Afzal KHAN : 8th parliamentary term 

Political groups 

  • 01-07-2014 / 08-06-2017 : Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament - Member

National parties 

  • 01-07-2014 / 08-06-2017 : Labour Party (United Kingdom)

Vice-Chair 

  • 07-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Subcommittee on Security and Defence
  • 25-01-2017 / 08-06-2017 : Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Member 

  • 01-07-2014 / 06-07-2014 : Subcommittee on Security and Defence
  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • 14-07-2014 / 08-06-2017 : Delegation for relations with the Arab Peninsula
  • 19-01-2017 / 24-01-2017 : Subcommittee on Security and Defence
  • 19-01-2017 / 08-06-2017 : Committee on Foreign Affairs

Substitute 

  • 08-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Budgets
  • 14-07-2014 / 08-06-2017 : Delegation for relations with the countries of South Asia
  • 19-01-2017 / 08-06-2017 : Committee on Budgets

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)

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 regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Regulation (EC) No 1215/2009 introducing exceptional trade measures for countries and territories participating in or linked to the European Union's Stabilisation and Association process and suspending its application with regard to Bosnia and Herzegovina  
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AFET 

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

Minor interpellations 
Minor interpellations for written answer, addressed to the European Commission, the Council or the Vice-President of the Commission/High Representative of the Union, may be tabled by a committee, a political group or at least 5% of Parliament’s Members. Rule 130a, Annex III

Other parliamentary activities 

Written explanations of vote 
Members can submit a written explanation of their vote in plenary. Rule 194

An integrated approach to Sport Policy: good governance, accessibility and integrity (A8-0381/2016 - Hannu Takkula)  
 

I voted in favour of the report, as it highlights the prominent role of amateur and professional sport not only in the European economy but also in improving the personal health, including mental health, and well-being of people, in promoting shared values, citizenship and intercultural dialogue.

Cross-border aspects of adoptions (A8-0370/2016 - Tadeusz Zwiefka)  
 

I voted in favour of the report as it aims to raise attention to a number of issues surrounding cross-border issues related to adoptions, that have been brought to the attention of Parliament and that require different responses.

Bilateral safeguard clause and stabilisation mechanism for bananas of the EU-Colombia and Peru Trade Agreement (A8-0277/2016 - Marielle de Sarnez)  
 

I voted in favour of the proposal as following the decision on signature and provisional application of the Protocol of Accession it is necessary to lay down the procedures to guarantee the effective application of the bilateral safeguard clause and for applying the stabilisation mechanism for bananas as foreseen in the Agreement in respect of Ecuador.

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

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 combating cyberbullying and the dissemination of revenge pornography  
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Roberta METSOLA , Mairead McGUINNESS , Afzal KHAN , Eva KAILI , Brian HAYES , Deirdre CLUNE , Caterina CHINNICI , Martina DLABAJOVÁ , Kostas CHRYSOGONOS , Giovanni LA VIA , Seán KELLY , Anna Maria CORAZZA BILDT  
Date opened : 21-11-2016
Lapse date : 21-02-2017
Number of signatories : 73 - 22-02-2017
Written declaration on the promotion and protection of freedom of expression and freedom of the media  
- P8_DCL(2016)0010 - Lapsed  
Richard SULÍK , Pavel SVOBODA , Bernd LUCKE , Angel DZHAMBAZKI , Igor ŠOLTES , Jean-Marie CAVADA , Javier NART , Helga TRÜPEL , Nicola CAPUTO , István UJHELYI , Afzal KHAN  
Date opened : 01-02-2016
Lapse date : 01-05-2016
Number of signatories : 139 - 02-05-2016

Declarations 

Declaration of financial interests 

Declarations of participation by Members in events organised by third parties