Richard A. BALFE : 5th parliamentary term 

Political groups 

  • 20-07-1999 / 18-12-2001 : Group of the Party of European Socialists - Member
  • 19-12-2001 / 05-03-2002 : Non-attached
  • 06-03-2002 / 07-03-2002 : Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) and European Democrats - Member
  • 08-03-2002 / 19-07-2004 : Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) and European Democrats - Member of the Bureau

National parties 

  • 20-07-1999 / 05-03-2002 : Labour Party (United Kingdom)
  • 06-03-2002 / 19-07-2004 : Conservative and Unionist Party (United Kingdom)

Quaestor 

  • 21-07-1999 / 14-01-2002 : European Parliament
  • 21-07-1999 / 14-01-2002 : Parliament's Bureau
  • 16-01-2002 / 19-07-2004 : European Parliament
  • 16-01-2002 / 19-07-2004 : Parliament's Bureau

Member 

  • 21-07-1999 / 14-01-2002 : Quaestors
  • 21-07-1999 / 14-01-2002 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • 06-10-1999 / 14-01-2002 : Delegation for relations with Australia and New Zealand
  • 16-01-2002 / 19-07-2004 : Quaestors
  • 17-01-2002 / 29-05-2002 : Committee on Development and Cooperation
  • 06-02-2002 / 19-07-2004 : Members from the European Parliament to the Joint Parliamentary Assembly of the Agreement between the African, Caribbean and Pacific States and the European Union (ACP-EU)
  • 08-04-2002 / 19-07-2004 : Committee on Petitions

Substitute 

  • 22-07-1999 / 15-02-2000 : Committee on Citizens' Freedoms and Rights, Justice and Home Affairs
  • 08-10-1999 / 14-01-2002 : Delegation to the EU-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee
  • 15-05-2001 / 14-01-2002 : Committee on Petitions
  • 17-01-2002 / 05-03-2002 : Committee on Petitions
  • 07-02-2002 / 05-03-2002 : Delegation to the EU-Cyprus Joint Parliamentary Committee
  • 22-05-2002 / 19-07-2004 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • 30-05-2002 / 19-07-2004 : Committee on Development and Cooperation

Activities 

Contributions to plenary debates 
Speeches made during the plenary session and written declarations relating to plenary debates. Rules Rule 194 and 162(11)

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 133

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