Arlene McCARTHY : 7th parliamentary term 

Political groups 

  • 14-07-2009 / 30-06-2014 : Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament - Member

National parties 

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

Vice-Chair 

  • 16-07-2009 / 18-01-2012 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • 23-01-2012 / 30-06-2014 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

Member 

  • 16-09-2009 / 30-06-2014 : Delegation for relations with Switzerland and Norway and to the EU-Iceland Joint Parliamentary Committee and the European Economic Area (EEA) Joint Parliamentary Committee
  • 17-06-2010 / 30-06-2011 : Special committee on the policy challenges and budgetary resources for a sustainable European Union after 2013
  • 19-01-2012 / 22-01-2012 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

Substitute 

  • 16-07-2009 / 15-09-2009 : Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection
  • 16-09-2009 / 18-01-2012 : Committee on Legal Affairs
  • 16-09-2009 / 30-06-2014 : Delegation to the EU-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee
  • 19-01-2012 / 30-06-2014 : Committee on Legal 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 implementation of the Consumer Credit Directive 2008/48/EC  
- ECON_AD(2012)483752 -  
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ECON 
OPINION on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime  
- JURI_AD(2012)480514 -  
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JURI 
OPINION on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the right of access to a lawyer in criminal proceedings and on the right to communicate upon arrest  
- JURI_AD(2011)473811 -  
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JURI 

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

Proposals for a Union act  
Members can table a request to the European Commission to propose a Union act (a new act or an amendment to an existing act).Rule 46

Proposal for a union act on voluntary labelling rules regarding information related to suitability of food for vegetarians or vegans  
- B7-0401/2013  

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 labelling of goods from the Occupied Palestinian Territories  
- P7_DCL(2010)0064 - Lapsed  
Arlene McCARTHY , Hélène FLAUTRE , Sirpa PIETIKÄINEN , Eva-Britt SVENSSON  
Date opened : 06-09-2010
Lapse date : 06-12-2010
Number of signatories : 110 - 06-12-2010

Declarations 

Declaration of financial interests 

Declarations of participation by Members in events organised by third parties