Official Journal of the European Communities Debates of the European Parliament 1978-1979 Session. Report of Proceedings from 10 to 14 April 1978

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ISSN 0378-5041 Annex Official Journal of the European Communities No 229 April 1978 Debates of the European Parliament English edition 1978-1979 Session Report of Proceedings from 10 to 14 April 1978 European Centre, Luxembourg Monday, 10 April 1978 Contents Resumption of session, p. 2 — Statement by the President, p. 2 — Appointment of a Member, p. 2 — Petitions, p. 2 — Documents, p. 2 — Authorization of reports — Referral to committee, p. 4 — Order of business, p. 5 — Urgent procedure, p. 7 — Speaking time, p. 7 — Procedure without report, p. 7 — Tabling of amend­ments, p. 8 — Action taken on Parliament's opinions, p. 8 — Equal treatment for men and women at work, p. 9 — Youth unemployment, p. 20 — Cocoa and choco­late products, p. 26 — Parliament's administrative expenditure during 1977, p. 29 — Next sitting, p. 29. Tuesday, 11 April 1978 30 Minutes, p. 32 — Authorization of reports — Reference to committee, p. 32 — Urgent procedure, p. 32 — Dumping, p. 34 — EEC-Comecon relations, p. 49 — Welcome, p. 54 — Question Time, p. 55 — Welcome, p. 62 — Votes, p. 62 — EEC-Japan trade relations, p. 64 — Committees, p. 73 — EEC-China trade rela­tions, p. 73 — Development of the customs union, p. 83 — Dealings in licences, p. 91 — Issuing of loans by the Commission, p. 93 — Next sitting, p. 110 — Annex, p. 111. Wednesday, 12 April 1978 112 Minutes, p.4 — Documents, p.4 — Court of Auditors organigramme, p. 114 — Welcome, p.

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ISSN 0378-5041
Annex Official Journal
of the
European Communities
No 229
April 1978
Debates of the European Parliament English edition
1978-1979 Session
Report of Proceedings
from 10 to 14 April 1978
European Centre, Luxembourg
Monday, 10 April 1978 Contents
Resumption of session, p. 2 — Statement by the President, p. 2 — Appointment of
a Member, p. 2 — Petitions, p. 2 — Documents, p. 2 — Authorization of reports
— Referral to committee, p. 4 — Order of business, p. 5 — Urgent procedure, p. 7
— Speaking time, p. 7 — Procedure without report, p. 7 — Tabling of amend­
ments, p. 8 — Action taken on Parliament's opinions, p. 8 — Equal treatment for
men and women at work, p. 9 — Youth unemployment, p. 20 — Cocoa and choco­
late products, p. 26 — Parliament's administrative expenditure during 1977, p. 29
— Next sitting, p. 29.
Tuesday, 11 April 1978 30
Minutes, p. 32 — Authorization of reports — Reference to committee, p. 32 —
Urgent procedure, p. 32 — Dumping, p. 34 — EEC-Comecon relations, p. 49 —
Welcome, p. 54 — Question Time, p. 55 — Welcome, p. 62 — Votes, p. 62 —
EEC-Japan trade relations, p. 64 — Committees, p. 73 — EEC-China trade rela­
tions, p. 73 — Development of the customs union, p. 83 — Dealings in licences, p.
91 — Issuing of loans by the Commission, p. 93 — Next sitting, p. 110 — Annex,
p. 111.
Wednesday, 12 April 1978 112
Minutes, p.4 — Documents, p.4 — Court of Auditors organigramme, p. 114
— Welcome, p.4 — European Council — Fight against terrorism, p. 114 —
Agenda, p. 145 — Question Time (contd), p. 145 — Legal policy, p. 153 — Votes,
p. 156 — Legal policy (contd), p. 158 — Fixing of agricultural prices, p. 166 —
Next sitting, p. 184 — Annex, p. 185.
(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 : (DK) for
Danish, (D) for German, (F) for French, (I) for Italian and (NL) for Dutch.
The original texts of these interventions appear in the edition published in the language
spoken.
Contents (continued) Thursday, 13 April 1978 187
Minutes, p. 189— Documents, p. 189 — Resolution under Rule 47 (1), p. 189 —
Agenda, p. 190 — Development of the Mediterranean regions, p. 190 — Question
Time (conclusion), p. 213 — Votes, p. 218 — Shipping regulations, p. 223 —
Agenda, p. 242 — Accession of Djibouti to Lomé Convention, p. 242 — EEC-ACP
Convention, p. 244 — Next sitting, p. 253 — Annex, p. 254.
Friday, 14 April 1978 258
Minutes, p.9 — Agenda, p.9 — Verification of credentials, p. 260 — Commit­
tees, p. 260 — Texts of treaties, p. 260 — Petitions, p. 260 — Procedure without
report, p. 260 — Resolutions under Rule 47 (5), p. 260 — Regional development
programmes, p. 261 — Agenda, p. 267 — Unemployment, p. 268 — Areas under
vines, p. 272 — Meeting of OECD agricultural ministers, p. 274 — Aid to hop-pro­
ducers, p. 274 — Budgetary policy for 1979, p. 275 — Fresh lemons, p. 280 —
EEC-Yugoslavia negotiations, p. 280 — Hot-water meters, p. 282 — Navigability
licences, p. 282 — Votes, p. 283 — Next part-session, p. 283 — Minutes, p. 284 —
Adjournment, p. 284.
Resolutions adopted at sittings of 10 to 14 April 1978 appear in the Official Journal of
the European Communities C 100 of 8. 5. 1978. Sitting of Monday, 10 April 1978
SITTING OF MONDAY, 10 APRIL 1978
Contents
1. Resumption of the session 2 Mr Vandewiele, author of the oral ques­
tion 11
2. Statement by the President
Mr Vredeling, Vice-President of the
3. Appointment of a MemberCommission ; Mr Albers on behalf of
Socialist Group ; Mr Meintz, on behalf of
4. Petitions
the Liberal and Democratic Group; Mr
Yeats, on behalf of the Group of European 5. Documents received
Progressive Democrats ; Mr Squarcialupi,
6. Authorization of reports — referral to on behalf of the Communist and Allies
committee 4 Group; Mr Brown; Mr Vredeling; Mrs
Dunwoody ; Mr Vredeling 11
7. Order of business
Procedural motion : Mrs Kellett-Bowman 14. Statement by the Commission on unemploy­
Mr Glinne, Chairman of the Committee on ment among young people
Economic and Monetary Affairs; Mr Mr Vredeling, Vice-President of the
Nyborg; Mr Lange, chairman of the Commission ; Mr Van der Gun, Chairman
Committee on Budgets; Lord Bruce of of the Committee on Social Affairs,
Donington, Chairman of the Committee on Employment and Education ; Mr Adams,
Regional Policy, Regional Planning and on behalf of the Socialist Group; Mr
Transport 5 Bertrand, on behalf of the Christian-
Democratic Group (EPP); Mr Bourdellès,
8. Urgent procedure 7 on behalf of the Liberal and Democratic
Group ; Mrs Squarcialupi, on behalf of the 9. Limit on speaking time
Communist and Allies Group; Mr Vred­
10. Procedure without reporteling 20
11. Time limit for tabling amendments .... 8 15. Directive on cocoa and chocolate products
— Report by Mr Lamberts, on behalf of
12. Action taken by the Commission on the
the Committee on the Environment, Public
opinions of Parliament
Health and Consumer Protection, (Doc.
Mr Vredeling, Vice-President of the
15/78)
Commission 8
Mr Lamberts, rapporteur 26
Procedural motion: Mr Spicer; Mr Vred­
Mr Baas, on behalf of the Liberal and eling
Democratic Group; Mr Vredeling, Vice-
13. Equal treatment for men and women at President of the Commission8
work — Joint debate on a report by Mrs
16. Administrative expenditure of Parliament
Dunwoody, on behalf of the Committee on
during the financial year 1977 — Report
Social Affairs, Employment and Education
by Mr Cointat, on behalf of the Committee
(Doc. 6/78) and an oral question with
on Budgets (Doc. 14/78) 29 debate (Doc. 21/78)
Mrs Dunwoody, rapporteur 9 17. Agenda for the next sittingDebates of the European Parliament
IN THE CHAIR : MR COLOMBO in Rule 48 (2) of the Rules of Procedure and, pursuant
to paragraph 3 of that same rule, referred to the
President Committee on the Rules of Procedure and Petitions.
(The sitting was opened at 5.10 p.m.)
5. Documents received
President. — The sitting is open.
President. — I have received :
(a) from the Council, requests for an opinion on the
1. Resumption of the session
following Commission proposals and communica­
tions : President. — I declare resumed the session of the
European Parliament adjourned on 17 March 1978. — proposal for a directive relating to the approximation
of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions
of the Member States concerning misleading and
2. Statement by the President unfair advertising (Doc. 8/78)
which has been referred to the Committee on the
President. — I have recieved the following communi­
Environment, Public Health and Consumer Protec­
cation from Mr Andersen, the President-in-Office of
tion as the committee responsible and to the
the Council of the European Communities :
Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs and
I have pleasure in informing you that, in accordance with
the Legal Affairs Committee for their opinions ;
the wish expressed by the European Parliament in its
— communication on the introduction of a Community resolution of 16 February 1978, the European Council
aid system for intra-Community trade in power-sta­reached agreement at its meeting of 7 April 1978 in
tion coal (Doc. 9/78) Copenhagen on the date of elections to the European
Parliament by direct universal suffrage, which will be
which has been referred to the Committee on Energy
held from 7 to 10 June 1979.
and Research as the committee responsible and to the
1 propose to make a comprehensive statement to the Committee on Budgets for its opinion ;
European Parliament on 12 April 1978 concerning this
— proposal for a regulation opening, allocating and
decision and other subjects discussed by the European
providing for the administration of Community tariff
Council in Copenhagen.
quotas for certain wines having a registered designa­
tion of origin, falling within subheading ex 22.05 c of
the Common Customs Tariff, originating in Algeria
3. Appointment of a Member
(1978/79) — (Doc. 10/78)
which has been referred to the Committee on President. — On 4 April 1978, the Folketing of the
External Economic Relations as the committee respon­Kingdom of Denmark appointed Mr Ib Christensen a
sible and to the Committee on Agriculture and the Member of the European Parliament to replace Mr
Committee on Development and Cooperation for Jensen.
their opinions ;
Mr Christensen's credentials will be verified after the
— communication on the programme of work to be next Bureau meeting. In the meantime, he will take
carried out in the veterinary, zootechnical and animal his seat in Parliament and on its committees with the
protection spheres ; staff required for such work (Doc.
same rights as other Members, pursuant to Rule 3 (3)
11/78)
of the Rules of Procedure.
which has been referred to the Committee on the
I should like to take this opportunity of welcoming
Environment, Public Health and Consumer Protec­
Mr Christensen on behalf of Parliament.
tion as the committee responsible and to the
Committee on Agriculture and the Committee on
Budgets for their opinions ; 4. Petitions
— proposal for a regulation laying down the customs
President. — I have received the following petitions : procedure applicable to the stores of vessels, aircraft
and international trains (Doc. 12/78) — from Mrs P. Watsham and four other signatories, a
petition on the conservation of wetlands ;
which has been referred to the Committee on
— from Mr V. Martin and six other signatories, a peti­ Economic and Monetary Affairs ;
tion on Republican baptism ;
— proposals for :
— from Mr A. Grassani, Director of the National Centre
1. a regulation on the opening, allocating and admin­
for Customs Studies, Genoa, a petition on simpler
istration of the Community tariff quota of 38 000
Community regulations to be completely redrafted in
head of heifers and cows, not intended for
case of amendment.
slaughter, of certain mountain breeds falling
These petitions have been entered under Nos 2/78, within subheading ex 01.02 A 11(b) of the
3/78 and 4/78 respectively in the register provided for Common Customs Tariff Sitting of Monday, 10 April 1978
President
II. a regulation on the opening, allocating and admin­ from the Commission of the European Communities
istration of the Community tariff quota of 5 000 to the Council for a directive on the approximation of
head of bulls, cows and heifers, not intended for the laws of the Member States relating to hot­water
slaughter, of certain Alpine breeds falling within meters (Doc. 29/78) ;
subheading ex 01.02 A 11(b) of the Common
by Mr Adams, on behalf of the Committee on Social Customs Tariff
Affairs, Employment and Education, on the mandate
(Doc. 42/78) for the negotiations between the EEC and Yugoslavia
(Doc. 32/78) ;
which have been referred to the Committee on
External Economic Relations as the committee respon­ by Mr Ligios, on behalf of the Committee on Agricul­
sible and to the Committee on Agriculture for its ture, on the communication from the Commission of
the European Communities to the Council on the opinion ;
guidelines concerning the development of the Medi­
— proposal for a regulation relating to the creation of a terranean regions of the Community, together with
European Agency for Cooperation (EAC) — (Doc. certain measures relating to agriculture (Doc. 34/78) ;
43/78)
by Mr Hughes, on behalf of the Committee on Agri­
which has been referred to the Committee on Deve­ culture on the proposals from the Commission of the
lopment and Cooperation as the committee respon­ European Communities to the Council on the fixing
sible and to the Committee on Budgets for its of prices for certain agricultural products and certain
related measures for the 1978/79 marketing year opinion ;
(complementary report) (Doc. 35/78) ;
— proposal for a regulation on the application of the
provisions of the Financial Protocols concluded with by Mr Spinelli, on behalf of the Committee on
Greece, Turkey and Portugal (Doc. 44/78) Budgets, on the proposal from the Commission of the
European Communities to the Council for a decision
which has been referred to the Committee on Budgets empowering the Commission to issue loans for the
as the committee responsible and to the Committee purpose of promoting investment within the Commu­
on External Economic Relations for its opinion ; nity (Doc. 36/78) ;
— proposal for a regulation amending the Annex to by Mr Liogier, on behalf of the Committee on Agri­
Regulation (EEC) No. 804/68 on the common organi­ culture, on the proposal from the Commission of the
zation of the market in milk and milk products (Doc. European Communities to the Council for a regula­
45/78) tion on the statistical surveys of the areas under vines
(Doc. 38/78) ;
which has been referred to the Committee on Agricul­
ture as the committee responsible and to the ■ by Mr Corrie, on behalf of the Committee on Agricul­
Committee on Budgets for its opinion ; ture, on the proposal from the Commission of the
European Communities to the Council for a decision
(b) from the committees, the following reports : on financial participation by the Community in
respect of the inspection and surveillance operations
— by Mr Cointat on behalf of the Committee on
in the maritime waters of Denmark and Ireland (Doc.
Budgets on the draft report on the administrative
39/78);
expenditure of the European Parliament for the
period 1 January to 31 December 1977 (financial year
• by Mr Früh, on behalf of the Committee on Agricul­
1977) — (interim report) (Doc. 14/78) ; ture, on the proposal from the Commission of the
European Communities to the Council for a regula­
— by Mr Lamberts, on behalf of the Committee on the
tion laying down, in respect of hops, the amount of Environment, Public Health and Consumer Protec­
the aid to producers for the 1977 harvest (Doc.
tion, on the proposal from the Commission of the
40/78); European Communities to the Council for a directive
amending for the fifth time Directive 73/241/EEC on
­ by Mr Baas, on behalf of the Committee on External
the approximation of the laws of the Member States
Economic Relations, on the proposal from the
relating to cocoa and chocolate products intended for
Commission of the European Communities to the
human consumption (Doc. 15/78);
Council for a regulation amending Regulation (EEC)
No 471/76 as regards the period of suspension of the — by Mr Normanton, on behalf of the Committee on
application of the condition on prices governing the Energy and Research, on the proposal from the
importation into the Community of fresh lemons orig­Commission of the European Communities to the
inating in certain Mediterranean countries (Doc. Council for a directive amending Council Directive
41/78); 68/414/EEC of 20 December 1968 imposing an obli­
gation on Member States of the EEC to maintain
­ by Mr McDonald, on behalf of the Committee on minimum stocks of crude oil and/or petroleum
products and on the need for improving the Commu­ Regional Policy, Regional Planning and Transport, on
the proposal from the Commission of the European nity's policy for the storage of oil and/or petroleum
products (Doc. 16/78); Communities to the Council for a regulation
concerning accession to the United Nations Conven­
— by Mr Nyborg, on behalf of the Committee on tion on a code of conduct for liner conferences (Doc.
Economic and Monetary Affairs, on the proposal 47/78) ; Debates of the European Parliament
President
(c) the following oral questions with debate : Bowman, Mr Osborn, Lord Reay, Mr Normanton, Mr
Nyborg, Mr Brosnan, Mr Klepsch, Lord Bessborough,
— by Mr Jahn, Mr van Aerssen, Mr Kunz, Mr Klinker,
Mr Bertrand, Mr Kavanagh, Mr Dondelinger, Mr Hoff­
Mr Aigner and Mr Wawrzik, to the Commission, on
mann, Mr Fellermaier, Mr W. Müller, Mr Prescott, Mr
relations between the European Community and the
Carpentier, Mr Howell, Mr Müller-Hermann, Mr
Council for Mutual Economic Assistance (Comecon)
Ryan, Mr Power, Mr Brugha, Mr Herbert, Mr
(Doc. 19/78);
Deschamps, Mrs Ewing, Mr Cousté, Mr Patijn, Mr
Pintat, Lord Ardwick, Mrs Cassanmagnago-Cerretti,
— by Mr Spicer, on behalf of the European Conservative
Mr Nyborg, Mr Osborn, Mr McDonald, Mr
Group, to the Commission, on the eradication of
Damseaux, Mr Howell, Mr Ryan, Mr Herbert, Lord
rabies (Doc. 20/78) ;
Reay, Mrs Ewing, Mr Cousté, Mr Patijn, Mr Pintat,
Mrs Dunwoody, Mr Ripamonti, Mrs Ewing, Mr Berk-— by Mrs Cassanmagnago-Cerretti, Mr Vernaschi, Mr
houwer, Mr Dondelinger, Mr Sieglerschmidt, Mr Ryan Ripamonti, Mr Pucci, Mr Bersani and Mr Ligios, to
and Mr Osborn the Commission, on discrimination against women at
work (Doc. 21/78);
(Doc. 33/78) ;
— by Mr van Aerssen, Mr Martinelli, Mr Vandewiele, Mr (f) a motion for a resolution tabled by Mr Hamilton,
Jahn, Mr Müller-Hermann, Mr Ripamonti, Mr Luster
pursuant to Rule 25 of the Rules of Procedure, on
and Mr Klepsch, to the Commission, on growing
the holding of the Olympic Games in 1980 in the
protectionism in dealings in patents and licences
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (Doc. 30/78),
(Doc. 22/78) ;
which has been referred to the Political Affairs
— by Mr Nyborg, on behalf of the Committee on
Committee ;
Economic and Monetary Affairs, to the Commission,
on a new procedure for the elimination of technical (g) from the Commission :
barriers to trade (Doc. 23/78) ;
— a proposal for the transfer of appropriations from one
chapter to another within Section III — Commission
— by Mr Müller-Hermann, Mr Vandewiele, Mr Marti­
—- of the general budget of the European Communi­
nelli, Mr Schwörer, Mr Bersani, Mr Luster, Mr Jahn,
ties for the financial year 1978 (Doc. 17/78), Mr Santer, Mr Fioret and Mr van Aerssen, on behalf
of the Christian-Democratic Group (Group of the which has been referred to the Committee on Budgets
European People's Party) to the Commission on trade
— a proposal for the transfer of appropriations from one
relations with Japan (Doc. 24/78) ;
chapter to another within Section III — Commission
— of the general budget of the European Communi­— by Mr Damseaux and Mr Durand, on behalf of the
ties for the financial year 1978 (Doc. 46/78), Liberal and Democratic Group, to the Commission,
on regional development programmes (Doc. 25/78) ;
which has been referred to the Committee on
Budgets. — by Sir Derek Walker-Smith, Mr Stetter and Mr Flet-
cher-Cooke on behalf of the European Conservative
In accordance with the provisions of the Financial
Group to the Commission on the ACP-EEC Conven­
Regulation, I have, on behalf of Parliament, consulted
tion (Doc. 26/78);
the Council on the latter proposal, as it concerns
— by Lord Bessborough, Mr Noè, Mr Jensen, Mr expenditure not necessarily resulting from the Trea­
Normanton, Mr Jakobsen, Mr Fioret and Mr Bersani, ties.
to the Commission, on a framework agreement on
trade and cooperation between the People's Republic
of China and the European Community (Doc.
6. Authorization of reports — referral to committee
27/78);
President. — Pursuant to Rule 38 of the Rules of
— by Mr Cointat, on behalf of the Group of European
Procedure, I have referred Progressive Democrats, Mr Carpentier, on behalf of
the Socialist Group, Mr Colin, on behalf of the Chris­ — the question of the possible appointment by the Euro­
tian-Democratic Group (Group of the European pean Parliament of an ombudsman for the Commu­
People's Party), Mr Bourdellès, on behalf of the nity
Liberal and Democratic Group, Mr Spicer, on behalf
to the Legal Affairs Committee as the committee
of the European Conservative Group and Mr Eber­
responsible, and to the Political Affairs Committee hard, on behalf of the Communist and Allies Group,
and the Committee on the rules of Procedure and Peti­to the Commission, on shipping regulations (Doc.
tions for their opinions. 28/78);
Also pursuant to Rule 38 of the Rules Procedure, I
(d) Oral question without debate by Mr Bersani, to the
have authorized committees to draw up the following
Commission, on the effects of the meeting of the
reports :
OECD agricultural ministers on food policy (Doc.
31/78) — Committee on Social Affairs, Employment and Educa­
tion :
(e) For Question Time on 11, 12 and 13 April 1978,
— social security for Yugoslav workers resident in the
pursuant to Rule 47A of the Rules of Procedure,
Community ;
oral questions by :
— the Commission's four working documents on the
1978 Tripartite Conference; — Mr Schyns, Mr Pisoni, Mrs Dunwoody, Mrs Kellett-Sitting of Monday, 10 April 1978
President
— Committee on Regional Policy, Regional Planning and persuade the chairmen not to call these important
Transport : committees when equally important debates are
— transport problems at the frontiers of the European taking place in which many Members wish to take
Economic Community part — I particularly wanted to speak on equal pay —
but are prevented from doing so. — asked for its opinion : Committee on Economic and
Monetary Affairs ;
President. — I agree that it is unfortunate that — Committee on the Environment, Public Health and
Consumer Protection : committee meetings are being held during the
plenary sitting, but I do not think this will be a major
— first Commission report on the consumer protection
inconvenience today, because the committee meetings
and information policy ;
will have been concluded before Mr Vredeling makes
— Committee on External Economic Relations :
his statement.
— the present state of the Community's economic and
I propose that Members should have a total speaking
trade relation with Yugoslavia.
time of 20 minutes following the statement by the
At the request of the Committee on the Environment, Commission.
Public Health and Consumer Protection, the
Are there any objections ?
committee responsible, I have referred the
That is agreed.
draft Council regulation on a Community action
programme on safety and health at work (Doc. 480/77)
The European Conservative Group has asked for the
oral question with debate tabled by Mr Spicer, to the to the Committee on Social Affairs, Employment and
Commission, on the eradication of rabies (Doc.
Education for its opinion, pursuant to Rule 38 (3) of
20/78), originally scheduled for the sitting of Friday, the Rules of Procedure.
14 April, to be postponed until a later part-session.
At its own request, I have referred to the Committee
Are there any objections ? on Regional Policy, Regional Planning and Transport
for its opinion, pursuant to Rule 38 (3) of the Rules of
That is agreed.
Procedure, the
I call Mr Glinne.
motion for a resolution on the revival of economic and
monetary union (Doc. 496/77)
Mr Glinne, Chairman of the Committee on
which had been referred to the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs. — (F) Mr President,
Economic and Monetary Affairs as the committee
in the light of observations made by several members
responsible. of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs,
I wrote to you asking for the joint debate on the state
of the customs union and the internal market and on
the oral question with debate on the new procedure 7. Order of business
for the elimination of technical barriers to trade to be
postponed to the May part-session.
President. — The next item is the order of business.
Are you able to comply with that request, or will the
The Commission of the European Communities has
debate still be included in Friday's agenda ? asked to be allowed to make a statement during
today's sitting on its proposals for combating unem­ My main concern was to hold a comprehensive debate
ployment among young people.
with Commission and Council.
Since the order of business must be determined by
Parliament, I shall consult the House on the inclusion President. — I call Mr Nyborg.
of this statement by the Commission. I would point
out that it could conveniently be taken after the joint Mr Nyborg. — (DK) Mr President, firstly I would
debate on today's agenda on equal treatment for men like to support Mr Glinne's request that this debate be
and women at work. held over, as Parliament must surely be anxious to see
these questions debated in the presence of the
I call Mrs Kellett-Bowman.
Council. It is not with the Commission that Parlia­
ment has any problems where this matter is
Mrs. — It is most unfortunate, I
concerned, but with the Council, and I would there­
am sure you will agree, that a number of committees
fore urge strongly that Mr Glinne's request be noted.
are holding their meetings during this plenary sitting
notably the Committee on Budgets and the The second point I wish to raise is the fact that I have
Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs — been asked, on behalf of my group, to request whether
both at 6 o'clock. This is going to clash with the item 21 on today's agenda, the interim report by Mr
debate on equal pay, and equally with the very impor­ Cointat, can be postponed until tomorrow, as Mr
tant statement that is to be made on juvenile unem­ Cointat is unable to be present today on account of
ployment. Could you use your good offices to pressing work in the French National Assembly. Debates of the European Parliament
President. — There are two requests for postpone­ — Joint debate on the Dunwoody interim report and on
an oral question to the Commission on equal treat­ments. Mr Glinne and Mr Nyborg have asked for the
ment for men and women at work ; joint debate on the state of the customs union and the
internal market (Doc. 557/77 and 23/78) to be post­ — Commission statement on unemployment among
poned until the next part-session. young people ;
— Lamberts' report on cocoa and chocolate products ;
I put this request to the vote.
— Cointat interim report on the administrative expendi­
The request for postponement is rejected.
ture of Parliament during the 1977 financial year;
There is also a request for the interim report by Mr
Tuesday, 11 April 1978, 10.00 a.m. and afternoon:
Cointat (Doc. 14/78) to be postponed until tomorrow.
— Brimelow report on dumping ;
I put this request to the vote.
— Oral question with debate to the Commission on
EEC-Comecon relations ; The request for postponement is rejected.
— Oral question with debate to the Commission on
I call Mr Lange.
EEC-Japan trade relations ;
— Oral question with debate to the Commission on
Mr Lange, Chairman of the Committee on Budgets.
trade between China and the Community ;
— (D) Mr President, we had a report in plenary sitting
— Joint debate on the Nyborg report and an oral ques­by Mr Bangemann setting out the Parliament's guide­
tion to the Commission on the development of the
lines for the 1979 budget. It was pointed out in that
customs union ;
context that an opinion should be discussed at this
— Oral question with debate to the Commission on deal­part-session on the Commission's communication on
ings in licences ; the overall assessment of budgetary problems. The
Committee on Budgets will be adopting its opinion — Spinelli report on the decision empowering the
very shortly and I should be grateful if this item could Commission to issue loans ;
be included on the agenda of this part-session, since 3.00 p. m. :
May will already be a little too late for the Commis­
— Question Time (questions to the Commission) ;
sion to prepare the budget. The Commission should
3.45 p. m. :
have Parliament's views on its document in advance,
which means that a debate should be held this week. — Votes on motions for resolutions on which the debate
has closed ; Since this matter also concerns the Council I would
be grateful if it could be debated in plenary sitting on
Wednesday. 12 April ¡978, 9.30 a.m., afternoon and
Wednesday.
evening :
— Statements by the Council and the Commission on
President. — Mr Lange, I shall submit your request the European Council in Copenhagen (followed by
to the Bureau during this part-session, when I also debate) ;
hope to be able to tell you of its decision.
— Joint debate on two oral questions with debate, one
to the Council and the other to the Commission, on
I call Lord Bruce.
the Community's legal policy ;
— Hughes complementary report on the fixing of agri­
Lord Bruce of Donington, Chairman of the
cultural prices ;
Committee on Regional Polity, Regional Planning
3.00 p.m. : and Transport. — Mr President, notwithstanding the
remarks by the Chairman of the Committee on — Question Time (questions to the Council and to the
Budgets on this matter, I am bound to inform you, on Ministers of Foreign Affairs) ;
behalf of the Committee on Regional Policy, Regional
4.30 p.m. :
Planning and Transport, that this document has enor­
— Votes or motions for resolutions on which the debate
mous implications for regional development, and we,
has closed ;
for our part, would much prefer it to be postponed
until May. I am sorry to disagree with my colleague Thursday, 13 April 1978, 10.00 a.m. and afternoon:
on the same committee. — Ligios report on the development of the Mediterra­
nean regions ;
President. — I shall submit your comment to the — Oral question with debate to the Commission on ship­
Bureau together with the request made by Mr Lange. ping regulations ;
— Lezzi report on the accession of Djibouti to the
I now propose the following order of business :
Convention of Lomé ;
This afternoon :
— Oral question with debate to the Commission on the
— Procedure without report ; EEC-ACP Convention ;
— Oral question with debate to the Commission on — Statement by the Commission on the action taken on
the opinions of Parliament ; regional development ; Sitting of Monday, 10 April 1978
President
3.00 p.m. : 9. Limit on speaking time
— Question Time (questions to the Commission) ;
President. — In accordance with our usual practice, I
3.45 p.m. :
propose that, with the exception of the debate on the
— Votes on motions for resolutions on which the debate outcome of the European Council in Copenhagen and
has closed ;
the reports by Mr Hughes and Mr Ligios, speaking
time on all reports and motions for resolutions on the
Friday, 14 April 1978, 9.00 a.m.:
agenda be limited as follows :
— Procedure without report ;
— 15 minutes for the rapporteur and for one speaker on
— Hamilton report on inquiries into the political affilia­
behalf of each group ;
tions of Commission officials ;
— 10 minutes for other speakers.
— Liogier report on areas under vines ;
Pursuant to Rule 28 of the Rules of Procedure, I
— Corrie report on Danish and Irish maritime waters ;
propose the following allocation of speaking time for
— Oral question with debate to the Commission on
the debate on the European Council and the reports
food policy ;
by Mr Hughes and Mr Ligios :
— Früh report on aid to hop producers ;
Debate on the statements by the Council and the
— Oral question with debate to the Commission on the Commission on the European Council:
working languages of Parliament ;
Council and Commission : 60 minutes altogether
— Adams report on EEC-Yugoslavia negotiations ; Socialist Group : 40 minutes
Christian-Democratic Group (EPP Group) : 32s
— Nyborg report on hot-water meters ;
Liberal and Democratic Group : 20 minutes
— Albers report on inland waterway navigation (without Group of European Progressive Democrats : 17s
debate) ; European Conservative Group : 17 minutes
Communist and Alliesp :7s
End of sitting :
Non-attached Members : 7 minutes
— Votes on motions for resolutions on which the debate
Debate on the Hughes complementary report on agricul­
has closed.
tural prices :
Are there any objections ?
Rapporteur, draftsmen
of opinions and Commission : 60 minutes altogether That is agreed.
Socialist Group : 50 minutes
Christian-Democratic Group (EPP Group) : 40s
Liberal and Democratic Group : 25 minutes
8. Urgent procedure
Group of European Progressive Democrats : 20s
European Conservative Group :0 minutes
President. — I have received the following motions Communist and Alliesp : 20s
for resolutions, with requests for debate by urgent Non-attached Members : 10 minutes
procedure, pursuant to Rule 14 of the Rules of Proce­
Debate on the Ligios tepori in the development of the
dure :
Mediterranean regions :
— by Mr de Keersmaerker, Mr Geurtsen, Mr Nyborg, Sir
Rapporteur, draftsmen
Brandon Rhys Williams, Mr Schwörer, Mr Noè1) Mr
of opinions and Commission : 60 minutes altogether
Notenboom, Mr Starke, Mr Ripamonti and Mr
Socialist Group : 40 minutes
Deschamps, on the manufacture distribution and use
Christian-Democratic Group (EPP Group) : 32s
of pharmaceutical preparations (Doc. 13/78);
Liberal and Democratic Group : 20 minutes
Group of European Progressive Democrats : 17s This motion for a resolution has since been with­
European Conservative Group : 17 minutes
drawn.
Communist and Alliesp :7s
— by Mr Fellermaier, on behalf of the Socialist Group,
Non-attached Members : 7 minutes
on the manufacture, distribution and use of pharma­
Are there any objections ? ceutical preparations (Doc. 18/78)
That is agreed. — by Mr Kofoed, on behalf of the Committee on
Agriculture, on the Amoco Cadiz disaster (Doc.
37/78)
— by Mr Schyns, Mr Van der Gun, Mr Santer, Mr 10. Procedure without report
Bersani, Mr Vandewiele, Mr Wawrzik, Mr Mont and
Mr Ryan, on behalf of the Christian-Democratic
President. — Pursuant to Rule 27A (5) of the Rules
Group (Group of the European People's Party), on the
of Procedure, the following Commission proposals
campaign by the trade unions of the Member States
have been placed on the agenda of this part-session
to overcome unemployment problems (Doc. 48/78)
for consideration without report :
— by all the political groups, on terrorism (Doc. 50/78).
— directive on statistical returns in respect of carriage of
I shall consult Parliament on the adoption of urgent goods by road, as part of regional statistics (Doc.
procedure at the beginning of tomorrow's sitting. 486/77), Debates of the European Parliament
President
which had been referred to the Committee on which had been referred to the Committee on
Regional Policy, Regional Planning and Transport as External Economic Relations as the committee respon­
the Committee responsible and to thee on sible and to the Committee on Agriculture and the
Budgets for its opinion ; Committee on Development and Cooperation for
their opinions.
— directive amending the Directive 71/305/EEC of 26
July 1971 concerning the coordination of procedures Unless any Member asks leave to speak on these prop­
for the award of public works contracts (Doc. 517/77), osals, or amendments to them are tabled before the
opening of the sitting on Friday, 14 April 1978, I shall which had been referred to the Committee on
at that sitting declare them to be approved by the
Economic and Monetary Affairs as the committee
European Parliament pursuant to Rule 27A (6) of the
responsible and to the Committee on Budgets for its
Rules of Procedure.
opinion ;
— decision adopting a European Economic Community
concerted action in the field of physico-chemical
11. Time limit for tabling amendments
behaviour of atmospheric polluants (Doc. 554/77),
President. — I propose that the time limit for which had been referred to the Committee on the
tabling amendments to the Hughes complementary Environment, Public Health and Consumer Protec­
report on agricultural prices (Doc. 35/78) and the tion as the committee responsible and to the
Ligios report on the development of the Mediterra­
Committee on Budgets for its opinion ;
nean regions (Doc. 34/78) be fixed at 10 a.m. on
— decision adopting a European Economic Community
Wednesday, 12 April 1978.
concerted action in the field of analysis of organic
Are there any objections ? micropollutants in water (Doc. 555/77),
That is agreed. which had been referred to the Committee on the
Environment, Public Health and Consumer Protec­
tion as the committee responsible and to the
12. Action taken by the Commission on the opinions
Committee on Budgets for its opinion ;
of Parliament
— regulation amending Regulation (EEC) No 1703/72
inter alia laying down rules for the Community
President. — The next item is the statement by the
financing of expenditure arising from the implementa­
Commission of the European Communities on the
tion of the Food Aid Convention of 1971 (Doc.
action taken on the opinions of Parliament.
558/77),
I call Mr Vredeling.
which had been referred to the Committee on
Budgets as the commttee responsible and to the
Mr Vredeling, Vice-President of the Commission. —
Committee on Development and Cooperation for its
(NL) Mr President, at its March part-session the Euro­
opinion ;
pean Parliament delivered its opinion on 11 proposals
from the Commission. It proposed amendments in — regulation opening, allocating and providing for the
administration of a Community tariff quota for one case only. These amendments were adopted by
apricot pulp, falling within subheading ex 20.06 Β II the Commission. They concerned the Zywietz report
(c) I (aa) of the Common Customs Tariff originating
on the second triennial action plan on information
in Turkey (Doc. 560/77),
and scientific and technical documentation. We have
taken the necessary measures to submit an amended which had been referred to the Committee on
proposal to the Council very shortly. Thed External Economic Relations as the committee respon­l will of course also be forwarded to Parlia­sible and to the Committee on Agriculture and the
ment. Committee on Budgets for their opinions ;
Mr President, I should also like to take this opportu­— decision concerning the Community's acceptance of
Resolution No 212 (revised) of the Economic nity to inform you that the Commission, in response
Commission for Europe relating to the facilitation of to various requests made in Parliament and elsewhere,
health and quality inspection in the international is immediately making available an amount of
carriage of goods by rail as regards traffic between the
500 000 EUC as initial aid to the population of Brit­
Community and third countries signatories to the
tany so hard hit by the oil disaster. I believe that there
Resolution (Doc. 561/77),
will be a wide-ranging exchange of views on that
which had been referred to the Committee on the disaster during this part-session.
Environment, Public Health and Consumer Protec­
tion ; President. — I call Mr Spicer on a procedural
motion.
— regulation opening, allocating and providing for the
administration of Community tariff quotas for certain
Mr Spicer. — Mr President, I wonder if I might just
wines having a registered designation of origin, falling
take this opportunity to ask the Commissioner about within subheading ex 22.05 c of the Common
a draft directive on the harmonization of laws in the Customs Tariff, originating in Algeria (1978/79) —
(Doc. 10/78), Member States to combat illegal migration and illegal