Sessional Returns Session 1997-98 - Contents


13. European Legislation

   

Standing Order No. 143 (Select Committee on European Legislation) appointing the Committee, was repealed on 17 November 1998; and was replaced by Standing Order No. 143 (European Scrutiny Committee) on the same date.

The Committee was nominated on 15 July 1997.

It had 16 Members and held 39 meetings.



MembersMeetings attended

Hood, Mr Jimmy (Chairman)20
Baker, Mr Norman (discharged, 20.04.978)9
Blears, Ms Hazel (discharged, 03.02.98)11
Bradshaw, Mr Ben32
Breed, Mr Colin (added, 20.04,98)13
Brown, Mr Russell25
Casale, Mr Roger36
Cash, Mr William28
Davies, Mr Quentin (added, 22.07.07)19
Dobbin, Mr Jim (added, 03.02.98)18
Ewing, Mrs Margaret17
Gilroy, Mrs Linda28
Jones, Ms Jennifer29
McGuire, Mrs Anne (discharged, 03.02.98)9
McKenna, Mrs Rosemary (added, 03.02.98)14
Marshall, Mr Jim33
Rammell, Mr Bill37
Steen, Mr Anthony14
Tyrie, Mr Andrew (discharged, 22.07.97)1
Woodward, Mr Shaun18

Overall attendance: 65.8%

Number of Members added:  4

Number of Members discharged:  4

Turnover of membership during the Session:   25%

Staff

Committee Clerk: Mr R J Rogers (until 1.1.98); Mrs E J Flood (from 1.1.98).

Other Committee staff: Mr D R Lloyd, Senior Clerk, Grade 7 (until 1.10.97); Mrs E J Flood, Senior Clerk, Grade 7 (from 1.10.97 until 1.1.98); Mrs S Craig, Senior Clerk, Grade 7 (from 2.11.98 ); Mr T Pratt CB, Legal Adviser, Grade 3 (until 27.11.97); Mr J Vaux, Counsel to the Speaker and Legal Adviser, Grade 3 (from 17.11.97); Mrs E Attridge, Senior Clerk, Grade 7 (until 6.3.98); Mrs E Hopkins, Senior Clerk, Grade 7 (until 23.10.98); Miss J S Eldred, Senior Clerk, Grade 7; Mr D Griffiths, Senior Clerk, Grade 7 (from 23.2.98); Mrs R Melling CBE, Senior Clerk, Grade 7 (from 5.10.98); Mr C Wilson, Senior Clerk, Grade 7 (from 5.10.98); Mrs N Mulloy, Higher Executive Officer, Grade 10; Mr R Wostear, Senior Office Clerk, Grade 13; Mrs A Williams, Secretary, Grade 13 (until 20.3.98); Mrs K Bishop, Secretary, Grade 13; Miss S Ramsay, Secretary, Grade 13 (from 3.11.97) and Miss L Vanner, Secretary, Grade 13 (from 23.3.98).


Specialist Advisers during the Session

Mr Peter Bolton.

Witnesses

Oral evidence was given during the Session by the following categories of witnesses:

Number of appearances by:-

Cabinet Ministers  0

Other Ministers   7 (of whom none was a Member of the House of Lords)

Number of appearances by officials from, or representatives of departments:—   13

comprising:— Department for Education and Employment  0

Foreign and Commonwealth   2

Department of Health   4

Department for International Development   2

Office for National Statistics   3

Office of Public Service   2

executive agencies:  0

non-departmental public bodies:  0

HM Services:  0

Appearances by other witnesses:  1

Overseas Visits

  Date

  Destination

  Members

  Staff

  Purpose

  Cost

  10.6.97

The Hague

-

2*

To attend Sixteenth Conference of European Affairs Committees (COSAC)

£1,162.17

  17.7.97

Luxembourg

-

2*

To attend meeting of the Troika (for COSAC)

£1,241.95

19-21.10.97

Budapest

2*

1

To participate in Seminar on Parliamentary Scrutiny and the Implementation of European Legislation

£2,122.99

27-28.10.97

Brussels

1*

1

To attend EP Round Table to study the implications of the Amsterdam Treaty

£405.72

12-14.11.97

Luxembourg

1*

2

To attend Seventeenth Conference of European Affairs Committees (COSAC)

£2,146.87

24-26.11.97

Luxembourg

10

3

Work in preparation for Luxembourg Presidency

£9,766.29

  4.6.98

Paris

1*

1

To attend Enlargement and Institutional Reforms in Europe Symposium

£1,103.48

15-19.6.98

Slovenia, Hungary and Austria

12

3

Work on EU enlargement and work in preparation for Austrian Presidency

£20,993.85

(estimate)

  6.7.98

Brussels

-

1*

To attend Chairman of EU Affairs Committees' Meeting

£343.55

  10.7.98

Vienna

1*

1

To attend meeting of the Troika (for COSAC)

£1,819.07

  21.9.98

Brussels

1*

1

To attend EP Round Table on improving the quality of community legislation

£366.23

  5-6.11.98

Rome

1*

1

To attend Institutional Reform Symposium

£1,604.71

* in a representative capacity

Visits to European Institutions in Brussels and Strasbourg

  Date

  Destination

  Members

  Staff

  Purpose

  Cost

22-24.3.98

European Institutions, Brussels

6

3

Visit to EU institutions

£4,642.76

UK Visits: None

Reports and Minutes of Evidence  

  Title

HC No.

(1997-98)

Date of

publication

No. of

pages

Sale price

  Government

  reply*


First Report

155-i

21.7.97

29

£6.70


Second Report

155-ii

7.8.97

308

£22.50


Third Report

155-iii

7.8.97

93

£12.50


Fourth Report

155-iv

19.11.97

81

£11.50


Fifth Report

155-v

19.11.97

51

£9.70


Sixth Report

155-vi

27.11.97

95

£12.50


Seventh Report

155-vii

27.11.97

39

£8.00


Eighth Report

155-viii

1.12.97

46

£8.80


Ninth Report

155-ix

10.12.97

55

£10.60


Tenth Report

155-x

29.12.97

50

£9.70


Eleventh Report

155-xi

29.12.97

57

£9.70


Twelfth Report

155-xii

27.1.98

49

£9.70


Thirteenth Report

155-xii

4.2.98

45

£8.80


Fourteenth Report

155-xiv

13.2.98

42

£8.80


Fifteenth Report

155-xv

18.2.98

23

£5.80


Sixteenth Report

155-xvi

27.2.98

41

£8.80


Seventeenth Report

155-xvii

11.3.98

28

£6.50


Eighteenth Report

155-xviii

18.3.98

44

£8.80


Nineteenth Report

155-xix

24.3.98

33

£8.00


Twentieth Report

155-xx

6.4.98

38

£8.00


Twenty-first Report

155-xxi

6.4.98

46

£8.80


Twenty-second Report

155-xxii

20.4.98

43

£8.80


Twenty-third Report

155-xxiii

30.4.98

57

£9.70


Twenty-fourth Report

155-xxiv

14.5.98

52

£9.70


Twenty-fifth Report

155-xxv

15.5.98

46

£8.80


Twenty-sixth Report

155-xxvi

27.5.98

44

£8.80


Twenty-seventh Report

155-xxvii

10.6.98

41

£8.80


Twenty-eighth Report

155-xxviii

18.6.98

36

£8.00


Twenty-ninth Report

155-xxix

3.7.98

56

£9.70


Thirtieth Report

155-xxx

20.7.98

61

£11.20


Thirty-first Report

155-xxxi

22.7.98

39

£8.00


Thirty-second Report

155-xxxii

24.7.98

45

£9.70


Thirty-third Report

155-xxxiii

24.7.98

35

£8.00


Thirty-fourth Report

155-xxxiv

31.7.98

40

£8.00


Thirty-fifth Report

155-xxxv

13.8.98

42

£8.80


Thirty-sixth Report

155-xxvi

13.8.98

56

£9.70


Thirty-seventh Report

155-xxxvii

6.11.98

92

£12.50


Thirty-eighth Report

155-xxxviii

13.11.98

71

£10.60


Thirty-ninth Report

155-xxix

17.11.98

30

£7.00


Fortieth Report

155-xl

27.11.98

39

£8.00


Minutes of Evidence: European Court of Auditors

909


8

£3.40


Minutes of Evidence: Amsterdam Treaty

333

3.12.98

18

£4.75


Minutes of Evidence: Multilateral Agreement on Investment

946





Minutes of Evidence: Tobacco Advertising

1204




* The Committee does not require formal Government replies to each Report, but reports Government responses on individual documents throughout the Session.

Government replies to Reports for Session 1996-97: None

Divisions

  Date

Subject

16.7.97

22.7.97

14.1.98

1.4.98

22.4.98


Two, one on election of Chairman and one on consideration of the Committee's First Report.

Consideration of the Committee's Second Report.

Four, two on election of Chairman for that day's sitting and two on appointment of a temporary Chairman.

Consideration of the Committee's Twenty-Third Report

Three, consideration of the Committee's Twenty-Fifth Report.

Debates

None.

Evidence

Oral evidence was taken at 8 of the Committee's 39 meetings. On none of these occasions was evidence taken partly or wholly in private.


 
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