At the sitting of 27 October 1994 the President of Parliament announced that he had referred the motion for a resolution on complementary or non conventional medicine tabled pursuant to Rule 45 of the Rules of Procedure by Mr Pimenta and others to the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Consumer Protection as the committee responsible and to the Committee on Legal Affairs and Citizens’ Rights and the Committee on Social Affairs and Employment for their opinions.
At its meeting of 23 November 1994 the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Consumer Protection decided to draw up a report and, by letter of 28 November 1994, duly requested authorization. At the sitting of 16 January 1995 the President announced that the Conference of Presidents had authorized the committee to report on the subject.
The Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Consumer Protection appointed Mr Lannoye rapporteur at its meeting of 20 December 1994.
It considered the draft report at its meetings of 7 May 1996, 9 July 1996, 3 September 1996 and 27 February 1997.
At the last meeting it adopted the motion for a resolution by 21 votes to 4, with 2 abstentions.
The following were present for the vote: Collins, chairman; Lannoye, rapporteur and vice-chairman; Alber (for Burtone), Aparicio Sánchez (for Apolinario), Baldi (for d’Aboville), Bébéar, Blokland, Breyer, Corbett (for Bowe), Correia (for Hulthén), De Coene (for Kokkola), Díez de Rivera Icaza, Eisma, Feret, Florenz, Garosci (for Cabrol), Gränitz, Hardstaff (for van Putten), Kirsten M. Jensen, McKenna, KestelijnSierens (for Olsson), Kronberger, Kuhn, Liese (for Jackson), Marinucci, Needle, Pollack, Roth-Behrendt, Sornosa Martinez (for Bertinotti), Tamino, Trakatellis, White.
The opinion of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Citizens’ Rights is attached; the Committee on Social Affairs and Development decided on 24 March 1995 not to deliver an opinion.
The report was tabled on 6 March 1997.
The deadline for tabling amendments will be indicated in the draft agenda for the relevant part-session.