Richard HOWITT
  • Richard
    HOWITT
  • United Kingdom
  • Date of birth: 5 April 1961, Reading

Political groups

  • 19.07.1994 / 19.07.1999 : Group of the Party of European Socialists - Member
  • 20.07.1999 / 19.07.2004 : Group of the Party of European Socialists - Member
  • 20.07.2004 / 13.07.2009 : Socialist Group in the European Parliament - Member
  • 14.07.2009 / 30.06.2014 : Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament - Member
  • 01.07.2014 / 01.11.2016 : Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament - Member

National parties

  • 19.07.1994 / 19.07.1999 : Labour Party (United Kingdom)
  • 20.07.1999 / 19.07.2004 : Labour Party (United Kingdom)
  • 20.07.2004 / 13.07.2009 : Labour Party (United Kingdom)
  • 14.07.2009 / 30.06.2014 : Labour Party (United Kingdom)
  • 01.07.2014 / 01.11.2016 : Labour Party (United Kingdom)

Vice-Chair

  • 16.01.1997 / 19.07.1999 : Committee on Regional Policy
  • 01.09.2004 / 14.01.2007 : Subcommittee on Human Rights
  • 15.01.2007 / 30.01.2007 : Subcommittee on Human Rights
  • 31.01.2007 / 13.07.2009 : Subcommittee on Human Rights
  • 13.10.2014 / 01.11.2016 : Delegation for relations with the countries of South Asia

Member

  • 21.07.1994 / 15.01.1997 : Committee on Regional Policy
  • 17.11.1994 / 11.07.1995 : Delegation for relations with the countries of South America
  • 12.07.1995 / 15.01.1997 : Delegation for relations with the countries of South America
  • 16.01.1997 / 13.10.1997 : Delegation for relations with the countries of South America and MERCOSUR
  • 14.10.1997 / 23.02.1999 : Delegation for relations with the countries of South America and MERCOSUR
  • 24.02.1999 / 19.07.1999 : Delegation for relations with the countries of South America and MERCOSUR
  • 21.07.1999 / 14.01.2002 : Committee on Development and Cooperation
  • 14.09.1999 / 14.01.2002 : 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)
  • 17.01.2002 / 01.06.2003 : 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)
  • 02.06.2003 / 19.07.2004 : Committee on Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, Common Security and Defence Policy
  • 21.07.2004 / 14.01.2007 : Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • 21.07.2004 / 31.08.2004 : Subcommittee on Human Rights
  • 15.09.2004 / 13.07.2009 : Delegation to the EU-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee
  • 15.01.2007 / 30.01.2007 : Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • 31.01.2007 / 13.07.2009 : Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • 16.07.2009 / 18.01.2012 : Subcommittee on Human Rights
  • 16.07.2009 / 18.01.2012 : Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • 16.07.2009 / 24.11.2009 : Subcommittee on Security and Defence
  • 16.09.2009 / 30.06.2014 : Delegation to the EU-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee
  • 19.01.2012 / 30.06.2014 : Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • 19.01.2012 / 30.06.2014 : Subcommittee on Human Rights
  • 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

  • 21.07.1994 / 10.08.1994 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs and Industrial Policy
  • 21.07.1994 / 15.01.1997 : Committee on Development and Cooperation
  • 16.01.1997 / 19.07.1999 : Committee on Development and Cooperation
  • 05.02.1998 / 19.07.1999 : Subcommittee on Human Rights
  • 22.07.1999 / 14.01.2002 : Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
  • 17.01.2002 / 19.07.2004 : Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
  • 21.07.2004 / 14.01.2007 : Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
  • 15.09.2004 / 13.07.2009 : Delegation to the EU-Russia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee
  • 19.01.2006 / 14.02.2007 : Temporary Committee on the alleged use of European countries by the CIA for the transport and illegal detention of prisoners
  • 15.01.2007 / 30.01.2007 : Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
  • 31.01.2007 / 13.07.2009 : Subcommittee on Security and Defence
  • 31.01.2007 / 13.07.2009 : Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
  • 16.07.2009 / 15.09.2009 : Committee on Legal Affairs
  • 16.09.2009 / 30.06.2014 : Delegation for relations with the NATO Parliamentary Assembly
  • 16.09.2009 / 30.06.2014 : Delegation for relations with the countries of South Asia
  • 16.09.2009 / 18.01.2012 : Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
  • 16.09.2009 / 30.06.2014 : Delegation for relations with Afghanistan
  • 25.11.2009 / 18.01.2012 : Subcommittee on Security and Defence
  • 19.01.2012 / 30.06.2014 : Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
  • 19.01.2012 / 30.06.2014 : Subcommittee on Security and Defence
  • 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

Parliamentary activities in plenary – 7th parliamentary term

Speeches in plenary

149

Religious freedoms and cultural diversity (debate)

16-04-2014 P7_CRE-REV(2014)04-16(18)

Situation in Iran (debate)

03-04-2014 P7_CRE-REV(2014)04-03(5)

European single market for electronic communications (A7-0190/2014 - Pilar del Castillo Vera)

03-04-2014 P7_CRE-REV(2014)04-03(9.25)

EU priorities for the 25th session of the UN Human Rights Council (debate)

12-03-2014 P7_CRE-REV(2014)03-12(13)

2013 progress report on Turkey (debate)

11-03-2014 P7_CRE-REV(2014)03-11(16)

Situation in Ukraine (debate)

26-02-2014 P7_CRE-REV(2014)02-26(13)

Use of armed drones (debate)

26-02-2014 P7_CRE-REV(2014)02-26(15)

Reports - as rapporteur

2

Reports - as shadow rapporteur

3

Opinions - as rapporteur

3

OPINION on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Directives 78/660/EEC and 83/349/EEC as regards disclosure of non-financial and diversity information by certain large companies and groups

EMPL
10-12-2013 EMPL_AD(2013)519836

OPINION on Corporate Social Responsibility: accountable, transparent and responsible business behaviour and sustainable growth

EMPL
15-01-2013 EMPL_AD(2013)498079

OPINION Human rights, social and environmental standards in international trade agreements

EMPL
03-05-2010 EMPL_AD(2010)438256

Opinions - as shadow rapporteur

2

OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a framework on market access to port services and financial transparency of ports

EMPL
09-01-2014 EMPL_AD(2014)521839

OPINION on EU Space Industrial Policy, releasing the Potential for Growth in the Space Sector

AFET
24-09-2013 AFET_AD(2013)514674

Motions for resolutions

170

Joint motion for a resolution on Pakistan: recent cases of persecution

16-04-2014 RC-B7-0399/2014

Joint motion for a resolution on the invasion of Ukraine by Russia

12-03-2014 RC-B7-0263/2014

Joint motion for a resolution on security and human trafficking in Sinai

12-03-2014 RC-B7-0254/2014

Motion for a resolution on security and human trafficking in the Sinai

10-03-2014 B7-0256/2014

NB: This motion for a resolution is available in the original language only.

Motion for a resolution on launching consultations to suspend Uganda and Nigeria from the Cotonou Agreement in view of recent legislation further criminalising homosexuality

10-03-2014 B7-0253/2014

NB: This motion for a resolution is available in the original language only.

Joint motion for a resolution EU priorities for the 25th session of the UN Human Rights Council

10-03-2014 RC-B7-0234/2014

Written declarations

3

Written declaration on highlighting the global dimension of the fight against online child sexual abuse content

15-04-2013 P7_DCL(2013)0003 Lapsed

Details

Emma McCLARKIN , Vicky FORD , Timothy KIRKHOPE , Mary HONEYBALL , Silvia COSTA , Richard HOWITT , Gay MITCHELL , Roberta ANGELILLI , Iva ZANICCHI , Maria Da Graça CARVALHO , Seán KELLY , Diane DODDS

Date opened : 15-04-2013
Lapse date : 15-07-2013
Number of signatories : 132 - 15-07-2013

Written declaration on a voluntary system of labelling in Braille format on the packaging of industrial products

23-03-2011 P7_DCL(2011)0014 Adopted

Details

Konstantinos POUPAKIS , Richard HOWITT , Ádám KÓSA , Eva LICHTENBERGER , Cecilia WIKSTRÖM

Date opened : 23-03-2011
Lapse date : 23-06-2011
Adopted (date) : 23-06-2011
Text adopted (with the list of signatories) : P7_TA(2011)0299
Number of signatories : 447 - 23-06-2011

Written declaration on accepting responsibility for the Holocaust

08-02-2010 P7_DCL(2010)0007 Lapsed

Details

Richard HOWITT , Bogusław SONIK , Alexander Graf LAMBSDORFF , Marek SIWIEC , Dennis de JONG

Date opened : 08-02-2010
Lapse date : 20-05-2010
Number of signatories : 120 - 20-05-2010

Parliamentary questions

36

'Mission for Growth to Israel': expansion of bilateral cooperation

16-04-2014 E-004914/2014 Commission

'Mission for Growth to Israel': business and human rights

16-04-2014 E-004913/2014 Commission

EU support for women with autism

16-04-2014 E-004912/2014 Commission

VP/HR - Corporate social responsibility in Burma/Myanmar

01-10-2012 E-008756/2012 Commission

Corporate social responsibility in Burma/Myanmar

28-09-2012 P-008754/2012 Commission

UK requests for state aid for the Coryton refinery in Essex

14-06-2012 P-005944/2012 Commission

EU policy on the West Bank and East Jerusalem

19-04-2012 O-000104/2012 Commission

EU policy on the West Bank and East Jerusalem

19-04-2012 O-000103/2012 Council

Temporary Agency Workers Directive

02-12-2011 E-011726/2011 Commission

Parliamentary activities in plenary – 6th parliamentary term

Speeches in plenary

127

Human rights in the world 2008 and the EU's policy on the matter (debate)

06-05-2009 P6_CRE(2009)05-06(11)

Humanitarian situation of Camp Ashraf residents

24-04-2009 P6_CRE(2009)04-24(5.3)

Explanations of vote

24-04-2009 P6_CRE(2009)04-24(8)

A6-0234/2009 - REPORT Report with a proposal for a European Parliament recommendation to the Council on non-proliferation and the future of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT)

Recommendation to the Council on the new EU-Russia agreement (debate)

01-04-2009 P6_CRE(2009)04-01(12)

Explanations of vote

24-03-2009 P6_CRE(2009)03-24(5)

A6-0132/2009 - REPORT Report with a proposal for a European Parliament recommendation to the Council on the EU priorities for the 64th Session of the UN General Assembly

Future of the car industry (debate)

24-03-2009 P6_CRE(2009)03-24(11)

Reports - as rapporteur

2

REPORT Report on corporate social responsibility: a new partnership

EMPL
21-12-2006 A6-0471/2006

REPORT Report on the Annual Report on Human rights in the World 2005 and the EU's Policy on the matter

AFET
02-05-2006 A6-0158/2006

Motions for resolutions

15

JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the situation in the Gaza Strip

13-01-2009 RC-B6-0051/2009

JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on Kashmir

09-07-2008 RC-B6-0349/2008

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on allegations of Mass graves in Indian-Administered Kashmir

08-07-2008 B6-0368/2008

NB: This motion for a resolution is available in the original language only.

JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the situation in the Gaza Strip

19-02-2008 RC-B6-0066/2008

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the seventh session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC)

18-02-2008 B6-0101/2008

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the situation in Gaza

13-02-2008 B6-0069/2008

JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the case of the BBC journalist Alan Johnston

25-04-2007 RC-B6-0159/2007

Written declarations

5

Written declaration on Colombia and the GSP plus trade preference

20-10-2008 P6_DCL(2008)0090 Lapsed

Details

Richard HOWITT , Caroline LUCAS , Patrick GAUBERT , Helmuth MARKOV , Renate WEBER

Date opened : 20-10-2008
Lapse date : 05-02-2009
Number of signatories : 138 - 09-02-2009

Written declaration on the discrimination and institutionalisation of children with disabilities in the European Union

09-04-2008 P6_DCL(2008)0024 Lapsed

Details

Kathy SINNOTT , Bas BELDER , Elly de GROEN-KOUWENHOVEN , Marie PANAYOTOPOULOS-CASSIOTOU , Richard HOWITT

Date opened : 09-04-2008
Lapse date : 15-07-2008
Number of signatories : 213 - 10-07-2008

Written declaration on "dys"crimination and social exclusion affecting children with "dys"abilities

18-06-2007 P6_DCL(2007)0064 Adopted

Details

Marie PANAYOTOPOULOS-CASSIOTOU , Richard HOWITT , Kathy SINNOTT , Roberta ANGELILLI , Anna ZÁBORSKÁ

Date opened : 18-06-2007
Lapse date : 25-10-2007
Adopted (date) : 13-11-2007
Text adopted (with the list of signatories) : P6_TA(2007)0506
Number of signatories : 432 - 25-10-2007

Written declaration on the French National Assembly’s adoption of a law criminalising denial of the ‘Armenian genocide of 1915’

13-11-2006 P6_DCL(2006)0080 Lapsed

Details

Michael CASHMAN , Andrew DUFF , Richard HOWITT

Date opened : 13-11-2006
Lapse date : 23-02-2007
Number of signatories : 38 - 23-02-2007

Written declaration on rheumatic diseases

05-07-2005 P6_DCL(2005)0041 Adopted

Details

Richard HOWITT , David HAMMERSTEIN , Ursula STENZEL , Adamos ADAMOU , Grażyna STANISZEWSKA

Date opened : 05-07-2005
Lapse date : 05-10-2005
Adopted (date) : 13-10-2005
Text adopted (with the list of signatories) : P6_TA(2005)0389
Number of signatories : 406 - 05-10-2005

Parliamentary questions

31

Availability of impartial advice on driving and vehicle choice for disabled people in Europe

30-06-2008 E-3918/2008 Council

Child labour

29-05-2008 E-3220/2008 Commission

Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails

15-04-2008 O-0041/2008 Commission

Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails

15-04-2008 O-0040/2008 Council

Renewal of the regulation on GSP+ status for beneficiary countries

07-04-2008 H-0248/2008 Council

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

02-04-2008 H-0240/2008 Commission

Reduced VAT rates on audio books for blind people

06-03-2008 E-1571/2008 Commission

Ensuring victims' rights in Colombia

16-01-2008 E-0211/2008 Commission

Revision of the Copyrights Directive

12-12-2007 P-6415/2007 Commission

Urban Transport Green Paper

28-09-2007 E-4906/2007 Commission

Parliamentary activities in plenary – 5th parliamentary term

Speeches in plenary

103

Vote (continuation)

22-04-2004 P5_CRE(2004)04-22(5)

Pakistan

21-04-2004 P5_CRE(2004)04-21(11)

Human rights in 2003 and EU policy

21-04-2004 P5_CRE(2004)04-21(12)

Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreements with Central America and the Andean Community

30-03-2004 P5_CRE(2004)03-30(1)

Enlargement / Candidate countries (continuation)

10-03-2004 P5_CRE(2004)03-10(4)

Question Time (Commission)

09-03-2004 P5_CRE(2004)03-09(12)

EU policy towards South Caucusus

26-02-2004 P5_CRE(2004)02-26(2)

Vote (continuation)

26-02-2004 P5_CRE(2004)02-26(5)

Question Time (Commission)

10-02-2004 P5_CRE(2004)02-10(10)

EU-UN relations

29-01-2004 P5_CRE(2004)01-29(1)

Reports - as rapporteur

2

Motions for resolutions

14

JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the World Bank-commissioned Extractive Industries Review

31-03-2004 RC-B5-0166/2004

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the World Bank-commissioned Extractive Industries Review

29-03-2004 B5-0166/2004

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on forced marriage

07-10-2002 B5-0438/2002

JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the financing of development aid

05-02-2002 RC-B5-0034/2002

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the financing of development aid

31-01-2002 B5-0036/2002

JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on human rights

15-02-2000 RC-B5-0126/2000

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the meeting of the UN Human Rights Committee

14-02-2000 B5-0126/2000

JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on protection for volunteer and humanitarian workers

19-01-2000 RC-B5-0026/2000/rev. 1

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION On human rights violations connected to the Chad Cameroon Oil and Pipeline project

17-01-2000 B5-0081/2000

NB: This motion for a resolution is available in the original language only.

Written declarations

2

Written declaration on the rights of deafblind people

12-01-2004 P5_DCL(2004)0001 Adopted

Details

Richard HOWITT , Mario MANTOVANI , Elizabeth LYNNE , Patricia McKENNA , Ilda FIGUEIREDO

Date opened : 12-01-2004
Lapse date : 12-04-2004
Adopted (date) : 01-04-2004
Text adopted (with the list of signatories) : P5_TA(2004)0277
Number of signatories : 323 - 01-04-2004

Written declaration on non-discrimination towards the state of health of disabled persons

28-11-2001 P5_DCL(2001)0014 Lapsed

Details

Elizabeth MONTFORT , Hiltrud BREYER , Alexandre VARAUT , Marie-Thérèse HERMANGE , Richard HOWITT

Date opened : 28-11-2001
Lapse date : 28-02-2002
Number of signatories : 111 - 28-02-2002

Parliamentary questions

97

Mid-term review of the sugar regime

26-02-2004 H-0126/2004 Commission

The Baku-Ceyhan pipeline

26-01-2004 H-0038/2004 Commission

Support for the UN Working Group on Indigenous Peoples

26-01-2004 H-0037/2004 Council

Peace process in Sri Lanka

16-12-2003 H-0835/2003 Commission

Multi-annual strategic Programme for EU external relations

16-12-2003 H-0834/2003 Council

Paying for our promise to end poverty

12-11-2003 O-0071/2003 Commission

Annual report on Turkey

23-10-2003 E-3249/2003 Commission

Declarations (7th parliamentary term)