Scrutiny of EU Legislative Proposals

Let us deal with proposals under Schedule A and Schedule B. There is one EU proposal listed under Schedule A and 11 proposals listed under Schedule B for decision. Therefore, I propose that we deal with Schedule B first.

The proposals listed under Schedule B are as follows: COM (2013) 227, COM (2013) 309, COM (2013) 444, COM (2013) 477, COM (2013) 564, COM (2013) 569, COM (2013) 573, COM (2013) 575, COM (2013) 583, COM (2013) 604 and COM (2013) 652. It is proposed that they do not warrant further scrutiny. Is that agreed? Agreed.

The proposal listed under Schedule A is COM (2013) 471 which calls for a directive on the harmonisation of the laws of the member states on making pressure equipment available on the market. As this is a proposal to align existing EU legislation which is supported by Ireland, it is proposed that the proposal does not warrant further scrutiny. Is that agreed? Agreed.