Richard HOWITT : 8th parliamentary term 

Political groups 

  • 01-07-2014 / 01-11-2016 : Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament - Member

National parties 

  • 01-07-2014 / 01-11-2016 : Labour Party (United Kingdom)

Vice-Chair 

  • 13-10-2014 / 01-11-2016 : Delegation for relations with the countries of South Asia

Member 

  • 01-07-2014 / 01-11-2016 : Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • 01-07-2014 / 01-11-2016 : Subcommittee on Human Rights
  • 14-07-2014 / 12-10-2014 : Delegation for relations with the countries of South Asia

Substitute 

  • 08-07-2014 / 01-11-2016 : Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
  • 08-07-2014 / 01-11-2016 : Subcommittee on Security and Defence
  • 10-10-2014 / 01-11-2016 : Delegation to the EU-Turkey 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 194 and 162(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 52a

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 53, Rule 54, Annex V

OPINION on implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities with special regard to the Concluding Observations of the UN CRPD Committee  
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AFET 

Opinions - as shadow rapporteur 
Political groups designate a shadow rapporteur for an opinion to follow progress and negotiate compromise texts with the rapporteur. Rule 205a

OPINION on the proposal for a Council decision on the conclusion of the Protocol of Accession to the Trade Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and Colombia and Peru, of the other part, to take account of the Accession of Ecuador  
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AFET 
OPINION on the implementation of the 2010 recommendations of Parliament on social and environmental standards, human rights and corporate responsibility  
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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 123, Rule 128, Rule 130b, Rule 135.

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 128

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 130, Annex II

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 the lack of adequate after-school care facilities for disabled children in the EU  
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Neena GILL , Kathleen VAN BREMPT , Ádám KÓSA , Marietje SCHAAKE , Bart STAES , Fabio DE MASI , Helga STEVENS , Richard HOWITT , Jonás FERNÁNDEZ , Miriam DALLI , Hugues BAYET , Doru-Claudian FRUNZULICĂ  
Date opened : 09-03-2015
Lapse date : 09-06-2015
Number of signatories : 175 - 10-06-2015

Declarations 

Declaration of financial interests