European Union Committee Progress of Scrutiny Contents


SUB-COMMITTEE B

INTERNAL MARKET

MEMBERSHIP: Chairman: Lord Freeman

Lord Dykes, Lord Paul, Lord Plumb, Lord Powell of Bayswater

Co-opted Members:

Lord Bradshaw, Lord James of Blackheath, Lord Mitchell, Lord Rowe-Beddoe, Lord Ryder of Wensum, Lord Walpole, Lord Whitty.

(FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT THE CLERK, JOHN TURNER, 020 7219 6225)

I.  DOCUMENTS AWAITING CONSIDERATION BY THE SUB-COMMITTEE
14989/09
COM (09) 579
Amending proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down harmonised conditions for the marketing of construction products (CLG)

Sifted 24 November 2009

II.  DOCUMENTS HELD UNDER SCRUTINY AWAITING THE OUTCOME OF CORRESPONDENCE WITH MINISTERS
8235/08
+ ADD 1-3
COM (08) 165

IPEX

European Commission White Paper on damages actions for breach of the EC antitrust rules;
Commission staff working paper SEC (08) 404;
Commission staff working document - Impact assessment SEC (08) 405 ;
Commission staff working document - Executive summary of the Impact Assessment SEC (08) 406 (BERR now BIS w.e.f. 8 Jun 09) (Initially Sub Ctt E - transferred to Sub Ctt B w.e.f. 15 Oct 09

Sifted 29 August 2008;
Letters to the Government 10 Oct 08, 3 Nov 09 - Kevin Brennan MP, Minister of State;
Letter to the Chairman 13 Jul 09, 4 Dec 09

10037/08
COM (08) 311

10037/08 SEM
+ ADD 1, 2

IPEX

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

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 (CLG)

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, 18 May 09;

Request for updates on negotiations

11841/08
+ ADD 2, 3
COM (08) 435

IPEX

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, 28 Apr 09;
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

9864/09
+ ADD 1, 2
COM (09) 217

IPEX

Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on aviation security charges;
Commission staff working document - impact assessment;
Commission staff working document - summary of impact assessment (DfT)

Sifted 23 June 2009;
Letter to the Government 7 Jul 09, 8 Dec 09 - Paul Clark MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State;
Letter to the Chairman 7 Dec 09, 3 Dec 09;

Declared intention to carry out a short inquiry, should the proposal include provisions requiring public financing for airports security

11063/09
+ ADD 1, 2
COM (09) 267

IPEX

Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the placing on the Market and use of Biocidal products (DWP)

Sifted 14 July 2009 ;
Letter to the Government 13 Oct 09, 8 Dec 09 - Lord McKenzie of Luton, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State;

Request for report of the policy debate due to take place at the Environment Council on 22 Dec and final UK impact assessment

11593/09
11598/09
COM (09) 326
COM (09) 327

IPEX

Proposal for a Council Decision on the conclusion of the Statute of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) by the European Community and on the exercise of its rights and obligations;
Proposal for a Council Decision on the signing and provisional application of the Stature of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) by the European Community (DECC)

Sifted 21 July 2009;
Letter to the Government 13 Oct 09 - Lord Hunt of Kings Heath, Minister of State;

Request for further clarification and for explanation of agreement at Agricultural and Fisheries Council on 19/20 October

11892/09
+ ADD 1,2,3,4
COM (09) 363

IPEX

Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning measures to safeguard security of gas supply and repealing Directive 2004/67/EC;
Commission staff working document - The January gas supply disruption to the EU: an assessment;
Commission staff working document - Assessment Report of Directive 2004/67/EC on security of gas supply ;
Commission staff working document - Impact assessment;
Commission staff working document - Executive summary of impact assessment (DECC)

Sifted 28 August 2009;
Letter to the Government 13 Oct 09, 15 Dec 09, 26 Jan 10 - Rt Hon Lord Hunt of Kings Heath, Minister of State;
Letters to the Chairman 23 Nov 09, 5 Jan 10;

Request to be kept informed on progress under Spanish Presidency

13233/09
COM (09) 434

IPEX

Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions: Ecall: Time for Deployment (DfT)

Sifted 20 October 2009;
Letter to the Government 27 Oct 09 - Paul Clark MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State;

Request for further information and to see results of Commission review of UK implementation and an impact assessment when the Government is able to produce one

15317/09
+ ADD 1, 2
COM (09) 593
Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council: Setting emissions performance standards for new light commercial vehicles as part of the Community's integrated approach to reduce CO2 emissions from light-duty vehicles;

Commission staff working document - Impact assessment;

Commission staff working document - Summary of impact assessment (DfT)

Sifted 15 December 2009;
Letter to the Government 12 Jan 10 - Rt Hon Sadiq Khan MP, Minister of State

Request for further information

†16016/09
COM (09) 647
Commission Working Document: Consultation on the Future "EU 2020" Strategy (HMT)

Sifted 12 January 2010;
Letters to the Chairman 13 Jan 10, 19 Jan 10;
Letter to the Government 27 Jan 10;

Request for further information and evidence session with Ian Pearson MP due on 22 Feb 10

III.  DOCUMENTS CLEARED FROM SCRUTINY, AWAITING OUTCOME OF CORRESPONDENCE WITH MINISTERS
12108/08
+ ADD 1, 2
COM (08) 402

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

IPEX

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;
Letters to the Government 15 Oct 08, 20 May 09, 5 Nov 09 - Cleared from scrutiny, 9 Dec 09 - Dan Norris MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State;
Letters to the Chairman 30 Jan 09 (received 30 Jun 09), 30 Jun 09, 27 Oct 09, 25 Nov 09;
Override of scrutiny 26 Oct 09

Request for further information

6257/09
COM (09) 139

IPEX

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;
Held under scrutiny - evidence heard on 22 & 29 Jun 09;
Letter to the Government 8 Dec 09 - Cleared from scrutiny - Paul Clark MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State;
Letter to the Chairman 3 Dec 09;

Request for update following the Transport Council on 17/18 December

11990/08
+ ADD 1 ,2
COM (08) 816

IPEX

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) (B)

Sifted 27 January 2009;
Letters to the Government 3 Feb 09, 7 Jul 09, 12 Oct 09 - Rt Hon Sadiq Khan MP, Minister of State;
Letters to the Chairman 29 Jun 09, 25 Sep 09, 12 Nov 09;
Cleared by Written Procedure 7 Oct 09

Request for continued update of progress of negotiations

15469/09
+ ADD 1, 2
COM (09) 611
Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on investigation and prevention of accidents and incidents in civil aviation;
Commission staff working document - Impact assessment;
Commission staff working document - Summary of impact assessment (DfT)

Sifted 1 December 2009;
Letter to the Government 13 Jan 10 - Cleared from Scrutiny - Paul Clark MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Request for clarification on decision to substitute current Directive with a Regulation

15906/1/08 COM (08) 778

IPEX

Document 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;
Letters to the Government 27 Jan 09, 7 Jul 09, 20 Oct 09, 24 Nov 09 - Cleared from Scrutiny - Dan Norris MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State;
Letters to the Chairman 22 Jul 09, 31 Oct 09;

Request to be informed of result of Council discussion

15920/08
+ ADD 1, 2
COM (08) 779

15920/08
SEM
+ ADD 1, 2
COM(08) 779

IPEX

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)

SUPPLEMENTARY EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM
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 working document - Impact assessment;
Commission staff working document - Summary of the impact assessment (DfT)

Sifted 16 December 2008;
SEM sifted 14 July 2009;
Letters to the Government 20 Jan 09, 7 Jul 09, 13 Oct 09, 10 Nov 09 - Cleared from scrutiny - Rt Hon Sadiq Khan MP, Minister of State;

Request for further information

†15929/08
+ ADD 1, 2
COM (08) 780

15929/08 SEM COM (08) 780

IPEX

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 (DCLG)

SUPPLEMENTARY EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM Proposal for a re-cast of Directive 2002/91/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Energy Performance of Building Directive (EPBD) (DCLG)

Sifted 20 January 2009;
SEM sifted 7 July 2009;
Letters to the Government 27 Jan 09, 14 Jul 09, 13 Oct 09, 14 Dec 09, 12 Jan 10 - Cleared from Scrutiny - Ian Austin MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State;
Letters to the Chairman 27 Feb 09, 2 Jul 09, 16 Sep 09, 10 Dec 09

11707/09
11701/09 REV1
COM (09) 348

IPEX
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 working document - Impact assessment;

Commission staff working document - Summary of the impact assessment   (DfT)

Sifted 3 November 2009;
Letter to the Government 10 Nov 09 - Cleared from scrutiny - Rt Hon Sadiq Khan MP, Minister of State;

Request for further information about potential for mis-labelling of tyres

12235/09
+ ADD 1, 2
COM (09) 361
SEC (09) 971
SEC (09) 972

IPEX

Proposal for a Council Regulation concerning the notification to the Commission of investment projects in energy infrastructure within the European Community and repealing Regulation (EC) No. 736/96;
Commission staff working documents (DECC)

Sifted 28 August 2009;
Letter to the Government 20 Oct 09 - Cleared from scrutiny - Rt Hon Lord Hunt of Kings Heath, Minister of State;

Request to be kept informed of progress of negotiations

14030/09
+ ADD 1,2
COM (09) 490

IPEX

Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions - Action Plan for Urban Mobility;
Commission staff working document - Impact assessment;
Commission staff working document - Summary of impact assessment (DfT)

Sifted 3 November 2009;
Letter to the Government 24 Nov 09 - Cleared from scrutiny - Rt Hon Sadiq Khan MP, Minister of State;

Request for account of discussion with the Commission and the progress of negotiations

16933/08
+ ADD 1,2
COM (08) 817

IPEX

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, 7 Jul 09, 14 Jul 09, 8 Dec 09 - Cleared from scrutiny - Paul Clark MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State;
Letters to the Chairman 8 Jul 09, 2 Dec 09, 22 Dec 09;

Request to be kept updated

17564/08
+ ADD 1, 2
COM (08) 887

IPEX

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, 10 Jun 09, 8 Dec 09 - Cleared from scrutiny - Paul Clark MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State;
Letters to the Chairman 9 Mar 09, 3 Jun 09, 9 Jul 09, 27 Nov 09;

Request for impact assessment on comitology proposals when they emerge


iv.  Reports awaiting Government Response
No Government responses outstanding



 
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