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C 377/172 Official Journal of the European Communities EN 29.12.

2000

Thursday 16 March 2000

13. Human rights in the world (vote)

Report: Malmström  A5-0060/2000
(Simple majority)

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION:

Amendments adopted: 4 by EV (216 for, 200 against, 33 abstentions); 6; 7

Amendments rejected: 3; 5; 1; 2; 8 by EV (208 for, 217 against, 39 abstentions)

Split vote:

Paragraph 3 (UEN):
1st part: text up to ‘all Member States’: adopted
2nd part: remainder: adopted

The Verts/ALE Group had asked for paragraphs 36 to 59 of the motion for a resolution to be placed
before paragraph 1 (Parliament rejected the request).

Parliament adopted the resolution by RCV (ELDR) (Item 7 of ‘Texts Adopted’).

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Gerhard Schmid spoke on what he felt was the excessive duration of voting time.

14. Human rights in the EU (vote)

Report: Haarder  A5-0050/2000
(Simple majority)

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION:

Amendments adopted: 23 (PPE-DE); 56; 21; 2; 54 by RCV (Verts/ALE); 62; 58 by RCV (Verts/ALE); 59; 64;
65 by EV (214 for, 197 against, 6 abstentions).

Amendments rejected: 3 by EV (60 for, 360 against, 40 abstentions); 4; 24 by RCV (TDI); 25; 1 by RCV
(EDD); 26; 5; 27; 6 by RCV (TDI); 66; 28; 29 by RCV (TDI); 30 by RCV (TDI); 32; 8; 31 by RCV (TDI); 10
by RCV (TDI); 9 by RCV (TDI); 60; 33 by RCV (TDI); 34; 57 by EV (227 for, 229 against, 11 abstentions);
48; 49 by RCV (Verts/ALE); 35 by RCV (TDI); 50 by RCV (TDI, Verts/ALE); 36; 37; 11; 51; 52; 53; 38; 45
by RCV (UEN); 39 by RCV (TDI); 40; 12; 41; 42; 13 by RCV (TDI); 14 by RCV (TDI); 15 by RCV (TDI);
46; 43 by RCV (TDI); 16; 63 by EV (191 for, 231 against, 10 abstentions); 17 by RCV (TDI); 44; 18 by
RCV (TDI); 55; 47.

Amendments fallen: 22; 61

Amendments withdrawn: 19; 20

RCVs: paragraphs 19 (Verts/ALE): adopted; 20 (Verts/ALE): adopted; 35 (PSE): adopted; 42 (UEN, GUE/
NGL): rejected; 52: adopted, 53: adopted, 54: adopted, 56 (UEN): adopted; 58: adopted, 59: adopted, 78:
adopted, 90 (PSE): adopted.

The following spoke:
 Cornillet, at the beginning of the vote, to propose a change to the French version of the title of the
motion for resolution.
The President established that at least 12 Members had registered opposition.
Pursuant to Rule 139(6) the oral amendment was therefore not put to the vote.
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 Napoletano and Imbeni, before the vote on paragraph 45, who asked for the Italian version to be
brought into line with the French, Haarder, rapporteur (the President read out the paragraph in
English), Crowley (the President proposed an oral amendment to the English version), Muscardini
and Schulz.
The President proposed a split vote on the paragraph; Mr Crowley proposed making a new paragraph
of the second part.
The President put to the House Mr Crowley’s proposal, to which Parliament agreed;
 the rapporteur, before the vote on paragraph 61, to state that the English version was the authorita-
tive one.

Separate votes: title (PPE-DE): adopted, paragraphs 17 (PSE): adopted, 18 (PPE-DE): adopted by EV (239 for,
198 against, 13 abstentions); 23: adopted, 26 (TDI): adopted, 29: adopted, 31 (PPE-DE): adopted,
40 (PPE-DE): adopted, 41 (PPE-DE, ELDR, PSE): rejected by EV (184 for, 256 against, 21 abstentions),
sub-title ‘life styles and types of relationship’ (PPE-DE): adopted by EV (248 for, 171 against, 18 absten-
tions), paragraphs 61: adopted, 63 (PPE-DE): adopted by EV (260 for, 147 against, 14 abstentions),
65 (TDI).

Split votes:

Paragraph 25 (PSE):
1st part: text up to ‘conscientious objection’: adopted
2nd part: remainder: rejected

Paragraph 36 (ELDR):
1st part: text without the words ‘and in particular Italy,’: adopted
2nd part: these words: adopted

Paragraph 45 (Mr Crowley):
1st part: text up to ‘any kind of discrimination;’: adopted by RCV (UEN).
2nd part: remainder: adopted by RCV (UEN).

Parliament adopted the resolution by RCV (TDI, ELDR, PSE) (Item 8 of ‘Texts Adopted’).

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The following spoke:
 Watson, Chairman of the Committee on Citizens’ Freedoms and Rights, Justice and Home Affairs,
who protested at the number of amendments tabled for the plenary sitting and asked for procedures
to be re-examined (the President replied that the Bureau had already considered the matter);
 Read, who complained at the number of points of order and called for greater strictness from the
Chair.

The President suggested suspending voting time at this juncture.

The following spoke:
 Pirker, who called for Parliament to continue with voting;
 Ludford, rapporteur for the following item on the agenda, who supported this request;
 Schulz, who supported the President’s suggestion;
 Frassoni, on the way part-sessions were organised.

The President decided to suspend voting. He informed the House that voting would continue at 17.30 after
the votes on topical and urgent subjects.
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The following spoke:
 Ludford, who asked for the vote on her report (A5-0049/2000) to be carried over to the next part-
session (the President suggested she made the proposal that afternoon at voting time);
 Speroni, Muscardini, Posselt and Schulz, who all felt voting should continue;
 Schulz, who asked for confirmation that the decision on postponing the vote on the report by Baron-
ess Ludford would be taken that afternoon (the President confirmed this).
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Explanations of vote were made by the following Members:

Report: Graefe zu Baringdorf (A5-0044/2000)
( in writing: Figueiredo

Report: Ferrer (A5-0066/2000)
( in writing: Ilka Schröder, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group; Krivine, Vacchetta; Krarup, Okking, Sand-
bæk

Annual legislative programme (RC B5-0228/2000)
( in writing: Wallis, on behalf of the ELDR Group; Bordes, Cauquil, Laguiller

Report: Duff/Voggenhuber (A5-0064/2000)
( orally: Berthu, on behalf of the UEN Group, Ortuondo Larrea, Meijer, Posselt
( in writing: Frassoni, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group; Marchiani; Lulling; Caudron; Schörling, Gahr-
ton, McKenna; Haarder; Miller; Muscardini; Miranda; Krivine; Malmström, Paulsen, Olle Schmidt;
Crowley, Andersson, Blak, Hedkvist Petersen, Huthén, Lund, Schori, Thorning-Schmidt, Arvidsson,
Carlsson, Cederschiöld, Stenmarck; Bonde, Eriksson, Frahm, Krarup, Okking, Sandbæk, Herman
Schmid, Seppänen, Sjöstedt; Kirkhope; Rovsing

Environmental legislation B5-0227/2000
( orally: McCarthy, on behalf of the PSE Group
( in writing: Schroedter, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group; Thomas-Mauro, on behalf of the UEN Group

50th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions (RC B5-0223/2000)
( in writing: Schroedter, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group; Thomas-Mauro, on behalf of the UEN Group;
Isler-Béguin

Annual report: Malmström (A5-0060/2000)
( orally: Maat
( in writing: Caudron; Titley, Bordes, Van Orden

Annual report: Haarder (A5-0050/2000)
( orally: Lulling, Posselt, Pirker, Karas
( in writing: de La Perrière, on behalf of the UEN Group; Ferreira; Korakas; Berthu; Caudron; Thomas-
Mauro; Staes, Maes; Doyle; Sacredéus; Cushnahan; Muscardini; Van Lancker, Van Brempt; Patrie; Bowe,
Okking, Sandbæk, Cederschiöld; Kirkhope
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Corrections to vote ( Members present but not voting

Report: Ferrer (A5-0066/2000)
 final vote
Intended to vote for: Knörr Borràs
Intended to vote against: Morgantini, Garaud, Isler Béguin, Jonckheer; Lannoye
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Report: Duff/Voggenhuber (A5-0064/2000)
 Recital O:
Intended to abstain: Figueiredo
 Recital S:
Intended to vote for: Figueiredo
 paragraph 6
Intended to vote for: Scheele, Murphy
 paragraph 13
Intended to vote for: Korakas
Intended to vote against: Tannock
 paragraph 14(a)
Intended to vote for: Arvidsson
 amendment 5
Intended to vote against: Knörr Borràs
 amendment 19
Intended to vote against: Berthu, Souchet, Caullery, Thomas-Mauro
Intended to abstain: Gahrton, Schörling
 amendment 34
Intended to vote for: Westendorp y Cabeza, Hedkvist Petersen, Hulthén, Gasòliba i Böhm
 amendment 38, 1st part
Intended to vote for: Murphy
 amendment 40
Intended to vote against: Riis-Jørgensen
 amendment 41, 1st part
Intended to vote against: Wyn
 amendment 45
Intended to vote against: Grosch
 amendment 48
Intended to vote for: Berthu, Caullery
 amendment 49
Intended to vote against: Tannock
 Final vote
Intended to vote for: Pirker, Carlsson

Environmental legislation (B5-0227/2000)

The following French and Belgian Members of the PSE Group had not voted: Lienemann, Zimmerling,
Roure, Garot, Duhamel, Désir, Hazan, Guy-Quint, Darras, Lalumière, Caudron, Dehousse, Naïr, Ferreira,
Gillig, Carlotti and Berès.

Mr Bourlanges had not voted either.
 amendment 5
Intended to vote for: Sornosa Martínez, Morgan, Wynn
Intended to vote against: Attwooll
 amendment 7, 2nd part
Intended to vote against: Tannock
 amendment 8
Intended to vote for: Attwooll
 amendment 12
Intended to vote for: Attwooll
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 amendment 13
Intended to vote against: Attwooll, Carlsson
 paragraph 7
Intended to vote for: Attwooll

Report: Malmström (A5-0060/2000)
 Final vote
Intended to vote for: Theato
Intended to abstain: Bordes

Report: Haarder (A5-0050/2000)
 paragraph 19
Intended to abstain: Sterckx, Smet
 paragraph 20
Intended to abstain: Sterckx, Smet
 paragraph 35
Intended to vote against: Villiers
Intended to vote for: Eriksson
 paragraph 41
Intended to abstain: Knörr Borràs
 paragraph 42
Intended to vote against: Folias
Intended to vote for: Ferrer, Schörling
 paragraph 52
Intended to vote against: Ferrer, Gasòliba i Böhm
Intended to vote for: Cederschiöld
 paragraph 53
Intended to vote for: Bertinotti
Intended to vote against: Gasòliba i Böhm
 paragraph 54
Intended to vote for: Sousa Pinto
Intended to vote against: Gasòliba i Böhm
Intended to abstain: Cederschiöld
 paragraph 55
Intended to vote against: Gasòliba i Böhm
 paragraph 56
Intended to vote for: Sacrédeus
Intended to vote against: Gasòliba i Böhm
 paragraph 58
Intended to vote for: Ford
 paragraph 63
Intended to vote for: Sacrédeus
 amendment 1
Intended to vote against: Pomés Ruiz, Gasòliba i Böhm
 amendment 6
Intended to vote for: Estève, Bernié
 amendment 9
Intended to vote against: Simpson
 amendment 13
Intended to vote against: Napoletano
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 amendment 17
Intended to vote for: Sacrédeus
 amendment 18
Intended to vote against: McNally
 amendment 24
Intended to vote against: Pomés Ruiz, Posselt
 amendment 29
Intended to vote against: Kaufmann
 amendment 35
Intended to vote against: Karamanou
Intended to vote for: Berthu
 amendment 39
Intended to abstain: Tannock
 amendment 42
(Mr Haarder had voted with Mr Hannan’s card.)
Intended to vote against: Cauquil, Bordes, Laguiller
 amendment 43
Intended to vote against: Ferrer
 amendment 45
Intended to vote for: Ferrer, Ribeiro e Castro
 amendment 50
Intended to vote for: Cauquil, Bordes, Laguiller
 amendment 54
Intended to vote against: Souchet
 amendment 58
Intended to vote against: Berthu, Ribeiro e Castro
 Final vote
Intended to vote against: Gasòliba i Böhm
Intended to abstain: Mrs Martens

END OF VOTING TIME

(The sitting was suspended at 14.50 and resumed at 15.00)

IN THE CHAIR: Mr FRIEDRICH
Vice-President

TOPICAL AND URGENT DEBATE

The next item was the debate on topical and urgent subjects of major importance (for titles and authors of
motions for resolutions, see Minutes of 14.3.2000, Item 7)

15. Western Sahara (debate)

The next item was the joint debate on five motions for resolutions (B5-0246, 0253, 0262, 0272 and
0278/2000).

The following introduced motions for resolutions: González Álvarez, Sánchez García, Ojeda Sanz, Carnero
González and Ilka Schröder.