Seb DANCE : 8th parliamentary term 

Political groups 

  • 01-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament - Member

National parties 

  • 01-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Labour Party (United Kingdom)

Member 

  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
  • 14-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly
  • 15-09-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly
  • 21-01-2016 / 04-04-2017 : Committee of Inquiry into Emission Measurements in the Automotive Sector
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

Substitute 

  • 08-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Development
  • 14-07-2014 / 22-07-2014 : Delegation for relations with South Africa
  • 23-07-2014 / 14-09-2014 : Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly
  • 23-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with the countries of Central America
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Development

Main parliamentary activities 

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 the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 1999/62/EC on the charging of heavy goods vehicles for the use of certain infrastructures  
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ENVI 
OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing an EU common list of safe countries of origin for the purposes of Directive 2013/32/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on common procedures for granting and withdrawing international protection, and amending Directive 2013/32/EU  
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DEVE 

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 proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council discontinuing seasonal changes of time and repealing Directive 2000/84/EC  
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ENVI 
OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the inclusion of greenhouse gas emissions and removals from land use, land use change and forestry into the 2030 climate and energy framework and amending Regulation No 525/2013 of the European Parliament and the Council on a mechanism for monitoring and reporting greenhouse gas emissions and other information relevant to climate change  
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DEVE 
OPINION on palm oil and deforestation of rainforests  
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DEVE 

Motions for resolutions 
Motions for resolutions are tabled on topical issues, at the request of a committee, a political group or at least 5% of the Members, and voted on in plenary. Rule 132, Rule 136, Rule 139, Rule 144.

Oral questions 
Questions for oral answer with debate, addressed to the European Commission, the Council or the Vice-President of the Commission/High Representative of the Union can be tabled by a committee, a political group or at least 5% of Parliament’s members. Rule 136

Other parliamentary activities 

Written questions 
Members can submit a specific number of questions to the President of the European Council, the Council, the Commission and the Vice-President of the Commission/High Representative of the Union, for written answer. Rule 138, Annex III

Individual motions for resolutions  
Any Member may table a motion for resolution on a matter falling within the spheres of activity of the EU. Admissible motions are referred to the committee responsible, which shall decide what procedure is to be followed. Rule 143

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 tackling the challenges presented by the Global Hunger Index  
- P8_DCL(2016)0013 - Lapsed  
Brian HAYES , Neena GILL , Petr JEŽEK , Tom VANDENKENDELAERE , Nirj DEVA , Deirdre CLUNE , Doru-Claudian FRUNZULICĂ , Seb DANCE , Davor Ivo STIER , Beatriz BECERRA BASTERRECHEA  
Date opened : 24-02-2016
Lapse date : 24-05-2016
Number of signatories : 61 - 25-05-2016
Written declaration on trophy hunting  
- P8_DCL(2016)0003 - Lapsed  
Neena GILL , Catherine BEARDER , Sirpa PIETIKÄINEN , Kathleen VAN BREMPT , Eva KAILI , Stefan ECK , Miriam DALLI , Seb DANCE , Jonás FERNÁNDEZ , Victor NEGRESCU , Bart STAES  
Date opened : 18-01-2016
Lapse date : 18-04-2016
Number of signatories : 134 - 19-04-2016

Declarations 

Declaration of financial interests 

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