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SUB-COMMITTEE F

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MEMBERSHIP: Chairman: Lord Jopling

Lord Hannay of Chiswick, Lord Harrison

Co-opted Members:

Lord Avebury, Lord Dear, Lord Faulkner of Worcester, Baroness Garden of Frognal, Baroness Henig, Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, Lord Marlesford, Lord Mawson, Lord Richard.

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I.  DOCUMENTS AWAITING CONSIDERATION BY THE SUB-COMMITTEE
*8375/09 + ADD 1-4 COM (09) 149 Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions, on Critical Information Infrastructure Protection, "Protecting Europe from large scale cyber-attacks and disruptions: enhancing preparedness, security and resilience"; Commission staff working documents - Impact assessment and impact assessment summary (BERR)
Sifted 12 May 2009
*5618/09 SEMSUPPLEMENTARY EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM Proposal for a Council Framework Decision on the use of Passenger Name Records (PNR) for law enforcement purposes (Home Office)
Sifted 19 May 2009

II.  DOCUMENTS HELD UNDER SCRUTINY AWAITING THE OUTCOME OF CORRESPONDENCE WITH MINISTERS
14217/07 COM (07) 619

SEM 14217/08 COM (07) 619

Proposal for a Regulation amending Council Regulation (EC) No 2252/2004 on standards for security features and biometrics in passports and travel documents issued by Members States (Home Office)

SUPPLEMENTARY EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM Proposal for a regulation amending Council Regulation (EC) No 2252/2004 on standards for security features and biometrics in passports and travel documents issued by Member States (Home Office)

Sifted 20 November 2007; SEM Sifted 18 November 2008; Letters to the Government 29 Nov 07, 20 Feb 08, 26 Nov 08, 15 Jan 09 - Meg Hillier MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State; Letters to the Chairman - 23 Jan 08, 6 Mar 08, 6 Nov 08 (attaching an SEM), 10 Dec 08;

Supplementary EM with Fundamental Rights Analysis received 7 Nov 08

16913/08 + ADD 1,2,3 COM (08) 815 Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and the Council laying down minimum standards for the reception of asylum seekers (Home Office)
Sifted 13 January 2009; Letters to the Government 22 Jan 09, 26 Feb 09, 1 Apr 09, 18 May 09 - Phil Woolas MP, Minister of State; Letters to the Chairman 5 Feb 09, 6 Mar 09, 31 Mar 09, 21 Apr 09; Evidence session with Meg Hillier MP and officials 25 Feb 09;

Request for further information

16929/08 + ADD 1,2,3 COM (08) 820 Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the criteria and mechanisms for determining the Member State responsible for examining an application for international protection lodged in one of the Member States by a third country national or a stateless person (Home Office)
Sifted 13 January 2009; Letters to the Government 22 Jan 09, 26 Feb 09, 1 Apr 09, 18 May 09 - Phil Woolas MP, Minister of State; Letters to the Chairman 5 Feb 09, 6 Mar 09, 18 Mar 09, 21 Apr 09; Evidence session with Meg Hillier MP and officials 25 Feb 09;

Request for further information and clarification

16934/08 + ADD 1,2,3 COM (08) 825 Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the establishment of "EURODAC" for the comparison of fingerprints for the effective application of regulation (EC) No […/….] establishing the criteria and mechanisms for determining the Member State responsible for examining an application for international protection lodged in one of the Member States by a third county national or a stateless person (Home Office)
Sifted 13 January 2009; Letters to the Government 22 Jan 09, 26 Feb 09, 1 Apr 09, 18 May 09 - Phil Woolas MP, Minister of State; Letters to the Chairman 5 Feb 09, 6 Mar 09, 18 Mar 09, 21 Apr 09; Evidence session with Meg Hillier MP and officials 25 Feb 09;

Request for further information and clarification

5618/09Proposal for a Council Framework Decision on the use of Passenger Name Records (PNR) for law enforcement purposes
Sifted 11 February 2009; Letter to the Government 5 Mar 09 - Meg Hillier MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State;

Request to be kept informed of developments in negotiations

6700/09 + ADD 1,2 COM (09) 66 Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a European Asylum Support Office (Home Office)
Sifted 24 March 2009; Letters to the Government 1 Apr 09, 18 May 09 - Phil Woolas MP, Minister of State; Letter to the Chairman 21 Apr 09;

Request for further information

6702/09 COM (09) 67Proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and the Council amending decision 573/2007/EC establishing the European Refugee Fund for the period 2008 to 2013 by removing funding for certain Community Actions and altering the limit for funding such actions (Home Office)
Sifted 24 March 2009; letter to the Government 1 Apr 09, 18 May 09 - Phil Woolas MP, Minister of State;

Request to be informed if the Government decides to opt in to proposal

III.  DOCUMENTS UNDER SCRUTINY:

IN CONNECTION WITH THE SUB-COMMITTEE'S REPORT PUBLISHED 12 NOVEMBER 2008 "EUROPOL: COORDINATING THE FIGHT AGAINST SERIOUS AND ORGANISED CRIME" (17TH REPORT SESSION 2007-08, HLP 123) GOVERNMENT RESPONSE 13 JAN 09
6427/08 EUROPOL 17Proposal for a Council Decision establishing the European Police Office (EUROPOL) (Home Office)
Sifted 18 March 2008; Letters to the Government 27 Mar 08 - Authority given to agreement under Provision 3(b) of Scrutiny Reserve Resolution, 1 May 08 - Tony McNulty MP, Minister of State; Letter to the Chairman 27 Mar 08, 13 Jan 09 - Government Response
10082/08 Proposal for a Council Regulation amending Regulation (EURATOM, ECSC, EEC) No 549/69 determining the categories for officials and other servants of the European Communities to whom the provisions of Article 12, the second paragraph of Article 13 and Article 14 of the Protocol on the privileges and immunities of the Communities apply (Home Office)
Sifted 24 June 2008; Letter to the Government - 9 Jul 08 - Rt Hon Tony McNulty MP, Minister of State - retained under scrutiny; however under para 3(b) of scrutiny reserve resolution approval given to agree to adoption; Letter to the Chairman 13 Jan 09 - Government Response

IN CONNECTION WITH THE SUB-COMMITTEE'S REPORT PUBLISHED 24 MARCH 09 "THE UNITED KINGDOM OPT-IN: PROBLEMS WITH AMENDMENT AND CODIFICATION (7TH REPORT, SESSION 2008-09, HP PAPER 55)"
5256/09 COM 908) 891Proposal for a Council Regulation on laying down a uniform format for visas (codified version) (Home Office)
Sifted 3 February 2009; Evidence session with Meg Hillier MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, and officials 25 Feb 09




IV.  CLEARED FROM SCRUTINY, AWAITING OUTCOME OF CORRESPONDENCE WITH MINISTERS
12626/08 European Pact on Immigration and Asylum (Home Office)
Sifted 30 September 2008; Letters to the Chairman 23 Jul 08, 24 Oct 08, 2 Dec 08, Jan 09, 28 Apr 09 (From Bill Rammell MP, Minister of State, FCO); Letters to the Government 9 Oct 08 - Cleared from Scrutiny, 13 Nov 08, 15 Jan 09 - Phil Woolas MP, Minister of State;
14003/08 COM (08) 611Communication from the Commission: Strengthening the Global Approach to Migration: Increasing coordination, coherence and synergies (Home Office)
Sifted 4 November 2008; Considered at meeting 12 Nov 08 - Cleared from Scrutiny; Letter to the Government 17 Nov 08, 18 Dec 08 - Phil Woolas MP, Minister of State for Borders and Immigration; Letter to the Chairman 1 Dec 08;

Request for information on use of funds for initiatives under the Global Approach and information on duration of pilot project in Mali

15041/08 + ADD 1, 2 COM (08) 676 European Union - Proposal for a Council Decision on a Critical Infrastructure Warning Information Network (CIWIN) (Home Office)
Sifted 9 December 2008; Letter to the Chairman 2 Dec 08, 15 Dec 08; Letter to the Government 15 Jan 09 - Cleared from Scrutiny - Lord West of Spithead, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State;

Request to be kept informed of developments

16123/08 COM (08) 766Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council regarding the Proceeds of Crime, ensuring the "Crime does not pay" (Home Office)
Sifted 16 December 2008; Letter to the Government 15 Jan 09 - Cleared from Scrutiny - Alan Campbell MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State;

Will be considered in connection with the Sub-Committee's inquiry into Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism

5553/09 COM (08) 840Report form the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on the application of Directive 2004/38/EC on the rights of citizens of the Union and their family members to move and reside freely within the territory of the Member States (Home Office)
Sifted 11 February 2009; Considered at meeting 4 Mar 09 - Cleared from scrutiny; Letters to the Government 5 Mar 09, 23 Apr 09 - Phil Woolas MP, Minister of State - Meg Hillier MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State; Letter to the Chairman 19 Mar 09

v.  Reports awaiting Government Response:
Cabinet OfficeCivil Protection and Crisis Management in the EU (6th Report Session 2008-09, HL Paper 43)

Response received 19 May 09

Home OfficeThe United Kingdom opt-in: problems with amendment and codification (7th Report, Session 2008-09, HL Paper 55)

Response due 24 May 09



 
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