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SUB-COMMITTEE G

SOCIAL POLICY AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS

MEMBERSHIP: Chairman: Baroness Howarth of Breckland

Lord Wade of Chorlton

Co-opted Members:

Lord Cotter, Lord Eames, Baroness Gale, Lord Inglewood, Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope, Lord Lea of Crondall, Baroness Morgan of Huyton, Baroness Perry of Southwark, Baroness Young of Hornsey.

(For further information please contact the Clerk, Kate Meanwell, 020 7219 3376)

I.  DOCUMENTS AWAITING CONSIDERATION BY THE SUB-COMMITTEE
*11530/08 + ADD 1 + ADD COR 1 Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions - Non-discrimination and equal opportunities: a renewed commitment (GEO)
Sifted 9 December 2008
*12892/08 REV 1 & 2, ADD 1 REV 1 COM (08) 530 VOL I Proposal for a Council Decision concerning the conclusion, by the European Community, of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; (DWP)
Sifted 9 December 2008
*12892/08 REV 1 & 2 ADD 1 REV 1 COM (08) 530 VOL II Proposal for a Council Decision concerning the accession, by the European Community, to the Optional Protocol to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (DWP)
Sifted 9 December 2008

II.  DOCUMENTS HELD UNDER SCRUTINY, AWAITING THE OUTCOME OF CORRESPONDENCE WITH MINISTERS
9554/05 Trans 108 COM (05) 246 Amended proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2003/88/EC concerning certain aspects of the organisation of working time (DTI, now BERR)
Sifted 21 June 2005

Letters to the Government 21 Jul, 13 Oct, 1 Dec, 7 Dec 05, 12 Jan 06, 25 May, 20 Jul, 31 Oct, 3 Nov 06, 29 Nov 07, 28 Mar 08, 5 Jun 08 - John Hutton MP, Secretary of State

Letters to the Chairman 12 Jul, 23 Aug, 9 Nov, 29 Nov, 6 Dec, 15 Dec 05, 19 May 06, 18 Jul, 11 Oct, 30 Oct, 31 Oct, 17 Nov 06, 30 May 07, 4 Sep 07, 22 Nov 07, 28 May 08, 20 Jun 08, 10 Sep 08 Minister gave oral evidence on 10 July - Report published 21 Oct 08 'Working time and temporary agency workers: towards EU agreement ' ( 26th Report, Session 2007-08, HL Paper 170)

6172/08 + ADD 1-4 COM (08) 40 Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the provision of food information to consumers (FSA)
Sifted 22 April 2008 Letter to the Government 2 May 08 - Rt Hon Dawn Primarolo MP, Minister of State, Department of Health Request for further information
10176/08 COM (08) 320Proposal for a Council Decision authorising Member States to ratify, in the interests of the European Community, the Work in fishing Convention, 2007, of the International Labour Organisation (Convention 188) (DfT)
Sifted 8 July 2008 Letter to the Government 18 Jul 08 - Jim Fitzpatrick MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Request for further information
11531/08 COM (08) 426Council Directive on implementing the principle of equal treatment between persons irrespective of religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation (Government Equalities Office)
Sifted 3 July 2008 in advance of sift (EM received 14 July 08) (COSAC subsidiarity pilot) Letter to the Government 18 Jul 08 - Barbara Follett MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Women and Equality Request for further information
†13981/08 COM (08) 636Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the application of the principle of equal treatment between men and women engaged in an activity in a self-employed capacity and repealing Directive 86/613/EEC; Summary impact assessment (BERR, DWP, HM Treasury, HMRC)
Sifted 25 November 2008 Letter to the Government 12 Dec 08 - Pat McFadden MP, Minister of state for Employment Relations and Postal Affairs , BERR and Jonathan Shaw MP, Minister for Disabled People and Minster for the South East, DWP and Stephen Timms MP, Financial Secretary to the Treasury Request for response to various points
13983/08 + ADD 1, 2 COM (08) 637 Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Directive 92/85/EEC on the introduction of measures to encourage improvements in the safety and health at work of pregnant workers and workers who have recently given birth or are breastfeeding; Impact Assessment (BERR)
Sifted 4 November 2008 Letter to the Government 24 Nov 08 - Pat McFadden MP, Minister of State for Employment Relations and Postal Affairs Request for further information
14183/08 + ADD 1,2,3 COM (08) 614 Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on consumer rights; Commission staff working document - Impact Assessment; Commission staff working document - Impact Assessment summary (BERR)
Sifted 4 November 2008 Letter to the Government 24 Nov 08 - Gareth Thomas MP, Minister for Trade, Investment and Consumer Affairs Request for further information
14461/08 + ADD 1, 2 COM (08) 650 Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2002/15/EC on the organisation of the working time of persons performing mobile road transport activities; Commission staff working document - Executive summary of impact assessment; Commission staff working document - Impact assessment (DfT)
Sifted 11 November 2008 Letter to the Government 24 Nov 08 - Jim Fitzpatrick MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Request for responses to points raised
*15775/08 15776/08 + ADD 1, 2 COM (08) 679 Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions on Rare Diseases: Europe's challenges; Proposal for a Council recommendation on a European action in the filed of rare diseases (DoH)
Sifted 9 December 2008 Letter to the Government 18 Dec 08 - Dawn Primarolo MP, Minister of State for Public Health - 15775/08 - Cleared from Scrutiny (18 Dec 08), 15776/08 - retained under Scrutiny Request for further information

III.  DOCUMENTS UNDER SCRUTINY:

In connection with the Sub-Committee's Inquiry into "Cross-border healthcare"
11327/08 + ADD 1 11307/08 + ADD 1,2,3 COM (08) 414 COM (08) 415 Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the application of patients' rights in cross-border healthcare; A Community Framework on the application of patients' rights in cross border healthcare (DoH)
Sifted 22 July 2008 Dawn Primarolo MP, Minister of State for Public Health, gave oral evidence on 30 Oct 08

iv.  Documents cleared from scrutiny, awaiting outcome of Correspondence with Ministers

Refer to Sub-Committee Clerk for Details

v.   Reports awaiting Government Response:
No outstanding Government responses


 
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