Select Committee on European Union Progress of Scrutiny Sixteenth Report


SUB-COMMITTEE G

SOCIAL POLICY AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS

MEMBERSHIP: Chairman: Baroness Howarth of Breckland

Lord Wade of Chorlton

Co-opted Members:

Baroness Gale, Lord Eames, Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope, Lord Lea of Crondall, Baroness Morgan of Huyton, Baroness Neuberger, Baroness Perry of Southwark, Lord Trefgarne, Baroness Young of Hornsey.

(For further information please contact the Clerk, Kate Meanwell, 020 7219 3376)

I.  DOCUMENTS AWAITING CONSIDERATION BY THE SUB-COMMITTEE
*13983/08 + ADD 1, 2 COM (08) 637 Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Directive 92/85/EEC on the introduction of measures to encourage improvements in the safety and health at work of pregnant workers and workers who have recently given birth or are breastfeeding; Impact Assessment (BERR)
Sifted 4 November 2008
*13978/08 + ADD 1 COM (08) 638 Report from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions - Implementation of the Barcelona objectives concerning childcare facilities for pre-school-age children (DCSF)
Sifted 11 November 2008
*14183/08 + ADD 1,2,3 COM (08) 614 Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on consumer rights; Commission staff working document - Impact Assessment; Commission staff working document - Impact Assessment summary (BERR)
Sifted 4 November 2008
*14461/08 + ADD 1, 2 COM (08) 650 Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2002/15/EC on the organisation of the working time of persons performing mobile road transport activities; Commission staff working document - Executive summary of impact assessment; Commission staff working document - Impact assessment (DfT)
Sifted 11 November 2008



II.  DOCUMENTS HELD UNDER SCRUTINY, AWAITING THE OUTCOME OF CORRESPONDENCE WITH MINISTERS
9554/05 Trans 108 COM (05) 246 Amended proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2003/88/EC concerning certain aspects of the organisation of working time (DTI, now BERR)
Sifted 21 June 2005

Letters to the Government 21 Jul, 13 Oct, 1 Dec, 7 Dec 05, 12 Jan 06, 25 May, 20 Jul, 31 Oct, 3 Nov 06, 29 Nov 07, 28 Mar 08, 5 Jun 08 - John Hutton MP, Secretary of State

Letters to the Chairman 12 Jul, 23 Aug, 9 Nov, 29 Nov, 6 Dec, 15 Dec 05, 19 May 06, 18 Jul, 11 Oct, 30 Oct, 31 Oct, 17 Nov 06, 30 May 07, 4 Sep 07, 22 Nov 07, 28 May 08, 20 Jun 08, 10 Sep 08 Minister gave oral evidence on 10 July - Report published 21 Oct 08 - 26th Report , HL Paper 170 - Working time and temporary agency workers: towards EU agreement

Unnumbered (formerly 15098/02) Amended proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on working conditions for temporary workers - Slovene Presidency proposal (BERR) [ 29.5.08]
Sifted 3 June 2008 Letter to the Government 5 Jun08 - John Hutton MP, Secretary of State Letters to the Chairman 20 Jun 08, 10 Sep 08 Minister gave oral evidence on 10 July - Report published 21 Oct 08 - 26th Report , HL Paper 170 - Working time and temporary agency workers: towards EU agreement
5938/08 + ADD 1, 2 COM (08) 9 Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the safety of toys and accompanying Commission staff working documents to the proposal amending Directive 88/378/EEC on the Safety of Toys; Impact Assessment; Executive Summary of Impact Assessment (BERR)
Sifted 11 March 2008 Letter to the Government 20 Mar 08 - Gareth Thomas Esq. MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Request for the Governments assessment of the final form of the proposal and the impact assessment of this
6172/08 + ADD 1-4 COM (08) 40 Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the provision of food information to consumers (FSA)
Sifted 22 April 2008 Letter to the Government 2 May 08 - Rt Hon Dawn Primarolo MP, Minister of State, Department of Health Request for further information
7529/08 + ADD 1, 2 COM (08) 45 Draft Instrument concerning a Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2001/82/EC and Directive 2001/83/EC as regards variations to the terms of marketing authorisations for medicinal products; Impact Assessment; Executive summary of the Impact Assessment (DoH/DEFRA)
Sifted 1 April 2008 Letters to the Government 24 Apr 08 - Rt Hon Lord Rooker, Minister of State, Defra and Rt Hon dawn Primarolo MP, Minister of State, Department of Health Letter to the Chairman 14 May 08 Request for further information
10176/08 COM (08) 320Proposal for a Council Decision authorising Member States to ratify, in the interests of the European Community, the Work in fishing Convention, 2007, of the International Labour Organisation (Convention 188) (DfT)
Sifted 8 July 2008 Letter to the Government 18 Jul 08 - Jim Fitzpatrick MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Request for further information
11531/08 COM (08) 426Council Directive on implementing the principle of equal treatment between persons irrespective of religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation (Government Equalities Office)
Sifted 3 July 2008 in advance of sift (EM received 14 July 08) (COSAC subsidiarity pilot) Letter to the Government 18 Jul 08 - Barbara Follett MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Women and Equality Request for further information
11555/08 + ADD 1,2,3,4,5 COM (08) 419 Proposal for a European Parliament and Council Directive on the establishment of a European Works Council or a procedure in Community-scale undertakings and Community -scale groups of undertakings for the purposes of informing and consulting employees; Commission staff working document - Impact Assessment; Commission staff working document - Summary Impact Assessment; Commission staff working paper - Restructuring and employment the contribution of the European Union; Commission staff working document - the role of transnational company agreement in the context of increasing international integration; Commission staff working paper - report on the implementation of the European social partners' Framework Agreement on Telework (BERR)
Sifted 29 August 2008 Letter to the Government 10 Oct 08 - Pat McFadden MP, Minister of State for Employment Relations and Postal Affairs Letter to the Chairman 30 Oct 08 Request for clarification of Government's position
11560/08 ADD 1-4 COM (08) 418 Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions - a renewed commitment to social Europe: Reinforcing the Open Method of Co-operation for Social Protection and Social Inclusion (DWP)
Sifted 29 August 2008 Letter to the Government 10 Oct 08 - Jonathan Shaw MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Letter to the Chairman 11 Nov 08 Request for further information

III.  DOCUMENTS UNDER SCRUTINY:

In connection with the Sub-Committee's Report published 2 Jul 08"Increasing the supply of donor organs within the European Union" (17th Report Session 2007-08, HLP 123)
9834/07 + ADD 1, 2 COM (07) 275 Communication from the Commission of the European Communities on Organ Donation and Transplantation: Policy Actions at EU Level (DoH)
Sifted 26 June 2007 Letter to the Government 28 Jun 07 Ann Keen MP, Minister for Health, gave oral evidence on 3 Apr 08 Committee report published 2 July 08 Letter to the Chairman Sep 08 - Government Response Debate due : 14 Nov 08

In connection with the Sub-Committee's Inquiry into "Cross-border healthcare"
11327/08 + ADD 1 11307/08 + ADD 1,2,3 COM (08) 414 COM (08) 415 Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the application of patients' rights in cross-border healthcare; A Community Framework on the application of patients' rights in cross border healthcare (DoH)
Sifted 22 July 2008 Dawn Primarolo MP, Minister of State for Public Health, gave oral evidence on 30 Oct 08

iv.  Documents cleared from scrutiny, awaiting outcome of Correspondence with Ministers

Refer to Sub-Committee Clerk for Details

v.   Reports awaiting Government Response:
No outstanding Government responses




 
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