Select Committee on European Union Progress of Scrutiny Sixteenth 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.

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I.  DOCUMENTS AWAITING CONSIDERATION BY THE SUB-COMMITTEE

II.  DOCUMENTS HELD UNDER SCRUTINY AWAITING THE OUTCOME OF CORRESPONDENCE WITH MINISTERS
16682/07 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 Letters to the Chairman 28 Apr 08 , 10 Jun 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 Letters to the Government 3 Mar 08, 7 Jul 08 - Malcolm Wicks MP, Minister of State for Energy Request to be kept fully informed of developments
11983/08 COM (08) 450Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a facility for rapid response to soaring food prices in developing countries (DfID)
Sifted 30 September 2008 Letter to the Government 31 Oct 08 - Rt Hon Douglas Alexander MP, Secretary of State Letter to the Chairman Oct 08 Request for further information and clarification of Government views of proposal

II.  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, undated Jul 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 Letters to the Chairman 30 Jan 08 - override, 9 Mar 08, 7 Oct 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 Letters to the Chairman 17 Apr 08, 26 May 08 Considered at meeting 24 Apr 08 - Cleared from Scrutiny Letter to the Government 28 Apr 08
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 2 Jun 08 Request for more information
UnnumberedCouncil Joint Action amending and extending the mandate of the European Union Special Representative for Afghanistan (FCO) [10.7.08]
Sifted 15 July 2008 Considered at meeting 17 Jul 08 - Cleared from Scrutiny
Letter to the Government 21 Jul 08 - Jim Murphy MP, Minister for Europe Letter to the Chairman 23 Aug 08 Request to be kept informed of the review of the EUSR's mandate
UnnumberedCouncil Joint Action on the EU Military Coordination Action in support of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1816 (2008) (FCO) [16.09.08]
Sifted 30 September 2008 Letter to the Chairman 16 Sept 08 - potential override Considered at meeting 9 October 2008 - Cleared from Scrutiny Letter to the Government 16 Oct 08 - Rt Hon Caroline Flint MP, Minister for Europe Request for further information/clarification
UnnumberedCouncil Joint Action amending and extending Joint Action 2005/889/CFSP on establishing a European Union Border Assistance Mission for the Rafah Crossing Point (EU BAM Rafah) [15.10.08]
Sifted 21 October 2008 Considered at meeting 23 Oct 08 - Cleared from Scrutiny Letter to the Government 27 Oct 08 - Rt Hon Caroline Flint MP, Minister for Europe Request for further information
†10049/08 COM (08) 312 Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament addressing the International Challenge of Nuclear Safety and Security (BERR)
Sifted 24 June 2008 Considered at meeting 10 Jul 08 - Cleared from Scrutiny Letter to the Government 17 Jul 08 - Malcolm Wicks MP, Minister of State for Energy
13989/08Council Joint Action - EU military operation to contribute to the deterrence and repression of acts of piracy and armed robbery off the coast of Somalia (FCO) [17.10.08]
Sifted 21 October 2008 Considered at meeting 23 Oct 08 - Cleared from Scrutiny Awaiting response to letter of 16 Oct 08 to Rt Hon Caroline Flint MP, Minister for Europe
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 Letters to the Government 18 Jan 08, 25 Feb 08 - Jim Murphy MP, Minister for Europe Letters to the Chairman 23 Jan 08, 13 Feb 08, 17 Mar 08, 25 Apr 08, 12 May 08, 30 May 08 Invitation to give evidence
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 Letters to the Government 3 Mar 08, 1 Jul 08, 31 Oct 08 - Rt. Hon Baroness Taylor of Bolton, Minister for Defence Equipment & Support - Cleared from Scrutiny Letters to the Chairman 28 Apr 08, 18 Jun 08, 21 Oct 08, 30 Oct 08 Request to be kept fully informed of progress in negotiations
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 Letters to the Chairman 2 Jun 08, 26 Jun 08
9865/08 COM (08) 319Communication from the commission to the European Parliament and the Council on the Barcelona Process: Union for the Mediterranean (FCO)
Sifted 17 June 2008 Considered at meeting 19 Jun 08 - Cleared from Scrutiny Possible future inquiry
12353/08 SEC (08) 2311Proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be adopted by the European Community within the ACP-EC Council of Ministers regarding a decision to revise the Annex IV to the Cotonou ACP-EC Partnership Agreement (DfID)
Sifted 30 September 2008 Considered at meeting 9 October 2008 - Cleared from Scrutiny (Letter to follow)
12669/08 COM (08) 537Communication from the Commission to the Council on the opening of consultations with Mauritania under article 96 of the Cotonou Agreement (FCO)
Sifted 30 September 2008 Letter to the Chairman Sep 08 - Override Considered at meeting 9 October 2008 - Cleared from Scrutiny Letter to the Government 14 Oct 08 - Rt Hon Caroline Flint MP, Minister for Europe Letter to the Chairman 30 Oct 08 Request for update on recent development in Mauritania

iv.  Reports awaiting Government Response:
No Government responses outstanding



 
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