Scrutiny of EU Legislative Proposals

We will deal with EU matters, Schedule A and B on legislative proposals. Consideration of Schedule A, EU legislative proposals, were previously undertaken on 25 November 2020. While it was agreed that no subsidiarity issues arose, it was agreed to undertake further scrutiny of the following COMs by asking the lead Department for additional briefing information: COM(2020)403, COM(2020)408, COM(2020)409, COM(2020)445 and COM(2020)452.

It was further agreed that the following COMs did not require further scrutiny and had no subsidiarity issues: COM(2020)450 and COM(2020)451.

It was also agreed that the following COMs required further scrutiny by asking the relevant lead Department for additional material to view to consider the matters raised at a future meeting of this joint committee: COM(2020)280, COM(2020)282 and COM(2020)283.

The joint committee also considered a number of Schedule B COMs on 25 November and agreed regarding the following COMs that there were no subsidiarity issues and no further scrutiny was warranted: COM(2020)49, COM(2020)53, COM(2020)89, COM(2020)124, COM(2020)171, COM(2020)172, COM(2020)175, COM(2020)180, COM(2020)181, COM(2020)190 and COM(2020)196.

The joint committee today considered the following Schedule A COMs. The committee agreed that where no subsidiarity issues arose, these COMs require further consideration by way of relevant lead Department attending a committee meeting to present additional material: COM(2020)403, COM(2020)408, COM(2020)409, COM(2020)445, COM(2020)452, COM(2020)280, COM(2020)282 and COM(2020)283.

The joint committee also considered the following Schedule A COMs: COM(2020)113, COM(2020)114, COM(2020)138 and COM(2020)163. The following COMs were scrutinised previously: COM(2020)280, COM(2020)282, COM(2020)283, COM(2020)403, COM(2020)408, COM(2020)409, COM(2020)445 and COM(2020)452.

The following COMs were newly introduced and it was agreed that these COMs do not require further scrutiny: COM(2020)113, COM(2020)114, COM(2020)138 and COM(2020)163.

The joint committee also considered the following Schedule B COMs and agreed that these do not require further scrutiny: COM(2020)200, COM(2020)240, COM(2020)242, COM(2020)256, COM(2020)292, COM(2020)303, COM(2020)328, COM(2020)331 and COM(2020)376.

The joint committee adjourned at 3.20 p.m. until 1.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 15 December 2020.