Select Committee on European Union Progress of Scrutiny Sixteenth Report


SUB-COMMITTEE F

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MEMBERSHIP: Chairman: Lord Jopling

Lord Harrison

Co-opted Members:

Lord Dear, Baroness Garden of Frognal, Baroness Henig, Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, Lord Marlesford, Lord Mawson, Lord Teverson.

(FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT THE CLERK, MICHAEL COLLON 020 7219 3326)

I.  DOCUMENTS AWAITING CONSIDERATION BY THE SUB-COMMITTEE
*14277/1/08 14277/2/08 Council Decision on the full application of the provisions of the Schengen Acquis in the Swiss Confederation (Home Office)
Sifted 11 November 2008

II.  DOCUMENTS HELD UNDER SCRUTINY AWAITING THE OUTCOME OF CORRESPONDENCE WITH MINISTERS
10515/07 COM (07) 298Proposal for a Council Directive to amend Directive 2003/109/EC to extend its scope to beneficiaries of international protection (Home Office)
Sifted 17 July 2007 Letters to the Government 26 Jul 07, 24 Jun 08, 16 Jul 08 - Liam Byrne MP, Minister of State Letters to the Chairman 30 May 08, 2 Jun 08 (a copy of the letter dated 30 May 08), 7 Jul 08 Request for progress report on negotiations
14217/07 COM (07) 619Proposal for a Regulation amending Council Regulation (EC) No 2252/2004 on standards for security features and biometrics in passports and travel documents issued by Members States (Home Office)
Sifted 20 November 2007 Letters to the Government 29 Nov 07, 20 Feb 08 - Meg Hillier MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Letters to the Chairman - 23 Jan 08, 6 Mar 08 Supplementary EM with Fundamental Rights Analysis received 7 Nov 08
14491/07 + ADD 1, 2 COM (07) 638 Proposal for a Council Directive on a single application procedure for a single permit for third-country nationals to reside and work in the territory of a member state and on a common set of rights for third-country workers legally residing in a Member State (Home Office)
Sifted 15 January 2008 Letters to the Chairman 5 Feb 08, 6 Mar 08, 19 Sep 08 Letters to the Government 20 Feb 08, 16 Oct 08 - Phil Woolas MP, Minister of State Request for progress report on negotiations

III.  DOCUMENTS UNDER SCRUTINY:

IN CONNECTION WITH THE SUB-COMMITTEE'S REPORT PUBLISHED 12 NOVEMBER 2008 "EUROPOL: COORDINATING THE FIGHT AGAINST SERIOUS AND ORGANISED CRIME" (17TH REPORT SESSION 2007-08, HLP 123)
6427/08 EUROPOL 17Proposal for a Council Decision establishing the European Police Office (EUROPOL) (Home Office)
Sifted 18 March 2008 Letters to the Government 27 Mar 08 - Authority given to agreement under Provision 3(b) of Scrutiny Reserve Resolution, 1 May 08 - Tony McNulty MP, Minister of State Letter to the Chairman 27 Mar 08
10082/08 Proposal for a Council Regulation amending Regulation (EURATOM, ECSC, EEC) No 549/69 determining the categories for officials and other servants of the European Communities to whom the provisions of Article 12, the second paragraph of Article 13 and Article 14 of the Protocol on the privileges and immunities of the Communities apply (Home Office)
Sifted 24 June 2008 Letter to the Government - 9 Jul 08 - Rt Hon Tony McNulty MP, Minister of State - retained under scrutiny; however under para 3(b) of scrutiny reserve resolution approval given to agree to adoption

IV.  CLEARED FROM SCRUTINY, AWAITING OUTCOME OF CORRESPONDENCE WITH MINISTERS
15802/07 COM (07) 745Report from the Commission to the Council and to the European Parliament on the application of Directive 2003/9/EC of 27 January 2003 laying down minimum standards for the Reception of Asylum Seekers (Home Office)
Sifted 18 December 2007 Letter to the Government 10 Jan 08 - Cleared from Scrutiny - Meg Hillier MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Request for copies of correspondence with Commission Reminder to the Government by email - 14 Oct 08
12626/08 European Pact on Immigration and Asylum (Home Office)
Sifted 30 September 2008 Letters to the Chairman 23 Jul 08, 24 Oct 08 Letters to the Government 9 Oct 08 - Cleared from Scrutiny, 13 Nov 08 - Phil Woolas MP, Minister of State Request for more further information
*13748/08 Proposal for a Council Directive on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals for the purposes of highly qualified employment (Home Office)
Sifted 11 November 2008 Letter to the Government 13 Nov 08 - Phil Woolas MP, Minister of State - Cleared from Scrutiny Request for further information
*14003/08 COM (08) 611Communication from the Commission: Strengthening the Global Approach to Migration: Increasing coordination, coherence and synergies (Home Office)
Sifted 4 November 2008 Considered at meeting 12 Nov 08 - Cleared from Scrutiny (Letter to follow)
†14490/07 + ADD 1, 2 COM (07) 637

14490/07 SEM

Proposal for a Council Directive on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals for the purposes of highly qualified employment (Home Office)

SUPPLEMENTARY EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM Council Directive on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals for the purposes of highly qualified employment (Home Office)

Sifted 15 January 2008 SEM Sifted 15 Jul 08 Letters to the Chairman 5 Feb 08, 6 Mar 08, 19 Sep 08, 24 Oct 08 Letters to the Government 20 Feb 08, 16 Oct 08, 13 Nov 08 - Phil Woolas MP, Minister of State - Cleared from Scrutiny Further information requested

v.  Reports awaiting Government Response:
Home OfficeEUROPOL: coordinating the fight against serious and organised crime (29th Report, Session 2007-08, HL Paper 183) Response due 12 January 2009



 
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