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7.2.

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Mrs Buitenweg pointed out that, given the figures announced for the last vote, there were now even fewer
Members in the Chamber than at the beginning of the sitting and stressed the problems this presented for
Friday votes;

JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION RC B5-0305/2000 (replacing B5-0305, 0319, 0334 and 0339/
2000):
tabled by the following Members:
Oomen-Ruijten and Arvidsson, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group,
Roth-Behrendt, on behalf of the PSE Group,
Ducarme, Sterckx, Ries, Davies and Ludford, on behalf of the ELDR Group,
Lannoye, Isler Béguin and Bouwman, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group,
González Álvarez and Papayannakis, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group,
Thomas-Mauro, on behalf of the UEN Group

Amendment withdrawn: 1

RCVs: paragraphs 6, 9 (Verts/ALE)

Split vote:

paragraph 9 (ELDR):
1st part: text without the word ‘particularly’: adopted
2nd part: that word: adopted

Parliament adopted the resolution by RCV (PPE-DE) (Item 1 of ‘Texts Adopted’).

The following spoke:


B Posselt who, in reply to Mrs Buitenweg, pointed out that every vote held in accordance with the Rules
was valid whatever the number of Members voting (Rule 126(3));
B Souladakis, who noted that it was against democratic principles to abuse a right;
B Meijer, who considered that one way of giving more substance to Friday’s agenda would be to hold a
voting time at the end of the sitting (the President replied that the current Rules had to be applied but
that he would refer the matter to the President of Parliament and to the Bureau and that it would
subsequently be considered by the committee responsible).

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Corrections to votes
B paragraphs 6 and 9 (1st part)
Intended to abstain: Ribeiro e Castro
B final vote
Intended to vote for: Isler Béguin

13. Forestry (debate and vote)

The next item was the joint debate on two oral questions, to the Commission, by the following Members:
B Savary and Gebhardt, on behalf of the PSE Group, on the problems in the forestry sector following the
storms in December 1999 (B5-0217/2000);
B Daul, Hugues Martin and Redondo Jiménez, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, on the problems in the
forestry sector following the storms in December 1999 (B5-0219/2000)

Mr Savary introduced oral question B5-0217/2000.

Mrs Reding, Member of the Commission, answered the questions.


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The President had received motions for resolutions pursuant to Rule 42(5) from the following Members:
B Daul, Hugues Martin and Redondo Jiménez, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, on the problems caused
to the forestry industry by the storms in December 1999 (B5-0390/2000);
B Gebhardt and Savary, on behalf of the PSE Group, on the economic consequences for the forestry
industry in Europe of the recent storms (B5-0391/2000);
B Thomas-Mauro and Souchet, on behalf of the UEN Group, on the economic consequences for the
forestry industry of the exceptionally harsh storms which hit Europe, and particularly France,
in December 1999 (B5-0393/2000);
B Isler Béguin, Auroi and De Roo, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, on problems in the forestry sector
in the wake of the December 1999 storms (B5-0394/2000);
B Ainardi, Fiebiger and Jové Peres, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, on the forestry industry in the
wake of the storms of December 1999 (B5-0397/2000).

The following spoke: Daul, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Gebhardt, on behalf of the PSE Group, Isler
Béguin, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Bordes, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, Mathieu, on behalf
of the EDD Group, Jeggle, and Reding.

The President closed the debate.

VOTE

Motions for resolutions B5-0390, 0391, 0393, 0394 and 0397/2000


(Simple majority)

JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION RC B5-0390/2000 (replacing B5-0390, 0391, 0393, 0394 and
0397/2000):
tabled by the following Members:
Daul, Hugues Martin and Redondo Jiménez, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group,
Savary and Gebhardt, on behalf of the PSE Group,
Auroi and Isler Béguin, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group,
Ainardi, Fiebiger and Jové Peres, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group,
Thomas-Mauro, on behalf of the UEN Group

Amendments adopted: 2, 1

Amendment withdrawn: 3

Parliament adopted the resolution by RCV (PPE-DE) (Item 2 of ‘Texts Adopted’).

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Explanations of vote and declarations:

The following spoke:


B Lulling, who condemned the attitude of the ‘anti-Strasbourg lobby’
B Daul, who expressed his disappointment at the way in which the sitting had proceeded, in particular
the postponement of the vote on Ethiopia;
B Gebhardt, who supported Mr Daul’s remarks;
B Herman Schmid, who said he supported the protests because they would lead to change;
B Meijer, who began with an explanation of vote and then expressed agreement with the previous
speaker;
B Ribeiro e Castro, who began by giving an explanation of vote and then expressed the hope that the
Bureau, the President of Parliament and the Conference of Presidents would consider the problem of
Friday morning sittings;
B Graefe zu Baringdorf, who commented on the remarks by Mrs Lulling and Mr Daul and then gave his
position on the various requests for the quorum to be checked;
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B Savary, who began by giving an explanation of vote and then expressed his regret at the postpone-
ment of the vote on Ethiopia;
B Grossetête, who recalled that when Parliament had established its calendar of part-sessions, it had
rejected an amendment to delete the Friday sittings and called on Members to respect this vote;
B Berthu, who criticised that morning’s manoeuvres and said that lessons should be drawn;
B Posselt, who congratulated the President on his conduct of the sitting and recalled that there was a
consensus to vote only non-legislative and uncontroversial texts on a Friday.

14. Appointment of senior officials in the Commission (deadline)


The President announced that the deadlines concerning the oral question on the appointment of senior
officials in the Commission (B5-0218/2000), which would be debated on 3 May, had been extended as
follows:
B motions for resolutions: Thursday 11 May at 12.00.
B amendments and joint motions: Monday 15 May at 19.00.

15. Written declarations (Rule 51)


Pursuant to Rule 51(3), the President announced the number of signatures to these declarations:

Document No Author Signatures


1/2000 Grossetête 64
2/2000 Cossutta and Manisco 16
3/2000 De Clercq, Ries, Sacrédeus, Stockmann and Van Dam 81
4/2000 Deva, Van Orden, Corrie and Khanbhai 21
5/2000 Kauppi, Matikainen-Kallström, Suominen, Vatanen and Korhola 17
6/2000 Villiers 18
7/2000 Muscardini 7

16. Forwarding of texts adopted during the sitting


The President informed Parliament, pursuant to Rule 148(2), that the Minutes of that day’s sitting would be
submitted to Parliament for its approval at the beginning of its next sitting.

With Parliament’s agreement, he stated that he would forward the texts that had just been adopted forth-
with to the bodies named therein.

17. Dates for next sittings


The President announced that the next sittings would be held from 3 to 4 May 2000.

18. Adjournment of session


The sitting closed at 12.25.

Julian Priestley Nicole Fontaine


Secretary-General President

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