Jacqueline FOSTER : 8th parliamentary term 

Political groups 

  • 01-07-2014 / 15-07-2014 : European Conservatives and Reformists Group - Member
  • 16-07-2014 / 30-11-2014 : European Conservatives and Reformists Group - Member of the Bureau
  • 01-12-2014 / 01-07-2019 : European Conservatives and Reformists Group - Member

National parties 

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

Vice-Chair 

  • 13-10-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with Australia and New Zealand

Member 

  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Transport and Tourism
  • 14-07-2014 / 12-10-2014 : Delegation for relations with Australia and New Zealand
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Transport and Tourism

Substitute 

  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
  • 14-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with the United States
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

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

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 a proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2003/87/EC to continue current limitations of scope for aviation activities and to prepare to implement a global market-based measure from 2021  
- TRAN_AD(2017)604687 -  
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TRAN 
OPINION on the Annual Report on EU Competition Policy  
- TRAN_AD(2016)585808 -  
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TRAN 

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 the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on representative actions for the protection of the collective interests of consumers, and repealing Directive 2009/22/EC  
- TRAN_AD(2018)627831 -  
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TRAN 
OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the space programme of the Union and the European Union Agency for the Space Programme and repealing Regulations (EU) No 912/2010, (EU) No 1285/2013, (EU) No 377/2014 and Decision 541/2014/EU  
- TRAN_AD(2018)626706 -  
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TRAN 
OPINION on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the SESAR Joint Undertaking for the financial year 2016  
- TRAN_AD(2018)612370 -  
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TRAN 

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.

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

Summer-time arrangements (B8-0070/2018, B8-0071/2018)  
 

The UK Conservative delegation voted against both resolutions tabled by the TRAN committee and by 38 MEPs. Regarding the TRAN resolution, we take issue with its finding that there is conclusive proof that the biannual clock change has significant negative effects on human health, agriculture and road safety. We do recognise the value of the existing directive in terms of providing a unified approach regarding the precise timing of the biannual clock changes. However, we see no need for a revision of the directive nor do we consider asking the Commission to conduct a comprehensive study on this to be good value for taxpayers’ money. Furthermore, on the grounds of subsidiarity, we see no need for an EU-wide proposal to replace the biannual clock change. Finally, we also note that the UK Government has currently has no plans to make any changes to daylight savings arrangements. Accordingly, Conservative MEPs decided to vote against both resolutions.

Aviation Strategy for Europe (A8-0021/2017 - Pavel Telička)  
 

With regret, the UK Conservative delegation voted against this report. We welcomed the Commission’s proposed strategy and the rapporteur’s focus on improving connectivity, boosting competitiveness and keeping a market-driven perspective. We agree that protectionism is not the answer and that comprehensive external aviation agreements are the best way to set a framework for free and fair competition. We also firmly believe that attracting foreign investment is important for the competitiveness of European airlines, and that EU or national legislation should not hamper this.
However, we believe it was wholly unacceptable to grant the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL) such wide competence under Rule 54 regarding the social agenda of the Strategy. In particular, we oppose EMPL’s calls for clarification and consistent application of the ‘home base’ criterion for airlines, which we see as an attack on the business model of carriers, and its groundless claims of a significant safety risk to passengers caused by alleged ‘social abuses’ of pilots and crew members and alleged bogus employment contracts. We highlight that European airlines are regulated to the most stringent safety standards and we therefore question the lack of an evidential basis for this report’s conclusions. Consequently, we were obliged to vote against this report.

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

Individual motions for resolutions  
Any Member may table a motion for resolution on a matter falling within the spheres of activity of the EU. Admissible motions are referred to the committee responsible, which shall decide what procedure is to be followed. Rule 143

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 conservation and welfare of Asian elephants  
- P8_DCL(2015)0062 - Lapsed  
Jacqueline FOSTER , Geoffrey VAN ORDEN , Janusz WOJCIECHOWSKI , Ian DUNCAN , Renate SOMMER , Marlene MIZZI , Jeppe KOFOD , Jean LAMBERT , Keith TAYLOR , Anja HAZEKAMP , Stefan ECK  
Date opened : 14-10-2015
Lapse date : 14-01-2016
Number of signatories : 87 - 15-01-2016
Written declaration on the creation of a one-stop shop for animal welfare  
- P8_DCL(2015)0022 - Lapsed  
Jacqueline FOSTER , Janusz WOJCIECHOWSKI , Anja HAZEKAMP , Marlene MIZZI , Jörg LEICHTFRIED , Pavel POC , Marit PAULSEN , Catherine BEARDER , Ivo VAJGL , Keith TAYLOR , Franc BOGOVIČ  
Date opened : 27-05-2015
Lapse date : 27-08-2015
Number of signatories : 84 - 26-08-2015

Declarations 

Declaration of financial interests