European Union Committee Progress of Scrutiny 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, Baroness Maddock, Lord Marlesford, Lord Moser, Baroness Northover, Lord Trefgarne, Lord Woolmer of Leeds

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I.  DOCUMENTS AWAITING CONSIDERATION BY THE SUB-COMMITTEE
*5034/10
COM (09) 678
Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions: 2nd Implementation Report for the Community Lisbon Programme 2008 - 2010 (HMT)

Sifted 2 February 2010

*5175/10
+ ADD 1-5
COM (10) 1
Report on Greek Government Deficit and Debt Statistics (HMT)

Sifted 9 February 2010


II.  DOCUMENTS HELD UNDER SCRUTINY AWAITING THE OUTCOME OF CORRESPONDENCE WITH MINISTERS
11338/04
COM (04) 468

Not on IPEX

Amended proposal for a Council Directive amending Directive 77/388/EEC as regards value added tax on services provided in the postal sector (HMT) (COM(04) 468)

Sifted 7 September 2004;
Letters to the Government 20 Oct 04, 16 Nov 06, 27 Apr 09, 15 Jul 09, 13 Jan 10 - Rt Hon Stephen Timms MP, Financial Secretary;
Letters to the Chairman 25 Oct 06, 2 Jul 09, 14 Dec 09;

Request for information on the progress of document

11067/05
+ ADD 1
COM (05) 261

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

Not on IPEX

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 (HMT)

Sifted 11 October 2005;
Supplementary EM Sifted 15 November 2005;

Letters to the Government 26 Oct 05, 20 Dec 05, 15 Mar 06, 27 Apr 09, 15 Jul 09 - Rt Hon Stephen Timms MP, Financial Secretary;

Letters to the Chairman 8 Nov 05, 31 Jan 06, 30 Apr 07, 10 Dec 07, 2 Jul 09;

Request for information on progress of this document

5091/06
+ Add 1
COM (05) 661

Not on IPEX

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, now BIS w.e.f. 8 Jun 09)

Sifted 7 February 2006;
Letters to the Government 8 Mar 06, 28 Apr 09, 20 May 09, 3 Feb 10 - Lord Davies of Abersoch, Minister of State;
Letters to the Chairman 1 May 09, 21 Jan 10;

Request for updates on progress of document

7512/07
+ ADD 1, 2
COM (07) 52

IPEX

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 (HMT)

Sifted17 April 2007;
Letters to the Government 2 May 07, 13 Jun 07, 27 Apr 09, 15 Jul 09 - Rt Hon Stephen Timms MP, Financial Secretary;
Letter to the Chairman 2 Jun 07;

Request for information on progress of this document

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

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

IPEX

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 (HMT)

Sifted 15 January 2008;
REV 1 Sifted 22 April 2008;
Letters to the Government 29 Apr 08, 27 Apr 09, 15 Jul 09 - Rt Hon Stephen Timms MP, Financial Secretary;
Letter to the Chairman 2 Jul 09

Request for further updates on progress of negotiations

16774/08
16776/08
COM (08) 805
COM (08) 807

IPEX

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 (HMT)

Sifted 13 January 2009;
Letters to the Government 4 Feb 09, 18 Mar 09, 20 May 09 - Rt Hon Stephen Timms MP, Financial Secretary;
(16774/08 - held under scrutiny, 16776/08 cleared from scrutiny - 3 Feb 09);
Letters to the Chairman 18 Feb 09, 11 May 09;

Request for updates on progress of negotiations of 16774/08

5011/09

COM (08) 854

IPEX

Proposal 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, ) now BIS w.e.f. 8 Jun 09)

Sifted 27 January 2009;
Letters to the Government 4 Feb 09, 13 May 09, 28 Oct 09 Ian Lucas MP, Minister for Business and Regulatory Reform;
Letters to the Chairman 18 Feb 09, 12 Oct 09;

Request for further updates on the progress of negotiations

5991/09
COM (09) 20

5985/09

COM (09) 21

IPEX

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;
Letter to the Government 18 Mar 09 - Rt Hon Stephen Timms MP, Financial Secretary; (5991/09 cleared from scrutiny, 5985/09 held under scrutiny - 17 Mar 09);

Request for results of Governments consultation with UK business

7955/09
7956/09

No COM number

Not on IPEX

Council Decision establishing, in accordance with Article 104(*) of the Treaty, whether effective action has been taken by the United Kingdom in response to the Council Recommendation of 8 July 2008 pursuant to Article 104(7); Council Recommendation to the United Kingdom with a view to bringing an end to the situation of an excessive Government Deficit (HMT)

Sifted 19 May 2009;
Letter to the Government 9 Jun 09- Ian Pearson MP, Economic Secretary;

Request for further information

12425/09
COM (09) 384
Proposal for a Council Regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 1083/2006 concerning general provisions on the European Regional Development Fund, the European Social Fund and the Cohesion Fund as regards simplification of certain requirements and as regards certain provisions relating to financial management (BIS)
IPEXSifted 23 September 2009;
Letter to the Government 23 Oct 09 - Kevin Brennan MP, Parliamentary under Secretary in the Cabinet Office;
Letter to the Chairman 7 Dec 09;

Request for further information and to provide updates of negotiations
12886/09
12889/09
+ ADD 1


IPEX

Proposal for a Council Regulation on administrative co-operation and combating fraud in the field of Value Added Tax (recast);
Report from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on the application of Council Regulation (EC) No 1798/2003 concerning administrative co-operation in the field of Value Added Tax;
Commission staff working document on evaluating the Member States replies to the questionnaire relating to the Application of Council Regulation (EC) o No 1798/2003 concerning administrative co-operation in the field of Value Added Tax (HMT)

Sifted 13 October 2009;
Letters to the Government 23 Oct 09, 13 Jan 10 - Rt Hon Stephen Timms MP, Financial Secretary;
Letter to the Chairman 14 Dec 09

Request for further information

13648/09
13645/09
13652/09
13653/09
13654/09
13656/09
13657/09
13658/09
COM (09) 499
COM (09) 500
COM (09) 501
COM (09) 502
COM (09) 503
SEC (09) 1233
SEC (09) 1234
SEC (09) 1235

IPEX

Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and the Council on Community macro prudential oversight of the financial system and establishing a European Systemic Risk Board;
Proposal for a Council Decision entrusting the European Central Bank with specific tasks concerning the functioning of the European Systemic Risk Board;
Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a European Banking Authority;
Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority;
Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a European Securities and Markets Authority;
Commission staff working document - accompanying document to 13652/09, 13653/09, 13654/09 - Possible amendments to Financial Services legislation;
Commission staff working document - accompanying document to 13648/09, 13645/09, 13652/09, 13653/09, 13654/09 - Impact assessment;
Commission staff working document - summary of impact assessment (HMT)

Sifted 20 October 2009;
Letters to the Government 28 Oct 09, 25 Nov 09, 13 Jan 10, 3 Feb 10 - Cleared from Scrutiny- Lord Myners, Financial Services Secretary;
Letters to the Chairman 26 Oct 09, 7 Dec 09, 20 Jan 10;

(Override of scrutiny);

Request for update on negotiations

III.  DOCUMENTS UNDER SCRUTINY:

In connection with the Sub Committee's Inquiry into "Directive on Alternative Investment Fund Managers" Report to be published in February 2010
9494/09
+ ADD 1, 2
COM (09) 207

IPEX

Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on Alternative Investment Fund Managers and amending Directives 2004/39/EC;
Commission Staff Working Document - Impact Assessment;
Commission Staff Working Document - Executive Summary of the Impact Assessment (HMT)

Sifted 2 June 2009;
Letter to the Government 9 Jun 09, 10 Dec 09 - Lord Myners, Financial Services Secretary;
Letter to the Chairman 17 Dec 09;

In connection with the Sub Committee's Inquiry into "Ensuring efficient, safe and sound derivatives markets" Report to be published April 2010
11873/09
+ ADD 1, 2
COM (09) 332

IPEX

Communication from the Commission - Ensuring efficient, safe and sound derivatives markets (HMT)

Sifted 23 September 2009;
Letter to the Government 28 Oct 09 - Lord Myners, Financial Services Secretary;
Letter to the Chairman 26 Oct 09

15047/09
COM (09) 563

IPEX

Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee, the Committee of the Regions and the European Central Bank - Ensuring efficient, safe and sound derivatives markets: Future policy actions (HMT)

Sifted 24 November 2009;
Letter to the Government 10 Dec 09 - Lord Myners, Financial Secretary

iv. Documents cleared from scrutiny, awaiting outcome of Correspondence with Ministers
16361/07
COM (07) 776

IPEX

Proposal 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

15733/08
+ ADD 1,2
COM (08) 727

IPEX

Proposal for a Council Directive amending Directive 2003/48/EC on taxation of savings income in the form of interest payments (HMT)

Sifted 9 December 2008;
Letter to the Government 14 Jan 09, 4 Dec 09 - Cleared from scrutiny - Rt Hon Stephen Timms MP, Financial Secretary;
Letter to the Chairman 26 Nov 09

Asks if the benefits are proportional to the cost of implementation

17247/08
COM (08) 839

IPEX

Proposal 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 (HMT)

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

†6035/09
COM (09) 29

IPEX

Proposal for a Council Directive on administrative cooperation in the field of taxation (HMT)

Sifted 3 March 2009;
Letters to the Government 18 Mar 09, 14 Oct 09, 25 Nov 09 - Cleared from scrutiny - Rt Hon Stephen Timms MP, Financial Secretary;
Letters to the Chairman 30 Jul 09, 9 Nov 09, 25 Jan 10;

Request for further information

8812/09
COM (09) 164

IPEX

Report from the Commission: State Aid Scoreboard - Spring 2009 update - Special Edition on State Aid Interventions in the Current Financial and Economic Crisis (BERR, now BIS w.e.f. 8 Jun 09)

Sifted 19 May 2009;
Letter to the Government 5 Jun 09 - Cleared from Scrutiny, 5 Nov 09 - Lord Myners, Financial Services Secretary;
Letter to the Chairman 19 Oct 09

Request to receive updates on Commission opinions on the Government's restructuring policies for banks in receipt of state aid in the UK

14343/09
+ ADD 1
COM (09) 513

IPEX

Proposal for a Council Decision providing Community macro-financial assistance to Serbia;
Commission staff working document (HMT)

Sifted 24 November 2009;
Letter to the Government 4 Dec 09 - Cleared from scrutiny - Ian Pearson MP, Economic Secretary;

Request for details on the economic policy conditions

†15427/09
+ ADD 1
COM (09) 596
Proposal for a Council Decision providing macro-financial assistance to Bosnia-Herzegovina;
Commission staff working document - Ex ante evaluation statement - Macro-financial Assistance to Bosnia and Herzegovina (HMT)

Sifted 1 December 2009;
Override of Scrutiny;
Letter to the Government 20 Jan 10 - Cleared from scrutiny - Ian Pearson MP, Economic Secretary

Request for further information

†16586/09
COM (09) 615
Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions: mobilising private and public investment for recovery and long term structural change: developing public private partnerships (HMT)

Sifted 12 January 2010:
Considered at meeting 19 Jan 10 - Cleared from scrutiny;

Letter to the Government 28 Jan 10;

Request for UK view of PPPs

v.  Reports awaiting Government Response
No Government responses outstanding



 
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