Phil BENNION : 7th parliamentary term 

Political groups 

  • 06-02-2012 / 30-06-2014 : Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe - Member

National parties 

  • 06-02-2012 / 30-06-2014 : Liberal Democrats Party (United Kingdom)


  • 12-03-2012 / 30-06-2014 : Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
  • 12-03-2012 / 30-06-2014 : Delegation for relations with the countries of South Asia


  • 22-02-2012 / 30-06-2014 : Committee on Transport and Tourism
  • 22-02-2012 / 30-06-2014 : Delegation for relations with the Palestinian Legislative Council


Contributions to plenary debates 
Speeches made during the plenary session and written declarations relating to plenary debates. Rules Rule 204 and 171(11)

Reports - as rapporteur 
A rapporteur is appointed in the responsible parliamentary committee to draft a report on proposals of a legislative or budgetary nature, or other issues. In drafting their report, rapporteurs may consult with relevant experts and stakeholders. They are also responsible for the drafting of compromise amendments and negotiations with shadow rapporteurs. Reports adopted at committee level are then examined and voted on in plenary. Rule 55

Opinions - as rapporteur 
Committees may draft an opinion to a report of the responsible committee covering the elements linked to their committee remit. Rapporteurs of such opinions are also responsible for the drafting of compromise amendments and negotiations with shadow rapporteurs of the opinion. Rule 56, Rule 57, Annex VI

OPINION on Eco-innovation – Jobs and Growth through environmental policy  
- EMPL_AD(2013)510625 -  

Opinions - as shadow rapporteur 
Political groups designate a shadow rapporteur for an opinion to follow progress and negotiate compromise texts with the rapporteur. Rule 215

OPINION on the action plan for a competitive and sustainable steel industry in Europe  
- EMPL_AD(2014)519687 -  
OPINION on long-term financing of the European economy  
- EMPL_AD(2013)522847 -  
OPINION on A European Strategy on Plastic Waste in the Environment  
- EMPL_AD(2013)514576 -  

Motions for resolutions 
Members can table an individual motion on issues falling within the EU’s sphere of activity. This motion is forwarded to the responsible committee for consideration.Rule 143

Parliamentary questions 
Questions for oral answer with debate may be tabled by a committee, a political group or at least 5% of Parliament’s component Members . The addressees are other EU institutions. The Conference of Presidents decides whether, and in what order, questions are placed on the final draft agenda for a Plenary sitting. Rule 128

Written declarations (up to 16 January 2017) 
**This instrument no longer exists since 16 January 2017**. A written declaration was an initiative on a matter falling within the EU’s competence. It could be co-signed by Members within a 3 month period.

Written declaration on the thalidomide scandal and the health needs of the remaining survivors in Europe  
- P7_DCL(2014)0011 - Lapsed  
Nirj DEVA , Edward MCMILLAN-SCOTT , Rebecca TAYLOR , Phil BENNION , Linda McAVAN , Dame Glenis WILLMOTT , Phil PRENDERGAST , Claudiu Ciprian TĂNĂSESCU , Mairead McGUINNESS , Eleni THEOCHAROUS , Marian HARKIN  
Date opened : 16-01-2014
Lapse date : 16-04-2014
Number of signatories : 108 - 17-04-2014
Written declaration on promoting social inclusion and combating all forms of discrimination in the labour market  
- P7_DCL(2014)0009 - Lapsed  
Salvador SEDÓ i ALABART , Antonio CANCIAN , Amelia ANDERSDOTTER , Thomas MANN , Phil BENNION , Michael CASHMAN , Ismail ERTUG , Raimon OBIOLS , Jacek PROTASIEWICZ , Marta ANDREASEN , Davor Ivo STIER  
Date opened : 16-01-2014
Lapse date : 16-04-2014
Number of signatories : 75 - 17-04-2014
Written declaration on protection of people with autism from bullying  
- P7_DCL(2013)0024 - Lapsed  
Phil BENNION , Catherine BEARDER , Nessa CHILDERS , Nathalie GRIESBECK , Fiona HALL , Marian HARKIN , Danuta JAZŁOWIECKA , Jörg LEICHTFRIED , Bill NEWTON DUNN , Thomas MANN , Phil PRENDERGAST , Rebecca TAYLOR , Roberts ZĪLE , Angelika WERTHMANN  
Date opened : 09-12-2013
Lapse date : 09-03-2014
Number of signatories : 156 - 09-03-2014


Declaration of financial interests