Select Committee on European Union Progress of Scrutiny Sixth 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
14937/07Report by the Head of the European Defence Agency to the Council (MoD)
Sifted 5 February 2008
15413/07Council Guidelines for the European Defence Agency's work in 2008 (MoD)
Sifted 5 February 2008
15859/1/07Draft Council Joint Action amending Council Joint Action 2004/551/CFSP of 12 July 2004 on the establishment of the European Defence Agency (MoD)
Sifted 5 February 2008

II.  DOCUMENTS HELD UNDER SCRUTINY AWAITING THE OUTCOME OF CORRESPONDENCE WITH MINISTERS
†COM (07) 764Communication from the European Commission - a Strategy for a stronger and more competitive European Defence Industry (MoD)
Sifted 29 January 2008 Considered at meeting 28 Feb 08
†16488/07 COM (07) 766 Directive 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 Considered at meeting 28 Feb 08
†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 Considered at meeting 28 Feb 08

III.  DOCUMENTS CLEARED FROM SCRUTINY, AWAITING OUTCOME OF CORRESPONDENCE WITH MINISTERS
†Unnumbered Joint 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 Letter to the Chairman 4 Feb 08 Letter to the Government 26 Feb 08 - Dr Kim Howells MP, Minister of State
Unnumbered Civilian Headline Goal 2010 replacing Civilian Headline Goal 2008 (FCO) [20.12.07]
Sifted 15 January 2008 Letter to the Government 19 Feb 08 - Cleared from Scrutiny at meeting on 31 Jan 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 Letter to the Chairman 30 Jan 08 - override 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
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 Letter to the Government 19 Feb 08 - Cleared from Scrutiny at meeting on 7 Feb 08 Request for further information regarding the EU's sanctions against Burma
†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) (C)
Sifted 15 January 2008 Considered at meeting 17 Jan 08 - Cleared from Scrutiny Letter to the Government 18 Jan 08, 25 Feb 08 - Jim Murphy MP, Minister for Europe Letter to the Chairman 23 Jan 08, 13 Feb 08 Invitation to give evidence



 
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