Progress of Scrutiny - European Union Committee Contents


SUB-COMMITTEE A

ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS, AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE

MEMBERSHIP: Chairman: Baroness Cohen of Pimlico

Lord Trimble

Co-opted Members: : Lord Browne of Madingley, Lord Haskins, Baroness Hooper, Lord Jordan, Lord Moser, Baroness Northover, Lord Renton of Mount Harry, Lord Steinberg, Lord Watson of Richmond, Lord Woolmer of Leeds

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I.  DOCUMENTS AWAITING CONSIDERATION BY THE SUB-COMMITTEE
*5342/09 SEC (09) 19Commission staff working document: European Financial Integration Report 2008 (HMT)
Sifted 24 February 2009
*5981/09 + ADD 1 COM (09) 34 Implementation of the Lisbon Strategy Structural Reforms in the context of the European Economic Recovery Plan: Annual Country Assessments - Recommendation for a Council Recommendation on the 2009 update of the broad guidelines for the economic policies of the Member States and the Community and on the implementation of Member State's employment policies; Companion document (HMT)
Sifted 24 February 2009
*5991/09 COM (09) 20

5985/09 COM (09) 21

Communication from the Commission to the Council on the Technological Developments in the field of e-invoicing and measures aimed at further simplifying, modernising and harmonising the VAT invoicing rules;

Proposal for a Council Directive amending Directive 2006/112/EC on the common system of Value Added Tax as regards the rules on invoicing (HMT)

Sifted 24 February 2009
*5783/09 + ADD 1 COM (09) 14 Proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council of (…) establishing a Community programme to support specific activities in the field of financial services, financial reporting and auditing; Commission staff working document (BERR)
Sifted 3 March 2009
*6035/09 COM (08) 29 Proposal for a Council Directive on administrative cooperation in the field of taxation (HM Treasury)
Sifted 3 March 2009
*6145/09 COM (09) 43Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council and the Court of Auditors - Impact Report on the Commission Action Plan towards an Integrated Internal Control Framework (HM Treasury)
Sifted 3 March 2009
*6147/09 COM (09) 28Proposal for a Council Directives concerning mutual assistance for the recovery of claims relating to taxes, duties and other measures (HM Treasury)
Sifted 3 March 2009

II.  DOCUMENTS HELD UNDER SCRUTINY AWAITING THE OUTCOME OF CORRESPONDENCE WITH MINISTERS
11338/04 COM (04) 468 Amended proposal for a Council Directive amending Directive 77/388/EEC as regards value added tax on services provided in the postal sector (HM Treasury) (COM(04) 468)
Sifted 7 September 2004

Letters to the Government 20 Oct 04, 16 Nov 06 ; Letter to the Chairman 25 Oct 06

11067/05 + Add 1 COM (05) 261

11067/05 SEM + Add 1 COM (05) 261

Proposal for a Council Directive on Passenger Car Related Taxes;

Supplementary EM on European Community Legislation: Proposal for a Council Directive on passenger car related taxes (HM Treasury)

Sifted 11 October 2005 Supplementary EM Sifted 15 November 2005

Letters to the Government 26 Oct 05, 20 Dec 05, 15 Mar 06;

Letters to the Chairman 8 Nov 05, 31 Jan 06, 30 Apr 07, 10 Dec 07 - Angela Eagle MP, Exchequer Secretary

5091/06 + Add 1 COM (05) 661 Proposal for a Council Regulation on the indication of the country of origin of certain products imported from third countries and Annex thereto (DTI, now BERR)
Sifted 7 February 2006

Letter to the Government 8 Mar 06

7512/07 + ADD 1, 2 COM (07) 52 Proposal for a Council Directive amending Directive 2003/96/EC as regards the adjustments of special tax arrangements for gas oil used as motor fuel for commercial purposes and the coordination of taxation of unleaded petrol and gas oil used as motor fuel (HM Treasury)
Sifted17 April 2007 Letters to the Government 2 May 07, 13 Jun 07; Letter to the Chairman 1 Jun 07
16209/07 16210/07 + ADD 1, 2 COM (07) 746 COM (07) 747

16209/1/07 16210/1/07 + Add 1 + Add 2 COM (07) 746 COM (07) 747

Proposal for a Council Directive amending Directive 2006/112/EC on the Common System of Value Added Tax, as regards the Treatment of Insurance and Financial Services; Proposal for a Council Regulation laying down implementing measures for Directive 2006/112/EC on the common system of Value Added Tax, as regards the treatment of Insurance and Financial Services; Commission staff working document - Impact assessment; Commission staff working document - Summary Impact assessment (HM Treasury)

Proposal for a Council Directive amending directive 2006/112/EC on the common system of Value Added Tax, as regards the treatment of insurance and financial services REV 1; implementing measures REV 1; Staff working document - Impact Assessment; Staff working document - Summary of Impact Assessment (HM Treasury)

Sifted 15 January 2008 REV 1 Sifted 22 April 2008 Letter to the Government 29 Apr 08 - Rt Hon Jane Kennedy MP, Financial Secretary, HM Treasury

Request for details of negotiations as they progress



14201/08 + ADD 1, 2 COM (08) 627 Proposal for a Directive on the European Parliament and of the Council of the take up, pursuit and prudential supervision of the Business of Electronic money institutions, amending Directives 2005/60/EC and 2006/48/EC and repealing Directive 2000/46/EC (HM Treasury)
Sifted 11 November 2008 Letters to the Government 18 Nov 08, 17 Dec 08 - Lord Myners, Financial Service Secretary; Letter to the Chairman 2 Dec 08

Awaiting receipt of further documents

14606/08Recommendation for a Council Regulation amending Council Regulation (EC) 2533/98 of 23 November 1998 concerning the collection of statistical information by the European Central Bank (ONS)
Sifted 16 December 2008 Letter to the Government 14 Jan 09, 10 Feb 09 - Kevin Brennan MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary in the Cabinet Office and Minister for the Third Sector; Letter to the Chairman 27 Jan 09

Awaiting updates of the state of negotiations on concerns of date security and clarity of wording

15733/08 + ADD 1,2 COM (08) 727 Proposal for a Council Directive amending Directive 2003/48/EC on taxation of savings income in the form of interest payments (HM Treasury)
Sifted 9 December 2008 Letter to the Government 14 Jan 09 - Rt Hon Stephen Timms MP, Financial Secretary

Awaiting publication of UK Impact assessment

16774/08 16776/08 COM (08) 805 COM (08) 807 Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee on a Coordinated Strategy to improve the fight against VAT Fraud in the European Union; Proposal for a Council Directive amending Directive 2006/112/EC on the Common System of VAT to Combat Tax evasion linked to import and export transactions (HM Treasury)
Sifted 13 January 2009 Letter to the Government 4 Feb 09 - Rt Hon Stephen Timms MP, Financial Secretary; Letter to the Government 18 Feb 09; 16774/08 - held under scrutiny, 16776/08 cleared from scrutiny (3 Feb 09)

Request for updates on changes to proposal 16774/08 and reasons for perceived change in Government position

17606/1/08 COM (08) 859Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council concerning the revision of the multiannual financial framework (2007 to 2013) , dated 10 November 2008 (HM Treasury)
Sifted 13 January 2009 Letter to the Government 21 Jan 09 - Ian Pearson MP, Economic Secretary Letter to the Chairman 12 Feb 09 Request for views of other Member States and for further details on the energy and broadband infrastructure plans when available


5005/09 + ADD 1, 2 COM (08) 867 Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending regulation (EC) No 1927/2006 on establishing the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (DWP)
Sifted 27 January 2009 Letter to the Government 4 Feb 09 - Jonathan Shaw MP, Minister for Disabled People and Minister for the South East; Letter to the Chairman 22 Feb 09

Request for detailed explanation of Government position

5011/09 COM (08) 854Proposal for a Council Regulation, amending Regulation (EC) No 1334/2000, setting up a Community regime for the control of exports of dual-use items and technology (BERR)
Sifted 27 January 2009 Letter to the Government 4 Feb 09 - Ian Pearson MP, Economic Secretary; Letter to the Chairman 18 Feb 09

Request for information on DFID's view on proposal

5223/09 COM (09) 4Recommendation for a Council Decision granting mutual assistance for Latvia and proposal for a Council Decision providing EU medium-term financial assistance for Latvia (HM Treasury) (A)
Sifted 27 January 2009 Considered at meeting 3 Feb 09 - Scrutiny Override

III.  DOCUMENTS UNDER SCRUTINY:

In connection with the Sub-Committee's Inquiry into EU Financial Regulation
14938/08 COM (08) 706 Communication from the Commission: From Financial Crisis to Recovery: a European Framework for Action (HM Treasury)
Sifted 25 November 2008 Letter to the Government 10 Dec 08 - Ian Pearson MP, Economic Secretary
15661/08 + ADD 1, 2 COM (08) 704 Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on credit rating agencies; Commission staff working document - Summary of Impact Assessment ; Commission staff working document - Impact Assessment (HM Treasury)
Sifted 9 December 2008 Letter to the Government 17 Dec 08 - Lord Myners, Financial Services Secretary; Letter to the Chairman 4 Mar 09

Request for update on negotiations and impact assessment when published

16960/08 C (08) 8259Communication from the Commission: The recapitalisation of financial institutions in the current financial crisis: Limitation of aid to the minimum necessary and safeguards against undue distortion of competition (HM Treasury)
Sifted 13 January 2009 Letter to the Government 4 Feb 09 - Ian Pearson MP, Economic Secretary

Request for response to various queries

iv.  Documents cleared from scrutiny, awaiting outcome of Correspondence with Ministers
16361/07 COM (07) 776Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Regulation (EC) No 2223/96 on the European System of national and regional accounts in the Community as regards the implementing powers conferred on the Commission (ONS)
Sifted 22 January 2008 Letter to the Government 6 Feb 08 - Cleared from Scrutiny - Angela Eagle, Exchequer Secretary

Request for further information on Regional Accounts

6859/08 + ADD 1 COM (08) 109 Communication from the Commission to the Council and European Parliament on measures to change the VAT system to fight fraud; Commission staff working document (HM Treasury)
Sifted 11 March 2008 Letter to the Chairman 1 Mar 08; Letter to the Government 2 Apr 08 - Cleared from Scrutiny - Rt Hon Jane Kennedy MP, Financial Secretary

Request for further updates as more data becomes available

†13314/08 + ADD 1 - 13 13386/08 + ADD 1 - 13 COM (08) 562 COM (08) 565 Proposal for a Council decision on the signature and provisional application of the Interim Economic Partnership Agreement between the European Community and its Member States, on the one part, and the South African Development Community (SADC) EPA States, on the other part; Proposal for a Council decision concluding the Interim Economic Partnership Agreement between the European Community and its Member States, on the one part, and the SADC EPA States, on the other part (DFID)
Sifted 21 October 2008 Letters to the Government 29 Oct 08, 25 Feb 09 - Cleared from Scrutiny - Gareth Thomas MP, Minister of State; Letter to the Chairman 26 Jan 09; Report published 5 Dec 08 "Developments in EU Trade Policy" (35th Report, HL Paper 200)

Request for updates on progress of discussions on the EPA

14317/08 COM (08) 661 Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 94/19/EC on deposit guarantee schemes as regards the coverage and the payout time of depositors (HM Treasury)
Sifted 11 November 2008 Letters to the Government 18 Nov 08 - Cleared from Scrutiny, 17 Dec 08 - Lord Myners, Financial Services Secretary; Letters to the Chairman 24 Nov 08 , 19 Feb 09

Request for response to further queries including who currently employs the minimum deposit guarantee level

15659/08 + ADD 1 COM (08) 719 Sixth Report from the European Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on VAT collection and control procedures (HM Treasury)
Sifted 16 December 2008 Considered at meeting 13 Jan 09 - Cleared from scrutiny; Letter to the Government 14 Jan 09 - Rt Hon Stephen Timms MP, Financial Secretary; Letter to the Chairman 2 Feb 09

Request for further information

17247/08 COM (08) 839Proposal for Council Decision on the signing, on behalf of the European Community, of the cooperation agreement between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the principality of Liechtenstein, of the other part, to combat fraud and any other illegal activity to the detriment of their financial interest; Proposal for a Council Decision on the conclusion, on behalf of the European Community, of the cooperation agreement between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the Principality of Liechtenstein, of the other part, to combat fraud and any other illegal activity to the detriment of their financial interest (HM Treasury)
Sifted 27 January 2009 Considered at meeting 3 Feb 09 - Cleared from scrutiny; Letter to the Government 4 Feb 09 - Rt Hon Stephen Timms MP, Financial Secretary

Request for update on final form of agreement

17582/08 COM (08) 876Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions - Cohesion policy: investing in the real economy (BERR)
Sifted 27 January 2009 Considered at meeting 3 Feb 09 - Cleared from scrutiny - letter to follow

v.  Reports awaiting Government Response
DFID/BERRDevelopments in EU Trade Policy (35th Report, Session 2007-08, HL Paper 200) Response due 5 March 2009
HM TreasuryEU Legislative Initiatives in Response to the Financial Turmoil (1st Report, Session 2008-09, HL Paper 3) Response due 15 February 2009 (to include response to question related to colleges of supervisors)


 
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