Jim HIGGINS : 7th parliamentary term 

Political groups 

  • 14-07-2009 / 24-02-2010 : Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) - Member
  • 25-02-2010 / 30-06-2014 : Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) - Member of the Bureau

National parties 

  • 14-07-2009 / 30-06-2014 : Fine Gael Party (Ireland)

Quaestor 

  • 15-07-2009 / 16-01-2012 : European Parliament
  • 18-01-2012 / 30-06-2014 : European Parliament

Member 

  • 15-07-2009 / 16-01-2012 : Parliament's Bureau
  • 15-07-2009 / 16-01-2012 : Quaestors
  • 16-07-2009 / 18-01-2012 : Committee on Transport and Tourism
  • 16-09-2009 / 12-09-2012 : Delegation to the EU-Chile Joint Parliamentary Committee
  • 16-09-2009 / 12-09-2012 : Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly
  • 18-01-2012 / 30-06-2014 : Parliament's Bureau
  • 18-01-2012 / 30-06-2014 : Quaestors
  • 19-01-2012 / 30-06-2014 : Committee on Transport and Tourism
  • 13-09-2012 / 30-06-2014 : Delegation for relations with South Africa
  • 13-09-2012 / 30-06-2014 : Delegation for relations with the Pan-African Parliament

Substitute 

  • 16-07-2009 / 18-01-2012 : Committee on Fisheries
  • 16-07-2009 / 18-01-2012 : Committee on Petitions
  • 16-09-2009 / 30-06-2014 : Delegation for relations with Japan
  • 19-01-2012 / 30-06-2014 : Committee on Fisheries
  • 19-01-2012 / 30-06-2014 : Committee on Petitions

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 discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the Community Fisheries Control Agency for the financial year 2011  
- PECH_AD(2013)502009 -  
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PECH 
OPINION on discharge in respect of the implementation of the EU general budget for the financial year 2011, Section III – Commission  
- PECH_AD(2013)501992 -  
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PECH 
OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the approval and market surveillance of two- or three-wheel vehicles and quadricycles  
- TRAN_AD(2011)458815 -  
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TRAN 

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

Questions to the ECB and concerning the SSM and the SRM 
Members can put questions for written reply to the ECB and questions concerning the Single Supervisory Mechanism and the Single Resolution Mechanism. Such questions are first submitted to the Chair of the responsible committee.Rule 131, Rule 131a, Annex II

Answers to questions to the ECB and concerning the SSM and the SRM 
Reply to members’ questions to the ECB and questions concerning the Single Supervisory Mechanism and the Single Resolution Mechanism. Rule 131, Rule 131a, 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 right to culture as a fundamental right of EU citizens  
- P7_DCL(2014)0010 - Lapsed  
Lidia Joanna GERINGER de OEDENBERG , Gianni PITTELLA , Miguel Angel MARTÍNEZ MARTÍNEZ , Isabelle DURANT , Jim HIGGINS , Jiří MAŠTÁLKA , Hannu TAKKULA , Sophocles SOPHOCLEOUS , Marie-Thérèse SANCHEZ-SCHMID , Martina MICHELS , Milan ZVER , Richard FALBR , Csaba Sándor TABAJDI  
Date opened : 16-01-2014
Lapse date : 16-04-2014
Number of signatories : 133 - 17-04-2014
Written declaration on establishing a European cardiac arrest awareness week  
- P7_DCL(2012)0011 - Adopted  
Antigoni PAPADOPOULOU , João FERREIRA , Jim HIGGINS , Antonyia PARVANOVA , Raül ROMEVA i RUEDA  
Date opened : 12-03-2012
Lapse date : 14-06-2012
Adopted (date) : 14-06-2012
Text adopted (with the list of signatories) : P7_TA(2012)0266
Number of signatories : 395 - 14-06-2012
Written declaration on a regulation to limit the industrially produced trans-fatty acid content of food products  
- P7_DCL(2010)0030 - Lapsed  
Alyn SMITH , Åsa WESTLUND , Frieda BREPOELS , Jim HIGGINS , Marit PAULSEN  
Date opened : 19-04-2010
Lapse date : 09-09-2010
Number of signatories : 228 - 09-09-2010

Declarations 

Declaration of financial interests