Graham WATSON : 7th parliamentary term 

Political groups 

  • 14-07-2009 / 19-07-2009 : Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe - Member
  • 20-07-2009 / 30-06-2014 : Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe - Member of the Bureau

National parties 

  • 14-07-2009 / 30-06-2014 : Liberal Democrats Party (United Kingdom)

Chair 

  • 30-09-2009 / 30-06-2014 : Delegation for relations with India

Member 

  • 16-07-2009 / 18-01-2012 : Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • 16-09-2009 / 29-09-2009 : Delegation for relations with India
  • 16-09-2009 / 30-06-2014 : Delegation for relations with the People's Republic of China
  • 30-09-2009 / 30-06-2014 : Conference of Delegation Chairs
  • 19-01-2012 / 30-06-2014 : Committee on Foreign Affairs

Substitute 

  • 16-07-2009 / 18-01-2012 : Committee on Fisheries
  • 16-09-2009 / 30-06-2014 : Delegation for relations with the countries of Southeast Asia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
  • 19-01-2012 / 30-06-2014 : Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs

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 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 draft Council decision on the conclusion of a Framework Agreement on Comprehensive Partnership and Cooperation between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Indonesia, of the other part, as regards matters related to readmission  
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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

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 proclamation of the European Day of Mayors  
- P7_DCL(2014)0006 - Lapsed  
Oldřich VLASÁK , Vladimír MAŇKA , Jan OLBRYCHT , Lambert van NISTELROOIJ , Marie-Thérèse SANCHEZ-SCHMID , Peter SIMON , Sir Graham WATSON , Manfred WEBER , Peter ŠŤASTNÝ , Anna ZÁBORSKÁ , Roberts ZĪLE  
Date opened : 16-01-2014
Lapse date : 16-04-2014
Number of signatories : 39 - 17-04-2014
Written declaration on the dangers of nationalism, anti-Semitism and other forms of ethnic intolerance on the part of movements opposing the European project  
- P7_DCL(2013)0015 - Lapsed  
Boris ZALA , Elmar BROK , Rebecca HARMS , Lena KOLARSKA-BOBIŃSKA , Eduard KUKAN , Olga SEHNALOVÁ , Marek SIWIEC , Hannu TAKKULA , Indrek TARAND , Sir Graham WATSON , Cecilia WIKSTRÖM  
Date opened : 07-10-2013
Lapse date : 07-01-2014
Number of signatories : 150 - 08-01-2014
Written declaration on helping young and elderly Europeans to gain employment  
- P7_DCL(2010)0039 - Lapsed  
Corina CREȚU , Daciana Octavia SÂRBU , Sir Graham WATSON  
Date opened : 05-05-2010
Lapse date : 09-09-2010
Number of signatories : 81 - 09-09-2010

Declarations 

Declaration of financial interests