DIVISION FOR THE ACTIVITIES OF MEMBERS
13 MAR 2003 201523
On behalf of the Secretary-General I am writing to you to acknowledge receipt of your petition forwarded by letter of 28.02.2003.
Your petition has been entered in the general register as Petition No.239/2003 and I should be most grateful if you would use that reference number in any future correspondence.
Your petition has been forwarded to the Committee of Petitions which will first of all take a decision on its admissibility, i.e. on whether the subject of your petition falls within the sphere fo activities of the European Union. If the committee declares it admissible it will then examine the substance of your petition.
The Committee on Petitions will write to you directly to inform you of its decision on admissibility.
If your petition is declared admissible the aforementioned committee will examine it at a meeting open to the public in accordance with the provisions of the European Parliament's internal Rules of Procedure.
May I draw your attention to the fact that the procedure for the examination of a petition may be fairly lengthy, given the large number of petitions that we receive which have to be translated into the eleven official languages of the European Union and then examined by the Committee on Petitions.
If you require any further information, please contact the secretariat of the Committee on petitions directly at the following address: European Parliament, Schuman Building, L-2929 Luxembourg Fax: 00352 4300 22670.
DIRECTORATE FOR THE PLANNING OF PARLIAMENTARY BUSINESS