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Minutes
Wednesday, 21 October 2009 - Strasbourg

10. Question Time (Council)
Verbatim reports

Parliament considered a number of questions to the Council (B7-0212/2009).

Question 1 (Bernd Posselt): Human rights in Cuba.

Cecilia Malmström (President-in-Office of the Council) answered the question and supplementaries by Bernd Posselt, Nikolaos Chountis and Krisztina Morvai.

The President referred to the rules governing the conduct of Question Time.

Question 2 (Marian Harkin): Elder abuse.

Cecilia Malmström answered the question and supplementaries by Marian Harkin, Silvia-Adriana Ţicău and Seán Kelly.

Question 3 (Olle Schmidt): Swedish journalist Dawit Isaak imprisoned in Eritrea.

Cecilia Malmström answered the question and a supplementary by Olle Schmidt.

Question 4 (Anna Hedh): The EU's alcohol strategy.

Cecilia Malmström answered the question and supplementaries by Anna Hedh, Justas Vincas Paleckis and Catherine Stihler.

Question 5 (Justas Vincas Paleckis): Environmental aspect of gas pipelines.

Cecilia Malmström answered the question and a supplementary by Justas Vincas Paleckis.

Question 6 (Silvia-Adriana Ţicău): Elimination of barriers to the free movement of labour between Member States.

Cecilia Malmström answered the question and supplementaries by Silvia-Adriana Ţicău and Franz Obermayr.

Question 7 (Nikolaos Chountis): Harassment by Turkey of aircraft operated by the European Union agency for external border security (Frontex).

Cecilia Malmström answered the question and a supplementary by Nikolaos Chountis.

The following spoke: Krisztina Morvai.

Question 8 lapsed as its author was absent.

Question 9 (Mairead McGuinness): Revision of Regulation (EC) No 1/2005.

Cecilia Malmström answered the question and supplementaries by Mairead McGuinness and Seán Kelly.

Question 10 lapsed as its author was absent.

Question 19 (Seán Kelly): A Commission portfolio for sport.

Cecilia Malmström answered the question.

The following spoke: Seán Kelly and Mairead McGuinness.

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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