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Minutes
Tuesday, 14 March 2006 - Strasbourg

17. Question Time (Council)
Verbatim reports

Parliament considered a number of questions to the Council (B6-0013/2006).

Part one

Question 1 (Eoin Ryan): Ethiopian opposition figures.

Hans Winkler (President-in-Office of the Council) answered the question and supplementaries by Eoin Ryan, Ana Maria Gomes and David Martin.

Question 2 (Cecilia Malmström): Support for democracy in Iran.

Hans Winkler answered the question and supplementaries by Cecilia Malmström, Philip Bushill-Matthews and David Martin.

Question 3 (Panagiotis Beglitis): Israeli Government decision to build a tramline linking the illegal settlement of Pisgat Ze'ev in East Jerusalem with the centre of West Jerusalem.

Hans Winkler answered the question and supplementaries by Panagiotis Beglitis, James Hugh Allister and Jonas Sjöstedt.

Question 4 (Reinhard Rack): Protection of fundamental rights.

Karin Gastinger (President-in-Office of the Council) answered the question and a supplementary by Reinhard Rack.

Question 5 (Diamanto Manolakou): State of emergency in the Philippines.

Hans Winkler (President-in-Office of the Council) answered the question and a supplementary by Diamanto Manolakou.

Part two

Question 6 (Agnes Schierhuber): Access to justice for consumers.

Karin Gastinger (President-in-Office of the Council) answered the question and supplementaries by Agnes Schierhuber, Reinhard Rack and Richard Seeber.

Question 7 (Sarah Ludford): Framework decision on racism and xenophobia.

Karin Gastinger answered the question and Question 8, on the same subject, and supplementaries by Sarah Ludford and Manolis Mavrommatis.

The following spoke: Gay Mitchell and Bill Newton Dunn on the organisation of Question Time.

IN THE CHAIR: Sylvia-Yvonne KAUFMANN
Vice-President

Question 8 (Gay Mitchell): Xenophobia in the EU.

Having pointed out that her answer to Question 7 also applied to Question 8, Karin Gastinger also answered a supplementary by Gay Mitchell.

Claude Moraes requested a return to the old arrangements for Question Time (the President replied that the matter would be discussed with the Presidency-in-Office of the Council).

Questions which had not been answered for lack of time would receive written answers (see annex to the Verbatim Report of Proceedings).

Council Question Time closed.

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