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SUB-COMMITTEE F

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MEMBERSHIP: Chairman: Lord Jopling

Lord Dear, Lord Hannay of Chiswick, Lord Richard

Co-opted Members:

Lord Avebury, Baroness Billingham, Baroness Garden of Frognal, Lord Harrison, Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, Lord Mackenzie of Framwellgate, Lord Mawson, Lord Naseby

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I.  DOCUMENTS AWAITING CONSIDERATION BY THE SUB-COMMITTEE
No documents awaiting consideration

II.  DOCUMENTS HELD UNDER SCRUTINY AWAITING THE OUTCOME OF CORRESPONDENCE WITH MINISTERS
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No COM number

Not on IPEX

Proposal for a Council Framework Decision on the use of Passenger Name Records (PNR) for law enforcement purposes (HO) [ 14.07.09]

Sifted 21 July 2009;
Letter to the Government 29 Oct 09 - Phil Woolas MP, Minister of State

16929/08
+ ADD 1,2,3
COM (08) 820

IPEX

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 (HO)

Sifted 13 January 2009;
Letters to the Government 22 Jan 09, 26 Feb 09, 1 Apr 09, 18 May 09, 25 Jun 09, 15 Oct 09 - Phil Woolas MP, Minister of State;
Letters to the Chairman 5 Feb 09, 6 Mar 09, 18 Mar 09, 21 Apr 09, 2 Jun 09, 13 Jul 09, 10 Sep 09, 29 Oct 09;
Evidence session with Meg Hillier MP and officials 25 Feb 09;

Request for progress reports on developments

SN 4903/09


Not on IPEX

Draft Council Decision on the signing, on behalf of the European Union, of an Agreement between the European Union and the United States of America on the processing and transfer of Financial Messaging Data from the European Union to the United States for purposes of the Terrorist Finance Tracking Programme [19.11.09] (HMT)

Sifted 1 December 2009;
Letter to the Chairman 26 Nov 09, 10 Jan 10, 4 Feb 10;
Letter to the Government 16 Dec 09 - Sarah McCarthy Fry MP, Exchequer Secretary

Override of scrutiny 30 Nov 09

5618/09

No COM number

Not on IPEX

Proposal for a Council Framework Decision on the use of Passenger Name Records (PNR) for law enforcement purposes (HO)

Sifted 11 February 2009;
Letters to the Government 5 Mar 09, 4 Jun 09 - Phil Woolas MP, Minister of State

5618/1/09 REV 1

No COM number

Not on IPEX

Proposal for a Council Framework Decision on the use of Passenger Name Records (PNR) for law enforcement purposes - 3rd Draft (HO)

Sifted 19 May 2009;
Letter to the Government 4 Jun 09 - Phil Woolas MP, Minister of State

11709/09
+ ADD 1, 2
COM (09) 292
SEC (09) 836


11722/09
COM (09) 293

11726/09
COM (09) 294

IPEX

Communication from the Commission on the legislative package establishing an Agency for the operational management of large-scale IT systems in the area of freedom, security and justice;

Commission Staff Working Document accompanying the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing an Agency for the operational management of large-scale IT systems in the area of freedom, security and justice and a Proposal for a Council decision conferring upon the Agency established by Regulation XX tasks regarding the operational management of SIS II and VIS in application of Title VI of the EU Treaty - Summary of the Impact Assessment;
Commission Staff Working Document accompanying those Proposals - Impact Assessment;

Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing an Agency for the operational management of large-scale IT systems in the area of freedom, security and justice;

Proposal for a Council Decision conferring upon the Agency established by Regulation XX tasks regarding the operational management of SIS II and VIS in application of Title VI of the EU Treaty (HO)

Sifted on 7 July 2009 in advance of sift of 21 July 2009;
Letters to the Government 20 Jul 09, 29 Oct 09, 10 Dec 09 - Meg Hillier MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State;

Letter to the Chairman 7 Oct 09, 18 Nov 09;

Request for further information

12985/09
COM (09) 456

IPEX

Proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Decision No 573/2007/EC establishing the European Refugee Fund for the period 2008 to 2013 as part of the General Programme "Solidarity and Management of Migration Flows" and repealing Council Decision 2004/904/EC (HO)

Sifted 20 October 2009;
Letter to the Government 6 Nov 09 - Phil Woolas MP, Minister of State;
Letter to the Chairman 4 Jan 10;

Request for updates on developments

12986/09
+ ADD 1, 2
COM (09) 447

IPEX

Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on the establishment of a Joint EU Resettlement Programme and the proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Decision No 573/2007/EC establishing the European Refugee Fund for the period 2008 to 2013 as part of the General programme "Solidarity and Management of Migration Flows" and repealing Council Decision 2004/904/EC;
Commission staff working document - Impact Assessment;
Commission staff working document - Summary of Impact Assessment (HO)

Sifted 20 October 2009;
Letter to the Government 6 Nov 09 - Phil Woolas MP, Minister of State;
Letter to the Chairman 4 Jan 10;

Considered at meeting 3 Feb 10 - Cleared from Scrutiny - letter to follow

13263/09
13322/09
COM (09) 342
COM (09) 344

IPEX

Amended 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 country national or a stateless person];
Proposal for a Council Decision on requesting comparisons with Eurodac data by Members States' law enforcement authorities and Europol for law enforcement purposes (HO)

Sifted 13 October 2009;
Letter to the Government 29 Oct 09, 10 Dec 09 - Phil Woolas MP, Minister of State;
Letter to the Chairman 25 Nov 09, 15 Dec 09;

Request for further information

*17686/09 COM (09) 701Proposal for a Council Decision on the conclusion of the Agreement between the European Union and Australia on the processing and transfer of EU-sourced passenger name record (PNR) data by air carriers to the Australian Customs Service (HO)

Sifted 26 January 2010;
Considered at meeting 3 Feb 10

*17709/09Conclusion of the Agreement between the European Union and Iceland and Norway on the application of certain provisions of Council Decision 2008/615/JHA on the stepping up of cross-border cooperation, particularly in combating terrorism and cross-border crime and Council Decision 2008/616/JHA on the implementation of Decision 2008/615/JHA on the stepping up of cross-border cooperation, particularly in combating terrorism and cross-border crime, and the Annex thereto (HO)

Sifted 26 January 2010;
Considered at meeting 3 Feb 10

III.  DOCUMENTS UNDER SCRUTINY OR AWAITING OUTCOME OF CORRESPONDENCE WITH MINISTERS:

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, HL PAPER 55)"
5256/09
COM (08) 891

IPEX

Proposal for a Council Regulation on laying down a uniform format for visas (codified version) (HO)

Sifted 3 February 2009;
Evidence session with Meg Hillier MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, and officials 25 Feb 09;
Government Response 3 Jun 09;
Considered by Sub Committee F 24 Jun 09, considered by Select 14 July 09;
Letters to the Government 15 Jul 09, 6 Nov 09 - Phil Woolas MP, Minister of State;
Letter to the Chairman 10 Sep 09, 8 Dec 09, 16 Dec 09 - Meg Hillier MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

In connection with the Sub-Committee's Inquiry into "EU policy on Protecting Europe from large-scale cyber-attacks"

8375/09
+ ADD 1-4
COM (09) 149

IPEX

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

Sifted 12 May 2009;
Considered at meetings 3 Jun 09, 15 Jul 09 - Held under Scrutiny;
Letter to the Chairman 25 Jan 10

In connection with the Sub-Committee's Report published 4 December 2009"Asylum directives: Scrutiny of the opt-in decisions" (1st Report, Session 09-10, HL Paper 6)
14959/09
COM (09) 554
Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on minimum standards on procedures in Member States for granting and withdrawing international protection (HO)
IPEXSifted 10 November 2009;
Considered at meeting 25 Nov 09, 2 Dec 09, 3 Feb 10 - Cleared from Scrutiny - letter to follow;

Debated 12 Jan 10;
Letter to the Chairman - 25 Jan 10 - Response to Report

14863/09
COM (09) 551

IPEX

Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council recasting Council Directive 2004/83/EC of 29 April 2004 laying down minimum standards for the qualification and status of third country nationals or stateless persons as beneficiaries of international protection and the content of the protection granted (HO)

Sifted 10 November 2009;
Considered at meetings 25 Nov 09, 2 Dec 09, 3 Feb 10 - Cleared from Scrutiny - letter to follow;

Debated 12 Jan 10;
Letter to the Chairman - 25 Jan 10 - Response to Report

IV.  DOCUMENTS CLEARED FROM SCRUTINY, AWAITING OUTCOME OF CORRESPONDENCE WITH MINISTERS
14003/08
COM (08) 611

IPEX

Communication from the Commission: Strengthening the Global Approach to Migration: Increasing coordination, coherence and synergies (HO)

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

IPEX

European Union - Proposal for a Council Decision on a Critical Infrastructure Warning Information Network (CIWIN) (HO)

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

16913/08
+ ADD 1,2,3
COM (08) 815

IPEX

Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and the Council laying down minimum standards for the reception of asylum seekers (HO)

Sifted 13 January 2009;
Letters to the Government 22 Jan 09, 26 Feb 09, 1 Apr 09, 18 May 09, 25 Jun 09, 15 Oct 09 - Cleared from Scrutiny - Phil Woolas MP, Minister of State;
Letters to the Chairman 5 Feb 09, 6 Mar 09, 31 Mar 09, 21 Apr 09, 2 Jun 09, 10 Sep 09, 29 Oct 09;
Evidence session with Meg Hillier MP and officials 25 Feb 09;

Request for updated figures in due course

16934/08
+ ADD 1,2,3
COM (08) 825

IPEX

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 (HO)

Sifted 13 January 2009;
Letters to the Government 22 Jan 09, 26 Feb 09, 1 Apr 09, 18 May 09, 25 Jun 09 - Cleared from Scrutiny - Phil Woolas MP, Minister of State;
Letters to the Chairman 5 Feb 09, 6 Mar 09, 18 Mar 09, 21 Apr 09, 2 Jun 09, 13 Jul 09;
Evidence session with Meg Hillier MP and officials 25 Feb 09;

Request for progress on negotiations

5553/09
COM (08) 840

IPEX

Report 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 (HO)

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

16075/1/09Draft Council Decision on setting up the Standing Committee on operational cooperation on internal security (HO)

Sifted 15 December 2009;
Letter to the Chairman 24 Nov 09;
Letter to the Government 16 Dec 09 - Cleared from scrutiny - Meg Hillier MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State;

Request for further information

16870/09
COM(09) 658
Proposal for a Council Decision supplementing the Schengen Borders Code as regards the surveillance of the sea external borders in the context of the operational cooperation coordinated by the European Agency for the Management of Operational Cooperation at the External Borders (FRONTEX) (HO)

Sifted 6 January 2010;
Letter to the Government 13 Jan 10 - Cleared from Scrutiny - Meg Hillier MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Request for further information on policing of UK Borders

v.  Reports awaiting Government Response:
No Government responses outstanding





 
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