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Official Journal of the European Communities Debates of the European Parliament 1979-1980 Session. Report of Proceedings from 23 to 27 April 1979

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ISSN 0378-5041 Official Journal Annex of the European Communities No 242 April 1979 Debates of the European Parliament English edition 1979-1980 Session Report of Proceedings from 23 to 27 April 1979 Europe House, Strasbourg Monday, 23 april 1979 Contents Resumption of session, p. 2 — Tribute to Jean Monnet, p. 2 — Tribute, p. 2 — Membership of committees, p. 2 — Petitions, p. 2 — Documents, p. 3 — Texts of treaties, p. 8 — Referral to committee, p. 9 — Statement concerning motion for a resolution Doc. 626/78, p. 9 — Urgent procedure, p. 9 — Welcome, p. 9 — Provi­sional preliminary draft estimates of Parliament, p. 9 — Order of business, p. 10 — Speaking-time, p. 15 — Tabling of amendments, p. 16 — Procedure without report, p. 16 — Action taken on opinions of Parliament, p. 16 — Youth policy, p. 16 — Urgent procedure, p. 22 — Second European Social Budget, p. 22 — Next sitting, p. 26 — Annex, p. 27. Tuesday, 24 april 1979 28 Minutes, p.9 — Documents, p.9 — Urgent procedure, p. 29 — Draft amending and supplementary budget No 1 for 1979, p. 31 — Interest rebates for loans with a structural objective, p. 48 — Urgent procedure, p. 50 — Votes, p. 50 — Interest rebates for loans with a structural objective (resumption), p. 50 — Loans for promoting investment, p. 54 — Staff Regulations of Officials of the Communities, p. 56 — Administrative expenditure of Parliament during the 1978 financial year, p. 61 — Non-quota section of the Regional Fund, p.
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ISSN 0378-5041
Official Journal Annex
of the
European Communities
No 242
April 1979
Debates of the European Parliament English edition
1979-1980 Session
Report of Proceedings
from 23 to 27 April 1979
Europe House, Strasbourg
Monday, 23 april 1979 Contents
Resumption of session, p. 2 — Tribute to Jean Monnet, p. 2 — Tribute, p. 2 —
Membership of committees, p. 2 — Petitions, p. 2 — Documents, p. 3 — Texts of
treaties, p. 8 — Referral to committee, p. 9 — Statement concerning motion for a
resolution Doc. 626/78, p. 9 — Urgent procedure, p. 9 — Welcome, p. 9 — Provi­
sional preliminary draft estimates of Parliament, p. 9 — Order of business, p. 10 —
Speaking-time, p. 15 — Tabling of amendments, p. 16 — Procedure without
report, p. 16 — Action taken on opinions of Parliament, p. 16 — Youth policy, p.
16 — Urgent procedure, p. 22 — Second European Social Budget, p. 22 — Next
sitting, p. 26 — Annex, p. 27.
Tuesday, 24 april 1979 28
Minutes, p.9 — Documents, p.9 — Urgent procedure, p. 29 — Draft amending
and supplementary budget No 1 for 1979, p. 31 — Interest rebates for loans with a
structural objective, p. 48 — Urgent procedure, p. 50 — Votes, p. 50 — Interest
rebates for loans with a structural objective (resumption), p. 50 — Loans for
promoting investment, p. 54 — Staff Regulations of Officials of the Communities,
p. 56 — Administrative expenditure of Parliament during the 1978 financial year,
p. 61 — Non-quota section of the Regional Fund, p. 62 — Coal and coke for the
iron and steel industry, p. 64 — Community participation in space research, p. 69
— Operation of the Euratom inspectorate, p. 75 — Accident at Harrisburg, p. 81
— Urgent procedure, p. 86 — Next sitting, p. 86.
Wednesday, 25 april 1979 87
Minutes, p.9 — Documents, p.9 — Urgent procedure, p. 90 — Relations
between the Community and the USA, p. 90 — Welcome, p. 97 — Agenda, p. 9
— Action in favour of consumers, p. 97 — Actions in the iron and steel sector and
(Continued overleaf) NOTE TO READER
Appearing at the same time as the English edition are editions in the five other official
languages of the Communities : Danish, German, French, Italian and Dutch. The English
edition contains the original texts of the interventions in English and an English transla­
tion of those made in other languages. In these cases there are, after the name of the
speaker, the following letters, in brackets, to indicate the language spoken : (DK) for
Danish, (D) for German, (F) for French, (I) for Italian and (NL) for Dutch.
The original texts of these interventions appear in the edition published in the language
spoken.
other industries, p. 103 — Urgent procedure, p. 115 — Question Time, p. 116 —
Contents (continued)
Actions in the iron and steel sector and other industries (resumption), p. 123 —
Votes, p. 126 — Actions in the iron and steel sector and other industries (resump-
tion),'p. 129 — Code of conduct for Community companies with subsidiaries in
South Africa, p. 136 — Peace treaty between Egypt and Israel, p. 149 — Next
sitting, p. 156 — Annex, p. 157.
160 Thursday, 26 april 1979
Minutes, p. 162 — Urgent procedure, p. 162 — UNCTAD (fifth conference), p. 162
Liability for defective products, p. 167 — Pharmaceutical preparations, p. 184 —
Question Time (concluded), p. 189 — Accession to the European Convention on
Human Rights, p. 198 — Votes, p. 199 — Accession to the Europeann
on Human Rights (resumption), p. 201 — Expulsion from Malta of Mr von Hassel,
p. 210 — Community system of information on accidents, p. 214 — Organ banks,
p. 215 — Food aid, p. 217 — Next sitting, p. 219 — Annex, p. 220.
230 Friday, 27 april 1979
Minutes, p. 232 — Procedure without report, p. 232 — Votes, p. 232 — Visit to
Japan, p. 233 — Equipment and measurements, p. 237 — Own-account carriage of
goods'by road, p. 238 — Exchange losses, p. 239 — Simpler Community regula­
tions, p. 240 — Fisheries agreement between Canada and the EEC, p. 241 — For-
estry'policy, p. 242 — Fruit and vegetables, p. 243 — EEC-Norwegian fishing rela­
tions, p. 244 — Humanitarian aid for the population of Uganda, p. 245 — Acci­
dents at work, p. 246 — Earthquake in Yugoslavia, p. 247 — African swine fever in
Malta, p. 248 — African swine fever in Spain, p. 248 — Foot-and-mouth disease in
South-East Europe, p. 248 — Classical swine fever, p. 248 — Votes, p. 248 — Next
part-session, p. 250 — Minutes, p. 250 — Adjournment, p. 250.
Resolutions adopted at sittings of 23 to 27 April 1979 appear in the Official Journal of
the European Communities C 127 of 21. 5. 1979. Sitting of Monday, 23 April 1979
SITTING OF MONDAY, 23 APRIL 1979
Contents
15. Deadline for tabling amendments 16 1. Resumption of the session 2
16. Procedure without report 1
2. Tribute to Jean Monnet
17. Action taken by the Commission on the
3. Tribute
opinions and proposals of Parliament ... 16
4. Membership of committees
18. Youth polity in the Community —Joint
debate on a report by Mrs Cassanmagnagu 5. Petitions . -.
Cerretti, on behalf of the Committee un
6. Documents received 3 Social Affairs, Employment and Education
(Doc. 91/97) and an oral question by Mr
7. Texts of treaties forwarded by the Council 8
Schreiber and others (Doc. 60/79) 16
8. Referral to committee 9 Mrs Cassanmagnago Cerretti, rapporteur if,
9. Statement by the President concerning Mr Schreiber, author of the question .... I7
motion for a resolution Doc. 626/78 .... 9 Mr Caro, on behalf of the Christian-
Democratic Group (EPP) ; Mrs Squarcia-
10. Urgent procedure
lupi, on behalf of the Communist and
Allies Group ; Mr Vredeling, Vice-Presi­11. Welcome
dent of the Commission |H
12. Provisional preliminary draft estimates of
19. Urgent procedure 22 Parliament
20. Second European Social Budget (1976/ 13. Order of business 10
1980) — Report by Mr Wawrzik on
Procedural motion : Lord Bruce of
behalf of the Committee on Social Affairs
Donington
Employment and Education (Doc. 25/79)
Lord Reay; Mr Spénale; Lord Reay; Mr
Mr Wawrzik, rapporteur 2Klepsch; Lord Reay; Lord Bessborough;
Lord Ardwick; Mr Klepsch; Mr Bange­ Mr Vredeling, Vice-President of the
Commission, Mr Vandewie/e ; Mr Vred­mann ; Mr Klepsch ; Lord Bessborough ;
eling 23 Mr Bangemann ; Mr Broeksz ; Mr Baas;
Lord Kennet ; Mr Klepsch 11
21. Agenda for next sitting6
Annex7 14. Limitation of speaking time5 Debates of the European Parliament
IN THE CHAIR : MR COLOMBO journey is uncertain. The building of Europe, like all
peaceful revolutions, takes time.'
President
I invite you to observe a moment's silence.
(The House, standing, observed one minute's silence.)
(Tin sitting was opened at ">.IQ p.m.)
3. Tribute
President. — The sitting is open.
President. — On 18 April Mr Brosnan, a member of
1. Resumption of the session the European Parliament since 1977, passed away.
Mr Brosnan had been a member of the Irish Parlia­
President. — I declare resumed the session of the
ment since 1969 and belonged to the Fianna Fail
European Parliament adjourned on 16 March 1979.
party.
A member of the Group of European Progressive
2. Tribute to Jean Monnet Democrats, Mr Brosnan participated actively in the
work of the Legal Affairs Committee, the Committee
President. — On 16 March 1979 one of the spiritual on Regional Policy and the Consultative Assembly of
fathers of Europe, Jean Monnet, passed away. In this the ACP-EEC Convention.
House, honourable colleagues, ladies and gentlemen,
I invite you to observe a few moments' silence in
let us give our heart-felt tribute to the memory of one
memory of our late colleague.
of the most illustrious Europeans whose character and
(The House, standing, observed one minute's silence) whose work so profoundly marked the birth and deve­
lopment of the European Community.
A valiant defender of the principles of freedom and 4. Membership of committees
democracy, he put himself at the service of his
country and its allies during the first and second President. — I have received from the Christian-
world wars in the fight against dictatorship. After the Democratic Group (EPP) a request for the appoint­
second world war he dedicated all his energies to the ment of Mr André Fosset to the Political Affairs
unification of Europe, conscious of the need to Committee and the Committee on Regional Policy,
remove all the old differences, particularly between Regional Planning and Transport.
France and Germany, to build a Community based on
I have also received a request from the European
the common inheritance of all its peoples : the
Conservative Group for the appointment of Lord
freedom and democracy of our continent.
Bethell to the Political Affairs Committee to replace
Together with the other founding fathers he was a tire­ Lord Reay.
less inspiration for the creation of the first European
As there are no objections, the appointment is ratified.
Community, the Iron and Steel Community. Having
served as the first president of the High Authority of
the Iron and Steel Community, Jean Monnet untir­ 5. Petitions
ingly laid the foundations which led to the signing of
the Treaties of Rome. Creator of the Committee for President. — I have received from Miss Eva Haschek
the United States of Europe on to which he brought a petition on non-uniform interpretation by the
important personalities from politics and the trade Member States of EEC Regulation 1408/71.
unions, he never ceased to strive for the triumph of a
This petition has been entered under No 1/79 in the
united Europe. A constant champion of the view that
register provided for in Rule 48 (2) of the Rules of
the construction of Europe would have to be based on
Procedure and, pursuant to paragraph 3 of that same
a strong popular assembly, Jean Monnet saw in the rule, referred to the Committee on the Rules of Proce­
direct election of the European Parliament one of the
dure and Petitions.
indispensable goals for relaunching of Europe. 'We
At its meeting of 1 March 1979, the Committee on are not forming an alliance of States, we are uniting
the Rules of Procedure and Petitions considered peti­peoples' was what this man of calm, staunch and deter­
tions Nos. 15/77, 20/77, 21/77, 1/78, 10/78, 16/78,
mined faith who was rightly awarded the title of the
21/78, 23/78, 24/78, 25/78, 26/78, 27/78, 28/78 and first citizen of Europe used to say. He has left us
29/78. before seeing this grand design of the direct election
by universal suffrage of our Parliament put into effect, Petition No 15/77 has, further to the opinion of the
in whose destiny for the future of Europe he believed. Committee on the Environment, Public Health and
Consumer Protection, been forwarded to the Commis­All those gathered here today, whose task it is to
sion. labour for the ideals which were his own, have this
message from Jean Monnet : 'I have never doubted Petition No 20/77 has been filed without further
the road which has to be chosen, but the length of the action. Sitting of Monday, 2?, April 1979
President
Further to the opinion of the Legal Affairs 6. Documents received
Committee, Petition No 21/77 has been filed without
further action.
President. — Since the adjournment of the session, I
Petition No 1/78 has been forwarded to the Commis­
have received :
sion.
(a) from the Council, requests for an opinion on : Petition No. 10/78 has been filed without further
action.
— the proposal from the Commission of the European
Further to the opinion of the Committee on the Envi­ Communities to the Council for a directive relating
ronment, Public Health and Consumer Protection, to the approximation of the laws, regulations and
administrative provisions of the Member States Petition No 16/78 has been forwarded to the Commis­
concerning consumer credit (Doc. 10/79) sion.
Petition No. 21/78 has been referred to the Political which has been referred to the Legal Affairs
Affairs Committee and to the Committee on Regional Committee as the committee responsible and to
Policy, Regional Planning and Transport for their the Committee on the Environment, Public
opinions. Health and Consumer Protection for its opinion ;
Petition No 23/78 has been referred to the Political
— the proposal from the Commission of the European
Affairs Committee as the committee responsible. Communities to the Council for a second five-year
programme (1980-1984) on radioactive waste manage­Petition No 24/78 has been referred to the
ment and storage (Doc. 11/79) Committee on the Environment, Public Health and
Consumer Protection for its opinion.
which has been referred to the Committee on the
Petition No 25/78 has been referred to the Legal Environment, Public Health and Consumer Protec­
Affairs Committee for its opinion. tion as the committee responsible and to the
Committee on Energy and the Committee on
Petition No 26/78 has been referred to the Political
Budgets for their opinions ;
Affairs Committee as the committee responsible.
— the proposal from the Commission of the European Petition No 27/78 has been referred to the Political
Communities to the Council for a decision adopting Affairs Committee as the committee responsible.
a research and development programme for the Euro­
Petition No 28/78 has been filed without further pean Atomic Energy Community on the plutonium
action. cycle and its safety (1980-1984) — (Doc. 12/79)
Petition No 29/78 has been referred to the
which has been referred to the Committee on
Committee on Regional Policy, Regional Planning
Energy and Research as the committee responsible
and Transport for its opinion.
and to the Committee on Budgets for its opinion ;
At its meeting of 20-21 March 1979, the Committee
— the proposal from the Commission of the European on the Rules of Procedure and Petitions examined
Communities to the Council for a directive on the petitions Nos 16/77, 17/77, 18/77, 12/78, 13/78,
protection of workers from harmful exposure to
14/78, 15/78 and 22/78.
chemical, physical and biological agents at work
Petition No 16/77 has been forwarded to the Commis­ (Doc. 13/79)
sion together with the opinion of the Committee on
which has been referred to the Committee on the the Environment, Public Health and Consumer Protec­
Environment, Public Health and Consumer Protec­tion.
tion ;
Petition No 17/77 has been forwarded to the Commis­
sion. — the proposal from the Commission of the European
Communities to the Council for a regulation
Petition No 18/77 has been forwarded to the Commis­ opening, allocating and providing for the administra­
sion. tion of a Community tariff quota for fresh table
grapes falling within subheading ex 08.04 A I (a) and Petition No 12/78 has been filed without further
(b) of the Common Customs Tariff, originating in
action.
Cyprus (Doc. 14/79)
Petition No 13/78 has been forwarded to the Commis­
sion as requested by the Committee on Social Affairs, which has been referred to the Committee on
External Economic Relations as the committee Employment and Education.
responsible and to the Committee on Agriculture
Petition No 14/78 has been forwarded to the Commis­
for its opinion ;
sion.
— the proposal from the Commission of the European Petition No 15/78 has been filed without further
Communities to the Council for a new directive on action.
the approximation of the laws of the Member States
Petition No 22/78, which has been declared inadmiss­ relating to units of measurement and repealing Direc­
ible, has been filed without further action. tive 71/354/EEC (Doc. 15/79) Debates of the European Parliament
President
IV a regulation laying down certain measures tor the which has been referred to the Committee on
conservation and management of fishery resources
Economic and Monetary Affairs ;
applicable to vessels registered in the Faroe
Islands for the period I January to 31 December — the proposal from the Commission of the European
Communities to the Council for a directive supple­ 1979
menting the Annex to Directive 76/769/EEC on the
V a regulation laying laying down certain measures
approximation of the laws, regulations and adminis­
for the conservation and management of fishery
trative provisions of the Member States relating to
resources applicable to vessels living the flag of
restrictions on the marketing and use of certain
Spain for the period 1 January to 31 December
dangerous substances and preparations (Doc. 16/79)
I 979
(Doc. 26/79) which has been referred to the Committee on the
Environment, Public Health and Consumer Protec­ which has been referred to the Committee on Agri­
tion ; culture :
— the proposal from the Commission of the European — the proposal from the Commission of the European
Communities to the Council for a regulation Communities to the Council concerning a new multi­
amending Regulation (EEC) No 1111/77 laying annual programme of the Joint Research Centre
down common provisions for isoglucose (Doc. 1980/1983 (Doc. 27/79)
17/79)
which has been referred to the Committee on
which has been referred to the Committee on Agri­ Energy and Research as the committee responsible
culture as the committee responsible and to the
and to the Committee on Budgets and the
Committee on Budgets for its opinion ;
Committee on the Environment, Public Health
and Consumer Protection for their opinions ; — the proposal from the Commission of the European
Communities to the Council for a decision applying
— the proposals from the Commission of the European Decision 78/870/EEC of 16 October 1978 empow­
Communities to the Council concerning food aid
ering the Commission to contract loans for the
regulations for 1979 (Doc. 28/79)
purpose of promoting investment within the Commu­
nity (Doc. 20/79) which has been referred to the Committee on
Development and Cooperation as the committee which has been referred to the Committee on
responsible and to the Committee on Agriculture Budgets as the committee responsible and to the
and the Committee on Budgets for their opinions ; Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
and the Committee on Regional Policy, Regional — the proposal from the Commission of the European
Planning and Transport for their opinions ; Communities to the Council for a regulation on the
measures to be taken in the event of irregularities
— the proposal from the Commission of the European
affecting the own resources referred to in the deci­
Communities to the Council for a decision on
sion of 21 April 1970 and the organization of an
setting up a second joint programme of exchanges of
information system for the Commission in this field
young workers within the Community (Doc. 21/79)
(Doc. 38/79)
which has been referred to the Committee on
which has been referred to the Committee on
Social Affairs, Employment and Education as the
Budgets ;
committee responsible and to the Committee on
Budgets for its opinion ; — the proposal from the Commission of the European
Communities to the Council for a regulation setting
— the proposal from the Commission of the European
up a Community system of reliefs from customs duty
Communities to the Council for a regulation laying (Doc. 39/79)
down special measures in the raw tobacco sector in
respect of the Perustitza and Erzegovina varieties which has been referred to the Committee on
(Doc. 22/78) External Economic Relations as the committee
responsible and to the Committee on Economic
which has been referred to the committee on Agri­
and Monetary Affairs for its opinion ; culture as the committee responsible and to the
Committee on Budgets for its opinion ; — the proposal from the Commission of the European
Communities to the Council for a regulation
■— the proposal from the Commission of the European
opening, allocating and providing for the administra­
Communities to the Council for :
tion of Community tariff quotas for certain wines
having a registered designation of origin, falling I a regulation allocating catch quotas between
within subheading ex 22.05 C of the Common Member States for vessels fishing in Faroese
Customs Tariff, originating in Algeria (1979/80) — waters
(Doc. 41/79)
Il a regulation allocating certain quotas between
Member States for vessels fishing in the exclusive which has been referred to the Committee on
economic /one of Norway External Economic Relations as the committee
responsible and to the Committee on Agriculture III a regulation allocating catch quotas between
and the Committee on Development and Coopera­Member States for vessels fishing in Swedish
tion for their opinions ; waters Sitting of Monday, 23 April 1979
President
programme (1980-1984) of the European Atomic
— the proposal from the Commission of the European
Energy Community in the field of biology — Health Communities to the Council for a regulation on
Protection (Radiation Protection Programme) —
investment aid at the marketing and processing
(Doc. 88/79)
stage of milk products (Doc. 46/79)
which has been referred to the Committee on which had been referred to the Committee on
the Environment, Public Health and Agriculture
Consumer Protection as the committee respon­
— the proposal from the Commission of the European
sible and to the Committee on Energy and
Communities to the Council on policy with regard
Research and thee on Budgets for
to agricultural structures (Doc. 47/79)
their opinions ;
which has been referred to the Committee on Agri­
— the proposal from the Commission of the European
culture as the committee responsible and to the
Communities to the Council for a regulation
Committee on Budgets and the Committee on
amending Regulation (EEC) No 2511/69 laying
Regional Policy, Regional Planning and Transport
down special measures for improving the production
for their opinions ;
and marketing of Community citrus fruit (Doc.
93/79)
— the proposal from the Commission of the European
Communities to the Council for
which has been referred to the Committee on
I a regulation amending Regulation (EEC) No Budgets for its opinion ;
1418/76 on the common organization of the
— the proposal from the Commission of the European market in rice
Communities to the Council for a regulation
11 a regulation amending Regulation (EEC) No amending Regulation (EEC) No 471/76 as regards
2727/75 on the common organization of the the period of suspension of the application of the
market in cereals condition on prices governing the importation into
the Community of fresh lemons originating in
(Do^. 48/79)
certain Mediterranean countries (Doc. 94/79)
which has been referred to the Committee on Agri­
which has been referred to the Committee on
culture as the committee responsible and to the
External Economic Relations as the committee
Committee on Budgets for its opinion ;
responsible and to the Committee on Agriculture
— the proposal from the Commission of the European and the Committee on Budgets for their opinions ;
Communities to the Council for a directive
amending for the second time the Annex to Direc­ — the proposal from the Commission of the European
tive 76/769/EEC on the approximation of the laws, Communities to the Council for a decision adopting
regulations and administrative provisions of the a second multiannual research and development
Member States relating to restrictions on the programme for the European Community in the
marketing and use of certain dangerous substances field of textile and clothing (indirect action) (Doc.
and preparations (Doc. 49/79) 110/79)
which has been referred to the Committee on the which has been referred to the Committee on
Environment, Public Health and Consumer Protec­ Energy and Research as the committee responsible
tion as the committee responsible and to the
and to the Committee on Economic and Monetary
Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs for Affairs and the Committee on Budgets for their
its opinion ;
opinions ;
— the proposal from the Commission of the European
(b) from the Parliamentary Committees, the following
Communities to the Council for a directive esta­
reports :
blishing safety measures against the conjectural risks
associated with recombinant DNA work (Doc. 55/79)
— report by Mr Brown, on behalf of the Committee on
Energy and Research, on the need for Community which has been referred to the Committee on the
action to promote the exploitation of wind, wave and
Environment, Public Health and Consumer Protec­
tidal energy for electricity production (Doc. 19/79);
tion ;
— report by Mr Brown, on behalf of the Committee on
— the proposal from the Commission of the European
the Environment, Public Health and Consumer
Communities to the Council for a directive
Protection, on the proposal from the Commission of
prolonging, in respect of brucellosis, tuberculosis and
the European Communities to the Council (Doc.
swine fever, certain derogations granted to Denmark.
173/78) for a specific directive on the overall migra­
Ireland and the United Kingdom (Doc. 68/79)
tion limit for the constituents of plastic and articles
intended to come into contact with foodstuffs (Doc.
which has been referred to the Committee on Agri­
23/79) ;
culture ;
— the proposal from the Commission of the the Euro­ — report by Mrs Krouwel-Vlam, on behalf of the
pean Communities to the Council for a decision Committee on the Environment, Public Health and
adopting a five-year research and training Consumer Protection, on organ banks (Doc. 24/79) ; Debates of the European Parliament
President
and Consumer Protection, on the proposal from the
report by Mr Wawrzik, on behalf of the Committee
Commission of the European Communities to the on Social Affairs, Employment and Education on the
Council (Doc. 391/78) for a decision introducing a Second European Budget (1976/1980) (Doc. 25/79);
Community system of information on accidents in
report by Sir Derek Walker-Smith, on behalf of the
which products are involved, outside the spheres of
Legal Affairs Committee, on the appointment of a occupational activities and road traffic (Doc. 40/79) ;
Community Ombudsman by the European Parlia­
— report by Mr Pintat, on hehalf of the Political Affairs ment (Doc. 29/79) ;
Committee, on the prospects of enlargement of the-
report by Mr Nyborg, on behalf of the Committee on Community
Economic and Monetary Affairs, on the proposal Part two — Sectoral aspects
from the Commission of the European Communities (Doc. 42/79) ;
to the Council (Doc. 520/78) for a directive on the
— report by Mr Sandri, on behalf of the Committee on approximation of the laws, regulations and adminis­
Development and Cooperation, on the proposal from trative provisions of the Member States relating to
the Commission of the European Communities to construction products (Doc. 30/79) ;
the Council (Doc. 43/78) for a regulation relating to
report by Mr Albers, on behalf of the Committee on the creation of a European Agency for Cooperation
Social Affairs, Employment and Education, on the (EAC) (Doc. 44/79) ;
conclusions to be drawn from the Tripartite Confer­
— report by Mr Spinelli, on behalf of the Committee on
ence of 9 November 1978 (Doc. 31/79);
Budgets, on the proposal from the Commission of
report without debate by Mr Ney, on behalf of the the European Communities to the Council (Doc.
Committee on Agriculture, on the proposal from the 20/79) for a decision applying Decision 78/870/EEC
Commission of the European Communities to the of 16 October 1978 empowering the Commission to
Council (Doc. 632/78) for a decision on financial contract loans for the purpose of promoting invest­
contribution to the campaign against foot-and-mouth ment within the Community (Doc. 45/79);
disease in South-East Europe (Doc. 32/79) ;
— report by Mr Jung, on behalf of the Committee on
report by Mr Ney, on behalf of the Committee on Regional Policy, Regional Planning and Transport,
Agriculture, on the proposal from the Commission of on the proposal from the Commission of the Euro­
the European Communities to the Council (Doc. pean Communities to the Council (Doc. 628/78) for
577/78) for a regulation introducing Community a directive on own-account carriage of goods by road
measures for the prevention of classical swine fever between Member States (Doc. 50/79) ;
(Doc. 33/79) ;
— report by Mr Jung, on behalf of the Committee on
report without debate by Mr Ney, on behalf of the Regional Policy, Regional Planning and Transport,
Committee on Agriculture, on the proposal from the on the EEC's relations with the Comecon countries
Commission of the European Communities to the in the field of maritime shipping (Doc. 51/79);
Council (Doc. 623/78) for a decision on a financial
— report by Mr Nyborg, on behalf of the Committee on
contribution from the Community to Spain for the
Economic and Monetary Affairs on the proposals
eradication of African swine fever in Spain (Doc.
from the Commission of the European Communities
34/79) ;
to the Council for
report by Mr Lemp, on behalf of the Committee on
I — a directive on the approximation of the laws of the
Agriculture, on the proposal from the Commission of
Member States relating to safety requirements for
the European Communities to the Council (Doc.
tower cranes for building work (Doc. 548/78)
680/78) for a regulation on the conclusion of an
agreement on fisheries between the Government of 11 — a directive on the approximation of the laws of
Canada and the European Economic Community the Member States relating to the operating space,
(Doc. 35/79) ; access to the driving position (entry and exit facili­
ties), and to the doors and windows of wheeled
report by Lord Kennet, on behalf of the Committee
agricultural or forestry tractors (Doc. 549/78)
on the Environment, Public Health and Consumer
Protection, on the proposal from the Commission of III — a directive amending Directive 74/510/EEC on
the European Communities to the Council (Doc. the approximation of the laws of the Member
8/78) for a Directive relating to the approximation of States relating to the type-approval of wheeled
the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of agricultural or forestry tractors (Doc. 550/78)
the Member States concerning misleading and unfair
IV — a directive on the approximation of the laws of
advertising (Doc. 36/79) ;
the Member States relating to noise emitted by
report by Mr Cointat, on behalf of the Committee on lawn mowers (Doc. 562/78)
Budgets, on the proposal from the Commission of
V — a directive on the approximation of the laws of
the European Communities to the Council (Doc.
the Member States relating to certain types of
276/78) for a regulation amending the Staff Regula­
simple pressure vessels (Doc. 563/78)
tions of Officials and Conditions of Employment of
Other Servants of the European Communities and — report by Mr Sandri, on behalf of the Committee on
establishing an Administrative Tribunal of the Euro­ External Economic Relations on the renewal of the
pean Communities (Doc. 37/79) ; trade agreement with Uruguay (Doc. 75/79) ;
report by Mrs Cassanmagnago Cerretti, on behalf of — report by Mr Baas, on behalf of the Committee on
the Committee on the Environment, Public Health External Economic Relations, on trade and economic Sitting of Monday, 23 April 1979
President
— report by Mr Noè, on behalf of the Committee on relations between the EEC and ASEAN (Doc.
Environment, Public Health and Consumer Protec­77/79) ;
tion, on a proposal from the Commission of the Euro­
pean Communities to the Council (Doc. 681/78) for report by Lord Bethell, on behalf of the Committee
a decision adopting a concerted action project of the on Environment, Public Health and Consumer
European Economic Community on the effect of Protection, on the proposal from the Commission of
thermal processing and distribution on the quality the European Communities to the Council (Doc.
and nutritive value of Food (Doc. 89/79) ; 619/78) for a directive amending the directives laying
down the revised basic safety standards for the health
— report by Mr Bertrand, on behalf of the Social Affairs, protection of the general public and workers against
Employment and Education Committee, on the the dangers of ionizing radiation (Doc. 78/79) ;
results obtained to date by, and the future work of,
the European Centre for the development of voca­
report by Mr Hansen, on behalf of the Committee on
tional training in Berlin (Doc. 90/79) ;
Agriculture, on the proposal from the Commission of
the European Communities to the Council (Doc.
— report by Mrs Cassanmagnago Cerretti, on behalf of
639/78, for a regulation amending Regulation (EEC)
the Committee on Social Affairs, Employment and
No 974/71 with regard to the calculation of mone­
Education, on the proposal from the Commission of
tary compensatory amounts in the wine sector (Doc.
the European Communities to the Council (Doc.
79/79) ;
21/79) for a Decision on setting up a second joint
programme of exchanges of young workers within
report by Mr Scelba, on behalf of the Political Affairs
the Community (Doc. 91/79);
Committee, on the accession of the European
Community to the European Convention on human — report by Mr Albertini, on behalf of the Committee
rights (Doc. 80/79) ;
on Agriculture, on the communication from the
Commission of the European Communities to the
report by Mr Blumenfeld, on behalf of the Political
Council concerning forestry policy in the European
Affairs Committee, on the signing of the peace treaty
Community (Doc. 92/79) ;
between Egypt and Israel and Community contribu­
tion to a general peace settlement (Doc. 82/79) ; — report by Mr Flämig, on behalf of the Committee on
Energy and Research, on the energy situation in the
report by Mr Lamberts, on behalf of the Committee
Community (Doc. 96/79);
on Environment, Public Health and Consumer
Protection, on the proposal from the Commission of — report by Mrs Dunwoody, on behalf of the
the European Communities to the Council (Doc. Committee on Social Affairs, Employment and
624/78) for a directive on the approximation of the Education, on equal pay for men and women in the
laws of the Member States relating to edible caseins Member States of the Community (Doc. 98/79);
and casemates (Doc. 83/79) ;
— By Mr Bayerl, on behalf of the Legal Affairs
report by Mr Notenboom, on behalf of the Committee, on the protection of the rights of the
Committee on Budgets, on the proposal from the individual in the face of technical developments in
data processing (Doc. 100/79); Commission of the European Communities to the
Council (Doc. 633/78) for a regulation on interest
— report by Mr Kavanagh, on behalf of the Social rebates for certain loans with a structural objective
Affairs, Employment and Education Committee, on (Doc. 84/79);
the coordination of the activities of fisheries auxiliary
vessels at Community level (Doc. 101/79); report by Mr Bregegère, on behalf of the Committee
on Agriculture, on the proposal from the Commis­
— Interim report by Mr Cointat, on behalf of the sion of the European Communities to the Council
Committee on Budgets, on the administrative expen­(Doc. 22/79) for a regulation laying down special
diture of the European Parliament during the period measures in the raw tobacco sector in respect of the
of 1 January to 31 December 1978 (1978 financial Perustitza and Erzegovina varieties (Doc. 85/79) ;
Year) (Doc. 102/79);
report by Mr Lamberts, on behalf of the Committee
— report by Mr Nyborg, on behalf of the Committee on
on the Environment, Public Health and Consumer
Economic and Monetary Affairs, on the proposals
Protection, on the proposal from the Commission of
from the Commission of the European Communities
the European Communities to the Council (Doc.
to the Council for :
638/78) for a Directive amending, in respect of
chilling, Directive 71/118/EEC on health problems
1 a regulation amending Regulation (EEC) No 222/77
affecting trade in fesh poultrymeat (Doc. 86/79) ; on Community transit (Doc. 551/78)
■ report by Mr Pisoni, on behalf of the Committee on II a regulation defining the conditions under which a
Agriculture, on a proposal from the Commission of person may be permitted to make a customs declara­
the European Communities to the Council (Doc. tion (Doc. 103/79)
646/78) for a regulation amending Regulation (EEC)
816/70 laying down additional provisions for the — report by Mr Hughes, on behalf of the Committee on
common organization of the market in wine and Agriculture, on the proposal from the Commission to
Regulation (EEC) No 817/70 laying down special the Council (Doc. 510/78) for a directive amending
provisions relating to quality wines produced in speci­ Directive 64/432/EEC in respect of enzootic leucosis
fied regions (Doc. 87/79) ; among cattle (Doc. 105/79); Debates of the European Parliament
President
Seefeld, Mr Fellermaier, Mr W. Müller, Mrs Krouwel-— report by Mr Nyborg, on behalf of the Committee on
Vlam, Mr Radoux, Mr De Clercq, Mr Dewulf, Mr
Development and Cooperation, on the proposals
Nolan, Mr Power, Lord Bethell, Mr Brown, Mr
from the Commission of the European Communities
Pisoni, Mr Noè, Mr Dalyell, Sir Geoffrey de Freitas, to the Council on development cooperation and the
Mr Yeats, Mr van Aerssen, Lord St. Oswald, Mr
observance of certain international standards
Lagorce, Mr Dondelinger, Mr McDonald, Mr Bettiza, governing working conditions (Doc. 111/79);
Mr Osborn, Mr Kavanagh, Mr Nyborg. Mr Chris­
(c) the following oral questions with debate :
tensen, Mr Ryan and Mrs Dunwoody ;
— by Mr Zagari, Mr Power, Mr Jahn, Mr Brown, Mr (f) from the Commission :
Baas, Mr Scott-Hopkins, Mr Leonardi, Mr Haase, Mrs
— 22 March 1979
Walz and Mr Ripamonti, to the Commission, on the
— a request for an opinion on the proposal for a
state of relations between the Community and the
transfer of appropriations between chapters
United States of America (Doc. 56/79) ;
within Section III — Commission — of the
— by Mr Zagari, Mr Power, Mr Jahn, Mr Brown, Mr general budget of the European Communities for
Baas, Mr Scott-Hopkins, Mr Leonardi, Mr Haase, Mrs the financial year 1979 (Doc. 18/79)
Walz and Mr Ripamonti, to the Council, on the state
which had been referred to the Committee on
of relations between the Community and the United
budgets.
States of America (Doc. 57/79) ;
Since the proposed transfer concerned expenditure
— by Mr Zagari, Mr Power, Mr Jahn, Mr Brown, Mr
not necessarily resulting from the Treaties, I have Baas, Mr Scott-Hopkins, Mr Leonardi, Mr Haase, Mrs
consulted the Council on behalf of Parliament in Walz and Mr Ripamonti, to the Foreign Ministers
meeting in political cooperation, on the state of rela­ accordance with the provisions of the Financial Regu­
tions between the Community and the United States lation ;
of America (Doc. 58/79) ;
— 10 April 1979
— by Mr Bangemann, Mr Cifarelli, Mr Damseaux, Mr —a request for an opinion on the proposal for a
Johnston and Mr Jung, to the Commission, on the transfer of appropriations between chapters
reserve for the non-quota section of the Regional within Section III — Commission — of the
Fund (Doc. 59/79) ; general budget of the European Communities for
the financial year 1979 (Doc. 66/79)
— by Mr Schreiber, Mr Kavanagh, Mr Albers, Mr Hoff­
mann, Mr Hoist and Mr Seefeld, to the Commission, which has been referred to the Committee on
on youth policy in the Community (Doc. 60/79) ; Budgets.
— by Mrs Krouwel-Vlam, Mr W. Müller, Mr Ajello, Mr (g) from the Council :
Bregegère, Mr Didier and Mr Brown, to the Council,
— draft amending and supplementary budget No 1 of
on Community action in favour of consumers (Doc.
the European Communities for the financial year
61/79);
1979 (Doc. 67/79)
— by Mr Klepsch, on behalf of the Christian-
which has been referred to the Committee on
Democratic Group, (EPP) to the Commission, on
Budgets ;
restructuring in industry (Doc. 62/79) ;
(h) the following motions for resolutions : — by Mr Klepsch, on behalf of the Christian-
Democratic Group (EPP), to the Council, on restruc­ — by Mr Hamilton, pursuant to Rule 25 of the Rules of
turing in industry (Doc. 63/79) ; Procedure, on a single seat for the executive and parli­
amentary institutions of the Community (Doc. 4/79)
— by Mr Pintat, on behalf of the Liberal and Democ­
ratic Group, to the Commission, on actions under­ which has been referred to the Political Affairs
taken by the Commission in the iron and steel sector Committee ;
in the last two years and future prospects (Doc.
— by Mrs Walz and Mr Flàmig, on behalf of the
64/79);
Committee on Energy and Research, on the accident
— by the Committee on Economic and Monetary at the Three Mile Island nuclear power station (Doc.
Affairs, to the Commission, on Community supplies 51/79);
of raw materials (Doc. 112/79);
(i) from the EEC-Turkey Joint Parliamentary
(d) the following oral question without debate : Committee a recommendation adopted in Ankara
on 10 April 1979 (Doc. 97/79).
— by the Committee on Development and Coopera­
tion, to the Commission, on the Fifth United
Nations Conference on Trade and Development
7. Texts of treaties forwarded by the Council (UNCTAD) Manila — May 1979) (Doc. 65/79);
(e) for Question Time on 25 and 26 April 1979, President. — I have received from the Council certi­
pursuant to Rule 47A of the Rules of Procedure fied true copies of the following documents :
(Doc. 52/79)
— agreement in the form of an exchange of letters
relating to Article 9 of Protocol No 1 to the agreement — oral questions by Sir Geoffrey de Freitas, Mr Steuer,
Mr Ellis, Mr Seefeld, Mr Dewulf, Mr Inchauspe, Mr between the European Economic Community and the
Bordu, Mr L'Estrange, Mr Dondelinger, Mr Kava­ State of Israel and concerning the importation into the
nagh, Mr Ryan, Sir Derek Walker-Smith, Sir Geoffrey Community of preserved fruit salads originating in Israel
de Freitas, Mr Spicer, Mr Power, Mr Fitch, Mr (1979);

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