1. The Social, Health and Family Affairs Committee welcomes
the initiative taken by Ms Ingrida Circene to highlight the issue
of gender-budgeting as an essential component of gender-mainstreaming
processes in the public health sector.
2. The committee wishes, however, to present three amendments
to the draft recommendation to better take into consideration some
of the practical tools generated by Council of Europe activities
in recent years on the issue of gender budgeting and to provide
more precision regarding future action to be taken.