Select Committee on European Union Progress of Scrutiny Sixth Report


SUB-COMMITTEE D

ENVIRONMENT AND AGRICULTURE

MEMBERSHIP: Chairman: Lord Sewel

Lord Plumb

Co-opted Members:

Earl of Arran, Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe, Viscount Brookeborough, Lord Cameron of Dillington, Earl of Dundee, Lord Greaves, Baroness Jones of Whitchurch, Lord Palmer, Baroness Sharp of Guildford, Viscount Ullswater.

(For further information please contact the Clerk, Julia Labeta, 020 7219 3015)

I.  DOCUMENTS AWAITING CONSIDERATION BY THE SUB-COMMITTEE
*5835/08 + ADD 1, 2 COM (08) 30 Commission Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the geological storage of carbon dioxide and amending Council Directives 85/377/ECC, 96/61/E, Directives 2000/60/EC, 2001/80/EC, 2004/35/EC, 2006/12/EC and Regulation (EC) No 1013/2006 (BERR)
Sifted 26 February 2008
*5849/08 + ADD 1 COM (08) 17 Draft Instrument concerning a Proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on the effort of Member States to reduce their greenhouse gas emission to meet the Community's greenhouse gas emission reduction commitments up to 2020; Commission staff working document accompanying the Package of Implementation measures for the EU's objectives on climate change and renewable energy for 2020 - Impact Assessment (DEFRA)
Sifted 26 February 2008
*5862/08 + ADD 1, 2, 3 COM (08) 16 Draft Instrument concerning a Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2003/87/EC so as to improve and extend the greenhouse gas emission allowance trading system of the Community; Commission staff working document - Impact Assessment; Commission staff working document - Summary of Impact Assessment; Commission staff working document accompanying the package of Implementation measures for the EU's objectives on climate change and renewable energy for 2020 - Impact Assessment (DEFRA)
Sifted 26 February 2008
*5866/08 COM (08) 30Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee of the Regions - 20 20 by 2020 - Europe's climate change opportunity (DEFRA)
Sifted 26 February 2008
*5918/08 COM (08) 27Draft Instrument concerning a Proposal for a Council Regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007 establishing a common organisation of agricultural markets and on specific provisions for certain agricultural products (Single CMO Regulation) (DEFRA)
Sifted 26 February 2008

II.  DOCUMENTS HELD UNDER SCRUTINY AWAITING THE OUTCOME OF CORRESPONDENCE WITH MINISTERS
12200/04 Env 456 COM(04) 532 Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council introducing humane trapping standards for certain animal species (Defra)
Sifted 2 November 2004

Letters to the Government 20 Dec, 17 Mar 06

Letters to the Chairman 4 Feb 05, 14 Apr 06

14181/04 COM(04) 724 Proposal for a Council Regulation on electronic recording and reporting of fishing activities and on means of remote sensing (Defra)
Sifted 7 December 2004

Letters to the Government 26 Jan 05, 17 Mar 06, 10 Jul 06

Letters to the Chairman 28 Feb 05, 22 Feb 06, 14 Jun , 3 Nov 06, 28 Nov 06

14686/04 COM(04) 716 Proposal for a Council Directive on the supervision and control of shipments of radioactive waste and spent fuel (Defra)
Sifted 11 January 2005
10822/05 + Add 1Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament and the European Economic and Social Committee - launching a debate on a Community approach towards eco-labelling schemes for fisheries products, (COM(05) 275); : Commission Staff Working Document - Annex with Impact Assessment, (SEC(05) 840) (DEFRA)
Sifted 19 July 2005 (sifted to G originally)

Letter to the Government 13 Oct 05 Letter to the Chairman 8 Jun 07

11408/05 COM (05) 322 Communication from the Commission - "TSE Roadmap" (Defra)
Sifted 6 December 2005

Letter to the Chairman 22 May 06 [+ full RIA]

Letter to the Government 15 Jun 05

5058/06 COM (05) 673 Draft Instrument concerning a Proposal for a Council Directive on the supervision and control of shipments of radioactive waste and spent fuel (Defra)
Sifted 31 January 2006

(Awaiting RIA) Letter to the Chairman 9 Nov 06

5403/06 SEM COM (05) 714 Supplementary Explanatory Memorandum. Draft Instrument concerning a Proposal for a Council Regulation establishing a management plan for fisheries exploiting stocks of plaice and sole in the North Sea. (Defra)
Sifted 25 May 2006

Letters to the Government 15 Jun 06, 2 May 07 Letters to the Chairman 26 Mar 07, 16 May 07

9898/06 COM (06) 246 Document concerning a Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on improving consultation on Community fisheries management (Defra)
Sifted 20 June 2006 Letter to the Government 20 Jul 06
10016/06 COM (06) 238 Draft Instrument concerning a Proposal for a Council Decision laying down the amount of Community support to rural development for the period from 1 January 2007 to 31 December 2013, its annual breakdown and the minimum amount to be concentrated in regions eligible under the Convergence Objective (Defra)
Sifted 13 June 2006

Letters to the Government 15 Jun, 20 Jul 06 Letter to the Chairman 28 Jun 06

11640/06 COM (06) 78 Council Decision regarding the placing on the market in accordance with Directive 2001/18/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, of oilseed rape products (Brassica napus L., lines Ms8 Rf3 and Ms8xRf3) genetically modified for tolerance to the herbicide glufosinate-ammonium (Defra) [11.01.06]
Sifted 17 January 2006

Letter to the Government 16 Feb 06

Letters to the Chairman 27 Mar, 4 Oct 06

11755/06 + ADD 1 + ADD 2-12 COM (06) 388 Draft Instrument concerning a proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market; Draft Instrument concerning a Commission Staff Working Document - Summary Report on the impact assessment for a Regulation replacing Directive 91/414/EEC on plant protection products; Draft Instrument concerning a Commission Staff Working Document - Report on the impact assessment for a Regulation replacing Directive 91/414/EEC on plant protection products; Draft Instrument concerning a Commission Staff Working Document - Report on the impact assessment for a Regulation replacing Directive 91/414/EEC on plant protection products- Annex 1; Draft Instrument concerning a Commission Staff Working Document - Report on the impact assessment for a Regulation replacing Directive 91/414/EEC on plant protection products- Annex 2, Part 1-6; Draft Instrument concerning a Commission Staff Working Document - Report on the impact assessment for a Regulation replacing Directive 91/414/EEC on plant protection products- Annex 3, 4 and 5 (Defra)
Sifted 10 October 2006 Letters to the Government 2 Nov 06, 28 Nov - Philip Woolas MP, Minister for the Environment Letters to the Chairman 14 Nov 06, 14 Mar 07, 20 Nov 07 Request for Clarification of progress made along lines of Government's letter of 14 Nov 06
12917/06 COM (06) 499 Document concerning a communication from the Commission to the Council - Fishing Opportunities for 2007: Policy Statement from the European Commission (Defra)
Sifted 24 October 2006 (Awaiting revised EM)
13401/06 + ADD 1, 2 13388/06 COM (06) 231 COM (06) 232

13401/06 SEM + ADD 1, 2 13388/06 SEM COM (06) 231 COM (06) 232

Document concerning a Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions - Thematic Strategy for Soil Protection; Staff Working Document - Impact Assessment of the Thematic Strategy on Soil Protection; Summary of Impact Assessment; Draft Instrument concerning a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a framework for the protection of soil and amending Directive 2004/35/EC; SUPPLEMENTARY EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM Document concerning a Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions - Thematic Strategy for Soil Protection; Staff working document - Impact Assessment of Thematic Strategy on Soil Protection; Commission staff working document - Summary of the Impact Assessment; Draft Instrument concerning a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a framework for the protection of soil and amending Directive 2004/35/EC (DEFRA)
Sifted 24 October 2006 SEM sifted 16 May 2007 Letters to the Government 22 Nov 06, 27 Jun 07, 13 Dec 07 - Jonathon Shaw MP, Minister for Marine, Landscape and Rural Affairs and Minister for South East Letters to the Chairman 23 Jul 07, 30 Nov 07, 14 Jan 08 Request to be kept informed of developments
16738/06 + ADD 1, 2 COM (06) 778 Draft Instrument of 13 December 2006 concerning a proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning statistics on plant protection products; Commission Staff Working document - Impact Assessment; Commission Staff Working document - Summary of Impact Assessment (Defra)
Sifted 27 February 2007 Letter to the Government 26 Mar 07 Letter to the Chairman 2 Oct 07
16833/07 16832/07 COM (07) 821 COM (07) 823 Draft Instrument concerning a Council Decision establishing the position to be adopted on behalf of the European Community with regard to proposals for amendments to the Schedule of the International Convention on the Regulation of Whaling; Document concerning a Communication form the European Commission to the European Parliament and to the Council on Community action in relation to whaling (DEFRA)
Sifted 29 January 2008 Letter to the Government 7 Feb 08 - Jonathon Shaw MP, Minister for Marine, Landscape and rural Affairs and Minister for the South East - 16832/07 Cleared from Scrutiny, 16833/07 Retained under Scrutiny Request for further explanation of Government concerns
16902/06 COM (06) 798 Draft Instrument concerning a proposal for a Council Regulation opening tariff quotas for imports into Bulgaria and Romania of raw cane sugar for supply to refineries in the marketing years 2006/07, 2007/08 and 2008/09 (Defra)
Sifted 30 January 2007 Letter to the Government 21 Feb 07 Letter to the Chairman 8 Mar 07
5877/07 + ADD 1, 2 COM (07) 31 Draft Instrument of 31 January 2007 concerning a Proposal for a Council Directive on the marketing of fruit plant propagating material and fruit plants intended for fruit production (Recast version); Staff Working document - Impact Assessment; Staff Working document - Summary Impact Assessment (DEFRA)
Sifted 27 February 2007 Letter to the Government 19 Mar 07 Letter to the Chairman 12 Dec 07
8653/07 + ADD 1, 2 COM (07) 194 Draft Instrument concerning a proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down Community procedures for the establishments of residue limits of pharmacologically active substances in foodstuffs of animal origin, and repealing Regulation (EEC) No 2377/90; Commission staff working document - Executive summary of the impact assessment; Commission staff working document - Impact assessment (DEFRA)
Sifted 5 June 2007 Letter to the Government 27 Jun 07 Letters to the Chairman 26 Jul 07, 8 Oct 07
9531/07 COM (07) 245

9531/07 SEM COM (07) 245

Draft Instrument concerning a proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on farm structure surveys and the survey on agricultural production methods and repealing Council Regulation (EEC) No 571/88;

SUPPLEMENTARY EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM Draft Instrument concerning a proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on farm structure surveys and the survey on agricultural production methods and repealing Council Regulation (EEC) No 571/88 (DEFRA)

Sifted 13 June 2007 SEM Sifted 20 November 2007 Letters to the Government 18 Jul 07, 28 Nov 07, 7 Feb 08 - Lord Rooker, Minister of State for Sustainable Farming and Food Letter to the Chairman 4 Sep 07, 28 Jan 08, 25 Feb 08
11182/07 COM (07) 330Proposal for a Council Regulation concerning authorisations for fishing activities of Community fishing vessels outside Community waters and the access of third country vessels to Community waters (DEFRA)
Sifted 25 July 2007 Letter to the Government 10 Oct 07
13994/07 COM (07) 595Draft Instrument concerning a Proposal for a Council Regulation authorising the Commission to approve modifications to protocols of fisheries partnership agreements concluded between the European Community and third countries (DEFRA)
Sifted 27 November 2007 Letter to the Government 14 Dec 07 - Jonathan Shaw MP, Minister for Marine, Landscape and Rural Affairs and Minister for South East Letter to the Chairman 21 Feb 08
14236/07 + ADD 1, 2 , 3 14237/07 COM (07) 602 COM (07) 601 Draft Instrument concerning a Proposal for a Council Regulation establishing a Community system to prevent, deter and eliminate illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing; Commission staff working document accompanying document to the Proposal; Commission staff working document - impact assessment; Commission staff working document - summary of impact assessment; Document concerning a Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions on a new strategy for the Community to prevent, deter and eliminate illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (DEFRA)
Sifted 13 November 2007 Letter to the Government 21 Nov 07
16570/07 COM (07) 782Draft Instrument concerning a Proposal for a Council Decision on the termination of the Protocol setting out the fishing opportunities and financial contribution under the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Community and the Islamic Republic of Mauritania (DEFRA)
Sifted 22 January 2008 Letter to the Government 30 Jan 08 - Jonathan Shaw MP, Minister for Marine, Landscape & Rural Affairs and Minister for the South East Letter to the Chairman 21 Feb 08
5088/08 + ADD 1, 2 COM (07) 844 Draft Instrument concerning a proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on industrial emission (integrated pollution prevention and control) (Recast); Commission staff working document - Impact Assessment; Commission staff working document - Summary of Impact Assessment (DEFRA)
Sifted 22 January 2008 Letter to the Government 7 Feb 08 - Joan Ruddock MP, Minister for Climate Change, Biodiversity and Waste Letter to the Chairman 22 Feb 08

III.  DOCUMENTS UNDER SCRUTINY

IN CONNECTION WITH THE SUB-COMMITTEE'S REPORT PUBLISHED 6 JUL 06: "NUCLEAR SAFETY AND WASTE: THE ROLE OF THE EU" 37TH REPORT, SESSION 2005-06, HL PAPER 211 GOVERNMENT RESPONSE 29 AUG 06 DEBATED ON 18 JAN 07
12386/04 Part 1 COM (04) 526

12386/04 Part 2 COM (04) 526

Amended proposal for a Council Directive (Euratom) laying down basic obligations and general principles on the safety of nuclear installations (DTI, now BERR);

Amended proposal for a Council Directive (Euratom) on the safe management of spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste (Defra)

Sifted 19 October 2004 Part 2 Sifted 26 October 2004

Letter to the Government (Defra & DTI) 13 Feb 06

Letters to the Chairman 6 Mar 06 (Defra), 7 Mar 06 (DTI), 21 Feb 07 (Defra)

14074/04 COM (04) 719 Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council Report on the use of financial resources earmarked for the decommissioning of nuclear power plants (DTI, now DIUS)
Sifted 30 November 2004

IN CONNECTION WITH THE SUB-COMMITTEE'S REPORT PUBLISHED 13 DEC 05: "TOO MUCH OR TOO LITTLE? CHANGES TO THE EU SUGAR REGIME" 18TH REPORT, SESSION 2005-06, HL PAPER 80. DEBATED ON 23 MAR 06 IN THE HOUSE (STILL UNDER SCRUTINY) GOVERNMENT RESPONSE RECEIVED ON 17 FEB 06
10598/05 + ADD 1 COM (05) 266 Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing accompanying measures for Sugar Protocol countries affected by the reform of the EU sugar regime (DFID)
Sifted 18 October 2005

Letters to the Government (Defra and DFID) 10 Nov, 1 Dec (DFID), 5 Jun 06 (DFID)

Letters to the Chairman 22 Nov (Defra), 23 Nov (DFID), 9 Dec (Defra), 15 Feb 06 (Defra), 23 May 06 (Defra) enclosing RIA

IN CONNECTION WITH THE SUB-COMMITTEE'S REPORT TO BE PUBLISHED 6 MAR 08 "THE FUTURE OF THE COMMON AGRICULTURAL POLICY" 7TH REPORT, SESSION 2007-08, HL PAPER 54
15351/07 COM (07) 722 Document concerning a Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council - Preparing for the "Health Check" of the CAP reform (DEFRA)
Sifted 18 December 2007 Letter to the Government 16 Jan 08

IN CONNECTION WITH THE SUB-COMMITTEE'S INQUIRY "PROGRESS OF COMMON FISHERIES POLICY"

IV.  DOCUMENTS CLEARED FROM SCRUTINY, AWAITING OUTCOME OF CORRESPONDENCE WITH MINISTERS
11896/06 + ADD 1 COM (06) 373 Draft Instrument concerning a proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a framework for Community action to achieve a sustainable use of pesticides; Document concerning the commission Staff Working Paper - Accompanying the proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a framework for Community action to achieve a sustainable use of pesticides - The impact assessment of the thematic strategy on the sustainable use of pesticides (Defra) (D)
Sifted 10 October 2006 Letter to the Government 2 Nov 06, 28 Nov 07 - Philip Woolas MP, Minister for the Environment - Cleared from Scrutiny Letter to the Chairman 14 Mar 07, 20 Nov 07 Awaiting update following adoption of the Common Position
15874/07 COM (07) 759Proposal for a Council Regulation fixing for 2008 the fishing opportunities and associated conditions for certain fish stocks and groups of fish stocks, applicable in Community waters and, for Community vessels, in waters where catch limitations are required. (DEFRA) (D)
Sifted 11 December 2007 letter to the Government 13 Dec 07 - Jonathan Shaw MP, Minister for Marine, Landscape and Rural Affairs and Minister for South East Letter to the Chairman 22 Jan 08 Request for further information on alternative management measures and levels of consultation on UK negotiating line
16476/07 16466/07 COM (07) 802 COM (07) 800 Draft Instrument concerning a Proposal for a Council Regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007 establishing a common organisation of agricultural markets and on specific provisions for certain agricultural products (single CMO Regulation) as regards the national quotas for milk; Document concerning a Report from the Commission to the Council - Market Outlook for the Dairy Sector (DEFRA) (D)
Sifted 15 January 2008 Letter to the Government 23 Jan 08 - Cleared from Scrutiny, 22 Feb 08 - Lord Rooker, Minister for Sustainable Farming and Food, and Animal Welfare Letter to the Chairman 4 Feb 08 Request for response to Sub-Committee's view on proposed method of allocating additional milk quota

v. Reports awaiting Government Response:
DEFRAWater Framework Directive (27th Report, Session 2006-07, HL Paper 136) Response due 19 Sep 07



 
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