Rules of Procedure of the European Parliament
8th parliamentary term - July 2018
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TITLE II : LEGISLATIVE, BUDGETARY, DISCHARGE AND OTHER PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 2 : PROCEDURE IN COMMITTEE

Rule 52a : Drafting of reports

1.   The rapporteur shall be responsible for preparing the committee's report and for presenting it to Parliament on behalf of that committee.

2.   The explanatory statement shall be the responsibility of the rapporteur and shall not be put to the vote. It must, however, accord with the text of the motion for a resolution as adopted and any amendments proposed by the committee. If it fails to do so, the Chair of the committee may delete the explanatory statement.

3.   The report shall state the result of the vote taken on the report as a whole and shall indicate, in line with Rule 208(3), how each member voted.

4.   Minority positions may be expressed when the vote on the text as a whole is taken and may, at the request of their authors, be the subject of a written declaration not exceeding 200 words in length, which shall be annexed to the explanatory statement.

The Chair shall settle any disputes which may arise as a result of the application of this paragraph.

5.   On a proposal from its Chair, the committee may set a deadline within which the rapporteur must submit the draft report. This deadline may be extended or a new rapporteur appointed.

6.   Once the deadline has expired, the committee may instruct its Chair to ask for the matter that has been referred to it to be placed on the agenda of one of the next sittings of Parliament. The debates and votes may then be conducted on the basis of an oral report by the committee concerned.

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