Hudghton (Greens/EFA) - I wonder whether we have the right Commissioner answering questions on this subject given the delay to the package. I accept that Mr Fischler continues to be committed to a meaningful reform of the Common Fisheries Policy, but I wonder whether he would comment further on the suggestions that improper pressure has been put on other people in the Commission. Perhaps the President of the Commission might be asked to make a statement on this matter. Also could he confirm whether the Director-General of Fisheries was moved as part of a routine package? Was it the case that every other person who was moved under that package had only a few hours notice of that move? Is it the case that the particular difficulty in getting agreement on the package relates to a very specific part of the package and, if so, why is it felt necessary to delay the entire package of reform?

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