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C 150/158

EN

Official Journal of the European Communities

28.5.1999

Wednesday 10 February 1999

24. Coffee and chicory extracts

***III (debate)

Mr Lannoye introduced his report, drawn up on behalf of Parliament’s delegation to the Conciliation Committee, on the joint text approved by the Conciliation Committee for a European Parliament and Council Directive relating to coffee extracts and chicory extracts (C4-0023/99 − 96/0117(COD)) (A4-0054/99). The following spoke: Mrs Thyssen, on behalf of the PPE Group, and Mr Bangemann, Member of the Commission. The President closed the debate. Vote: Minutes of 11.2.1999, Part I, Item 11.

Questions 8 by Mr G. Collins, 9 by Mr McCartin, and 10 by Mr Dupuis would not be taken because the subject to which they referred was on the agenda of that part-session Question 11 Mr Seppanen: Wassenaar Arrangement ¨ Mr Verheugen answered the question and a supplementary by Mr Seppanen. ¨ Mr Rubig asked a supplementary which Mr Verheugen said he ¨ would answer in writing. Question 12 by Mrs Ahern: Harmonisation of the OSPAR Agreement to stop further radioactive pollution by nuclear plants of the seas surrounding the EU Question 13 by Mr Fitzsimons: the German presidency and Sellafield

´ ´ IN THE CHAIR: Mr GUTIERREZ DIAZ Vice-President

Mr Verheugen answered the questions and supplementaries by Mrs Ahern, Mr Hyland and Mr Cunningham. Question 14 by Mr Andersson: Conditions for Swedish adoption of the common currency

25. Question Time (Council)
Parliament considered a number of questions to the Council (B4-0020/99). Question 1 by Mr Perry: Media ownership concentration Mr Verheugen, President-in-Office of the Council, answered the question and a supplementary by Mr Perry which, he pointed out, should have been addressed to the Commission. Question 2 by Mr Lindqvist: Depopulation of the Swedish countryside Mr Verheugen answered the question and supplementaries by Mr Lindqvist, Mr Bonde and Mr David W. Martin. Question 3 by Ms Oddy: Amnesty International and the European Union’s human rights policy Question 4 by Mr Andrews: Human rights priorities Mr Verheugen answered the questions. Ms Oddy put a supplementary which Mr Verheugen said he would answer in writing. Question 5 by Mr Provan: Humanitarian aid to the Russian people Mr Verheugen answered the question and a supplementary by Mr Provan. Question 6 by Mr Dimitrakopoulos: Security in Cyprus Mr Verheugen answered the question and a supplementary by Mr Dimitrakopoulos. Question 7 by Mr Salafranca Sanchez-Neyra: New US gov´ ernment measures regarding the embargo on Cuba Mr Verheugen answered the question and supplementaries by ´ Mr Salafranca Sanchez-Neyra and Mrs Gonzalez Alvarez. ´ ´

Mr Verheugen answered the question and a supplementary by Mr Andersson. Mr Crowley pointed out that because he had to attend a Legal Affairs Committee meeting he would not be present when his Question 18 was taken and therefore requested a written answer (the President agreed). Question 15 by Mr Viceconte lapsed as its author was absent. Question 16 by Mr Papayannakis: Third pillar and illegal immigrants Mr Verheugen answered the question and supplementaries by Mr Papayannakis and Mr Posselt. Question 17 by Mrs Malone: Access to transport for people with disabilities Mr Verheugen answered the question and a supplementary by Mrs Malone. Question 18 by Mr Crowley would receive a written answer. Question 19 by Mr Hyland: Tourism Mr Verheugen answered the question and a supplementary by Mr Hyland. Questions 20 by Mr Gallagher, 21 by Mr Smith, 22 by Mr Watts, 23 by Mr Tappin, 24 Mr Sjostedt lapsed as their ¨ authors were absent. Question 25 by Mrs McIntosh would not be taken as the subject to which it referred was on the agenda of that part-session Question 27 by Mr Alavanos: Law of the sea Mr Papayannakis pointed out that he would like to deputise for Mr Alavanos on this question (the President said he had not received a request to that effect from Mr Alavanos and referred to the relevant provisions of the Rules).