Jean LAMBERT : 8th parliamentary term 

Political groups 

  • 01-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance - Member

National parties 

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

Chair 

  • 13-10-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with the countries of South Asia

Member 

  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
  • 14-07-2014 / 12-10-2014 : Delegation for relations with the countries of South Asia
  • 13-10-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Conference of Delegation Chairs
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Employment and Social Affairs

Substitute 

  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
  • 14-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with India
  • 14-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with Afghanistan
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs

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

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

Opinions - as rapporteur 
Committees may draft an opinion to a report of the responsible committee covering the elements linked to their committee remit. Rapporteurs of such opinions are also responsible for the drafting of compromise amendments and negotiations with shadow rapporteurs of the opinion. Rule 56, Rule 57, Annex VI

OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the Rights and Values programme  
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OPINION on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals for the purposes of highly skilled employment  
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OPINION on the EU flagship initiative on the garment sector  
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Opinions - as shadow rapporteur 
Political groups designate a shadow rapporteur for an opinion to follow progress and negotiate compromise texts with the rapporteur. Rule 215

OPINION on implementation of the Treaty provisions related to EU citizenship  
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OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the European Solidarity Corps programme and repealing [European Solidarity Corps Regulation] and Regulation (EU) No 375/2014  
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OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down common provisions on the European Regional Development Fund, the European Social Fund Plus, the Cohesion Fund, and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund and financial rules for those and for the Asylum and Migration Fund, the Internal Security Fund and the Border Management and Visa Instrument  
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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

State of play of negotiations with the United Kingdom (B8-0676/2017, B8-0677/2017)  
 

I abstained on the vote on ‘sufficient progress’ but voted for the final resolution as it contains important principles for the second stage of negotiations for leaving the EU.
I would have wanted greater progress on citizens’ rights, negotiated in a spirit of generosity and not only reciprocity. That may be ambitious in the light of the British Prime Minister’s obsession with reducing immigration and her creation of a hostile environment policy. I believe we should put the interests of individual citizens and their families first. We should improve the rights of UK citizens in terms of entry of non-UK spouses, for example, rather than lowering the entitlements of EU27 nationals. I remain to be convinced that the future of carers and others who may be viewed as ‘economically inactive’ is secure: nor am I convinced that treating UK nationals currently resident in the EU27 as third-country nationals will be as positive as the Commission suggests. I am pleased that the resolution recognises that more needs to achieved on citizens’ rights.
On the Irish border issue, I believe the principles are sound but that the British Government wants two mutually exclusive results that are of constitutional significance for the UK.

Objection to a delegated act: Scheme of generalised tariff preferences (B8-0273/2017)  
 

We need to be very clear today that any granting of GSP+ to Sri Lanka should not be seen as a reward but as a mutual commitment: the EU offers certain trade benefits designed to help the country’s development, in exchange, the Government of Sri Lanka undertakes to improve implementation of the 27 International Conventions it has ratified in the areas of labour rights, environmental protection, human and civil rights – these are international norms which will do much to improve the daily lives of all living in Sri Lanka, not least through the improvement of the justice system.
After much consideration, I have voted against today’s proposal for rejection of GSP+. This is not because I believe all is well in the country – I know it is not: much needs to be done in terms of reconciliation and a post-conflict political settlement, among other changes. But I do want an ongoing process designed to ensure the delivery of genuine implementation because I am not naive about Government promises. GSP+ gives us a framework where, if one party does not deliver, the other can call time on the deal – as Sri Lanka understands.

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 EU’s accession to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)  
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Alessandra MUSSOLINI , Caterina CHINNICI , Anna Maria CORAZZA BILDT , Jean LAMBERT , Roberta METSOLA , Nicola CAPUTO , Nathalie GRIESBECK , Mairead McGUINNESS , Fabio Massimo CASTALDO , Teresa JIMÉNEZ-BECERRIL BARRIO , Barbara SPINELLI , József NAGY , Enrico GASBARRA , Constance LE GRIP , Doru-Claudian FRUNZULICĂ  
Date opened : 12-12-2016
Lapse date : 12-03-2017
Number of signatories : 120 - 13-03-2017
Written declaration on access to employment for those affected by neurological disorders and chronic pain conditions  
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Marian HARKIN , Jeroen LENAERS , Daciana Octavia SÂRBU , Jean LAMBERT , Ivo VAJGL , Dame Glenis WILLMOTT , Biljana BORZAN , Jana ŽITŇANSKÁ , José BLANCO LÓPEZ , Eva KAILI , Jutta STEINRUCK , Elena GENTILE , Heinz K. BECKER , Brian HAYES , Roberta METSOLA , Miroslav MIKOLÁŠIK , Sirpa PIETIKÄINEN , Sofia RIBEIRO , Bogdan Brunon WENTA , Cristian-Silviu BUŞOI , Karin KADENBACH , Merja KYLLÖNEN  
Date opened : 24-10-2016
Lapse date : 24-01-2017
Number of signatories : 179 - 25-01-2017
Written declaration on the protection of the children of imprisoned parents  
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Patrizia TOIA , Sergio Gaetano COFFERATI , Caterina CHINNICI , Silvia COSTA , Anna Maria CORAZZA BILDT , Luigi MORGANO , Elisabeth MORIN-CHARTIER , Nathalie GRIESBECK , Marian HARKIN , Jean LAMBERT  
Date opened : 12-09-2016
Lapse date : 12-12-2016
Number of signatories : 276 - 13-12-2016

Declarations 

Declaration of financial interests 

Declarations of participation by Members in events organised by third parties