European Union Committee Progress of Scrutiny Contents


SUB-COMMITTEE G

SOCIAL POLICY AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS

MEMBERSHIP: Chairman: Baroness Howarth of Breckland

Co-opted Members:

Lord Cotter, Lord Eames, Baroness Henig, Lord Inglewood, Baroness Jones of Whitchurch, Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope, Baroness Miller of Hendon, Baroness Prosser, Lord Wade of Chorlton, Baroness Young of Hornsey.

(For further information please contact the Clerk, Kate Meanwell, 020 7219 3376)

I.  DOCUMENTS AWAITING CONSIDERATION BY THE SUB-COMMITTEE
*5037/10
COM (09) 674


Draft Report from the Commission to the Council - Draft Joint employment Report (JER)
2009/10

Sifted 26 January 2010 (sifted to B originally);

II.  DOCUMENTS HELD UNDER SCRUTINY, AWAITING THE OUTCOME OF CORRESPONDENCE WITH MINISTERS
6172/08
+ ADD 1-4
COM (08) 40

SEM 6172/08
+ ADD 1-4
COM (08) 40

IPEX

Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the provision of food information to consumers (DH)

SUPPLEMENTARY EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM
Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the provision of food information to consumers (DH)

Sifted 22 April 2008;
Supplementary EM sifted 13 January 2009;
Letters to the Government 2 May 08, 30 Jan 09, 11 Jun 09, 23 Oct 09, 7 Jan 10 - Gillian Merron MP, Minister of State;
Letters to the Chairman 20 May 09, 21 Jul 09, 1 Dec 09;

Request for response to various points and for information on progress of negotiations

11531/08
COM (08) 426

IPEX

Council Directive on implementing the principle of equal treatment between persons irrespective of religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation (GEO)

Sifted 3 July 2008 in advance of sift (EM received 14 July 08) (COSAC subsidiarity pilot);
Letters to the Government 18 Jul 08, 13 Mar 09, 23 Apr 09, 11 Jun 09, 20 Nov 09, 28 Jan 10 - Vera Baird QC MP, Solicitor General;
Letters to the Chairman 25 Feb 09, 27 Mar 09, 14 May 09, 12 Nov 09, 21 Jan 10;

Request for further information and progress on negotiations

12892/08
REV 1 & 2, ADD 1 REV 1
COM (08) 530 VOL I

12892/08
REV 1 & 2
ADD 1 REV 1
COM (08) 530
VOL II

IPEX

Proposal for a Council Decision concerning the conclusion, by the European Community, of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities;


Proposal for a Council Decision concerning the accession, by the European Community, to the Optional Protocol to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (DWP)

Sifted 9 December 2008;
Letter to the Government 16 Jan 09, 26 Feb 09, 15 May 09, 5 Nov 09 - Jonathan Shaw MP, Minister for Disabled People and Minister for the South East - (12892/08 VOL I - Cleared from scrutiny, 12892/08 VOL II - Held under scrutiny);
Letters to the Chairman 29 Jan 09, 30 Apr 09, 5 Jul 09, 22 Oct 09;

Request for further information and updates in due course

13983/08
+ ADD 1, 2
COM (08) 637

IPEX

Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Directive 92/85/EEC on the introduction of measures to encourage improvements in the safety and health at work of pregnant workers and workers who have recently given birth or are breastfeeding; Impact Assessment (BERR, now BIS w.e.f. 8 Jun 09)

Sifted 4 November 2008;
Letters to the Government 24 Nov 08, 23 Jan 09, 23 Apr 09, 2 Jul 09, 23 Oct 09 - Pat McFadden MP, Minister of State for Employment Relations and Postal Affairs;
Letters to the Chairman 15 Dec 08, 8 Jun 09, 8 Jul 09, 22 Jul 09, 10 Nov 09;

Minister gave oral evidence on 12 Mar 09;

Request for further information on outstanding issues

16521/08
+ ADD 1, 2
COM (08) 818

16545/08
+ ADD 1, 2
COM (08) 819

IPEX

Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on standards of quality and safety of human organs intended for transplantation;
Commission staff working document - Impact assessment;
Commission staff working document - Summary of impact assessment;

Communication from the Commission on the Action Plan on Organ Donation and Transplantation (2009-2015): Strengthened Cooperation between Member States;
Commission staff working document - Impact assessment;
Commission staff working document - Summary of impact assessment (DH)

Sifted 13 January 2009;
Letter to the Government 30 Jan 09, 5 Mar 09, 23 Apr 09, 10 Dec 09 - Dawn Primarolo MP, Minister of State for Public Health;
Letters to the Chairman 11 Feb 09, 31 Mar 09, 31 Mar 09, 19 May 09, 25 Nov 09;

Request for further information and progress reports as negotiations progress

17499/08
COM (08) 663

17498/08
+ ADD 1,2
COM (08) 662

IPEX

Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending, as regards information to the general public on medicinal products subject to medical prescription, Directive 2001/83/EC on the Community code relating to medicinal products for human use;

Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending, as regards information to the general public on medicinal products subject to medical prescription, Regulation (EC) No 726/2004 laying down Community procedures for the authorisation and supervision of medicinal products for human and veterinary use and establishing a European Medicines Agency;
Commission staff working document - Impact assessment;
Commission staff working document - Summary impact assessment (DH)

Sifted 20 January 2009;
Letters to the Government 30 Jan 09, 4 Jun 09, 9 Jul 09, 15 Oct 09 - Ann Keen MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Health;
Letters to the Chairman 4 Feb 09, 14 May 09, 29 Jun 09, 29 Jul 09, 18 Nov 09;

Request for update on outcome of consultation

17501/08
+ ADD 1,2,3
COM (08) 664


17502/08
COM (08) 665

IPEX

Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending, as regards Pharmacovigilance of Medicinal Products for Human Use, Regulation (EC) No 726/2004 laying down Community Procedures for the authorization and supervision of Medicinal Products for Human and Veterinary Use and Establishing a European Medicine Agency;
Commission staff working document - Impact assessment (Volume I);
Commission staff working document - Annexes to Report on impact assessment (Volume II);
Commission staff working document - Summary of impact assessment;

Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending, as regards Pharmacovigilance, Directive 2001/83/EC on the Community Code relating to Medicinal Products for Human Use (DH)

Sifted 27 January 2009;
Letters to the Government 6 Feb 09, 11 Jun 09, 15 Oct 09 - Rt Hon Mike O Brien MP, Minister of State for Health Services;
Letters to the Chairman 20 May 09, 26 Jul 09, 19 Nov 09;

Request for information on outcome of public consultation and further developments in Council

17504/08
+ ADD 1, 2
COM (08) 668

IPEX

Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2001/83/EC as regards the prevention of the entry into the legal supply chain of medicinal products which are falsified in relation to their identity, history or source;
Commission staff working document - Impact assessment; Commission staff working document - Summary of impact assessment (DH)

Sifted 27 January 2009;
Letters to the Government 6 Feb 09, 11 Jun 09, 15 Oct 09 - Rt Hon Mike O Brien MP, Minister of State for Health Services;
Letters to the Chairman 20 May 09, 26 Jul 09, 19 Nov 09;

Request for information as discussions progress

15305/09
COM (09) 577
Proposal for a Council Directive implementing the Framework Agreement on prevention of sharp injuries in the hospital and healthcare sector concluded by HOSPEEM and EPSU (DWP)

Sifted 24 November 2009;
Letter to the Government 14 Dec 09 - Lord McKenzie of Luton, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State;

Letter to the Chairman 29 Jan 10

III.  DOCUMENTS UNDER SCRUTINY:

In connection with the Sub-Committee's Report published 15 Jul 09 "EU Consumer Rights Directive: getting it right" (18th Report, HL Paper 126)
14183/08
+ ADD 1,2,3
COM (08) 614

IPEX

Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on consumer rights;
Commission staff working document - Impact Assessment;
Commission staff working document - Impact Assessment summary (BERR, now BIS w.e.f. 8 Jun 09)

Sifted 4 November 2008;
Letters to the Government 24 Nov 08, 30 Jan 09, 23 Mar 09 - Gareth Thomas MP, Minister for Trade, Investment and Consumer Affairs;
Letters to the Chairman 9 Jan 09, 4 Mar 09, 8 Jul 09, 30 Jul 09, 23 Sep 09 - government response to report;

EU Commissioner for Consumers Kuneva gave oral evidence on 30 April 09;
Minister (Gareth Thomas MP) gave oral evidence on 14 May 09;

Debated 23 Oct 09

iv.  Documents cleared from scrutiny, awaiting outcome of Correspondence with Ministers

Refer to Sub-Committee Clerk for Details

v.   Reports awaiting Government Response:
No Government responses outstanding






 
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