European Union Committee Progress of Scrutiny Contents


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
*UnnumberedProposal for a Council Decision regarding the placing on the market, in accordance with Directive 2001/18/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, of a maize product (Zea mays L. line 1507) genetically modified for resistance to certain lepidopteron pests (DEFRA) [6.5.09]
Sifted 12 May 2009; To be considered at meeting 3 Jun 09
*Unnumbered Proposal for a Council Decision regarding the placing on the market, in accordance with Directive 2001/18/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, of a maize product (Zea mays L.line Bt11) genetically modified for resistance to certain lepidopteron pests (DEFRA) [6.5.09]
Sifted 12 May 2009; To be considered at meeting 3 Jun 09
*5088/08 SEM + ADD 1, 2 COM (07) 844 SUPPLEMENTARY EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on industrial emissions (integrated pollution prevention and control) (Recast); Commission staff working document - Impact assessment; Commission staff working document - Summary of Impact assessment (DEFRA)
Sifted 12 May 2009; To be considered at meeting 3 Jun 09
*8526/09 + ADD 1,2,3,4 COM (09) 147 White Paper - Adapting to Climate Change: Towards a European Framework for Action; Commission staff working document - Climate Change and Water, Costs and Marine Issues; Commission staff working document - Impact Assessment; Commission staff working document - Summary of the Impact Assessment; Commission staff working document - Human, Animal and Plant Health Impacts of Climate Change (DEFRA)
Sifted 12 May 2009; To be considered at meeting 3 Jun 09
*8677/09 COM (09) 162 Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council Building a sustainable future for aquaculture A new impetus for the Strategy for the Sustainable Development of European Aquaculture; Staff working document - Impact assessment; Staff working document - Summary of impact assessment (DEFRA)
Sifted 12 May 2009; To be considered at meeting 3 Jun 09
*8977/09 COM (09) 163Green Paper Reform of the Common Fisheries Policy (DEFRA)
Sifted 12 May 2009; To be considered at meeting 3 Jun 09
*8858/09 COM (09) 161Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions - 'Towards a better targeting of the aid to farmers in areas with natural handicaps' (DEFRA)
Sifted 19 May 2009
*9003/09 + ADD 1, 2 COM (09) 189 Proposal for a Council Regulation establishing a multi-annual plan for the western stock of Atlantic horse mackerel and the fisheries exploiting that stock; Commission staff working document; Commission staff working document - Summary of impact assessment (DEFRA)
Sifted 19 May 2009

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

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

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

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 - Jonathan Shaw MP, Minister for Marine, Landscape and Rural Affairs and Minister for South East, 30 Apr 09 - Rt Hon Jane Kennedy MP, Minister of State for Farming; Letters to the Chairman 23 Jul 07, 30 Nov 07, 14 Jan 08;

Request for update

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
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

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; SEM to be considered 3 Jun 09
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

10476/08 + ADD 1, 2 COM (08) 324

SEM 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)

SUPPLEMENTARY EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM Proposal for a Council Regulation concerning the conservation of fisheries resources through technical measures; Commission staff working document - Summary impact Assessment; Commission staff working document - Impact assessment (DEFRA)

Sifted 8 July 2008; SEM sifted 13 January 2009; Letters to the Government 18 Jul 08, 14 Jan 09 - Huw Irranca Davies MP, Minister of State; Letter to the Chairman 15 Dec 08;

Request for more detailed information on the impact of the proposed measure and clarification on some of its provisions

14473/08 + ADD 1-3 COM (08) 645 Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council , the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions addressing the challenges of deforestation and forest degradation to tackle climate change and biodiversity loss; Commission staff working document - Annex to Communication; Commission staff working document - Impact assessment; Commission staff working document - Summary of impact assessment (DECC)
Sifted 10 March 2009; Letter to the Government 18 Mar 09 - Joan Ruddock MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State;

Request for further information on Government's position on funding and an update on proceedings at Spring Council

14482/08 + ADD 1,2,3 COM (08) 644

SEM 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)

SUPPLEMENTARY EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council 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 Report on additional options to combat illegal logging; Report of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety on the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down the obligations of operators who place timber and timber products on the market; UK Government - public consultation document and Consultation impact assessment on the Proposal (DEFRA)

Sifted 11 November 2008 SEM Sifted 21 April 2009; Letter to the Government 26 Nov 08, 22 Jan 09, 30 Apr 09 - Huw Irranca-Davies MP, Minister for the Natural and Marine Environment, Wildlife and Rural Affairs; Letters to the Chairman 10 Dec 08, 12 May 09;

Request for further information

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

15694/08 + ADD 1, 2 COM (08) 721

15869/08) COM (08) 718

Proposal for a Council Regulation establishing a Community control system for ensuring compliance with the rules of the Common Fisheries Policy; Commission staff working document - Impact assessment; Commission staff working document - Summary of impact assessment;

Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council, on the proposal for a Council Regulation establishing a Community control system for ensuring compliance with the rules of the Common Fisheries Policy (DEFRA)

Sifted 24 February 2009; Letter to the Government 11 Mar 09 - Huw Irranca Davies MP, Minister of State;

15694/08 - Held under scrutiny, 15869/08 - Cleared from scrutiny (11Mar 09);

Request for further information, impact assessment once completed and progress of negotiations

†16456/08 COM (08) 697Draft instrument laying down control rules and measures to combat African horse sickness (codified version) (DEFRA)
Sifted 17 March 2009; Letter to the Chairman 28 Mar 09 - Proposal suspended; Letter to the Government 23 Apr 09;

Request for information on whether proposal will be withdrawn altogether and to be alerted should it be reactivated

17170/08 + ADD 1, 2 COM (08) 812

*17170/08 SEM

Draft instrument concerning a Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on Stage II petrol vapour recovery during refuelling of passenger cars at service stations; Commission staff working document - Impact assessment; Commission staff working document - Executive summary - Impact assessment (DEFRA)

SUPPLEMENTARY EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM Draft Instrument concerning a Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on Stage II petrol vapour recovery during refuelling of passenger cars at service stations; Commission staff working document - Impact assessment; Commission staff working document - Executive Summary - Impact assessment (DEFRA)

Sifted 11 February 2009; SEM Sifted 12 May 2009; Letters to the Government 26 Feb 09, 18 Mar 09, 18 May 09 - Lord Hunt of Kings Heath, Minister for Sustainable Development, Climate Change, Adaptation and Air Quality; Letter to the Chairman Mar 09;

Request for further clarification and information on the progress of negotiations

17367/08 COM (08) 810 Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) - recast; Commission staff working document - Impact assessment; Commission staff working document - Impact assessment summary (BERR)
Sifted 20 January 2009; Letter to the Government 29 Jan 09, 18 Mar 09, 30 Apr 09 - Ian Pearson MP, Economic and Business Minister; Letters to the Chairman 11 Mar 09, 31 Mar 09;

Request to be informed of results of stakeholder consultation, for information regarding working group meetings and impact assessment

†7162/09 COM(09) 95Proposal for a Council Decision on the signing and conclusion of the Agreement in the form of an exchange of letters between the European Community and the State of Israel concerning reciprocal liberalisation measures on agricultural, processed agricultural products and fish and fishery products and the replacement of Protocols 1 and 2 and of the Annex to Protocol 1 and the Annex to Protocol 2 and modifications to the Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an association between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the State of Israel of the other part (DEFRA)
Sifted 31 March 2009; Letters to the Government 23 Apr 09 - Rt Hon Jane Kennedy MP, Minister of State for Farming and the Environment;

Request for further information

7764/09 + ADD 1, 2 COM (09) 122 Proposal for a Council Regulation establishing a long-term plan for the northern stock of hake and the fisheries exploiting that stock; Commission staff working document - impact assessment; Commission staff working document - summary of the Impact Assessment (DEFRA)
Sifted 21 April 2009; Letter to the Government 30 Apr 09 - Huw Irranca-Davies MP, Minister for the Natural and Marine Environment, Wildlife and Rural Affairs;

Request for details of UK position, further information and impact assessment

III.  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, 30 Apr 09;

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

8653/07 + ADD 1, 2 COM (07) 194

SEM 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)

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 5 June 2007; SEM Sifted 16 December 2008; Letter to the Government 27 Jun 07, 14 Jan 09 - Cleared from Scrutiny (Scrutiny Override Dec 08 ?) - Rt Hon Jane Kennedy MP, Minister for Farming and the Environment; Letters to the Chairman 26 Jul 07, 8 Oct 07, 8 Dec 08;

Request for response to points raised

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

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, 22 Jan 09 - Dawn Primarolo MP, Minister of State for Public Health; Letter to the Chairman 12 Jan 09;

Request for further updates as negotiations progress

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

†12604/08 + ADD 1, 2 COM (08) 469

SEM 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)

SUPPLEMENTARY EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning trade in seal products (DEFRA, FCO, & BERR)

Sifted 14 October 2008; SEM Sifted 17 March 2009; Letters to the Government 23 Oct 08, 1 Apr 09, 18 May 09 - Rt Hon Jane Kennedy MP, Minister for State, Farming and the Environment; Letters to the Chairman 24 Mar 09, 30 Apr 09; Considered at meeting 13 May 09 - Cleared from Scrutiny;

Request for update on final outcome of negotiations

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; Letter to the Government 5 Nov 08, 29 Jan 09 - Cleared from Scrutiny - Rt Hon Jane Kennedy MP, Minister of State - Farming and Environment; Letter to the Chairman 8 Jan 09;

Request to be informed if position of Council or the Government changes

†13312/08 + ADD 1, 2 COM (08) 553

SEM 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)

SUPPLEMENTARY EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM Proposal for a Council Regulation on the protection of animals at the time of killing; Commission staff working document - Impact Assessment Report; Commission staff working document - Summary of Impact Assessment Report (DEFRA)

Sifted 21 October 2008; SEM Sifted 24 March 2009; Letters to the Government 29 Oct 08, 1 Apr 09, 18 May 09 - Cleared from Scrutiny - Jane Kennedy MP, Minister for Farming and the Environment; Letter to the Chairman 24 Mar 09, 30 Apr 09;

Request for update on final outcome of negotiations

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, 22 Jan 09 - Rt Hon Jane Kennedy MP, Minister for Farming and the Environment; Letter to the Chairman 22 Dec 08;

Request for response to queries in letter of 10 Dec 08

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) 651Document 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

15130/08Proposal for a Council Decision establishing the position to be adopted on behalf of the European Community with regard to proposals for amending Appendices I and II to the Convention on the conservation of migratory species of wild animals at the ninth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (DEFRA) (D)
Sifted 17 March 2009; Letter to the Government 1 Apr 09 - Scrutiny override/Cleared from Scrutiny - Huw Irranca-Davies MP, Minister for the Natural and Marine Environment, Wildlife and Rural Affairs; Letter to the Chairman 5 May 09;

Request for explanation of late submission of EM

16220/08 + ADD 1, 2 COM (08) 767 Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions: An EU strategy for better ship dismantling; Commission staff working document - Impact assessment; Commission staff working document - Summary of Impact assessment (DEFRA)
Sifted 3 February 2009; Letter to the Government 11 Feb 09 - Cleared from Scrutiny - Rt Hon Jane Kennedy MP, Minister of State - Farming and the Environment;

Request for views on advantages and disadvantages of ship dismantling fund and on enforceability of future international Convention

16222/08 + ADD 1, 2, 3 COM (08) 773 Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions on implementing European Community Environmental Law; Commission staff working document - Impact Assessment; Commission staff working document - Summary of impact Assessment; Commission staff working document - Preventing breaches of and addressing specific challenges in implementing EC environmental law (DEFRA)
Sifted 20 January 2009; Letter to the Government 29 Jan 09 - Cleared from Scrutiny - Lord Hunt of Kings Heath, Minister for Sustainable Development, Climate Change, Adaptation and Air Quality;

Request for response to comments

17380/08 + ADD 1,2,3 COM (08) 821 Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions - Food prices in Europe Commission staff working document - monitoring price development; Commission staff working document - Task force on the role of speculation in agricultural commodities price movements: Is there a speculative bubble in commodity markets?; Commission staff working document - The functioning of the food supply chain and its effects on food prices (DEFRA)
Sifted 24 February 2009; Letter to the Government 11 Mar 09 - Cleared from Scrutiny - Rt Hon Jane Kennedy MP, Minister for Farming and the Environment;

Request for further information

17559/08 + ADD 1 COM (08) 811 Green Paper on the management of bio-waste in the European Union; Staff working paper (DEFRA)
Sifted 24 February 2009; Letter to the Government 11 Mar 09 - Cleared from Scrutiny - Rt Hon Jane Kennedy MP, Minister for Farming and the Environment;

Request for Government's viewpoint on proposal for an Ecosystem Services Directive and Government's response to consultation once completed

5382/09 + ADD 1 COM (08) 902 Annual report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on Member States' efforts during 2007 to achieve a sustainable balance between fishing capacity and fishing opportunities; Commission staff working document - Annex 1 (DEFRA)
Sifted 24 February 2009; Letter to the Government 11 Mar 09 - Cleared from Scrutiny - Huw Irranca Davies MP, Minister of State;

Request for further information

6158/09 + ADD 1,2,3 COM (09) 40 Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on a European Community Action Plan for the Conservation and Management of Sharks; Commission staff working paper - Impact Assessment; Commission staff working document - Summary of impact assessment; Commission staff working document - Shark assessment report (DEFRA)
Sifted 3 March 2009; Letter to the Government 18 Mar 09 - Cleared from Scrutiny - Huw Irranca-Davies MP, Minister for the Natural and Marine Environment, Wildlife and Rural Affairs;

Request for further information, a copy of Council Conclusions once adopted and information relating to the UK-wide position once agreed

7201/09 +ADD 1 COM(09) 103Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament "Better access for rural areas to modern ICT" ; Commission staff working document (DEFRA)
Sifted 31 March 2009; Letter to the Government 23 Apr 09 - Cleared from Scrutiny - Huw Irranca-Davies MP, Minister for the Natural and Marine Environment, Wildlife and Rural Affairs;

Override of Scrutiny on 23 Mar 09;

Request to be kept informed of how the Rural Development Programmes are to be adapted to accommodate new funding stream

7771/09 COM (09) 128Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council "A simplified CAP for Europe - a success for all" (DEFRA)
Sifted 21 April 2009; Letter to the Government 30 Apr 09 - Cleared from Scrutiny - Rt Hon Jane Kennedy MP, Minister of State for Farming and the Environment;

Request for response to comments

iv.  Reports awaiting Government Response:
DEFRAWater Framework Directive (27th Report, Session 2006-07, HL Paper 136) Response due 19 September 07
DEFRAThe Review of the Less Favoured Areas Scheme (13th Report, HL Paper 98)


 
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