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Weekly Information Bulletin: 11th December 2010

European Union Documents to be considered

EU documents recommended for debate by the European Scrutiny Committee


Progress of documents to be considered by the House is noted in the "European Union Documents" list, in the Vote Bundle, and on the Parliament website at: www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm/cmeudoc/cmeudoc.htm.

Members and others with access to the Parliamentary Information Management Services (PIMS) database can check the status and progress of EU documentation.

Enquiries can be directed to the European Scrutiny Select Committee office on 020 7219 5467/1548.

The European Scrutiny Select Committee meets each Wednesday at 2.30pm when the House is sitting. Under Standing Order No. 143, the Committee examines: "any proposal under the Community Treaties for legislation by the Council acting jointly with the European Parliament". This includes draft Regulations and Directives, Decisions of the Council and Budgetary documents. The Committee examine the documents for political and legal implications, and decides whether it should be considered further in European Standing Committee, or for the most important documents, on the floor of the House. Recommendations for further consideration are noted in the list of "Memoranda" in the days Votes and Proceedings.

Reports of the European Scrutiny Committee are available from TSO or on the parliament website at:

www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm/cmeuleg.htm

For further information on EU Legislation and Scrutiny Procedures see HCIO Factsheet L11 produced by the

House of Commons Information Office, available in hardcopy on request or to download from the Parliament website.

COM documents are available for consultation in the 44 European Documentation Centres (most of which are in university libraries) or the 22 European Information Centres.

SEC documents are not normally available for public consultation. The occasional important one on policy issues may be available in the above centres. For information about your nearest ED or EIC Tel: 020 7973 1992 (London Office of the European Commission) or Tel: 01482 465941, (ED Librarian, University of Hull).

Members of Parliament may obtain copies from the Vote Office by reference to the yellow demand form, quoting the number after the COM or SEC number.

COM Documents and EC legislation are available from The Stationery Office. Contact details are shown on the back cover of this Bulletin.

European Union Website: http://europa.eu/index_en.htm

European Committee A

European Union Document No. 14768/10, relating to a Commission Communication to the European Parliament and the Council-Facing the challenge of the safety of offshore oil and gas activities, was referred to European Committee A
on 10 November 2010 by the European Scrutiny Committee [7th Report of Session 2010-11, HC 428-vii, Chapter 1]. – awaiting consideration

European Union Document No. 15277/10, relating to a report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on Animal Cloning for Food, was referred to European Committee A on 24 November 2010 by the European Scrutiny Committee – awaiting consideration

European Committee B

An Unnumbered Explanatory Memorandum dated 31 March 2010 submitted by the Department for International Development, relating to the Second Revision of the Cotonou Agreement was referred to European Committee B on 8 September 2010 by the European Scrutiny Committee. [1st Report of Session 2010-11, HC 428-i, Chapter 1].awaiting consideration

 European Documents No. 11048/10, relating to a Draft Agreement, No. 11172/10, relating to a Council Decision on the conclusion of the Agreement and No. 11173/10, relating to a Council Decision on the signature of the Agreement between the European Union and the United States of America on the Processing and Transfer of Financial Payment Messaging Data from the European Union to the United States of America for the purposes of the Terrorist Finance Tracking Program was referred to European Committee B on 8 September 2010 by the European Scrutiny Committee. [1st Report of Session 2010-11, HC 428-i, Chapter 6].awaiting consideration

European Documents No. 9606/10, relating to a Council Regulation establishing a European financial stabilisation mechanism and No. 12119/10, relating to a Draft amending budget No. 7 to the general budget 2010-Statement of expenditure by Section-Section III-Commission was referred to European Committee B on 8 September 2010 by the European Scrutiny Committee. [1st Report of Session 2010-11, HC 428-i, Chapter 9] awaiting consideration

European Union Document No. 8399/10 and Addenda 1–5, relating to a proposal for the regulation on the citizens’ initiative was referred to European Committee B on 8 September 2010 by the European Scrutiny Committee. [1st Report of Session 2010-11, HC 428-i, Chapter 3] awaiting consideration

European Union Documents No. 9231/10, relating to a Council recommendation on broad guidelines for the economic policies of the Member States and of the Union-Part I of the Europe 2020 Integrated Guidelines and No. 9233/10, relating to a Proposal for a Council Decision on guidelines for the employment policies of the Member States-Part II of the Europe 2020 Integrated Guidelines was referred to European Committee B on 8 September 2010 by the European Scrutiny Committee. [1st Report of Session 2010-11, HC 428-i, Chapter 9]to be considered at 4.30pm on 10 January 2011

 European Union Documents No. 9193/10, relating to a Commission Report on the functioning of the Interinstitutional Agreement on budgetary discipline and sound financial management, No. 10346/10 and Addenda 1–2, relating to a Commission Communication: "More or less controls? Striking the right balance between the administrative costs of control and the risk of error" and No. 10561/10 and Addendum, relating to a Draft Regulation on the Financial regulation applicable to the general budget of the European Union (recast), were referred to European Committee B on
15 September 2010 by the European Scrutiny Committee [2nd Report of Session 2010-11, HC 428-ii, Chapter 1] – to be considered at 4.30pm on 14 December 2010

European Union Documents No. 12393/10 and Addenda 1 and 2, relating to protection of the European Union’s financial interests, No. 13075/10 and Addendum, relating to an Annual Report to the discharge report on internal audits carried out in 2009, and an Unnumbered Explanatory Memorandum dated 22 October 2010 submitted by HM Treasury, relating to the Annual Report 2010: European Anti-Fraud Office, were referred to European Committee B on 3 November 2010 by the European Scrutiny Committee [5th Report of Session 2010-11, HC 428-v, Chapter 1] – awaiting consideration

 European Union Document No. 10823/10 and Addendum 1, relating to the Green Paper on corporate governance in financial institutions and remuneration policies, were referred to European Committee B on 17 November 2010 by the European Scrutiny Committee [8th Report of Session 2010-11, HC 428-viii, Chapter 1] – to be considered at 4.30pm on 13 December 2010

European Union Document No. 12564/10 and Addenda 1 and 2, relating to a Draft Directive on the right to information in criminal proceedings, was referred to European Committee B on 24 November 2010 by the European Scrutiny Committee [9th Report of Session 2010-11, HC 428-ix, Chapter 3] – considered 2 nd December 2010

European Union Document No. 15282/10 and Addendum, relating to a Commission Communication: Taxation of the Financial Sector, was referred to European Committee B on 24 November 2010 by the European Scrutiny Committee [9th Report of Session 2010-11, HC 428-ix, Chapter 2] awaiting consideration

European Union Document No. 16797/10, relating to a Commission Communication, The EU Internal Security Strategy in Action: Five steps towards a more secure Europe, was referred to European Committee B on 8 December 2010 by the European Scrutiny Committee. awaiting consideration

Unnumbered Explanatory Memorandum dated 24 November 2010, submitted by the Department for International Development, relating to the European Court of Auditors’ Annual Report on Activities Funded by the Seventh, Eighth and Ninth European Development Funds (EDFs) and Unnumbered Explanatory Memorandum, dated 25 November 2010, submitted by HM Treasury, relating to the European Court of Auditors’ Annual Report on Implementation of the Budget concerning the financial year 2009, together with European Union Documents No. 9193/10, No. 10346/10 and Addenda 1 and 2 and No. 10561/10 and Addendum, relating to Financial Management, already referred to the Committee on 15 September, was referred to European Committee B, on 8 December 2010, by the European Scrutiny Committee awaiting consideration

European Committee C

None

To be considered on the floor of the House

None