Claude MORAES : 8th parliamentary term 

Political groups 

  • 01-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament - Member

National parties 

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


  • 07-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
  • 23-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs


  • 01-07-2014 / 06-07-2014 : Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
  • 07-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Conference of Committee Chairs
  • 14-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with the countries of South Asia
  • 19-01-2017 / 22-01-2017 : Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
  • 23-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Conference of Committee Chairs


  • 08-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Budgets
  • 14-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with the United States
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Budgets
  • 12-09-2017 / 14-11-2018 : Special Committee on Terrorism

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 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 55

Oral questions 
Questions for oral answer with debate, addressed to the European Commission, the Council or the Vice-President of the Commission/High Representative of the Union can be tabled by a committee, a political group or at least 5% of Parliament’s members. Rule 136

Other parliamentary activities 

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

Listing the third countries whose nationals must be in possession of visas when crossing the external borders and those whose nationals are exempt from that requirement, as regards the UK's withdrawal from the EU (A8-0047/2019 - Sergei Stanishev)  

The vote to exempt British travellers from visa requirements was always going to secure a large majority in the European Parliament, so there was no danger of visa charges being introduced at this stage. However, British MEPs of all political parties opposed the inclusion of inaccurate and politically motivated references about the status of Gibraltar, which could open up the visa exemption regime to legal challenge in the future.
I was the original rapporteur on this subject and removed specifically because one country was determined to usurp the EU institutional processes to make a domestic political point. It is damaging to Parliament and the EU as a whole that this was allowed to happen.
Sadly, this is a clear example showing how much harder it will be for Britain to influence EU rule-making from the outside – even when those rules have a direct impact on British people.

Waste management (B8-0231/2019)  

. ‒ This resolution follows a large number of petitions received by the PETI committee on various health and environmental problems linked to the failure of Member States to implement waste legislation.
The strong mobilisation of youth around the world only confirms that we have to take our responsibility and solve the climate change crisis. Now it is time to act. Therefore, Labour MEPs voted in favour of this resolution stressing the need for Member States to do more to address waste management problems, calling on the EU to better enforce waste legislation and setting out clear recommendations to do so.

Enforcement requirements and specific rules for posting drivers in the road transport sector (A8-0206/2018 - Merja Kyllönen)  

Labour MEPs backed the cross-party deal on the so-called Mobility Package, which includes new rules on posting of drivers, working and resting time, and cabotage.
Our aim is to improve the wellbeing of 3.6 million professional drivers in Europe. The S&D Group made continuous efforts to strike the right balance between protecting workers’ rights and safety and leaving enough room for enterprises to thrive, especially SMEs.
On the application of new posted worker rules to the road sector, the report includes new rules giving the same remuneration as local workers that should apply from a driver’s very first day of work in another country. That, with the exception of those trips that start and end in the driver’s country of origin.

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

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 protection of disabled people and better recognition and harmonisation of disability-related rights, measures and instruments between Member States  
- P8_DCL(2014)0012 - Lapsed  
Date opened : 20-10-2014
Lapse date : 20-01-2015
Number of signatories : 82 - 21-01-2015


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