Gerard BATTEN : 8th parliamentary term 

Political groups 

  • 01-07-2014 / 15-10-2014 : Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy Group - Member
  • 16-10-2014 / 19-10-2014 : Non-attached Members
  • 20-10-2014 / 07-12-2018 : Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy Group - Member
  • 08-12-2018 / 15-01-2019 : Non-attached Members
  • 16-01-2019 / 01-07-2019 : Europe of Nations and Freedom Group - Member

National parties 

  • 01-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : United Kingdom Independence Party (United Kingdom)


  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs


  • 24-06-2016 / 13-12-2017 : Committee of Inquiry to investigate alleged contraventions and maladministration in the application of Union law in relation to money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion
  • 19-01-2017 / 06-12-2018 : Committee on Constitutional Affairs
  • 29-01-2019 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Industry, Research and Energy

Main parliamentary activities 

Contributions to plenary debates 
Speeches made during the plenary session and written declarations relating to plenary debates. Rules Rule 204 and 171(11)

Reports - as shadow rapporteur 
Political groups designate a shadow rapporteur for each report in the responsible committee to follow progress and negotiate compromise texts with the rapporteur. Rule 215

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 132, Rule 136, Rule 139, Rule 144.

Other parliamentary activities 

Written explanations of vote 
Members can submit a written explanation of their vote in plenary. Rule 194

Implementation of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (A8-0200/2017 - José Manuel Fernandes, Udo Bullmann)  

. – UKIP voted to abstain on this non-legislative report. Although the report is broadly critical of the European Fund for Strategic Investments, and expresses concerns which we share, we cannot endorse the strategy of using public money to shelter private investors from risk – it leads to a misallocation of capital that will in turn lead to asset bubbles. Accordingly UKIP voted against the report as a whole.

European agenda for the collaborative economy (A8-0195/2017 - Nicola Danti)  

. – UKIP MEPs have voted against this non-legislative, own-initiative report. UKIP are against a ‘European Agenda’ on the collaborative economy. UKIP believe that Member States should be free to create their own laws on the collaborative economy, and that a harmonised approach is not suitable.

Online platforms and the Digital Single Market (A8-0204/2017 - Henna Virkkunen, Philippe Juvin)  

. – UKIP MEPs voted against this non-legislative, own-initiative report. UKIP reject calls for more EU legislation to be produced and are against a harmonised approach to online platforms, as this is an issue for individual Member States. UKIP also oppose the creation of the digital single market.

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 138, Annex III


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