Select Committee on European Union Progress of Scrutiny Sixteenth 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

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I.  DOCUMENTS AWAITING CONSIDERATION BY THE SUB-COMMITTEE
*UnnumberedDraft decision concerning the implementation to the oil sector of certain provision of the treaty and the creation of an Energy Community Oil Forum (DECC) [6.11.08]
Sifted 11 November 2008
*11958/08 COM (08) 438Proposal for a Council Decision on the signature and provisional application of the stepping stone Economic Partnership Agreement between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and C¼te d'Ivoire, of the other part (DFID)
Sifted 11 November 2008
*14059/08 + ADD 1 COM (08) 616 Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the Committee of the Regions and the European Economic and Social Committee: Green Paper on Territorial Cohesion - Turning territorial diversity into strength; Commission staff working document (BERR)
Sifted 4 November 2008
*14201/08 + ADD 1, 2 COM (08) 627 Proposal for a Directive on the European Parliament and of the Council of the take up, pursuit and prudential supervision of the Business of Electronic money institutions, amending Directives 2005/60/EC and 2006/48/EC and repealing Directive 2000/46/EC (HM Treasury)
Sifted 11 November 2008
*14317/08 COM (08) 661 Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 94/19/EC on deposit guarantee schemes as regards the coverage and the payout time of depositors (HM Treasury)
Sifted 11 November 2008
*14949/08 COM (08) 716European Community Decision to provide financial assistance to Hungary (HM Treasury)
Sifted 11 November 2008

II.  DOCUMENTS HELD UNDER SCRUTINY AWAITING THE OUTCOME OF CORRESPONDENCE WITH MINISTERS
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
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, 11 Nov 08 - Scrutiny override- Rt Hon Stephen Timms MP, Financial Secretary Letter to the Chairman 30 Oct 08 Request for more information on the progress of negotiations as these occur
11300/08 11302/08 Council Decision on the existence of an excessive deficit in the United Kingdom; Council Recommendation with a view to bringing an end to the situation of an excessive government deficit in the United Kingdom (HM Treasury)
Sifted 7 October 2008 Letter to the Government 21 Oct 08 - Ian Pearson MP, Economic Secretary Request for information on impact of financial market intervention
12149/08 + ADD 1, 2 COM (08 ) 458 Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the coordination of laws, regulations and administrative provisions relating to undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities (UCITS); Commission staff working document - executive summary to the impact assessment; Staff working document - impact assessment of the legislative proposal amending the UCITS directive (HM Treasury)
Sifted 7 October 2008 Letter to the Government 21 Oct 08 - Ian Pearson MP, Economic Secretary Request for more information on the passport and the publication of the Impact Assessment
†13713/08 + ADD 1, 2 COM (08) 602 Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directives 2006/48/EC and 2006/49/EC as regards banks affiliated to central institutions, certain own funds items, large exposures, arrangements, and crisis management (HM Treasury)
Sifted 28 October 2008 Letter to the Government 6 Nov 08 - Ian Pearson MP, Economic Secretary Request for clarification of Government's position in relation to proposed amendments

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, 15 Oct 08 - Ian Pearson MP, Economic Secretary Letter to the Chairman 23 May 08, 7 Jul 08 - Government Response Request for updated assessment of dossier
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 Letters to the Government 20 May 08, 15 Oct 08 - Ian Pearson MP, Economic Secretary Letter to the Chairman 23 May 08, 7 Jul 08 - Government Response Request for updated assessment of dossier

In connection with the Sub-Committee's Inquiry into European Trade Policy
13314/08 + ADD 1 - 13 13386/08 + ADD 1 - 13 COM (08) 562 COM (08) 565 Proposal for a Council decision on the signature and provisional application of the Interim Economic Partnership Agreement between the European Community and its Member States, on the one part, and the South African Development Community (SADC) EPA States, on the other part; Proposal for a Council decision concluding the Interim Economic Partnership Agreement between the European Community and its Member States, on the one part, and the SADC EPA States, on the other part (DFID)
Sifted 21 October 2008 Letter to the Government 29 Oct 08 - Gareth Thomas MP, Minister of State Request for updates on outcome of discussions in the Working Groups

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
No responses outstanding



 
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