Select Committee on European Union Thirty-Second Report


APPENDIX 1: EUROPEAN UNION COMMITTEE'S TERMS OF REFERENCE


13 November 2007

Moved, That a Select Committee be appointed to consider European Union documents and other matters relating to the European Union.

That the expression "European Union documents" shall include the following documents:

(i) Any proposal under the Community treaties for legislation by the Council or the Council acting jointly with the European Parliament;

(ii) Any document which is published for submission to the European Council, the Council or the European Central Bank;

(iii) Any proposal for a common strategy, a joint action or a common position under Title V (provisions on a common foreign and security policy) of the Treaty on European Union which is prepared for submission to the Council or to the European Council;

(iv) Any proposal for a common position, framework decision, decision or a convention under Title VI (provisions on police and judicial co-operation in criminal matters) of the Treaty on European Union which is prepared for submission to the Council;

(v) Any document (not falling within (ii), (iii) or (iv) above) which is published by one Union institution for or with a view to submission to another Union institution and which does not relate exclusively to consideration of any proposal for legislation;

(vi) Any other document relating to European Union matters deposited in the House by a Minister of the Crown.

That the committee have power to appoint sub-committees and to refer to them any matters within its terms of reference; that the committee have power to appoint the Chairmen of sub-committees, but that the sub-committees have power to appoint their own Chairmen for the purpose of particular inquiries; that the quorum of each sub-committee be two;

That the committee have power to co-opt any member to serve on a sub-committee;

That the committee have power to appoint specialist advisers;

That the committee and its sub-committees have power to adjourn from place to place;

That the committee have leave to report from time to time;

That the reports of the committee shall be printed, regardless of any adjournment of the House;

That the evidence taken by the committee or its sub-committees in the last Session of Parliament be referred to the committee or its sub-committees;

That the evidence taken by the committee or its sub-committees shall, if the committee so wishes, be published.


 
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