European Union Committee Progress of Scrutiny Contents


SUB-COMMITTEE C

FOREIGN AFFAIRS, DEFENCE AND DEVELOPMENT POLICY

MEMBERSHIP: Chairman: Lord Teverson

Lord Sewel

Co-opted Members:

Lord Anderson of Swansea, Lord Chidgey, Lord Crickhowell, Lord Hamilton of Epsom, Lord Inge, Lord Jay of Ewelme, Lord Jones, Lord Selkirk of Douglas, Lord Swinfen, Lord Williams of Elvel

(FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT THE CLERK, KATHRYN COLVIN, 020 7219 6798)

I.  DOCUMENTS AWAITING CONSIDERATION BY THE SUB-COMMITTEE
*14365/09
+ ADD 1
Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions - Towards the integration of Maritime Surveillance: A common information sharing environment for the EU maritime domain:

Commission staff working document: EU led actions relevant for the integration of maritime surveillance activities (MOD)

Sifted 9 February 2010

*5226/10
+ ADD 1
5516/10
COM (09) 700
2008 Annual Report on PHARE, Turkey Pre-accession Instruments, CARDS and Transition Facility;
Court of Auditors Special Report 16-2009 the European Commissions Management of Pre-accession Assistance to Turkey (DfID)

Sifted 9 February 2010

*5271/10
COM (09) 699
2008 Annual Report on the Implementation of the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA) (DfID)

Sifted 9 February 2010

*5513/10EU assistance implemented through UN organisations: decision-making and monitoring (DfID)

Sifted 9 February 2010

II. DOCUMENTS HELD UNDER SCRUTINY AWAITING THE OUTCOME OF CORRESPONDENCE WITH MINISTERS
14120/09
+ ADD 1
COM(09)495

IPEX

Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on the European Union and Latin America: Global Players in Partnership (FCO) (C)

Sifted 10 November 2009;
Letter to the Government 12 Nov 09, 8 Feb 10 - Chris Bryant MP, Minister for Europe;
Letter to the Chairman 26 Jan 10;

Request for further information

III.  DOCUMENTS CLEARED FROM SCRUTINY, AWAITING OUTCOME OF CORRESPONDENCE WITH MINISTERS
Unnumbered

No COM number

Not on IPEX

Joint Action on support for IAEA activities in the areas of nuclear security and verification and in the framework of the implementation of the EU Strategy against the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destructions (FCO) [7.12.07]

Sifted 11 December 2007;
Considered at meeting 10 Jan 08 - Cleared from Scrutiny;
Letters to the Chairman 4 Feb 08, 20 Mar 08, undated Jul 08, 20 Jan 10;
Letters to the Government 26 Feb 08, 31 Mar 08 - Dr Kim Howells MP, Minister of State;

Request to be kept in touch with progress in this field

Unnumbered

No COM number

Not on IPEX

Civilian Headline Goal 2010 replacing Civilian Headline Goal 2008 (FCO) [20.12.07]

Sifted 15 January 2008;
Considered at meeting 31 Jan 08 - Cleared from Scrutiny;
Letter to the Government 19 Feb 08;

Request for information about the preparedness and training of civilians to be made by the UK

Unnumbered



No COM number

Not on IPEX

Council Decision on the launching of the European Union military operation in the Republic of Chad and in the Central African Republic (operation EUFORTChad/RCA);
Council Decision concerning the conclusion of the Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Cameroon on the status of the European Union-led forces in transit within the territory of the Republic of Cameroon - Adoption;
Council Decision concerning the conclusion of the Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Chad on the status of the European Union led forces in the Republic of Chad - adoption (FCO) [31.01.08]

Sifted 5 February 2008;
Letters to the Chairman 30 Jan 08 - override, 9 Mar 08, 7 Oct 08, 15 Jul 09;
Considered at meeting 7 Feb 08 - Cleared from Scrutiny;
Letter to the Government 19 Feb 08 - Jim Murphy MP, Minister for Europe;

Request to be kept informed of negotiations with Russia in connection with supply of helicopters to EU Mission in Chad

Unnumbered

No COM number

Not on IPEX

Council Common Position renewing restrictive measures against Uzbekistan (FCO) [17.04.08]

Sifted 22 April 2008;
Letters to the Chairman 17 Apr 08, 26 May 08;
Considered at meeting 24 Apr 08 - Cleared from Scrutiny;
Letter to the Government 28 Apr 08

Unnumbered

No COM number

Not on IPEX

Council Joint Action in support of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organisation, in the framework of the EU Strategy against Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (FCO) [14.05.08]

Sifted 20 May 2008;
Considered at meeting 22 May 08 - Cleared from Scrutiny;
Letter to the Government 2 Jun 08;

Request for more information

Unnumbered

No COM number

Not on IPEX

Council Joint Action on the EU Military Coordination Action in support of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1816 (2008) (FCO) [16.09.08]

Sifted 30 September 2008;
Letter to the Chairman 16 Sept 08 - potential override;
Considered at meeting 9 October 2008 - Cleared from Scrutiny ;
Letter to the Government 16 Oct 08 - Rt Hon Caroline Flint MP, Minister for Europe;

Request for further information/clarification

Unnumbered

No COM number

Not on IPEX

Council Joint Action amending Joint Action 2007/405/CFSP on the European Union Police Mission undertaken in the framework of reform of the security sector (SSR) and its interface with the system of justice in the Democratic Republic of Congo (EUPOL RD Congo) [13.10.09] (FCO)

Sifted 20 October 2009;
Override of scrutiny 19 Oct 09;
Letter to the Chairman 16 Oct 09;
Letter to the Government 23 Oct 09 - Cleared from scrutiny - Chris Bryant MP, Minister for Europe;

Request for report in due course on success of extended mission

Unnumbered

No COM number

Not on IPEX

Council Joint Action amending Joint Action 2007/369/CFSP on establishment of the European Union Police Mission in Afghanistan (EUPOL AFGHANISTAN) [2.11.09] (FCO)

Sifted 10 November 2009;
Letter to the Government 19 Nov 09 - Cleared from scrutiny - Chris Bryant MP, Minister for Europe;
Letter to the Chairman 18 Dec 09;

Request for further information

13224/09

No COM number

Not on IPEX

Council Joint Action amending Joint Action 2001/555/CFSP on the establishment of a European Union Satellite Centre (FCO)

Sifted 27 October 2009;
Letter to the Government 30 Oct 09 - Cleared from scrutiny - Chris Bryant MP, Minister for Europe;

Request for further information

16488/07
COM (07) 766

IPEX

Directive on the Coordination of procedures for the award of certain public works contracts, public supply contracts and public services contracts in the fields of Defence and Security (MoD)

Sifted 29 January 2008;
Letters to the Government 3 Mar 08, 1 Jul 08, 31 Oct 08 - Cleared from Scrutiny- Rt. Hon Baroness Taylor of Bolton, Minister for Defence Equipment & Support;
Letters to the Chairman 28 Apr 08, 18 Jun 08, 21 Oct 08, 30 Oct 08, Nov 08;

Request to be kept fully informed of progress in negotiations

7702/08
+ ADD 1
COM (08) 127

IPEX

Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council - Western Balkans: Enhancing the European perspective (FCO)

Sifted 1 April 2008;
Letter to the Government 3 Apr 08 - Cleared from Scrutiny - Jim Murphy MP, Minister for Europe;

Request to discuss the situation in the Western Balkans at a future evidence session

9865/08
COM (08) 319

IPEX

Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on the Barcelona Process: Union for the Mediterranean (FCO)

Sifted 17 June 2008;
Considered at meeting 19 Jun 08 - Cleared from Scrutiny;
Possible future inquiry

13989/08

No COM number

Not on IPEX

Council Joint Action - EU military operation to contribute to the deterrence and repression of acts of piracy and armed robbery off the coast of Somalia (FCO) [17.10.08]

Sifted 21 October 2008;
Considered at meeting 23 Oct 08 - Cleared from Scrutiny;
Letter to the Chairman 19 Nov 08;
Letter to the Government 9 Dec 08 - Rt Hon Caroline Flint MP, Minister for Europe;

Request for further clarification

15620/08
17210/08
+ ADD 1
COM (08) 705
COM (08) 850

IPEX

Communication from the Commission to the Council, and the European Parliament - The 2007 Instrument for Pre-Accession (IPA) Annual Report; Communication from the Commission to the Council, and the European Parliament - The Multi-Annual Indicative Financial Framework (MIFF) for 2010 -2012 of the Instrument for Pre-Accession (IPA) (DfID)

Sifted 3 February 2009;
Considered at meeting 5 Feb 09 - Cleared from Scrutiny;
Letter to the Government 6 Feb 09 - Mike Foster MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State;

Request for further information regarding monitoring of funds and auditing procedures

17104/08

No COM number

Not on IPEX

Report on the Implementation of the European Security Strategy - Providing Security in a Changing World (FCO)

Sifted 27 January 2009;
Considered at meeting 29 Jan 09 - Cleared from scrutiny;
Letter to the Government 3 Feb 09 - Rt Hon Caroline Flint MP, Minister for Europe;

Request for further information

5289/09
COM (08) 879

IPEX

Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament - Development and consolidation of the External Service: Implementation of measures for 2008 (FCO)

Sifted 10 March 2009;
Letter to the Government 31 Mar 09 - Cleared from Scrutiny - Rt Hon Caroline Flint MP, Minister for Europe;

Request for further information

5886/09

No COM number

Not on IPEX

European Court of Auditors Special Report No. 10/2008 'EC Development Assistance to Health Services in Sub-Saharan Africa together with the Commission's replies (DfID) (C)

Sifted 24 February 2009;
Considered at meeting 5 Mar 09 - Cleared from Scrutiny;
Letter to the Government 6 Mar 09 - Ivan Lewis MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State;
Letter to the Chairman 18 May 09, 8 Nov 09

Request for further information on timings and main issues

6380/09

No COM number

Not on IPEX

Special Report No 12/2008 concerning the Instrument for Structural Policies for Pre-accession (ISPA), 2000-2006 together with the Commissions' replies (DfID)

Sifted 10 March 2009;
Letter to the Government 13 Mar 09 - Cleared from Scrutiny, 19 Jun 09 - Mike Foster MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State;
Letter to the Chairman 18 May 09

Request to be kept informed of outcomes of Council deliberations

9029/09
+ ADD 1-9, 12, 13
COM (09) 188
SEC (09) 511 to
SEC (09) 519,
SEC (09) 522
SEC (09) 523

IPEX

Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on the Implementation of the European Neighbourhood Policy in 2008;
Commission Staff Working Document - Sectoral Progress Report;
Commission Staff Working Document - Progress Reports on Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, the occupied Palestinian Territory and Egypt (FCO)

Sifted 19 May 2009;
Considered at meeting 4 Jun 09 - Cleared from Scrutiny;
Letter to the Government 9 Jun 09, 15 Oct 09 - Chris Bryant MP, Minister for Europe;
Letter to the Chairman 20 Jul 09

Request for further information

14932/09
COM (09) 616

IPEX

European Development Fund (EDF) - Estimate of Commitments and Payments and of Contributions to be Paid by the Member States for 2009 to 2013 (DfID)

Sifted 24 November 2009;
Considered at meeting 26 Nov 09 - Cleared from scrutiny
Letter to the Government 30 Nov 09 - Gareth Thomas MP, Minister of State

Request for update

14685/09
COM (09) 543

IPEX

Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) Multi-Annual Indicative Financial Framework for 2011-2013 (DfID)

Sifted 24 November 2009;
Letter to the Government 16 Dec 09 - Cleared from scrutiny - Mike Foster MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Request for further information

iv.  Reports awaiting Government Response:
No Government responses outstanding



 
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