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Wednesday, 9 September 2015 - Strasbourg Final edition
Questions for written answer (interpretation of Rule 130(3) of the Rules of Procedure)
P8_TA(2015)0295

European Parliament decision of 9 September 2015 concerning the questions for written answer (interpretation of Rule 130(3) of the Rules of Procedure) (2015/2152(REG))

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to the letter of 4 September 2015 from the Chair of the Committee on Constitutional Affairs,

–  having regard to Rule 226 of its Rules of Procedure,

1.  Decides to append the following interpretation to Rule 130(3) of the Rules of Procedure:

"The expression "by way of exception" is to be interpreted as meaning that the additional question concerns a matter of urgency and that the submission of that question cannot wait until the following month. Furthermore, the number of questions tabled under the second subparagraph of paragraph 3 must be smaller than the norm of five questions per month."

2.  Instructs its President to forward this decision to the Council and the Commission, for information.

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