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Official Journal of the European Communities Debates of the European Parliament 1979-1980 Session. Report of Proceedings from 10 to 14 December 1979

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ISSN 0378-5041 Annex Official Journal of the European Communities No 249 December 1979 English edition Debates of the European Parliament 1979-1980 Session Report of Proceedings from 10 to 14 December 1979 Europe House, Strasbourg Contents Monday, 10 december 1979 1 Resumption, p. 3 — Tribute, p. 3 — Membership of the Court of Justice, p. 4 — Membership of Parliament, p. 4 — Political groups, p. 4 — Petitions, p. 4 — Docu­ments, p. 4 — Texts of Treaties, p. 8 — Transfers of appropriations, p. 9 — Authori­zation of reports, p. 9 — Reference to committee, p. 9 — Motions for resolutions Docs 1-330/79, 1-365/79 and 1-368/79, p. 9 — Organization of business, p. 9 — Order of business, p. 9 — Speaking-time, p. 11 — Tabling of amendments, p. 12 — Procedure without report, p. 12 — Action taken on Parliament's opinions — Agenda, p. 12 — Election of a Vice-President, p. 14 — Question Time p. 14Draft amending and supplementary budget No 3, p. 27 — Next sitting, p. 34 — Annex, p. 35. Tuesday, 11 December 1979 51 Minutes, p.2 — Documents, p.2 — Urgent procedure, p. 52 — Tabling of amendments, p.2 — Draft amending and supplementary budget No 3 (contd), p. 52 — General budget for 1980, p. 66 — Urgent, p. 81 — Welcome, p. 81 — Draft amending and supplementary budget No 3 (vote), p. 81 — General budget for 1980 (contd), p. 83 — Agenda, p. 102 — Urgent procedure, p. 103 — General budget for 1980 (contd), p. 103 — Urgent procedure, p. Ill — Next sitting, p. 112.
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ISSN 0378-5041
Annex Official Journal
of the
European Communities
No 249
December 1979
English edition Debates of the European Parliament
1979-1980 Session
Report of Proceedings
from 10 to 14 December 1979
Europe House, Strasbourg
Contents Monday, 10 december 1979 1
Resumption, p. 3 — Tribute, p. 3 — Membership of the Court of Justice, p. 4 —
Membership of Parliament, p. 4 — Political groups, p. 4 — Petitions, p. 4 — Docu­
ments, p. 4 — Texts of Treaties, p. 8 — Transfers of appropriations, p. 9 — Authori­
zation of reports, p. 9 — Reference to committee, p. 9 — Motions for resolutions
Docs 1-330/79, 1-365/79 and 1-368/79, p. 9 — Organization of business, p. 9 —
Order of business, p. 9 — Speaking-time, p. 11 — Tabling of amendments, p. 12
— Procedure without report, p. 12 — Action taken on Parliament's opinions —
Agenda, p. 12 — Election of a Vice-President, p. 14 — Question Time p. 14
Draft amending and supplementary budget No 3, p. 27 — Next sitting, p. 34 —
Annex, p. 35.
Tuesday, 11 December 1979 51
Minutes, p.2 — Documents, p.2 — Urgent procedure, p. 52 — Tabling of
amendments, p.2 — Draft amending and supplementary budget No 3 (contd), p.
52 — General budget for 1980, p. 66 — Urgent, p. 81 — Welcome, p.
81 — Draft amending and supplementary budget No 3 (vote), p. 81 — General
budget for 1980 (contd), p. 83 — Agenda, p. 102 — Urgent procedure, p. 103 —
General budget for 1980 (contd), p. 103 — Urgent procedure, p. Ill — Next
sitting, p. 112.
Wednesday, 12 December 1979 . 113
Minutes, p. 114 — Documents, p. 114 — Reference to committees, p. 114 —
Urgent procedure, p.4 — ECSC levies for 1980, p. 122 — European Council —
Irish presidency, p. 129 — Electronic vote, p. 145 — European Council — Irish
presidency (contd), p. 146 — Agenda, p. 165 — Urgent procedure,
(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 : (DKJ for
Danish, (DJ for German, (F) for French, (I) for Italian and (NLJ for Dutch.
The original texts of these interventions appear in the edition published in the language
spoken.
p. 166 — European Council — Irish presidency (contd), p. 166 — Agenda, p. 176 Contents (continued)
— Next sitting, p. 177.
Thursday, 13 December 1979 178
Minutes, p. 179 — Documents, p.9 — Agenda, p. 180 — Urgent procedure, p.
180 — Committees, p. 184 — General budget for 1980 (vote), p. 184 — Urgent
procedure, p. 203 — Draft amending and supplementary budget No 3, p. 203 —
Votes, p. 206 — Annual report on the economic situation, p. 208 — Agenda, p.
231 — Committees, p. 231 — Intervention by Parliament before the Court of
Justice, p. 231 — Tokyo Round — Community imports, p. 238 — Allowances and
representation expenses of Members of the Commission, p. 257 — Next sitting, p.
261.
Friday, 14 December 1979 262
Minutes, p.4 — Documents, p. 264 — Petitions, p. 265 — Procedure without
report, p.5 — Urgent procedure, p. 265 — Turnover taxes, p. 265 — Emulsifiers
in foodstuffs, p.7 — Chlorofluorocarbons in the environment, p. 268 — Market
in dried fodder, p. 275 — Assistance for the exportation of agricultural products, p.
276 — National aid to milk producers in Northern Ireland, p. 276 — Committees,
p. 279 — Votes, p. 279 — Pollution of the Rhine, p. 290 — Refugees in the Horn
of Africa, p. 297 — Marketing of seed potatoes, p. 297 — Votes, p. 297 — Political
groups, p. 299 — Next part-session, p. 299 — Minutes, p. 299 — Adjournment, p.
299.
Resolutions adopted at sittings of 10 to 14 December 1979 appear in the Official
Journal of the European Communities C 4 of 7. 1. 1980. Sitting of Monday, 10 December 1979
SITTING OF MONDAY, 10 DECEMBER 1979
Contents
1. Resumption of the session 3 19. Election of a Vice­President 14
2. Tribute to Mr Vondeling:
20. Question Time (Doc.1­566/79)
Mr Natali, Vice­President of the
Question to the Commission : Commisson 3
Question No 1, by Mr Berkhouwer: 3.MembershipoftheCourtof Justice .... 4
Summer time
4.ofParliament4 Mr Davignon, Member of the Commission;
Mr Berkhouwer ; Mr Davignon 14
5.PoliticalGroups4
Question No 2, By MrSchmid:Inadmiss­
6. Petitions 4ible agreements betweenmultinational oil
companies :
7.Documentsreceived4
Mr Vouel, Member of the Commission ; Mr
Schmid; Mr Vouel; Mr Chambeiron ; Mr 8.TextsofTreaties forwarded by the Council8
Vouel ; Mr Rogers ; Mr Vouel 15
9.Transfersof appropriations 9
Question No 4, by MrCalvez:Harmoniza­
tion of legislation governingindustrial 10. Authorization ofreports9
accidents :
11. Referral to committee 9Mr Vredeling Vice­President of the
Commission ; Mr Calvez ; Mr Vredeling . . 15
12. Motions forresolutionsDocs. 1­330/79,
1­365/79 and1­368/799 Point of order : Miss Brookes 16
Question No 7, byMrMoreland:13. Organization ofthebusiness of the part­ses­
Cadmium sion 9
Mr Vredeling; Mr Moreland; Mr Vred­
14.Orderofbusiness . . . ■ 9
eling ; Mrs Buchan ; Mr Vredeling ; Mr
Sherlock ; Mr Vredeling 16
15.Speakingtime :
Question No9,byMrDeleau : CreationofMrKlepsch; MrPannella; Mr Scott­
a European Instituteforsmall and medi­Hopkins;Mr Pannella11
um­sized undertakings:
16. Deadline f or tabling amendments 12
Mr Davignon; Mr Deleau; Mr
Davignon ; Mrs Ewing ; Mr Davignon . . 17 17. Procedure without report 12
Question No 13, by Mr Paisley : Pure apple
18. Action taken bytheCommission on the juice :
opinions of Parliament— Agenda :
Mr Maher; Mr Scott­Hopkins ; Mr Natali, Mr Davignon ; Mr Paisley ; Mr Davignon 17
Vice­President of the Commission; Mr
Scott­Hopkins ; Mr Natali; Mr John D. Question No 15, by Sir John Stewart­
Taylor; Mr Paisley; Mr Rogers; Mr Clark : The Community's data­processing
Paisley 12 industry : Debates of the European Parliament
Mr Davignon; Sir John Stewart-Clark ; Question No 25, by Mr Sherlock : Alcohol
Mr Mr Galland; Mr rationing :
Davignon 18
Mr Vredeling; Mr Sherlock; Mr Vre­
Question No 16, by Mr Almirante : Table deling 24
grape market crisis in southern Italy: Point of order: Mr Sherlock; Mr Vred­
elingMr Natali, Vice-President of the Commis­
sion ; Mr Almirante; Mr Natali; Mr Question No 26, by Lady Elles: Provi­
Maffre-Baugé; Mr Natali 19 sional location of certain institutions and
departments of the Communities:
Question No 18, by Mr Purvis: Consulta­
tions on energy strategy : Mr Jenkins ; Lady Elles; Mr Jenkins ; Mr
Price; Mr Jenkins; Mr Tyrrell; Mr
Mr Jenkins, President of the Commission ;
Jenkins 24
Mr Purvis ; Mr Jenkins ; Mr Turner ; Mr
Question No 27, by Mr Bersani : Special Jenkins; Mr Paisley; Mr Jenkins; Mr
measures for the northern regions of the Seligman ; Mr Jenkins 19
Sa he I
Points of order: Mr Paisley; Mr John D.
Mr Natali ; Mr Bersani ; Mr Natali ... 25 Taylor 21
Question No 28, by Mr De Pasquale : EEC-Question No 20, by Mr Provan : Intra­
Tunisia fisheries agreement : Community trade in sheepmeat :
Mr Davignon; Mr De Pasquale; Mr
Mr Giolitti, Member of the Commission ;
Davignon 26 Mr Provan ; Mr Giolitti ; Mr Chambeiron ;
Mr Giolitti; Sir Fred Warner; Mr Giol­
21. Draft amending and supplementary itti
budget No 3 for 1979 — Report by Mr
Points of order: Mr Provan ; Mr Galland Dankert on behalf of the Committee on
Mr Delatte ; Mr Giolitti 22 Budgets (Doc. 1-580/79)
Question No 23, by Mr Radoux : EEC- Mr MacSharry, President-in-Office of the
Comecon relations: Council; Mr Jenkins, President of
Commission 27 Mr Haferkamp, Vice-President of the
Commission; Mr Seeler; Mr Haferkamp; Mr Dankert, rapporteur
Mr Welsh ; Mr Haferkamp 22
Point of order: Mr B. Nielsen ; Mr Lange,
chairman of the Committee on Budgets . . 33 Question No 24, by Mrs Ewing : Appoint­
ment of a European Ombudsman :
22. Agenda for the next sitting 34
Mr Jenkins ; Mrs Ewing; Mr Jenkins ; Mr
John D. Taylor ; Mr Jenkins 23 Annex 35 Sitting of Monday, 10 December 1979
IN THE CHAIR : MRS VEIL executive committee from 1969 to 1971, he held his
seat in the Netherlands Second Chamber from 1946
to 1979 without a break. President
He had a highly distinguished parliamentary career ;
chairman of the Netherlands Parliamentary Labour
(The sitting was opened at 5.00 p.m.)
Party from 1962 to 1965; elected President of the
Second Chamber in 1972, an office which he held
President. — The sitting is open.
until July 1979.
He was twice a member of the Government, first as
1. Resumption of the session
minister for agriculture, fisheries and foodstuffs in
1958, and as minister of finance and vice-president of
President. — I declare resumed the session of the the Government from 1965 to 1966. He also chaired
European Parliament which was suspended on Friday, the Netherlands Federation of Professional Trade
16 November 1979. Unions, the Labour Party's Scientific Institute, and
administered a number of consumer cooperatives.
2. Tribute to Mr Vondeling With this exceptionally rich political experience
behind him, Mr Vondeling was in many ways an ideal
Member of this Assembly. Always open to new ideas, President. — Honourable Members, this is a very sad
he would insist, before making up his mind on any occasion for the European Parliament. It has come as
subject, on assembling all relevant information, but a tragic shock to all of us to learn of the death in a car
once his mind was made up, he would always be loath accident in the morning of 22 November 1979 of our
to change it. A natural optimist, he never lost the Vice-President Mr Anne Vondeling. The news of this
dynamism and eagerness to seek new solutions that tragic accident could hardly have come at a worse
are the hallmark of the true statesman. We may be time, since we all knew that Mr Vondeling was
sure that his frankness and open-mindedness were not travelling on mission for the European Parliament
unconnected with his thoroughly humanitarian views when the accident happened and was on his way to a
and highly developed taste in literature. meeting of the enlarged Bureau to discuss the House's
internal working procedures. It is a cruel blow to the
new, directly elected European Parliament to lose one There was no reason why, in 1978, he should feel any
of its Vice-Presidents at this early stage. obligation to embark on a new career in European
politics. All his previous commitments had been to Before he became a Member of the European Parlia­
the political life of the Netherlands. The political
ment, Mr Vondeling already had a particularly rich
switch could well have posed problems. But he chose political career to look back on. This did not deter
to join us nevertheless, and we, the new Members of
him from embarking on a new political career in
the European Parliament who were making our Europe at the age of 63.
acquaintance with the Community institutions in July
In view of the level of seniority he had attained — 1979 had reason to be glad that he was there with us.
President of the Second Chamber in the Netherlands
— his decision to embark on this new career was
He was elected a Vice-President of this Parliament at
something of a step into the unknown. But his firm
its constituent sitting on 17 July 1979. He was also
commitment to Europe led him to use his experience
active as a member of the Committee on Economic
in the service of the European Parliament. I should
and Monetary Affairs and thee on the Rules
like, on behalf of Parliament, to say how greatly his
of Procedure and Petitions.
services were appreciated.
Mr Vondeling was born on 2 March 1916, and grew As one who has worked with Mr Vondeling as a
up in a part of the Netherlands that has very distinc­ member of the Bureau, I can bear witness to his
tive geographic and ethnic characteristics. He never unfailing interest in the work of this House and his
lost the strength of character he drew from his native energetic efforts during the brief time when we
region. As a qualified engineer and doctor in agricul­ worked together on the Bureau. During those few
tural economics, he maintained an interest in months all of us got to know him and to admire him.
economic and agricultural matters throughout his life.
A lecturer for many years at the Royal University of
His tragic death has prevented him from seeing the
Groningen, he was the author of numerous publica­
fruits of his new commitment to Europe, but we know
tions on economics, public law and politics.
that his contribution would have been outstanding.
We shall all remember him with respect and grati­But his main interests were political. As a member of
the Netherlands Labour Party, and chairman of its tude. Debates of the European Parliament
President
I now ask the House to stand and observe one communication informing me that Mrs Phili J.
minute's silence. Viehoff has been appointed a Member of Parliament
to replace Mr Vondeling.
(The House stood for one minute's silence)
I welcome this new Member to the European Parlia­
I call Mr Natali.
ment. Under Rule 3 (3) of the Rules of Procedure, she
will provisionally take her seat on Parliament and its
committees with the same rights as other Members. Mr Natali, Vice-President of the Commission. — (I)
Madam President, on behalf of the Commission, I
associate myself entirely with the feeling of loss which
you have expressed concerning the sad and sudden
5. Political groups
death of Vice-President Anne Vondeling.
Mr Vondeling was a man of great qualities. As you
President. — I have been informed that Mr Pannella
reminded us, he was a young man when he first
has been a member of the Group for the Technical
became a member of the Dutch Parliament ; not long
Cooperation and Defence of Independent Groups and
afterwards, he was appointed Minister for agriculture
Members with effect from 26 November 1979.
and, on his return to Parliament, he attacked the injus­
(Laughter) tices of society with energy and statesmanship and
was unrivalled in the defence of the rights of Parlia­
ment. During his seven years as President of the
Second Chamber of the States General he devoted
6. Petitions
himself to the task of perfecting parliamentary democ­
racy. For him, the direct election of the European
Parliament was the realization of a long-cherished President. — I have received the following petitions
dream. He had already served as a member of the
— from Mr Jean Ostwald, on a request for compensation
Benelux Council, the Consultative Assembly of the for forcible sterilization under the National Socialist
Council of Europe and the western European Union. Régime ;
The election gave him the chance to give practical
— from Mr D. Grossmann, on compensation for proof of his devotion to the cause of Europe and he
National Socialist persecution ;
was elected to this Parliament with a large majority.
— from Mr Jakob Munch, on vivisection ;
His decision to stand was based on the belief that the
— from the Dismissed Civil Servants' Association of supranational commitment entailed new and onerous
Greece, on the reinstatement and restitution of responsibilities of vital importance. And it was to this
pension rights of dismissed civil servants in Greece ; task that he decided to devote his culture, his experi­
ence, his courteous but firm manner, his indefatigable — from Mr Mohamed Mushtaq, on freedom of move­
energy and unshakeable belief that an efficient democ­ ment within the European Community.
racy is the only foundation for a just society.
These petitions have been entered under Nos 22, 23,
24, 25 and 26/79 respectively in the register provided This is why, like you, the Commission feels his death
as a great loss to the Community. for under Rule 48 (2) of the Rules of Procedure and,
pursuant to paragraph 3 of that same Rule, referred to
the Committee on the Rules of Procedure and Peti­
tions.
3. Membership of the Court of Justice
President. — The representatives of the governments
7. Documents received
of the Member States of the European Community
have informed me that they decided, on 22 November
President. — I have received : 1979, to extend from 22 November 1979 to 6 October
1985 inclusive the appointment of Mr Joseph Mertens (a) from the Council, requests for opinions on the
de Wilmars as a judge at the Court of Justic of the following Commission proposals :
European Community.
I. a Regulation amending Regulation (EEC) No 805/68
I take note of this decision on behalf of Parliament. on the common organization of the market in beef
and veal
II. a Regulation opening a Community tariff quota for
high-quality, fresh, chilled and frozen beef and veal
4. Membership of Parliament within subheadings 02.01 A II a) and 02.01 A II b) of
the Common Customs Tariff
President. — On 29 November 1979, I received III. a Regulation amending Regulation (EEC) No 950/68
from the competent Dutch authorities an official on the Common Customs Tariff Sitting of Monday, 10 December 1979
President
IV. a Regulation amending certain rates of customs products originating in the African, Caribbean and
duties for agricultural products and amending Regula­ Pacific States or in the overseas countries and territo­
tion (EEC) No 516/77 on the common organization ries (Doc. 1-558/79)
of the market in products processed from fruit and
vegetables which has been referred to the Committee on Deve­
lopment and Cooperation as the committee respon­
(Doc. 1-532/79) sible and the Committee on Budgets for its opinion ;
which have been referred to the Committee on — Directive amending Directive 66/403/EEC on the
marketing of seed potatoes (Doc. 1-560/79) External Economic Relations as the committee respon­
sible and the Committee on Agriculture and the
which has been referred to the Committee on Agricul­
Committee on Budgets for their opinions ;
ture ;
— Directive amending directive 72/276/EEC on the
— Directive amending Directive 77/62/EEC coordi­
approximation of the laws of the Member States
nating procedures for the award of public supply
relating to certain methods for the quantitative
contracts (Doc. 1-572/79)
analysis of binary textile fibre mixtures (Doc.
1-533/79)
which has been referred to the Committee on
Economic and Monetary Affairs as the committee
which has been referred to the Committee on
responsible and to the Committee on External
Economic and Monetary Affairs as the committee
Economic Relations and the Legal Affairs Committee
responsible and the Committee on the Environment,
for their opinions ;
Public Health and Consumer Protection for its
opinion ;
— Regulation amending Regulation (EEC) No 1035/72
on the common organization of the market in fruit
— Directive amending Directive 79/113/EEC on the
and vegetables (Doc. 1-573/79)
approximation of the laws of the Member States
relating to the determination of the noise emission of
which has been referred to the Committee on Agricul­
construction plant and equipment (Doc. 1 -534/79)
ture as the committee responsible and the Committee
on Budgets for its opinion ;
which has been referred to the Committee on
Economic and Monetary Affairs as the committee I. a Regulation amending Regulation (EEC) No 939/79
responsible and the Committee on the Environment, laying down general rules for the supply of milk fats
Public Health and Consumer Protection for its to certain developing countries and specialized bodies
opinion ; under the 1979 food-aid programme
II. a regulation amending Regulation (EEC) No 940/79 — Regulation extending the period of validity of Regula­
on the supply of milk fats to certain developing coun­tion (EEC) No 2862/77 on levies applicable to
tries and specialized bodies under the 1979 food-aid imports of certain adult bovine animals and beef from
programme Yugoslavia (Doc. 1-541/79)
(Doc. 1-574/79)
which has been referred to the Committee on
External Economic Relations as thee
which have been referred to the Committee on Deve­
responsible and to the Committee on Agriculture and
lopment and Cooperation as the committee respon­
the Committee on Budgets for their opinions ;
sible and the Committee on Agriculture and the
Committee on Budgets for their opinions ;
— Regulation providing for technical amendments to
Regulation (EEC) No 587/79 laying down for 1979
— Regulation laying down certain measures for the
certain measures for the conservation and manage­
conservation and management of fishery resources
ment of fishery resources applicable to vessels flying
applicable to vessels flying the flag of certain non-
the flag of Norway (Doc. 1-542/79)
Member countries in the 200 nautical mile zone off
the coast of the French department of Guyana (Dc.
which has been referred to the Committee on Agricul­
1-575/79)
ture ;
which has been referred to the Committee on Agricul­
— Directive prolonging, in respect of swine fever,
ture ;
certain derogations granted to Denmark, Ireland and
the United Kingdom (Doc. 1-543/79)
(b) from the Committees, the following reports :
which has been referred to the Committee on Agricul­ — by Mr Key, on behalf of the Committee on Budgetary
Control, on the special report of the Court of Audi­ture ;
tors at the request of the Parliament on the accounts
— Regulation amending the list of countries and territo­ for 1977 and 1978 on entertainment and representa­
tion allowances and expenses of the members of the ries in Regulation (EEC) No 706/76 on the arrange­
Commission and on their mission expenses (Doc. ments applicable to agricultural products and certain
1-537/79); goods resulting from the processing of agricultural Debates of the European Parliament
President
— by Mr von Wogau, on behalf of the Committee on by Mr Ghergo, on behalf of the Committee on the
Economic and Monetary Affairs, on the proposal Environment, Public Health and Consumer Protec­
from the Commission of the European Communities tion, on the proposal from the Commission of the
to the Council (Doc. 1-372/79) for a regulation European Communities to the Council (Doc. 88/79)
amending for the second time Regulation (EEC) No for a Decision adopting a five-year research and
222/77 on Community transit (Doc. 1-544/79); training programme (1980 to 1984) of the European
Atomic Energy Community in the field of biology —
Health protection (Radiation Protection Programme)
— by Mr Schmidt, on behalf of the Committee on
(Doc. 552/79) ;
External Economic Relations, on the proposal from
the Commission of the European Communities to
the Council (Doc. 1-362/79) for a regulation opening
by Mr Buchou, on behalf of the Committee on Agri­
a Community tariff quota for frozen buffalo meat
culture, on the proposal from the Commission of the
under subheading 02.01 A II b) 4 bb) 33 of the
European Communities to the Council (Doc.
Common Customs Tariff (Doc. 1-545/79);
1-391/79) for a Regulation on the granting of assis­
tance for the exportation of agricultural products
— by Mrs Carettoni Romagnoli, on behalf of the which may benefit from a special import treatment in
Committee on External Economic Relations, on the a third country (Doc. 1-553/79);
proposals from the Commission of the European
Communities to the Council (Doc. 1-375/79) for:
by Mr von Bismarck, on behalf of the Committee on
Economic and Monetary Affairs, on the proposal
I. a Regulation amending Regulations (EEC) No
from the Commission of the European Communities 1508/76, (EEC) No 1514/76 and) No
to the Council (Doc. 1-448/79) for a Decision 1521/76 on imports of olive oil originating in
adopting the annual report on the economic situation Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco (1979/80)
in the Community and laying down the economic
policy guidelines for 1980 (Doc. 1-559/79);
II. a Regulation amending Article 9 of Regulation
(EEC) No 1180/77 on imports into the Commu­
nity of certain agricultural products originating in
by Mrs Carettoni Romagnoli, on behalf of the
Turkey (1979/80) Committee on External Economic Relations, on the
proposal from the Commission of the European
Communities to the Council (Doc. 1-364/79) for a (Doc. 1-546/79);
Regulation on the total or partial suspension of
Common Customs Tariff duties on certain agricul­
— report by Mr Lemmer, on behalf of the Committee
tural products originating in Turkey (1980) (Doc.
on External Economic Relations, on the proposal
1-562/79);
from the Commission of the European Communities
to the Council (Doc. 1-266/79) for a Directive on the
harmonization of procedures for the exportations of
by Mr Jürgens, on behalf of the Committee on Agri­
goods (Doc. 1-547/79);
culture, on the proposal from the Commission of the
European Communities to the Council (Doc.
1-354/79) for a regulation amending Regulation — report by Mr Giummarra, on'behalf of the Committee
on External Economic Relations, on the proposal (EEC) No 1117/78 on the common organization of
from the Commission of the European Communities the market in dried fodder and Regulation (EEC) No
827/78 on the common organization of the market in (Doc. 39/79) for a Regulation setting up a Commu­
nity system of reliefs from customs duty (Doc. certain products listed in Annex II to the Treaty
1-548/79); (Doc. 1-564/79);
by Mr Beumer, on behalf of the Committee on
by Mr Maher, on behalf of the Committee on Agricul­
Economic and Monetary Affairs, on the proposal
ture, on the proposal from the Commission of the
from the Commission of the European Communities
European Communities to the Council (Doc.
to the Council (Doc. 158/79) for a Tenth Directive on
1-323/79) for a decision authorizing the United
the harmonization of the laws of the Member States
Kingdom to grant a national aid to milk producers in
relating to turnover taxes, supplementing Directive
Northern Ireland (Doc. 1-565/79);
77/388/EEC — application of value added tax to the
hiring out of movable tangible property (Doc.
1-550/79);
by Mr Almirante, on behalf of the Committee on
External Economic Relations, on the proposals from
by Mr Remilly, on behalf of the Committee on the the Commission of the European Communities to
Environment, Public Health and Consumer Protec­ the Council (Doc. 1-363/79) for:
tion, on the proposal from the Commission of the
European Communities to the Council (Doc. 143/79)
for a Directive amending for the second time Direc­ I. a regulation opening, allocating and providing for
tive 74/329/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the administration of a Community tariff quota
the Member States relating to emulsifiers, stabilizers, for wines of fresh grapes falling within
thickeners and gelling agents for use in foodstuffs subheading ex 22.05 C of the Common Customs
(Doc. 551/79); Tariff and originating in Cyprus (1980); Sitting of Monday, 10 December 1979
President
Communities for the financial year 1980 — Section II. a regulation opening, allocating and providing for
the administration of a Community tariff quota for III — Commission — amended by Parliament and
liqueur wines falling within subheading ex 22.05 C modified by the Council, and on the outright rejec­
tion of the 1980 draft budget (Doc. 581/79); of the Common Customs Tariff and originating in
Cyprus (1980)
— by Mrs Hoff, on behalf of the Committee on Budgets,
(Doc. 1-568/79); on the fixing of the ECSC levies and the drawing up
of the ECSC operational budget for 1980 (Doc.
— by Mr Giummarra, on behalf of the Committee on
1-531/79) — (Doc. 1-582/79);
External Economic Relations, on the proposal from
the Commission of the European Communities to (c) for Question Time on 10 and 11 December 1979,
the Council (Doc. 1-450/79) for a regulation opening,
oral questions, pursuant to Rule 47A of the Rules
allocating and providing for the administration of a
of Procedure, by :
Community tariff quota for frozen beef and veal
falling within subheading 02.01 A II b) of the Mr Berkhouwer, Mr Schmid, Mr Debré, Mr Calvez, Mr de
Common Customs Tariff (1980) (Doc. 1-569/79);
la Malène, Lord Bethell, Mr Moreland, Mrs Wieczorek-
Zeul, Mr Deleau, Mr Ansquer, Mr Poncelet, Miss de
— by Mr Newton Dunn, on behalf of the Committee on
Valera, Mr Paisley, Mr Donnez, Sir John Stewart-Clark,
the Environment, Public Health and Consumer
Mr Almirante, Mr van Aerssen, Mr Purvis, Mr Seal, Mr
Protection, on the proposal from the Commission of
Provan, Mr Leonardi, Mr Habsburg, Mr Radoux, Mrs
the European Communities to the Council (Doc.
Ewing, Mr Sherlock, Lady Elles, Mr Bersani, Mr de
194/79) for a decision concerning chloroflurocarbons
Pasquale, Mr Battersby, Sir Peter Vanneck, Mr Cronin, Mr
in the environment (Doc. 1-570/79);
Cecovini, Mr Schwartzenberg, Miss Brookes, Mr Papapi-
etro, Mrs Fuillet, Mr Michel, Mrs Weber, Mr Carossino,
— by Mrs Cresson, on behalf of the Committee on Agri­
Mrs Kellett-Bowman, Mr McCartin, Mr Hutton, Mr
culture, on the proposal from the Commission of the
O'Leary, Mr Irmer, Mr Caborn, Mr Damseaux, Mr Albers,
European Communities to the Council (Doc.
Mr Kavanagh, Mrs Squarcialupi, Mr Collins, Mr Oehler,
1-253/79) for a Regulation laying down conditions
Mr Pearce, Mr Beumer, Mrs Charzat, Mrs Lizin, Mr
designed to render and keep the territory of the
Spicer, Mr Bettiza, Mr Seeler, Mr Van Miert, Mr Bersani,
Community free from classical swine fever (Doc.
Mrs Ewing, Mr Schwartzenberg, Mr Berkhouwer, Mrs
1-571/79);
Chouraqui, Mr Deleau, Mr Kavanagh, Mr Provan, Mr
Battersby, Ms Clwyd, Mrs Desmond, Mr Sieglerschmidt,
— by Mrs Weber, on behalf of the Committee on the
Mr Normanton, Mr Klepsch, Mr Fergusson and Mrs Lizin
Environment, Public Health and Consumer Protec­
(Doc. 1-566/79);
tion, on the proposal from the Commission of the
European Communities to the Council (Doc. 11/79)
(d) the following motions for resolutions, pursuant to for a second five-year programme (1980 to 1984) on
radioactive waste management and storage (Doc. Rule 25 of the Rules of Procedure :
1-576/79);
— by Mrs Cassanmagnago Cerretti, Mr Barbagli, Mrs
Maij-Wegen, Mr Nordlohne, Mr Verhaegen, Mr — by Mr R. Jackson, on behalf of the Committee on
McCartin, Mr Spautz, Mrs Moreau, Mr Dalsass, Mr Budgets, on the outcome of Council's deliberations
on the amendments adopted by the European Parlia­ Ghergo, Mr Wawrzik, Mr von Bismarck, Mr Vande-
wiele and Mr Giavazzi, on behalf of the Group of the ment to Section I — Parliament — of the draft
geneal budget of the European Communities for the European People's Parry (C-D Group), on migrant
financial year 1980 (Doc. 1-577/79); workers (Doc. 1-535/79/rev. II)
— by Mr R. Jackson, on behalf of the Committee on which has been referred to the Committee on Social
Budgets, on the outcome of Council's deliberations Affairs and Employment as the committee respon­
on the amendments adopted by the European Parlia­
sible, and to the Political Affairse and the
ment to Section V — Court of Auditors — of the
Legal Affairs Committee for their opinions ;
draft general budget of the European Communities
for the financial year 1980 (Doc. 1-578/79); — by Mr Albers, Mr Seefeld, Mr Gabert, Mr Klinken­
borg, Mr Key, Mr Loo, Mr Arndt, Mr Enright, Mr
— by Mr R. Jackson, on behalf of the Committee on
Linkohr and Mr Oehler, on harmonization of social
Budgets, on the outcome of Council's deliberations
provisions in the transport sector (Doc. 1-536/79)
on the amendments adopted by the European Parlia­
ment to Annex I of Section II — Council : Economic
which has been referred to the Committee on Social
and Social Committee — of the draft general budget
Affairs and Employment as the committee respon­
of the European Communities for the financial year
sible, and to the Committee on Transport for its 1980 (Doc. 1-579/79);
opinion ;
— by Mr Dankert, on behalf of the Committee on
— by Mr Berkhouwer, on behalf of the Liberal and Budgets, on draft amending and supplementary
Democratic Group, on the development of a coordi­budget No 3 of the European Communities for the
nated European air traffic control system (Doc. financial year 1979 established by the Council on 29
1-554/79) October 1979 (Doc. 1-470/79) (Doc. 1-580/79);
— by Mr Dankert, on behalf of the Committee on which has been referred to the Committee on Trans­
Budgets, on the draft general budget of the European port ; Debates of the European Parliament
President
(e) the following motion for a resolution : which has been referred to the Committee on
Budgets ;
— by Sir Fred Catherwood, on behalf of the Committee
on External Economic Relations, on the conclusion (i) from the Council :
by the European Communities of the GATT multilat­
— the draft general budget of the European Communi­
eral trade negotatiations (Tokyo Round) (Doc.
ties for the financial year 1980, modified by the
1-561/79);
Council on 23 November 1979 (Doc. 1-563/79)
— by Mr Lima, on the motorway situation between Brus­
which has been referred to the Committee on
sels, Luxembourg and Strasbourg (Doc. 1-583/79),
Budgets ;
which has been referred to the Committee on Trans­
(j) from the Court of Auditors :
port;
— the annual report for the financial year 1978 (Doc.
(f) from the Commission
1-567/79)
on 23 November 1979
which has been referred to the Committee on Budge­
— a proposal for the transfer of appropriations No 33/79
tary Control.
between chapters in Section III — Commission — of
the general budget for the 'European Communities for
the financial year 1979 (Doc. 1-538/79)
8. Texts of Treaties forwarded by the Council
which has been referred to the Committee on
Budgets ;
President. — I have received from the Council certi­
— a proposal for the transfer of appropriations No 34/79 fied true copies of the following documents :
between chapters in Section V — Court of Auditors
— Act of notification of the approval by the Community
— of the general budget for the European Communi­
of the agreement between the European Economic
ties for the financial year 1979 (Doc. 1-539/79)
Community and the Argentine Republic on trade in
which has been referred to the Committee on textile products ;
Budgets ; — Act of notification of the approval by the Community
of the agreement between the European Economic
Since the proposed transfers concern expenditure not
Community and the People's Republic of Bangladesh
necessarily resulting from the Treaties, I have
on trade in textile products ;
consulted the Council on behalf of Parliament in
— Act of notification of the approval by the Community accordance with the provisions of the Financial Regu­
of the agreement between the European Economic lation.
Community and the Republic of Korea on trade in
(g) from the Council, opinions on :
textile products ;
— the proposal for the transfer of appropriations No
— Act of notification of the approval by the Community
29/79 between chapters within Section III — of the agreement between the European Economic
Commission — of the general budget for the Euro­
Community and the Democratic Socialist Republic of
pean Communities for the financial year 1979 (Doc. Sri Lanka on trade in textile products ;
1-439/79) — (Doc. 1-540/79)
— Act of notification of the approval by the Community
which has been referred to the Committee on of the agreement between the European Economic
Budgets : Community and the Kingdom of Thailand on trade
in textile products ;
— the proposal for the transfer of appropriations No
28/79 between chapters within Section IV — Court — Agreement between the European Economic Commu­
of Justice — of the general budget for the European nity and Indonesia on trade in textile products ;
Communities for the financial year 1979 (Doc.
— Act of notification of the approval by the Community
1-441/79) — (Doc. 1-556/79)
of the Community-COST concertation agreement on
which has been referred to the Committee on a concerted action project in the field of treatment
and use of sewage sludge (COST project 68 bis) ; Budgets ;
— the proposal for the transfer of appreciations No — Act of notification of the approval by the Community
30/79 between chapters within Section III — of the agreegment and the agreement in the form of
an exchange of confidential letters between the Euro­Commission — of the general budget for the Euro­
pean Economic Community and Macau on trade in pean Communities for the financial year 1979 (Doc.
textile products ; 1-440/79) — (Doc. 1-557/79)
— Act of notification of the approval by the Community which has been referred to the Committee on
of the agreement and the agreement in the form of
Budgets ;
an exchange of confidential letters between the Euro­
(h) from the Council, a request for an opinion on : pean Economic Community and the Islamic Repu­
blic of Pakistan on trade in textile products ;
— the proposal for the transfer of appropriations No
35/79 between chapters within Section III — — Agreement between the European Economic Commu­
Commission — of the general budget for the Euro­ nity and the Government of Sweden on certain
pean Communities for the financial year 1979 (Doc. measures for the purpose of promoting the reproduc­
1-549/79) tion of salmon in the Baltic Sea ;