Select Committee on European Union Progress of Scrutiny Sixth 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, Lord Young of Norwood Green.

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I.  DOCUMENTS AWAITING CONSIDERATION BY THE SUB-COMMITTEE
14922/07 + ADD 1, 2 COM (07) 654 European Commission proposal for a Council Framework Decision on the use of Passenger Name Record (PNR) for law enforcement purposes (Home Office)
Sifted 11 December 2007
*16069/07 + COR 2Proposal for a Council Framework Decision on the protection of personal data processed in the course of activities of police and judicial cooperation in criminal matters (MoJ)
Sifted 26 February 2008 - Scrutiny Override

II.  DOCUMENTS HELD UNDER SCRUTINY AWAITING THE OUTCOME OF CORRESPONDENCE WITH MINISTERS
16932/06 COM (06) 786 Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on a European Programme for Critical Infrastructure Protection (Home Office)
Sifted 27 February 2007 Letters to the Government 19 Mar 07, 26 Jul 07, 29 Nov 07, 30 Jan 08 - Tony McNulty MP, Minister of State Letters to the Chairman 5 Jul 07, 26 Oct 07, 21 Dec 07, 13 Feb 08
16933/06 + ADD 1, 2 COM (06) 787 Proposal for a Directive of the Council on the identification and designation of European Critical Infrastructure and the assessment of the need to improve their protection (Home Office)
Sifted 27 February 2007 Letters to the Government 19 Mar 07, 26 Jul 07, 29 Nov 07, 30 Jan 08 - Tony McNulty MP, Minister of State Letters to the Chairman 5 Jul 07, 26 Oct 07, 21 Dec 07, 13 Feb 08
7315/07Proposal for a Council Framework Decision on the protection of personal data processed in the course of activities of police and judicial cooperation in criminal matters (DCA now Ministry of Justice)
Sifted 1 May 2007 Letter to the Government 7 Jun 07 Letters to the Chairman 26 Jul 07, 15 Oct 07, 31 Oct 07 - Scrutiny Override
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 Letter to the Government 26 Jul 07
10517/07 + ADD 1 ASILE 6 EURODAC 6 Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on the evaluation of the Dublin System (Home Office)
Sifted 10 July 2007 Letter to the Government 26 Jul 07
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 Letter to the Chairman - 23 Jan 08 Request for Supplementary EM with Fundamental Rights Analysis
†14490/07 + ADD 1, 2 COM (07) 637 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 15 January 2008 Letter to the Chairman 5 Feb 08 Letter to the Government 20 Feb 08 - Liam Byrne MP, Minister of State Request for a fundamental rights analysis
†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 Letter to the Chairman 5 Feb 08 Letter to the Government 20 Feb 08 - Liam Byrne MP, Minister of State Further Information requested

III  DOCUMENTS UNDER SCRUTINY

IN CONNECTION WITH THE SUB-COMMITTEE'S INQUIRY "FRAMEWORK DECISION ON THE USE OF THE PASSENGER NAME RECORD (PNR)

IN CONNECTION WITH THE SUB-COMMITTEE'S INQUIRY " EUROPOL"
†5055/07 COM (06) 817

10327/07 14593/07 15336/07

Proposal for a Council Decision establishing the European Police Office (EUROPOL);

Proposal for a Council Decision establishing the European Police Office (EUROPOL) (Home Office

5055/07 Sifted 6 February 2007 10327/07 14592/07 15336/07 Sifted 5 December 2007 - Partial Scrutiny Override Letters to the Government 22 Feb 07, 7 Jun 07, 12 Jul 07, 10 Oct 07, 12 Dec 07, 18 Jan 08 - Tony McNulty MP, Minister of State Letters to the Chairman 23 Apr 07, 27 Jun 07, 23 Jul 07, 7 Nov 07, 18 Dec 07, 31 Jan 08 Response required to various questions and update on negotiations when available
†16452/07 EUROPOL 129 Proposal for a Council Decision establishing the European Police Office (EUROPOL) (Home Office)
Sifted 22 January 2008 Letter to the Government 30 Jan 08 - Tony McNulty MP, Minister of State Letter to the Chairman 13 Feb 08

IV  CLEARED FROM SCRUTINY, AWAITING OUTCOME OF CORRESPONDENCE WITH MINISTERS
12125/05 + Add 1 & 2 COM (05) 391 Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on Common Standards and Procedures in Member States for returning illegally staying Third Country Nationals (Home Office)
Sifted 1 November 2005 Letters to the Chairman 4 Aug 06, 22 May 07, 5 Jul 07, 13 Sep 07, 6 Nov 07 Letters to the Government 2 Nov 06, 14 Jun 07, 26 Jul 07, 10 Oct 07, 29 Nov 07 - Liam Byrne MP, Minister of State Report published 9 May 06: "Illegal Migrants: proposals for a common EU returns policy" 32nd Report, Session 2005-06, HL Paper 166 - Debated 11 May 2006 - cleared from Scrutiny Awaiting response to question raised in letter of 10 Oct 07 and response following publication of Consultation results
7647/07Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a mechanism for the creation of rapid border intervention teams and amending Council Regulation (EC) 2007/2004 as regards that mechanism (Home Office)
Sifted 17 April 2007 Letters to the Government 10 May 07, 7 Jun 07 - Cleared from Scrutiny, 16 Jul 07 - Meg Hillier MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Letters to the Chairman 21 May 07, 21 Jun 07 Part of inquiry into Frontex , the EU external borders agency Report to be published 5 Mar 08: "FRONTEX: the EU external borders agency" 9th Report, Session 2007-08, HL Paper 60
†11045/07

†11045/1/07 + ADD 1

Draft Council Decision on the implementation of Decision 2007/…/JHA on the stepping up of cross-border cooperation, particularly in combating terrorism and cross-border crime (Home Office)

Draft Council Decision on the Implementation of Decision 2007/…/JHA on the stepping up of cross-border cooperation in the combating of terrorism and cross-border crime (HO)

Sifted 18 July 2007, in advance of sift 11045/1/07 Sifted 5 February 2008 Letters to the Government 26 Jul 07, 29 Nov 07, 20 Feb 08 - Meg Hillier MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State - Cleared from Scrutiny Letters to the Chairman 6 Nov 07 (Override of Scrutiny 8 Nov 07), 30 Jan 08 Debated 6 Dec 07 Request for further information and details for timetable for UK primary legislation
11951/07 COM (07) 399Green Paper on Bio-Preparedness (Cabinet Office) (F)
Sifted 9 October 2007 Letters to the Chairman 6 Sep 07, 29 Nov 07 Letter to the Government 16 Nov 07 - Cleared from Scrutiny, 30 Jan 08
12166/07Proposal for a Council Regulation extending the provision of Regulation (EC) No 883/2004 and Regulation (EC) No […] to nationals of third countries who are not already covered by these provisions solely on the ground of the nationality (DWP)
Sifted 11 September 2007 Letters to the Government 10 Oct 07, 29 Nov 07 - James Plaskitt MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State - Cleared from Scrutiny Letters to the Chairman 24 Sep 07, 30 Oct 07 Request for clarification of various points
12481/07 + ADD 1 COM (07) 466 European Commission proposal for a Council Decision establishing a European Migration Network (Home Office)
Sifted 9 October 2007 Letters to the Government 17 Oct 07, 30 Nov 07 - Liam Byrne MP, Minister of State - Cleared from Scrutiny Letters to the Chairman 9 Nov 07, 13 Feb 08
12658/07 Modified Draft Council Regulation amending Regulation (EC) 1030/2002 laying down a uniform format for residence permits for third-country nationals (Home Office) (F)
Sifted 9 October 2007 Override 18 Sep 07 Letters to the Government 17 Oct 07, 16 Nov 07 - Cleared from Scrutiny, 10 Jan 08 - Liam Byrne, Minister of State Letters to the Chairman 6 Dec 07, 4 Feb 08
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 - Meg Hillier MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State - Cleared from Scrutiny Request for copies of correspondence with Commission

v. Reports awaiting Government Response:
Home OfficeFRONTEX: the EU external borders agency (9th Report, Session 2007-08, HL Paper 60) Response due by 5 May 08



 
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