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2001 EN Official Journal of the European Communities C 40/475

Friday 14 April 2000

 Medina Ortega, who noted that some Members had left the Chamber when the quorum was being
checked (the President replied that they had been included in the number of Members present);
 Posselt, who asked for the resolution on famine in Ethiopia to be put to the vote.

9. Famine in Ethiopia (vote)

The next item was the vote on motions for resolutions B5-0345, 0348, 0360, 0392 and 0395/2000.

Mrs Van der Laan announced that the quorum would be challenged for each item on the agenda, and
accordingly did so pursuant to Rule 126(3).

More than 32 Members rose in support of this request.

The President established that there was not a quorum.

The vote was therefore placed on the agenda of the next sitting (see Minutes of 3.5.2000) pursuant to the
same Rule.

The following Members protested against this procedure:
 Poos, who considered the action to be sabotage by the ‘anti-Strasbourg lobby’;
 Frahm, who considered that Members should attend on Fridays;
 Speroni, who criticised the fact that the very Members who, when fixing the calendar of part-sessions,
had supported the holding of business on Fridays did not attend Friday sittings;
 Fernández Martín, on the remarks by Mr Medina Ortega and the President’s reply.

10. Vertical restraints (vote)

The next item was the vote on the Thyssen report  A5-0077/2000.

Mr Van Hulten asked for the quorum to be checked pursuant to Rule 126(3).

More than 32 Members rose in support of this request.

The President established that there was not a quorum.

The vote was therefore placed on the agenda of the next sitting (see Minutes of 3.5.2000) pursuant to the
same Rule.

The following Members protested against this procedure:
 Hans-Peter Mayer, who appealed for the motion for a resolution on night flights to be voted that day;
 Flesch, on the last remarks by Mrs Van der Laan;
 Morillon, who thought it was disgraceful that urgent measures to help Ethiopia had not been voted
that day.