CHAIRMAN OF THE PETITIONS COMMITTEE
Subject: Petition 0239/2003 (reference to be quoted in all correspondence)
Dear Mr. McNeill.
I would like to inform you that the Committee on Petitions considered your petition at a recent meeting and declared the issue which you raise therein admissible in accordance with the Rules of Procedure of the European Parliament insofar as the subject matter falls within the sphere of activitiee of the European Union.
The committee began its evaluation of your petition and decided to ask the European Commission to state its views on the various aspects of the problem. The committee will continue its examination of your petition as soon as it is in receipt of the necessary information. This petition will be examined in public.
I will keep you informed of any further action on your petition.
(signed) Nino Gemelli
Committee on Petitions