Molly SCOTT CATO
  • Molly
    SCOTT CATO
  • Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance
  • Member
  • United Kingdom Green Party
  • Date of birth: 21 May 1963, Stroud

Member

  • ECON Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • PANA Committee of Inquiry to investigate alleged contraventions and maladministration in the application of Union law in relation to money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion
  • DMER Delegation for relations with Mercosur
  • DLAT Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly

Substitute

  • AGRI Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development
  • D-BR Delegation for relations with the Federative Republic of Brazil

Most recent activities

  • The consultation on whether to take forward clause 40, protecting ordinary people against press intrusion and distortion, closed in January. There has still been no action from the government. Please keep your eye on this by watching the video from Hacked Off.
    15/12/2017 06:59 - facebook
  • In September, I posted about Ilopango Prison in El Salvador where women have been unjustly imprisoned-sometimes for up to 30 years- because of unwanted pregnancies. Today, the European Parliament will vote on a Resolution brought forward by the Greens/EFA which calls for an end to the imprisonment of women who have suffered miscarriages or have been raped. Abortion is illegal in El Salvador in all circumstances – even if the foetus is not viable, or the woman will die if the pregnancy continues, or she has been raped. Incest is widespread in the country and many women do not understand how they became pregnant or what it means. Many are very young. If they go to a hospital they risk being convicted of murder and so many women die of pregnancy-related complications. This is not a political matter but a matter of fundamental human rights. I made a commitment to those women to support from outside efforts that women in El Salvador are making to bring political change. We know that the government in El Salvador is working to improve this situation and we also acknowledge the work of European diplomats in supporting women who have been unjustly gaoled. We hope that this resolution will draw attention to the plight of women like Teodora del Carmen Vásquez and Evelyn Beatriz Hernandez Cruz and strengthen the efforts of those who are working to support them and bring them justice. During each voting session in Strasbourg, three resolutions on human rights issues around the world are brought forward, reaffirming the central importance of human rights for the European Parliament. For further information see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GO9NdVx7jAM And you can support this Amnesty campaign by signing their petition https://www.amnesty.org.uk/actions/urge-el-salvador-end-ban-abortion
    14/12/2017 09:57 - facebook
  • I'm very proud to have worked on the Parliament's report in response to the Panama Papers scandal. We voted it through today with a large majority. Now we look to the Commission to translate our recommendations into law as swiftly as possible. European citizens demand nothing less!
    13/12/2017 17:12 - facebook
  • Molly criticises the government for failing to adequately protect UK citizens' rights in the Brexit negotiations. Instead of presenting a coherent position, as the EU has done, the UK government appears woefully unprepared and continues to stumble through Brexit talks. That's why Molly is calling for UK citizens go be given a Final Say on the EU-UK deal. Find out more about Molly's work on Brexit at http://mollymep.org.uk/
    13/12/2017 13:46 - youtube
  • David Davis was taught a lesson today. Europe has the internet! If you tell the EU27 you won’t stick to a deal agreed with them they stop trusting you! His blustering comments on the Marr Show are coming home to roost and setting back the trade talks until March. Further detail in the FT:
    12/12/2017 18:36 - facebook
  • The Tories are trying to resurrect the idea that blue is the new green with a focus on being nice to animals. That's all very well, but they need to see the bigger picture on ecology.
    12/12/2017 17:25 - facebook

Contacts

Bruxelles

  • Parlement européen
    Bât. Altiero Spinelli
    04F146
    60, rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60
    B-1047 Bruxelles/Brussel

Strasbourg

  • Parlement européen
    Bât. Louise Weiss
    T05085
    1, avenue du Président Robert Schuman
    CS 91024
    F-67070 Strasbourg Cedex

Postal addresses

  • European Parliament
    Rue Wiertz
    Altiero Spinelli 04F146
    1047 Brussels
  • Unit 216
    Brunswick Court
    Brunswick Square
    St. Pauls
    Bristol