Select Committee on European Union Progress of Scrutiny Sixteenth 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
*2nd SEM 5127/08 + ADD 1,2 COM (08) 851 2ND SUPPLEMENTARY EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM 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 - Impact Assessment; Commission staff working document - Impact Assessment Summary (DFT)
Sifted 11 November 2008 Letter to the Chairman 12 Nov 08
*13775/08 COM (08) 572 Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions on the second periodic review of the scope of universal service in electronic communication networks and services in accordance with Article 15 of Directive 2002/22/EC (BERR)
Sifted 4 November 2008 Held under scrutiny pending evidence session with the Minister
*14265/08 + ADD 1 COM (08) 652 Communication form the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions "Towards world-class clusters in the European Union"; Commission staff working document (BERR)
Sifted 11 November 2008

II.  DOCUMENTS HELD UNDER SCRUTINY AWAITING THE OUTCOME OF CORRESPONDENCE WITH MINISTERS
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, 21 Oct 08 - Ian Pearson MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Letters to the Chairman 28 Jan 08, 10 Mar 08, 17 Jul 08 Retain under scrutiny until BERR complete analysis of 2006 results
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, 11 Nov 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
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 Letters to the Government 26 Feb 08, 16 Oct 08 - Jim Fitzpatrick MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Letters to the Chairman 11 Jul 08, 7 Nov 08 Request to be kept up to date with developments
5127/08 + ADD 1, 2 COM (07) 851 SEC (07) 1718 SEC (07) 1720

5127/08 SEM + ADD 1, 2 COM (07) 851

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)

SUPPLEMENTARY EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on type-approval of motor vehicles and engines with respect of emissions from heavy duty vehicles (Euro VI) and on access to vehicle repair and maintenance information; Commission staff working document - Impact Assessment; Commission staff working document - Impact Assessment summary (DfT)

Sifted 5 February 2008 SEM Sifted 1 July 2008 Letters to the Government 19 Feb 08, 8 Jul 08 - Jim Fitzpatrick MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Letter to the Chairman 12 Nov 08 Request for further details
10037/08 COM (08) 311Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down harmonised conditions for the marketing of construction products (DCLG)
Sifted 17 June 2008 Letters to the Government 8 Jul 08, 11 Nov 08 - Iain Wright MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Request for further details of implications on small-medium business
10099/08 + ADD 1, 2 COM (08) 316 Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning type-approval requirements for the general safety of motor vehicles; Commission staff working document - impact assessment; Commission staff working document - summary of impact assessment (DfT)
Sifted 24 June 2008 Letters to the Government 8 Jul 08, 11 Nov 08 - Jim Fitzpatrick MP, Parliament Under Secretary of State Request for clarification
11285/08 + ADD 1, 2 COM (08) 390 Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 in the field of aerodromes, air traffic management and air navigation service and repealing Council Directive 06/23/EEC; Commission staff working document - Impact Assessment; Commission staff working document - Summary of Impact Assessment (DfT)
Sifted 15 July 2008 Letter to the Government 22 Jul 08 - Jim Fitzpatrick MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Request for clarification on outstanding issues
11841/08 + ADD 2, 3 COM (08) 435 Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions - Strategy for the internalisation of external costs; Commission staff working document - Impact assessment; Commission staff working document - Summary of the impact assessment (DfT)
Sifted 30 September 2008 Letter to the Chairman 1 Oct 08 Letter to the Government 5 Nov 08 - Jim Fitzpatrick MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Request for further information
11842/08 + ADD 1,2 COM (08) 432 Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council - Rail noise abatement measures addressing the existing fleet; Commission staff working document - Impact assessment report; Commission staff working document - Summary of impact assessment report (DfT)
Sifted 30 September 2008 Letter to the Chairman 1 Oct 08 Letter to the Government 5 Nov 08 - Jim Fitzpatrick MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Request for further information
11851/08 + ADD 1 COM (08) 433 Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council - Greening Transport; Commission staff working document (DfT)
Sifted 30 September 2008 Letter to the Chairman 1 Oct 08 Letter to the Government 5 Nov 08 - Jim Fitzpatrick MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Request for further information
11857/08 + ADD 1, 2 COM (08) 436 Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 1999/62/EC on the charging of heavy goods vehicles for the use of certain infrastructures; Commission staff working document - Impact assessment; Commission staff working document - Summary of impact assessment (DfT)
Sifted 30 September 2008 Letter to the Government 5 Nov 08 - Jim Fitzpatrick MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Request for further information
12108/08 + ADD 1, 2 COM (08) 402 Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the voluntary participation by organisations in a Community eco management and audit scheme (EMAS); Commission staff working document - Impact Assessment; Commission staff working document - Summary of Impact Assessment (DEFRA)
Sifted 30 September 2008 Letter to the Government 15 Oct 08 - Lord Hunt of Kings Heath, Minister for Sustainable Development, Climate Change Adaptation and Air Quality Request for information on why EMAS is to be revised rather than abolished
12259/08 + ADD 1, 2 COM (08) 467 Proposal for a Council Regulation on the Community Legal Framework for a European Research Infrastructure (ERI); Impact Assessment; Summary of Impact assessment (DIUS)
Sifted 21 October 2008 Letter to the Government 28 Oct 08 - Lord Drayson of Kensington, Minister of State for Science and Innovation Request to be kept informed of negotiations on final text and steps to be taken by Government to address obstacles to construction of research facilities
†13521/08 13531/08 + ADD 1,2 COM (08) 579 COM (08) 580 Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions on the outcome of the review of the functioning of Regulation (EC) No 717/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 June 2007 on roaming on public mobile telephone networks within the Community and amending Directive 2002/21/EC; Commission staff working document; Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 717/2007 on roaming on public mobile telephone networks within the Community and Directive 2002/21/EC on a common regulatory framework for electronic communications networks and services; Commission staff working document (BERR)
Sifted 28 October 2008 Considered at meeting 3 Nov 08

III.  DOCUMENTS UNDER SCRUTINY:

In connection with the Sub-Committee's Report published 24 October 08 "The EU's Target for Renewable Energy: 20% by 2020" (27th Report, HL Paper 175)
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 Minister gave oral evidence on 2 Jun 08



IV.  DOCUMENTS CLEARED FROM SCRUTINY, AWAITING OUTCOME OF CORRESPONDENCE WITH MINISTERS
12383/05 COM (05 ) 431Communication 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 - Cleared from Scrutiny, 11 Nov 08 - Lord Adonis, Minister of State 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) 723Communication 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 - Cleared from Scrutiny, 11 Nov 08 - Lord Adonis, Minister of State Letter to the Chairman 27 Nov 07 Request to be kept informed of future developments on eCall project
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 - Cleared from Scrutiny - Tom Harris MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Request for update on the timetable for the package
11325/08 11347/08 + ADD1 COM (08) 389 Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions - Single European Sky II: towards a more sustainable and better performing Aviation; Commission staff working document - The SESAR Master plan for the development and implementation of the new generation European air traffic management system (SESAR - Single European Sky ATM Research) (DfT)
Sifted 15 July 2008 Cleared at meeting 21 Jul 08 Letter to the Government 22 Jul 08 - Cleared from Scrutiny - Jim Fitzpatrick MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Letter to the Chairman 1 Oct 08 Request for the Minister to attend a meeting to give a report on these proposal following the December Transport council
12041/08 + ADD 1,2,3 COM (08) 400 Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions - Public Procurement for a better Environment; Commission staff working document - Impact assessment; Commission staff working document - Summary of Impact Assessment ; Commission staff working document (DEFRA)
Sifted 30 September 2008 Letter to the Government 15 Oct 08 - Lord Hunt of Kings Heath, Minister for Sustainable Development, Climate Change Adaptation and Air Quality - Cleared from Scrutiny Request for information on proposed steps relating to GPP target of 50% by 2010
12119/08 + ADD 1,2 COM (08) 399 Draft Instrument 12119/08 of 18 July 2008 concerning a Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a framework for the setting of ecodesign requirements for energy related products; Commission staff working document - Impact Assessment; Commission staff working document - Summary of Impact Assessment (DEFRA)
Sifted 30 September 2008 Letter to the Government 15 Oct 08 - Lord Hunt of Kings Heath, Minister for Sustainable Development, Climate Change Adaptation and Air Quality - Cleared from Scrutiny Request for information on steps proposed to amend Directive at a later date



v.  Reports awaiting Government Response
BERRThe EU's Target for Renewable Energy: 20% by 2020 (27th Report, Session 2007-08, HL Paper 175) Response due 24 December 2008



 
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