec 07, 8 May 08, 31 May 08 Request for response to concerns about some aspects of the proposal
14236/07 + ADD 1, 2 , 3 14237/07 COM (07) 602 COM (07) 601 Draft Instrument concerning a Proposal for a Council Regulation establishing a Community system to prevent, deter and eliminate illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing; Commission staff working document accompanying document to the Proposal; Commission staff working document - impact assessment; Commission staff working document - summary of impact assessment; Document concerning a Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions on a new strategy for the Community to prevent, deter and eliminate illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (DEFRA)
Sifted 13 November 2007 Letters to the Government 21 Nov 07, 2 Apr 08, 11 Jun 08 - Cleared from Scrutiny - Jonathon Shaw MP, Minister for Marine, Landscape and Rural Affairs and Minister for South East Letter to the Chairman 18 Mar 08 Request to be kept informed of outcome of Council meeting
15874/07 COM (07) 759Proposal for a Council Regulation fixing for 2008 the fishing opportunities and associated conditions for certain fish stocks and groups of fish stocks, applicable in Community waters and, for Community vessels, in waters where catch limitations are required (DEFRA)
Sifted 11 December 2007 Letter to the Government 13 Dec 07 - Cleared from Scrutiny - Jonathan Shaw MP, Minister for Marine, Landscape and Rural Affairs and Minister for South East Letter to the Chairman 22 Jan 08 Request for further information on alternative management measures and levels of consultation on UK negotiating line
16570/07 COM (07) 782Draft Instrument concerning a Proposal for a Council Decision on the termination of the Protocol setting out the fishing opportunities and financial contribution under the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Community and the Islamic Republic of Mauritania (DEFRA)
Sifted 22 January 2008 Letters to the Government 30 Jan 08, 7 Mar 08, 2 Apr 08 - Cleared from Scrutiny - Jonathan Shaw MP, Minister for Marine, Landscape & Rural Affairs and Minister for the South East - Letters to the Chairman 21 Feb 08, 26 Mar 08 Awaiting new proposal
5946/08 COM (08) 47Draft Instrument concerning a proposal for a Council Decision authorising the placing on the market of food and feed products containing, consisting of, or produced from genetically modified maize line GA21 under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council (FSA)
Sifted 11 March 2008 Letter to the Government 26 Mar 08 - Cleared from Scrutiny - Dawn Primarolo MP, Minister of State for Public Health - Letter to the Chairman 6 May 08
7154/08 + ADD 1 Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on innovative and sustainable forest-based industries in the EU - A contribution to the EU's Growth and Jobs Strategy (Forestry Commission)
Sifted 26 March 2008 Letter to the Government 2 May 08 - Cleared from Scrutiny Request for clarification of various points
8823/08 COM (08) 210Draft Instrument concerning a Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning crop statistics (DEFRA)
Sifted 20 May 2008 Letter to the Government 18 Jun 08 - Lord Rooker, Minister of State for Sustainable Farming and Food and Animal Health Request for comment on a number of outstanding concerns
8450/08 + ADD 1 COM (08) 187 Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament - The role of the CFP in implementing an ecosystem approach to marine management; Commission staff working document accompanying Communication (DEFRA)
Sifted 13 May 2008 Letter to the Government 21 May 08 - Cleared from Scrutiny - Jonathan Shaw MP, Minister for Marine, Landscape & Rural Affairs and Minister for the South East Letter to the Government 23 Jun 08 Request for further comments
10264/08 COM (08) 331Communication from the Commission on fishing opportunities for 2009 - a policy statement from the European Commission (DEFRA)
Sifted 8 July 2008 Cleared at meeting 16 Jul 08 Letter to the Government 18 Jul 08 - Jonathan Shaw MP, Minister for Marine, Landscape and Rural Affairs and Minister for South East Request for clarification on various points
11369/08 11370/08 COM (08) 454 COM (08) 453 Draft Instrument concerning a Proposal for a Council Regulation instituting a temporary specific action aiming to promote the restructuring of the European Union fishing fleets affected by the economic crisis; Document concerning a Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and to the Council on promoting the adaptation of the European Union fishing fleets to the economic consequences of high fuel prices (DEFRA)
Sifted 15 July 2008 Letters to the Chairman 10 Jul 08, 1 Sep 08 Letter to the Government 11 Jul 08, 10 Oct 08 - Huw Irranca-Davies MP, Minister for the Natural and Marine Environment, Wildlife and Rural Affairs - Cleared from Scrutiny Request for further information
12939/08 COM (08) 542Document concerning a Report from the Commission to the European council and Parliament: Sixth situation report on Radioactive Waste and Spent Fuel Management in the European Union (DEFRA)
Sifted 7 October 2008 Letter to the Government 16 Oct 08 - Jane Kennedy MP, Minister for Farming and the Environment - Cleared from Scrutiny Request for further information

v.  Reports awaiting Government Response:
DEFRAWater Framework Directive (27th Report, Session 2006-07, HL Paper 136) Response due 19 September 07
DEFRAProgress of Common Fisheries Policy (21st Report, Session 2007-08, HLP 146) Response due 22 September 08


 
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