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SUB-COMMITTEE D

ENVIRONMENT AND AGRICULTURE

MEMBERSHIP: Chairman: Lord Sewel

Co-opted Members:

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

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

I.  DOCUMENTS AWAITING CONSIDERATION BY THE SUB-COMMITTEE
*SEM 8653/07 + ADD 1, 2 COM (07) 194 SUPPLEMENTARY EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down Community procedures for the establishment 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 16 December 2008 To be considered at meeting at 14 January

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) 322Communication 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) 673Draft 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) 246Document 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) 238Draft 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) 78Council 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)
Sifted 17 January 2006

Letter to the Government 16 Feb 06

Letters to the Chairman 27 Mar, 4 Oct 06

12917/06 COM (06) 499Document 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
16902/06 COM (06) 798Draft 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
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
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, 7 Mar 08 - Jonathan Shaw MP, Minister for Marine, Landscape and Rural Affairs and Minister for South East Letter to the Chairman 21 Feb 08 Request for further updates as negotiations progress
16833/07 16832/07 COM (07) 821 COM (07) 823

16833/07 SEM COM (07) 821

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)

SUPPLEMENTARY EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM 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 (DEFRA)

Sifted 29 January 2008 SEM Sifted 3 Jun 2008 Letters to the Government 7 Feb 08 -16832/07 Cleared from Scrutiny, 16833/07 Retained under Scrutiny, 26 Mar 08, 15 May 08, 3 Jun 08 - Jonathon Shaw MP, Minister for Marine, Landscape and Rural Affairs and Minister for the South East - content for agreement to Proposal pending completion of scrutiny process (Article 3b of the Scrutiny Reserve Resolution) Letters to the Chairman 13 Mar 08, 24 Apr 08 Request to be informed of final outcome of Council negotiations
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 Letters to the Government 7 Feb 08, 10 Mar 08 - Joan Ruddock MP, Minister for Climate Change, Biodiversity and Waste Letters to the Chairman 22 Feb 08, 10 Mar 08
6459/08 COM (08) 70Document concerning a Recommendation from the Commission to the Council on the participation of the European Community in negotiations towards a legally binding instrument on mercury further to Decision 24/3 of the Governing Council of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) (DEFRA)
Sifted 11 March 2008 Letters to the Government 2 Apr 08, 2 May 08, 3 Jun 08 - Phil Woolas MP, Minister for the Environment Letter to the Chairman 22 Apr 08 Request to be kept informed of developments relating to this Proposal
9656/08 + ADD 1, 2 COM (08) 306 Draft Instrument concerning: Proposal for a Council Regulation establishing common rules for direct support schemes for farmers under the common agricultural policy and establishing certain support schemes for farmers; Proposal for a Council Regulation on modifications to the common agricultural policy by amending Regulations (EC) No 320/2006, (EC) No 1234/2007, (EC) No 2/2008 and (EC) No […]/2008; Proposal for a Council Regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 1698/2005 on support for rural development by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD); Proposal fro a Council Decision amending Decision 2006/144/EC on the Community strategic guidelines for rural development (Programming period 2007 to 2013); Impact Assessment summary; Impact Assessment (DEFRA)
Sifted 17 June 2008 Letters to the Government 2 Jul 08, 10 Oct 08, 14 Nov 08 - Jane Kennedy MP, Minister for Farming and the Environment Letter to the Chairman 16 Jul 08 Advising that the Government need not withhold agreement in Council pending completion of scrutiny
10351/08 COM (08) 336Draft Instrument concerning a proposal for a Council Regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007 establishing a common organisation of agricultural markets as regards the marketing standards for poultry meat (DEFRA)
Sifted 22 July 2008 Letter to the Government 16 Oct 08 - Jane Kennedy MP, Minister for Farming and the Environment Awaiting impact assessment and outcome of discussions with stakeholders
10476/08 + ADD 1, 2 COM (08) 324 Draft Instrument concerning a Proposal for a Council Regulation concerning the conservation of fisheries resources through technical measures; Commission staff working document - Summary of Impact Assessment; Commission staff working document - Impact Assessment (DEFRA)
Sifted 8 July 2008 Letter to the Government - 18 Jul 08 - Jonathan Shaw MP, Minister for Marine, Landscape and Rural Affairs and Minister for South East
10637/08 + ADD 1, 2 COM (08) 345

SEM 10637/08 + ADD 1,2 COM (08) 345

Draft Instrument concerning a proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down health rules as regards animal by-products not intended for human consumption (Animal By-products Regulation); Commission staff working document - Impact Assessment; Commission staff working document - Summary of Impact Assessment (DEFRA)

SUPPLEMENTARY EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM Draft Instrument concerning a proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the council laying down health rules as regards animal by-products not intended for human consumption (Animal By-products Regulation): Commission staff working document - Impact Assessment; Commission staff working document - Summary of Impact Assessment (DEFRA)

Sifted 8 July 2008 SEM sifted 11 November 2008 Letter to the Government 17 Jul 08 - Lord Rooker, Minister of State for Sustainable Farming and Food Considered at meeting 26 Nov 08 - held under scrutiny
11083/08 COM (08) 385Proposal for a Council Regulation repealing the anti-dumping duties imposed by Council Regulation (EC) No 85/2006 on imports of farmed salmon originating in Norway (BERR)
Sifted 15 July 2008 Letter to the Government 21 Jul 08 - Malcolm Wicks MP, Minister of State for Energy Letter to the Chairman 4 Dec 08
11380/08 + ADD 1,2,3 COM (08) 442 Proposal for a Council Regulation amending Regulations (EC) No 1290/2005 on the financing of the common agricultural policy and (EC) No 1234/2007 establishing a common organisation of the agricultural markets and on specific provision as for certain agricultural products (Single CMO regulation) in order to introduce a School Fruit Scheme; Commission staff working document - Impact Assessment summary; Commission staff working document - Impact Assessment; Annexes to staff working document (DEFRA)
Sifted 30 September 2008 Letter to the Government 10 Oct 08 - Jane Kennedy MP, Minister for Farming and the Environment
12604/08 + ADD 1, 2 COM (08) 469 Draft Instrument concerning a proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning trade in seal products; Commission staff working document - Impact Assessment; Commission staff working document - Summary of impact assessment (DEFRA/BERR)
Sifted 14 October 2008 Letter to the Government 23 Oct 08 - Jane Kennedy MP, Minister for Farming and the Environment Request for impact assessment and information on the outcome of the Government consultation
12832/08 + ADD 1,2,3 COM (08) 505 Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions - Completing the phase-out of substances that deplete the ozone layer - Better regulation building on 20 years of success; Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on substances that deplete the o ozone layer; Commission staff working document - Impact Assessment ; Commission staff working document - Summary of Impact assessment (DEFRA)
Sifted 28 October 2008 Letter to the Government 5 Nov 08 - Lord Hunt of Kings Heath, Minister for Sustainable Development, Climate Change Adaptation and Air Quality - Request for supplementary explanatory memorandum and further clarification
13195/08 + ADD 1-5 COM (08) 563 Proposal for a Council Regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 1290/2005 on the financing of the common agricultural policy and 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 food distribution to the most deprived persons in the Community; Commission staff working document - Summary of Impact assessment; Commission staff working document - Impact assessment; Commission staff working document - Impact assessment (Annexes 1 to 9 (Volume IIa)); Commission staff working document - Impact assessment (Annexes 12 to 14 (Volume IIc)); Commission staff working document - Impact assessment (Annex 11 (Volume IId)) (DEFRA)
Sifted 28 October 2008 To be considered at meeting on 5 Nov 08 Letter to the Government 5 Nov 08 - Rt Hon Jane Kennedy MP, Minister of State - Farming and Environment Request for further information and an update on progress of negotiations in due course
13312/08 + ADD 1, 2 COM (08) 553 Draft Instrument of 22 September 2008 concerning a Proposal for a Council Regulation on the protection of animals at the time of killing; Commission staff working document - Impact Assessment; Commission staff working document - Summary of Impact Assessment (DEFRA)
Sifted 21 October 2008 Letter to the Government 29 Oct 08 - Jane Kennedy MP, Minister for Farming and the Environment Awaiting Impact Assessment, information on outcome of Government consultation and response to various points
14482/08 + ADD 1,2,3 COM (08) 644 Proposal for a Regulation of the Council and of the European Parliament laying down the obligations of operators concerning the placing on the market of timber and timber products; Commission staff working document - Summary of Impact Assessment on additional options to combat illegal logging; Commission staff working document - Impact Assessment (DEFRA)
Sifted 11 November 2008 Letter to the Government 26 Nov 08 - Huw Irranca-Davies MP, Minister for the Natural and Marine Environment, Wildlife and Rural Affairs Request for further information and Impact Assessment
*15214/08 COM (08) 430Proposal for a Council Regulation implementing Regulation (EC) No 853/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the use of antimicrobial substances to remove surface contamination from poultry carcasses (FSA)
Sifted 9 December 2008 Letter to the Government 17 Dec 08 - Dawn Primarolo MP, Minister of State for Public Health Request for further information and outcome of Council vote
*15546/08 + ADD 1, 2 COM (08) 543/5 Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes (Home Office)
Sifted 9 December 2008 Letter to the Government 17 Dec 08 - Meg Hillier, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Request for further information and impact assessment

III.  DOCUMENTS UNDER SCRUTINY:

IN CONNECTION WITH THE SUB-COMMITTEE'S REPORT PUBLISHED ON 10 DEC 08 "THE REVISION OF THE EU'S EMISSIONS TRADING SYSTEM" (33RD REPORT, SESSION 2007-08, HL PAPER 197)
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 Letter to the Government 20 Mar 08 - Phil Woolas MP, Minister for Environment Awaiting information on progress of negotiations
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 Letters to the Government 20 Mar 08, 21 May 08, 10 Oct 08 - Jane Kennedy MP, Minister for Farming and the Environment and Jim Fitzpatrick MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport Letters to the Chairman 3 Apr 08, 21 Jul 08 Awaiting completion of Sub Ctt D's inquiry into EU Emission Trading System

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)
Sifted 10 October 2006 Letters to the Government 2 Nov 06, 28 Nov 07 - Cleared from Scrutiny - Philip Woolas MP, Minister for the Environment Letters to the Chairman 14 Mar 07, 20 Nov 07 Awaiting update following adoption of the Common Position
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 Letters to the Government 19 Mar 07, 15 May 08 - Cleared from Scrutiny - Lord Rooker, Minister for Sustainable Farming and food and Animal Welfare Letters to the Chairman 12 Dec 07, 8 May 08, 31 May 08 Request for response to concerns about some aspects of the proposal
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 Letters to the Government 21 Nov 07, 2 Apr 08, 11 Jun 08 - Cleared from Scrutiny - Jonathon Shaw MP, Minister for Marine, Landscape and Rural Affairs and Minister for South East Letter to the Chairman 18 Mar 08 Request to be kept informed of outcome of Council meeting
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)
Sifted 11 December 2007 Letter to the Government 13 Dec 07 - Cleared from Scrutiny - 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
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 Letters to the Government 30 Jan 08, 7 Mar 08, 2 Apr 08 - Cleared from Scrutiny - Jonathan Shaw MP, Minister for Marine, Landscape & Rural Affairs and Minister for the South East Letters to the Chairman 21 Feb 08, 26 Mar 08 Awaiting new proposal
5835/08 + ADD 1, 2 COM (08) 18 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) (D)
Sifted 26 February 2008 Letters to the Government 20 Mar 08, 15 May 08, 10 October, 5 Nov 08, 19 Nov 08 - Cleared from Scrutiny - Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP, Secretary of State Letter to the Chairman 28 Apr 08 (including partial Impact assessment), 17 Jul 08, 28 Oct 08 Request for further update in December following "trilogue"
†5862/08 + ADD 1, 2, 3 COM (08) 16


5862/08 SEM + ADD 1,2,3,4 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)

SUPPLEMENTARY EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM 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; Commission staff working document - Annex to the Impact Assessment (DEFRA)

Sifted 26 February 2008 SEM Sifted 3 Jun 08 Letters to the Government 20 Mar 08, 21 May 08, 21 Jul 08, 10 Oct 08 - Jane Kennedy MP, Minister for Farming and the Environment and Jim Fitzpatrick MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, 10 Oct 08 - Jane Kennedy MP, Minister for Farming and the Environment, 26 Nov 08 - Para 3(b) of Scrutiny Reserve resolution invoked, 10 Dec 08 - Cleared from Scrutiny - Mike O'Brian QC MP, Minister of State Letters to the Chairman 3 Apr 08, 21 Jul 08, 8 Sep 08, Nov 08 Report published on 10 Dec 08 "The Revision of the EU's Emissions Trading System" (33rd Report, Session 2007-08, HL Paper 197) Request for report on outcome of negotiations at European Council and subsequent vote in European Parliament

7154/08 + ADD 1 Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on innovative and sustainable forest-based industries in the EU - A contribution to the EU's Growth and Jobs Strategy (Forestry Commission)
Sifted 26 March 2008 Letter to the Government 2 May 08 - Cleared from Scrutiny Request for clarification of various points
†7296/08 + ADD 1, 2 COM (08) 124

†SEM 7296/08 COM (08) 124

Proposed Regulation of the European Parliament and the Council on the placing on the market and use of feed (FSA)

SUPPLEMENTARY EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM Proposed Regulation of the European Parliament and the Council on the placing on the market and use of feed (FSA)

Sifted 26 March 2008 SEM Sifted 25 November 2008 Letter to the Government 2 May 08, 10 Dec 08 - Cleared from Scrutiny - Dawn Primarolo MP, Minister of State for Public Health Request for response to concerns, to report on final content of Council's Common Position and report on progress of negotiations
8823/08 COM (08) 210Draft Instrument concerning a Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning crop statistics (DEFRA)
Sifted 20 May 2008 Letter to the Government 18 Jun 08 - Cleared from Scrutiny - Lord Rooker, Minister of State for Sustainable Farming and Food and Animal Health Request for comment on a number of outstanding concerns
8450/08 + ADD 1 COM (08) 187 Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament - The role of the CFP in implementing an ecosystem approach to marine management; Commission staff working document accompanying Communication (DEFRA)
Sifted 13 May 2008 Letter to the Government 21 May 08 - Cleared from Scrutiny - Jonathan Shaw MP, Minister for Marine, Landscape & Rural Affairs and Minister for the South East Letter to the Government 23 Jun 08 Request for further comments
11369/08 11370/08 COM (08) 454 COM (08) 453 Draft Instrument concerning a Proposal for a Council Regulation instituting a temporary specific action aiming to promote the restructuring of the European Union fishing fleets affected by the economic crisis; Document concerning a Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and to the Council on promoting the adaptation of the European Union fishing fleets to the economic consequences of high fuel prices (DEFRA)
Sifted 15 July 2008 Letters to the Chairman 10 Jul 08, 1 Sep 08 Letters to the Government 11 Jul 08, 10 Oct 08 - Cleared from Scrutiny, 17 Dec 08 - Huw Irranca-Davies MP, Minister for the Natural and Marine Environment, Wildlife and Rural Affairs Request for further information
12939/08 COM (08) 542Document concerning a Report from the Commission to the European council and Parliament: Sixth situation report on Radioactive Waste and Spent Fuel Management in the European Union (DEFRA)
Sifted 7 October 2008 Letter to the Government 16 Oct 08 - Cleared from Scrutiny - Jane Kennedy MP, Minister for Farming and the Environment Request for further information
13934/08 COM (08) 577Recommendation from the Commission to the Council to authorise the Commission to open and conduct negotiations with the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) on the terms and conditions for European Community's accession (DEFRA) (D)
Sifted 11 November 2008 Letter to the Government 26 Nov 08 - Cleared from Scrutiny - Jane Kennedy MP, Minister for Farming and the Environment Request for further information
†14122/08 COM (08) 622 Draft Instrument of 13 October 2008 concerning a Proposal for a Council Decision on the conclusion of an Agreement in the form of Exchange of Letters between the European Community and Barbados, Belize, the Republic of Congo, the Republic of Cote d'Ivoire, the Republic of the Fiji Islands, the Republic of Guyana, Jamaica, the Republic of Kenya, the Republic of Madagascar, the Republic of Malawi, the Republic of Mauritius, the Republic of Mozambique, the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, the Republic of Suriname, the Kingdom of Swaziland, the Untied Republic of Tanzania, the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, the Republic of Uganda, the Republic of Zambia and the Republic of Zimbabwe on the guaranteed prices for cane sugar for the 2006/2007, 2007/2008, 2008/2009 and 1 July 2009 to 30 September 2009 delivery period and on the conclusion of an Agreement in the form of Exchange of Letters between the European Community and the Republic of India on the guaranteed prices for cane sugar for the same delivery periods (DEFRA)
Sifted 25 November 2008 Letter to the Government 10 Dec 08 - Cleared from Scrutiny- Rt Hon Jane Kennedy MP, Minister for Farming and the Environment Request for further information
14358/08 COM (08) 641Document concerning a Green Paper on agricultural product quality: product standards, farming requirements and quality schemes (DEFRA) (D)
Sifted 18 November 2008 Letter to the Government 26 Nov 08 - Cleared from Scrutiny - Jane Kennedy MP, Minister for Farming and the Environment Request for a copy of the Governments response to the Commission's Green Paper
†14508/08 COM (08) 651 Document concerning a Communication from the Commission - Progress towards achieving the Kyoto Objectives (required under Decision 280/2004/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning a mechanism for monitoring Community greenhouse gas emission and for implementing the Kyoto Protocol); Staff working document (DECC)
Sifted 25 November 2008 Letter to the Government 10 Dec 08 - Cleared from Scrutiny - Joan Ruddock MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Request for response to various queries
*15578/08 + ADD 1,2,3 COM (08) 709 Proposal for a Council Regulation fixing for 2009 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)
Sifted 9 December 2008 Letter to the Government 10 Dec 08 - Cleared from Scrutiny - Huw Irranca-Davies MP, Minister for the Natural and Marine Environment, Wildlife and Rural Affairs Request for report on outcome of Fisheries Council and EU-Norway negotiations

v.  Reports awaiting Government Response:
DEFRAWater Framework Directive (27th Report, Session 2006-07, HL Paper 136) Response due 19 September 07
DEFRARevision of EU's Emissions Trading System (33rd Report, Session 2007-08, HL Paper 197) Response due 10 February 2009


 
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