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Contacts with the populations of the countries of Eastern Europe

Order 200 (1962)

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Parliamentary Assembly

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Appendix – Orders adopted

September 1962

No.

Sitting and date

Directed to :

Subject

200

Standing Committee

5th July 1962

Committee on Non-represented Nations

Contacts with the populations of the countries of Eastern Europe

The Assembly instructs the Committee on Non-represented Nations to prepare and submit to the Assembly proposals for studying the conditions in which contacts might be arranged under the populations of countries now under the Communist regime.

201

Standing Committee

5th July 1962

Economic Committee

Unfair competition in air transport

The Assembly,

Noting the problems raised in the Report of the 4th Session of the European Civil Aviation Conference (Doc. 1425) and in the Assembly's Reply thereto (Doc. 1426);

Convinced of the advantages to be derived from liberalisation of European Air Transport;

Regretting that little progress has been made towards effective multilateral liberalisation of scheduled air services in Europe,

Instructs the Economic Committee to study the question of unfair competition in air transport which has arisen because the larger airline companies have entered into pooling arrangements to the disadvantage of the smaller air transport companies.

202

8th Sitting

19th September

Committee on Agriculture

Second FAO Report to the Council of Europe

The Assembly,

Having taken note of the 2nd FAO Report, and having listened with keen interest to the Director-General's statement on the activities of that Organisation ;

Observing that these activities are becoming wider each year, and that FAO is henceforth including in its programmes European agricultural problems, a solution to which, in the Assembly's view, can be found only in a world-wide context ;

Noting moreover that, within the framework of assistance to newly developing countries, the "World Food Programe" is being jointly undertaken by FAO and the United Nations, with the co-operation of other United Nations agencies concerned and of competent intergovernmental organisations,

Instructs its Committee on Agriculture :

1. to follow closely the implementation of the World Food Programme, and to consider together with FAO the form to be taken by the co-operation laid down as one of the guiding principles of that programme ;

2. to consider, likewise with FAO, other problems on which practical conclusions could be reached by wider co-operation between the two Organisations, and how such co-operation might best take place ;

3. to report to the Assembly at its next session on the results achieved, and to present practical proposals for attaining the aims defined in paragraphs 1 and 2 above.

203

9th Sitting

20th September

Committee on Non-represented Nations

Present situation in Albania

The Assembly,

Taking note of the Report of the Committee on Non-represented Nations concerning the situation in Albania,

Instructs the Committee to continue studying the situation in Albania and in any other European countries which cannot be represented in the Council of Europe because of their regimes, and to report back to it.

204

11th Sitting

21st September

Working Party on relations with national Parliaments

Tenth Progress Report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

The Assembly,

Having taken note of the 10th Progress Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees ;

Having adopted Recommendation 329 on the Final Major Aid Programme, drawn up by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees with a view to bringing about a permanent solution of the problem of non-settled refugees in Europe,

Invites the Working Party on relations with national Parliaments to take all appropriate action in parliaments and with Governments to ensure implementation of the above-mentioned Recommendation.

205

12th Sitting

21st September

Economic Committee

Road Safety

The Assembly,

Having considered the Report of its Economic Committee on Road Safety;

Noting the observations of the Committee on the question of vehicle construction and design contained in paragraph 63 of the Report, and the fact that the Committee was unable at this stage to present any proposals on this subject ;

Convinced of the implementation for road safety of improvement of vehicle design and construction,

Instructs the Economic Committee to pursue the study of the safety factor in vehicle design and construction, if necessary by obtaining the technical advice of experts, and to report back to the Assembly at the earliest opportunity.

206

13th Sitting

22nd September

Social Committee

Third European Congress on Leisure

The Assembly,

Stressing the vital importance for the future of society of the problem of the free time;

Aware of the influence which the solution of this question may have on the development of democratic life in Europe;

Noting the report of the Social Committee on the work of the 3rd European Congress on Leisure ;

Having noted that, inter alia, the Congress decided to set up a European Leisure Centre, the aim of which would be to work out the conditions necessary for a better use of free time and to encourage comparison of experiments carried out in this sphere;

Recalling its Order No. 189,

Instructs the Social Committee to make a close study of :

1. the work of the European Congress on Leisure and any other gathering whose object is to study the problem of leisure;

2. in particular, the development of the new European Leisure Centre.

207

13th Sitting

22nd September

Cultural and Scientific Committee

New situation in European cultural co-operation

The Assembly instructs the Cultural and Scientific Committee to serve as a liaison body between the Consultative Assembly and the CCC and to avail itself, in co-operation with all the Representatives to the Assembly, of the possibilities offered by parliamentary action for promoting the work of the CCC.

208

13th Sitting

22nd September

Cultural and Scientific Committee

Organisation of a second Parliamentary and Scientific Conference

The Assembly,

Having regard to paragraph 3 of the operative clause of Resolution 196 concerning the creation in national Parliaments of some permanent means of liaison between Members of Parliament and scientists, whereby the Cultural Committee was instructed to follow up the action initiated by the London Conference held in March 1961 and, in due course, to take steps to arrange for a second European Parliamentary and scientific Conference ;

Having taken note of the report of the Cultural Committee outlining plans for a second Conference which might be held in Vienna in 1963 (Doc. 1500) ;

Noting that these plans conform to the rules laid down by the Committee of Ministers in April 1962 ;

Realising the desirability of holding a second Conference and approving the plan drawn up by the Cultural Committee,

Instructs its Cultural and Scientific Committee to begin preparations for a second Parliamentary and Scientific Conference in accordance with the above-mentioned plan.

209

17th Sitting

25th September

Economic Committee

Economic relations between Europe and North America in the light of European integration

The Assembly,

Considering the debates it has held in May and September 1962 on the Atlantic implications of an enlarged Common Market ;

Considering the challenging appeal made by President Kennedy on 4th July 1962 for the establishment of an Atlantic partnership between North America and Western Europe called for by the close interdependence of these two groups of countries,

Instructs the Economic Committee to continue its studies of the economic questions involved in the concept of Atlantic partnership, in the light of developments in the current negotiations for an extension of the European Community.

210

17th Sitting

25th September

Economic Committee

European Energy Problems

The Assembly,

Having regard to paragraph 100 of the Report of the Economic Committee on European Energy Problems,

Instructs the Economic Committee to continue its work on European energy problems, focusing its attention on energy taxation with particular reference to the advantages and disadvantages of employing a system of subsidies to provide the necessary interim protection to Western Europe's domestic coal industry, and to report further to the Assembly on the question in due course.

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