James CARVER : 8th parliamentary term 

Political groups 

  • 01-07-2014 / 15-10-2014 : Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy Group - Member
  • 16-10-2014 / 19-10-2014 : Non-attached Members
  • 20-10-2014 / 27-05-2018 : Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy Group - Member
  • 28-05-2018 / 09-01-2019 : Non-attached Members
  • 10-01-2019 / 01-07-2019 : Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy Group - Member

National parties 

  • 01-07-2014 / 27-05-2018 : United Kingdom Independence Party (United Kingdom)
  • 28-05-2018 / 01-07-2019 : Independent (United Kingdom)

Member 

  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • 19-01-2017 / 10-09-2017 : Committee on Regional Development
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • 02-10-2017 / 01-05-2018 : Subcommittee on Security and Defence
  • 02-05-2018 / 01-07-2019 : Subcommittee on Human Rights

Substitute 

  • 17-02-2016 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Regional Development
  • 24-06-2016 / 13-12-2017 : 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

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)

Welcome  
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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.

Major interpellations 
Major interpellations for written answer with debate, 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 component Members. Rule 139, Annex III

Other parliamentary activities 

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

Request for the waiver of the immunity of Jørn Dohrmann (A8-0178/2019 - Evelyn Regner)  
 

I do not believe that parliamentary immunity should extend to matters which go beyond what is necessary to perform the mandate effectively. Nevertheless, I also believe that Parliament must follow its own Rules of Procedure and act impartially in accordance with the rules to ensure that all Members are treated in the same way when accused. In this case, the matter appeared to be somewhat unusual, with questions of media intrusion and/or alleged actions by the MEP concerned. As I was not in the committee responsible, I was not sufficiently well informed to be able to make a detailed decision and therefore felt it appropriate to abstain.

Representative actions for the protection of the collective interests of consumers (A8-0447/2018 - Geoffroy Didier)  
 

I voted against this report, as I believe that consumer rights should be a matter for national governments; redress is indeed important, but this does not require harmonisation across 28 different nations and legal systems.

Protocol to the EU-Israel Euro-Mediterranean Agreement (accession of Croatia) (A8-0164/2019 - Cristian Dan Preda)  
 

This being a technical update, I felt it appropriate to abstain on a matter with only a tangential impact upon the United Kingdom.

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

Declarations 

Declarations of participation by Members in events organised by third parties