Doc. 9773

9 April 2003

Content of written declarations

Motion for a resolution

presented by Mr Marty and others

This motion has not been discussed in the Assembly and commits only the members who have signed it

The Assembly,

      Referring to the possibility of tabling written declarations provided for in Rule 53 of its Rules of Procedure, notes that the content of such declarations is left entirely to the discretion of the signatories;

      Having observed that certain recent written declarations have consisted of propaganda for commercial purposes, and moreover for controversial products and persons who are equally controversial;

      Decides to amend Rule 53 of its Rules of Procedure as follows:

      “53.2 new: They may not contain propaganda for commercial purposes or on behalf of persons or associations.”Si

Signed (see overleaf)

Signed 1:

Marty, Switzerland, LDR

Branger, France, EDG

Budin, Italy, SOC

Clerfayt, Belgium, LDR

Colombier, France, EDG

Dreyfus-Schmidt, France, SOC

Durrieu, France, SOC

Err, Luxembourg, SOC

Hunault, France, EDG

Le Guen, France, SOC

Lengagne, France, SOC

Mignon, France, EDG

Nabholz-Haidegger, Switzerland, LDR

Olteanu, Romania, SOC

Rochebloine, France, EPP/CD

Schreiner, France, EDG

Vermot-Mangold, Switzerland, SOC

Wohlwend, Liechtenstein, EPP/CD

Zapfl-Helbling, Switzerland, EPP

Zwerver, Netherlands, SOC

1        SOC: Socialist Group

      EPP/CD: Group of the European People’s Party

      EDG: European Democratic Group

      LDR : Liberal, Democratic and Reformers’ Group

      UEL: Group of the Unified European Left

      NR: not registered in a group