John HOWARTH : 8th parliamentary term 

Political groups 

  • 30-06-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament - Member

National parties 

  • 30-06-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Labour Party (United Kingdom)

Member 

  • 06-07-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Budgets
  • 06-07-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation to the Cariforum-EU Parliamentary Committee

Substitute 

  • 06-07-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Regional Development
  • 06-07-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation to the EU-North Macedonia Joint Parliamentary Committee

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 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 regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) No 1316/2013 with regard to the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union  
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OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the Creative Europe programme (2021 to 2027) and repealing Regulation (EU) No 1295/2013  
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OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the space programme of the Union and the European Union Agency for the Space Programme and repealing Regulations (EU) No 912/2010, (EU) No 1285/2013, (EU) No 377/2014 and Decision 541/2014/EU  
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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 establishing the European Solidarity Corps programme and repealing [European Solidarity Corps Regulation] and Regulation (EU) No 375/2014  
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OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing ‘Erasmus’: the Union programme for education, training, youth and sport and repealing Regulation (EU) No 1288/2013  
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BUDG 
OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing Horizon Europe – the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, laying down its rules for participation and dissemination  
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BUDG 

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

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

2018 budgetary procedure (A8-0359/2017 - Siegfried Mureşan, Richard Ashworth)  
 

I and my Socialist and Democrat colleagues abstained in the vote on the 2018 Budget. We felt that the Council had failed to negotiate seriously around the priorities of Parliament and hope that the Council will respond positively at the next negotiations. By abstaining, rather than voting against the Budget, we allowed the 2018 Budget to be adopted including increased allocations for Labour priorities such as Horizon 2020, Erasmus+, COSME, security, the Youth Employment Initiative and the EU Europol Agency, for which we have argued throughout the process.

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 

Declaration of financial interests 

Declarations of participation by Members in events organised by third parties 

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