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98 EN Official Journal of the European Communities C 102/157

In view of the timetable for Sub-Programme 1 drawn up in 1994, what progress has been made concerning these
day centres, how many have been created and where?

Answer given by Mr Flynn on behalf of the Commission

(7 November 1997)

Subprogramme 1 of the operational programme ‘Combating exclusion from the labour market’ is aimed at
people with handicaps, including the mentally ill or mentally retarded. The Commission would point out to the
Honourable Member that day centres for people with handicaps are referred to in the above-mentioned
subprogramme as a valid support and accompanying measure which could help in the socio-economic
reintegration of the persons concerned, although no specific provision is made for the creation of this type of

With regard to subprogramme 2 ‘Welfare’ of the operational programme ‘Health and welfare’, there are three
measures in which provision is made for a number of types of centre for people with handicaps.

Measure 2.1 provides for the creation of a number of preventive-care and education centres for handicapped
persons, and a large number of centres (25) are under consideration or have been built in the capitals of the
various ‘prefectures’ which were regarded as lacking in this type of infrastructure.

Under measure 2.2, a limited number of welfare centres (9-10) are in the process of being modernised and
repaired in order to be able to provide better rehabilitation facilities. In addition, a limited number of centres for
persons suffering from autism are in the process of being set up.

Measure 2.3 makes arrangements for a network of centres which are in the process of being set up in Attica and
Thessaloniki for primary provision and ongoing care of persons with handicaps and other excluded groups.

(98/C 102/235) WRITTEN QUESTION E-2970/97

by Graham Watson (ELDR) to the Commission
(17 September 1997)

Subject: International Criminal Court

Given the existing limitations of the International Court of Justice, what is the Commission’s position on the
current negotiations to create an International Criminal Court which would be empowered to prosecute any
individual for genocide, aggression, war crimes and other crimes against humanity, without any veto by national

Is the Commission in favour of giving individuals and citizens’ groups, as well as national governments and the
Court’s Prosecutor, the right to bring cases before the court?

Answer given by Mr Van den Broek on behalf of the Commission

(15 October 1997)

The Commission would point out that this question is exactly the same as the Honourable Member’s Written
Question E-2944/97.

The Commission would therefore refer the Honourable Member to the answer it has already given to that
question (1).

(1) See page 152.