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.

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I.  DOCUMENTS AWAITING CONSIDERATION BY THE SUB-COMMITTEE
6622/09 COM(09) 78

16496/1/08 16497/1/08 16498/1/08

Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament concerning the common positions of the Council on the adoption of a Directive amend Directives 2002/21/EC, 2002/19/EC, 2002/20/EC; A Directive amending Directives 2002/22/EC, 2002/58/EC and Regulation 2006/2004; and a Regulation establishing a Group of European Regulators in Telecoms (BERR)
Sifted 21 April 2009; Letter to the Chairman 15 May 09


II.  DOCUMENTS HELD UNDER SCRUTINY AWAITING THE OUTCOME OF CORRESPONDENCE WITH MINISTERS
10037/08 COM (08) 311

10037/08 SEM + ADD 1, 2

Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down harmonised conditions for the marketing of construction products (DCLG)

SUPPLEMENTARY EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM Proposal 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; SEM Sifted 11 February 2009; Letters to the Government 8 Jul 08, 11 Nov 08 , 20 Jan 09 , 3 Mar 09- Iain Wright MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State; Letters to the Chairman 3 Dec 08, 16 Mar 09;

Request for updates on 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, 13 May 09 - Jim Fitzpatrick MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State; Agreement to Council Conclusions being reached in accordance with section 3(b) of Scrutiny Reserve;

Request for updates

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
11990/08 + ADD 1 ,2 COM (08) 816 Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the rights of passengers when travelling by sea and inland waterway and amending Regulation (EC) No 2006/2004 on cooperation between national authorities responsible for the enforcement of consumer protection laws; Commission staff working document - impact assessment; Commission staff working document - summary of impact assessment (DfT)
Sifted 27 January 2009; Letter to the Government 3 Feb 09 - Jim Fitzpatrick MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State;

Request for further information and to be kept up to date with progress of negotiations

12108/08 + ADD 1, 2 COM (08) 402

*12108/08 SEM + 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)

SUPPLEMENTARY EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM 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; SEM Sifted 12 May 2009; Letter to the Government 15 Oct 08, 20 May 09 - Lord Hunt of Kings Heath, Minister for Sustainable Development and Energy Innovation;

Request for further information

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, 20 Jan 09 - Lord Drayson, Minister of State for Science and Innovation; Letter to the Chairman 30 Nov 08, 11 Dec 08, 19 May 09;

Request to be kept informed on progress of negotiations

15906/1/08 COM (08) 745Document of November 2008 concerning a Commission Proposal for the recast of Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the indication by labelling and standard product information of the consumption of energy and other resources by energy related products (DEFRA)
Sifted 20 January 2009; Letter to the Government 27 Jan 09 - Lord Hunt of Kings Heath, Minister for Sustainable Development and Energy Innovation;

Request for update on negotiations

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; Letter to the Government 11 Feb 09 - Mike O'Brien QC MP, Minister of State;

Request for updates on progress of negotiations

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; Letter to the Government 20 Jan 09 - Paul Clark MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State;

Request to be kept informed as negotiations continue

15929/08 + ADD 1, 2 COM (08) 780 Proposal for a re-cast of Directive 2009/91/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (CLG)
Sifted 20 January 2009; Letter to the Government 27 Jan 09 - Iain Wright MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State; Letter to the Chairman 27 Feb 09;

Request for further information and a supplementary explanatory memorandum

16155/08 COM (08) 762Proposal 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; Letter to the Government 20 Jan 09, 23 Apr 09 - Lord Carter of Barnes, Minister for Communications, Technology and Broadcasting; Letter to Chairman 23 Mar 09;

Request to be kept informed of details of expect First Reading deal

16537/08 + ADD 1, 2 COM (08) 790 Proposal for a Council Directive (Euratom) setting up a Community Framework for Nuclear Safety; Commission staff working documents - Impact assessment and summary (DECC)
Sifted 13 January 2009; Letter to the Government 20 Jan 09, 24 Feb 09 - Mike O'Brien QC MP, Minister of State; Letter to the Chairman 4 Feb 09;

Request for details of policy implications and of how this framework will differ from existing international agreements

16933/08 + ADD 1,2 COM (08) 817 Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the rights of passengers in bus and coach transport and amending Regulation (EC) No 2006/2004 on cooperation between national authorities responsible for the enforcement of consumer protection laws; Commission staff working document - Impact assessment; Commission staff working document - Summary of impact assessment (DfT)
Sifted 20 January 2009; Letter to the Government 27 Jan 09 - Paul Clark MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State;

Request for further information

17564/08 + ADD 1, 2 COM (08) 887 Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down the framework for the deployment of Intelligent Transport Systems in the field of road transport and for interfaces with other transport modes (DfT)
Sifted 11 February 2009; Letters to the Government 24 Feb 09, 25 Mar 09 - Paul Clark MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State; Letter to the Chairman 9 Mar 09;

Request for further report on progress of negotiations, for an impact assessment and the Minister invited to give oral evidence

6135/09 COM (09) 44Green paper TEN-T: a policy review towards a better integrated Trans-European Transport Network at the service of the common Transport policy (DfT)
Sifted 24 February 2009; Letter to the Government 3 Mar 09 - Lord Adonis, Minister of State;

Awaiting Governments response to Green Paper and Minister's views

†6257/09 COM (09) 139 Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Regulation (EC) No 1321/2004 on the establishment of structures for the management of the European satellite radio-navigation programmes (DfT)
Sifted 21 April 2009; Considered by written procedure - held under scrutiny
†7500/09 COM (09) 121Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EEC) No 95/93 on common rules for the allocation of slots at Community airports (DfT)
Sifted 21 April 2009; Letter to the Government 13 May 09 - Jim Fitzpatrick MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State; Letter to the Chairman 8 May 09;

Cleared from Scrutiny 11 May 09;

Request for update on results of decision making process and asked whether a Government impact assessment will be produced





III.  DOCUMENTS UNDER SCRUTINY:

IN CONNECTION WITH THE SUB-COMMITTEE'S REPORT TO BE PUBLISHED JUNE 2009 "RECAST OF THE FIRST RAILWAY PACKAGE" (10TH REPORT, HL PAPER 90)
17324/08 + ADD 1-6 COM (08) 852 Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning a European rail network for competitive freight; Commission staff working document - Impact assessment + Annexes (available only in French); Commission staff working document - Summary of impact assessment (DFT)
Sifted 3 February 2009; Letter to the Government 11 Feb 09 - Lord Adonis, Minister of State;

Awaiting supplementary explanatory memorandum

IV.  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

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, 20 Jan 09 - Cleared from Scrutiny - Lord Adonis, Minister of State; Letters to the Chairman 5 Feb 08, 19 Nov 08, 19 Nov 08, 5 Jan 09;

Request to be informed on contents of Commission's review of targets and limits in 2014 and the Government's response to it

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, 14 Jan 09;

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

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; Letters to the Government 19 Nov 08, 20 Jan 09 - Cleared from Scrutiny- Ian Pearson MP, Economic and Business Minister; Letters to the Chairman 12 Jan 09, 8 Feb 09;

Request for an explanation of delay in response to the Chairman's letter of 19 Nov 08

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 security and solidarity action plan; Commission working documents (DECC)
Sifted 16 December 2008; Letters to the Government 11 Feb 09, 24 Feb 09, 25 Mar 09 - Cleared from Scrutiny - Mike O'Brien MP, Minister of State; Letters to the Chairman 6 Feb 09, 13 Mar 09, 07 Apr 09, 13 Mar 09;

Override of Scrutiny;

Request for explanation of late receipt of information required by Committee to complete scrutiny prior to Council meeting

16836/08 COM (08) 798Communication from the European Commission to the Council, European Parliament, European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions - Action Plan on e-Signatures and e-Identification to facilitate the provision of cross-border public services in the Single Market (Cabinet Office)
Sifted 24 March 2009; Letter to the Government 31 Mar 09 - Cleared from Scrutiny - Tom Watson MP, Parliamentary Secretary; Letter to the Chairman 25 Apr 09;

Request for view on when Commission in a position to propose e-signatures a viable tool

16896/08 + ADD 1, 2, 3 COM (08) 801 Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council repealing Council Directives 71/317/EEC, 71/347/EEC, 71/349/EEC, 74/148/EEC, 75/33/EEC, 76/765/EEC, 76/766/EEC and 86/217/EEC regarding metrology (DIUS)
Sifted 13 January 2009; Letter to the Government 27 Jan 09 - Cleared from Scrutiny - Lord Drayson, Minister of State for Science and Innovation; Letter to the Chairman 30 Apr 09;

Request to be kept informed of further developments

5972/09 COM (09) 35Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a programme to aid economic recovery by granting Community financial assistance to projects in the field of energy (DECC)
Sifted 24 February 2009; Letters to the Government 3 Mar 09, 25 Mar 09 - Cleared from Scrutiny - Mike O'Brien MP, Minister of State; Letters to the Chairman 13 Mar 09, 07 Apr 09;

Override of Scrutiny;

Request for further information on how Commission intends to measure effectiveness of proposal


v.  Reports awaiting Government Response
BERRMobile Phone Charges in the EU: Follow-up Report (5th Report Session 2008-09, HL Paper 42) Response due 10 May 09
DfTRecast of the First Rail Freight Package (10th Report, HL Paper 90) Response due 2 August 09




 
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