Progress of Scrutiny - European Union Committee Progress of Scrutiny Contents


SUB-COMMITTEE B

INTERNAL MARKET

MEMBERSHIP: Chairman: Lord Freeman

Lord Dykes, Lord Paul, Lord Powell of Bayswater

Co-opted Members:

Lord Bradshaw, Lord James of Blackheath, Lord Mitchell, Lord Plumb, Lord Rowe-Beddoe, Lord Ryder of Wensum, Lord Walpole, Lord Whitty.

(FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT THE CLERK, JAMES WHITTLE, 020 7219 6225)

I.  DOCUMENTS AWAITING CONSIDERATION BY THE SUB-COMMITTEE
*15904/08 COM (08) 768 Communication from Commission to the European Parliament and the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions, Offshore Wind Energy: Action needed to deliver on the Energy Policy Objectives for 2020 and beyond (DECC)
Sifted 16 December 2008
*15905/08 COM (08) 769 Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of Regions on the Directive 2004/67/EC of 26 April 2004 concerning measures to safeguard security of natural gas supply (DECC)
Sifted 16 December 2008
15907/08 COM (08) 771Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council - Europe can save more energy by combined heat and power generation (DECC)
Sifted 16 December 2008
*15908/08 COM (08) 772Communication from the Commission - Energy Efficiency: Delivering the 20% Target (DECC)
Sifted 16 December 2008
*15910/08 COM (08) 755 Proposal from the European Commission for a Council Directive imposing an obligation on Member States to maintain minimum stocks of crude oil and/or petroleum products and to repeal Council Directives 73/238/EEC and 2006/67/EC and Council Decision 68/416/EEC; Commission working documents (DECC)
Sifted 16 December 2008
*15920/08 + ADD 1, 2 COM (08) 779 Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on labelling of tyres with respect to fuel efficiency and other essential parameters; Commission staff document - Impact assessment; Commission staff working document - Summary of impact assessment (DfT)
Sifted 16 December 2008
*15923/08 COM (08) 776Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council and the Economic and Social Committee - Update of the Nuclear Illustrative Programme in the context of the second strategic energy review (DECC)
Sifted 16 December 2008
*15927/08 + ADD 1 COM (08) 782 European Commission Green Paper - "Towards a Secure, Sustainable and Competitive European Energy Network"; Commission staff working document (DECC)
Sifted 16 December 2008
*15939/08 + ADD 1 COM (08) 770 Report from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions on the implementation of the Trans-European Energy Networks Programme in the period 2002-2006 (DECC)
Sifted 16 December 2008
*15944/08 + ADD 1, 2 3, 4 COM (08) 781 Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions - Second Strategic Energy Review - An EU energy scrutiny and solidarity action plan; Commission working documents (DECC)
Sifted 16 December 2008
*16155/08 COM (08) 762 Proposal from the Commission for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Directive 87/372/EEC (hereinafter "the GSM Directive"); on the frequency bands to be reserved for the coordinated introduction of public pan-European cellular land-based mobile communications in the Community (BERR)
Sifted 16 December 2008

II.  DOCUMENTS HELD UNDER SCRUTINY AWAITING THE OUTCOME OF CORRESPONDENCE WITH MINISTERS
5413/07 + ADD 1, 2 COM (07) 5 A report from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament concerning the 2015 recovery target contained in Article 7(2)(b) of Directive 2000/53/EC on end-of-life vehicles. (DTI, now BERR)
Sifted 20 February 2007 Letters to the Government 28 Feb 07, 13 Nov 07, 5 Feb 08, 1 Apr 08, 21 Oct 08 - Ian Pearson MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Letters to the Chairman 28 Jan 08, 10 Mar 08, 17 Jul 08 Retain under scrutiny until BERR complete analysis of 2006 results
6145/07 + ADD 1, 2 COM (07) 18 + 6145/1/07 + ADD 1, 2

6145/07 + ADD 1, 2 6145/1/07 REV 1 + ADD 1, 2 COM (07) 18

Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 98/70/EC as regards the specifications of petrol, diesel and gas-oil and introducing a mechanism to monitor and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the use of road transport fuels and amending Council Directive 1999/32/EC, as regards the specification of fuel used by inland waterway vessels and repealing Directive 93/12/EEC; Commission Staff Working document - Impact Assessment; Commission Staff Working document - Executive Summary;

Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 98/70/EC as regards the specification of petrol, diesel and gas-oil and introducing a mechanism to monitor and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the use of road transport fuels and amending Council Directive 1999/32/EC, as regards the specification of fuel used by inland waterway vessels and repealing Directive 93/12/EEC; Commission staff working document - Impact Assessment; Commission staff working document - Executive Summary (DfT)

Sifted 27 February 2007 REV 1 Sifted 11 September 2007 Letters to the Government 7 Mar 07, 9 Oct 07, 26 Feb 08, 11 Nov 08, 10 Dec 08 - Jim Fitzpatrick MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Letters to the Chairman 5 Feb 08, 19 Nov 08, 19 Nov 08 Remain under scrutiny until contents of text to be adopted in Council are agreed
10037/08 COM (08) 311Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down harmonised conditions for the marketing of construction products (DCLG)
Sifted 17 June 2008 Letters to the Government 8 Jul 08, 11 Nov 08 - Iain Wright MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Letter to the Chairman 3 Dec 08 Request for further details of implications on small-medium business
10099/08 + ADD 1, 2 COM (08) 316 Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning type-approval requirements for the general safety of motor vehicles; Commission staff working document - impact assessment; Commission staff working document - summary of impact assessment (DfT)
Sifted 24 June 2008 Letters to the Government 8 Jul 08, 11 Nov 08 - Jim Fitzpatrick MP, Parliament Under Secretary of State Request for clarification
11285/08 + ADD 1, 2 COM (08) 390 Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 in the field of aerodromes, air traffic management and air navigation service and repealing Council Directive 06/23/EEC; Commission staff working document - Impact Assessment; Commission staff working document - Summary of Impact Assessment (DfT)
Sifted 15 July 2008 Letters to the Government 22 Jul 08, 10 Dec 08 - Jim Fitzpatrick MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Letters to the Chairman 20 Nov 08, 5 Dec 08 Agreement to Partial General Approach in accordance with section 3(b) of Scrutiny Reserve & request for update on continuing negotiations
11841/08 + ADD 2, 3 COM (08) 435 Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions - Strategy for the internalisation of external costs; Commission staff working document - Impact assessment; Commission staff working document - Summary of the impact assessment (DfT)
Sifted 30 September 2008 Letters to the Chairman 1 Oct 08, 19 Nov 08 Letters to the Government 5 Nov 08, 10 Dec 08 - Jim Fitzpatrick MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Agreement to Council Conclusions being reached in accordance with section 3(b) of Scrutiny Reserve
11842/08 + ADD 1,2 COM (08) 432 Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council - Rail noise abatement measures addressing the existing fleet; Commission staff working document - Impact assessment report; Commission staff working document - Summary of impact assessment report (DfT)
Sifted 30 September 2008 Letters to the Chairman 1 Oct 08, 19 Nov 08 Letters to the Government 5 Nov 08, 10 Dec 08 - Jim Fitzpatrick MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Agreement to Council Conclusions being reached in accordance with section 3(b) of Scrutiny Reserve
12108/08 + ADD 1, 2 COM (08) 402 Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the voluntary participation by organisations in a Community eco management and audit scheme (EMAS); Commission staff working document - Impact Assessment; Commission staff working document - Summary of Impact Assessment (DEFRA)
Sifted 30 September 2008 Letter to the Government 15 Oct 08 - Lord Hunt of Kings Heath, Minister for Sustainable Development, Climate Change Adaptation and Air Quality Request for information on why EMAS is to be revised rather than abolished
12259/08 + ADD 1, 2 COM (08) 467 Proposal for a Council Regulation on the Community Legal Framework for a European Research Infrastructure (ERI); Impact Assessment; Summary of Impact assessment (DIUS)
Sifted 21 October 2008 Letters to the Government 28 Oct 08, 10 Dec 08 - Lord Drayson of Kensington, Minister of State for Science and Innovation Letter to the Chairman 30 Nov 08, 11 Dec 08 Request for information on effect the proposal will have on the EIIT
14265/08 + ADD 1 COM (08) 652 Communication form the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions "Towards world-class clusters in the European Union"; Commission staff working document (BERR)
Sifted 11 November 2008 Letter to the Government 19 Nov 08 - Ian Pearson MP, Economic and Business Minister Request for the Governments views on whether elements of the Communication are to be translated into legislative proposals
*15707/08 COM (08) 675 Proposal for a Council Decision on the accession of the European Community to United Nations Economic for Europe Regulation No 61 on provisions concerning the approval of commercial vehicles with regard to their external projections forward of the cab's rear panel (DfT)
Sifted 9 December 2008 Letter to the Government 17 Dec 08 - Jim Fitzpatrick MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Request for further information

III.  DOCUMENTS CLEARED FROM SCRUTINY, AWAITING OUTCOME OF CORRESPONDENCE WITH MINISTERS
12383/05 COM (05 ) 431Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, The European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions: The 2nd eSafety Communication bringing eCall to citizens (DfT)
Sifted 18 October 2005

Letters to the Government 26 Oct 05 (awaiting RIA), 4 Dec 07 - Cleared from Scrutiny, 11 Nov 08 - Lord Adonis, Minister of State Letters to the Chairman 19 Dec 06, 27 Nov 07 Request to be kept informed of future developments on eCall project

15932/06 COM (06) 723Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions: Bringing eCall back on track - Action Plan, 3rd eSafety Communication (DfT)
Sifted 16 January 2007 Letters to the Government 25 Jan 07, 4 Dec 07 - Cleared from Scrutiny, 11 Nov 08 - Lord Adonis, Minister of State Letter to the Chairman 27 Nov 07 Request to be kept informed of future developments on eCall project
†5089/08 + ADD 1, 2 COM (07) 856 SEC (07) 1723 SEC (07) 1724 Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council setting emissions performance standards for new passenger cars as part of the Community's integrated approach to reduce CO2 emissions from light-duty vehicles; Impact Assessment; Executive Summary of the Impact Assessment (DfT)
Sifted 20 February 2008 Letters to the Government 26 Feb 08, 16 Oct 08, 18 Nov 08, 17 Dec 08 - Cleared from Scrutiny - Lord Adonis, Minister of State for Transport Letters to the Chairman 11 Jul 08, 7 Nov 08, 2 Dec 08 Request for information on what action is planned to address emissions of older vehicles
6295/08 COM (08) 54Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on multi-annual contracts for rail infrastructure quality; Commission staff working document - Annexes to the Communication on multi-annual contacts for rail infrastructure quality; Commission staff working document: Full impact assessment; Commission staff working document - Summary impact assessment (DfT)
Sifted 18 March 2008 Letter to the Government 1 Apr 08 - Cleared from Scrutiny - Tom Harris MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Request for update on the timetable for the package
11325/08 11347/08 + ADD1 COM (08) 389 Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions - Single European Sky II: towards a more sustainable and better performing Aviation; Commission staff working document - The SESAR Master plan for the development and implementation of the new generation European air traffic management system (SESAR - Single European Sky ATM Research) (DfT)
Sifted 15 July 2008 Cleared at meeting 21 Jul 08 Letter to the Government 22 Jul 08 - Cleared from Scrutiny - Jim Fitzpatrick MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Letter to the Chairman 1 Oct 08 Request for the Minister to attend a meeting to give a report on these proposal following the December Transport council
12041/08 + ADD 1,2,3 COM (08) 400 Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions - Public Procurement for a better Environment; Commission staff working document - Impact assessment; Commission staff working document - Summary of Impact Assessment ; Commission staff working document (DEFRA)
Sifted 30 September 2008 Letter to the Government 15 Oct 08 - Cleared from Scrutiny - Lord Hunt of Kings Heath, Minister for Sustainable Development, Climate Change Adaptation and Air Quality Request for information on proposed steps relating to GPP target of 50% by 2010
12119/08 + ADD 1,2 COM (08) 399 Draft Instrument 12119/08 of 18 July 2008 concerning a Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a framework for the setting of ecodesign requirements for energy related products; Commission staff working document - Impact Assessment; Commission staff working document - Summary of Impact Assessment (DEFRA)
Sifted 30 September 2008 Letter to the Government 15 Oct 08 - Cleared from Scrutiny - Lord Hunt of Kings Heath, Minister for Sustainable Development, Climate Change Adaptation and Air Quality Request for information on steps proposed to amend Directive at a later date

iv.  Reports awaiting Government Response
No Government responses outstanding



 
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