1st Committee of Inquiry
Presiding Chairman Hans-Peter Friedrich
Berlin: (hib/VOM-bn) In the current session of the Bundestag, Hans-Peter Friedrich (CDU/CSU) was selected as the presiding chairman of the 1st Committee of Inquiry last Thursday. In our press release on the current session (hib 253/99), Andreas Schmidt (Muelheim, CDU/CSU) was erroneously named as representative of chairman Volker Neumann (SPD). We apologize for the oversight.
The 1st Committee of Inquiry should clarify the extent to which donations, commissions and other financial dealings or advantages affected, directly or indirectly, members and officials of the former administration, which was carried by the CDU/CSU and F.D.P., as well as their parties and factions, and to other persons or institutions.
The administration should present their first report by the middle of the year 2000 at the latest, especially in regard to the activity of the Federal Administration Office, the surveillance of the Scientology Organization by Constitutional Security, international cooperation in the uniform treatment of new religious and ideological communities and psychogroups in the European Union, the fight against occultism and Satanism, the training, extended training and promotion of research as well as state support of registry organizations and consumer protection centers.