Nirj DEVA
  • Nirj
    DEVA
  • European Conservatives and Reformists Group
  • Member
  • United Kingdom Conservative Party
  • Date of birth: 11 May 1948, Colombo (Sri Lanka)

Political groups

  • 20.07.1999 / 19.07.2004 : Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) and European Democrats - Member
  • 20.07.2004 / 30.08.2004 : Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) and European Democrats - Member
  • 31.08.2004 / 13.07.2009 : Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) and European Democrats - Member of the Bureau
  • 14.07.2009 / 30.06.2014 : European Conservatives and Reformists Group - Member
  • 01.07.2014 ... : European Conservatives and Reformists Group - Member

National parties

  • 20.07.1999 / 19.07.2004 : Conservative and Unionist Party (United Kingdom)
  • 20.07.2004 / 13.07.2009 : Conservative and Unionist Party (United Kingdom)
  • 14.07.2009 / 30.06.2014 : Conservative Party (United Kingdom)
  • 01.07.2014 ... : Conservative Party (United Kingdom)

Chair

  • 16.10.2014 ... : Delegation for relations with the Korean Peninsula

Vice-Chair

  • 26.06.2007 / 13.07.2009 : Delegation for relations with the countries of South Asia
  • 20.07.2009 / 18.01.2012 : Committee on Development
  • 23.01.2012 / 30.06.2014 : Committee on Development
  • 07.07.2014 ... : Committee on Development

Member

  • 21.07.1999 / 14.01.2002 : Committee on Development and Cooperation
  • 14.09.1999 / 14.01.2002 : Members from the European Parliament to the Joint Parliamentary Assembly of the Agreement between the African, Caribbean and Pacific States and the European Union (ACP-EU)
  • 17.01.2002 / 19.07.2004 : Committee on Development and Cooperation
  • 07.02.2002 / 19.07.2004 : Delegation for relations with the Member States of ASEAN, south-east Asia and the Republic of Korea
  • 21.07.2004 / 14.01.2007 : Committee on Development
  • 15.09.2004 / 13.07.2009 : Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly
  • 16.09.2004 / 13.03.2007 : Delegation for relations with the countries of South Asia and the South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)
  • 15.01.2007 / 30.01.2007 : Committee on Development
  • 31.01.2007 / 13.07.2009 : Committee on Development
  • 15.03.2007 / 25.06.2007 : Delegation for relations with the countries of South Asia
  • 16.07.2009 / 19.07.2009 : Committee on Development
  • 16.07.2009 / 18.01.2012 : Subcommittee on Human Rights
  • 16.09.2009 / 30.06.2014 : Delegation for relations with the countries of South Asia
  • 19.01.2012 / 22.01.2012 : Committee on Development
  • 19.01.2012 / 30.06.2014 : Subcommittee on Human Rights
  • 01.07.2014 / 06.07.2014 : Committee on Development
  • 14.07.2014 / 15.10.2014 : Delegation for relations with the Korean Peninsula
  • 16.10.2014 ... : Conference of Delegation Chairs

Substitute

  • 21.07.1999 / 14.01.2002 : Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Consumer Policy
  • 17.01.2002 / 19.07.2004 : Committee on Regional Policy, Transport and Tourism
  • 21.07.2004 / 14.01.2007 : Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • 15.09.2004 / 13.03.2007 : Delegation for relations with the countries of Southeast Asia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
  • 15.01.2007 / 30.01.2007 : Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • 31.01.2007 / 14.03.2007 : Committee on International Trade
  • 14.03.2007 / 13.07.2009 : Delegation for relations with the countries of Southeast Asia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
  • 15.03.2007 / 13.07.2009 : Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • 15.03.2007 / 13.07.2009 : Delegation for relations with India
  • 20.03.2007 / 26.02.2008 : Delegation for relations with Afghanistan
  • 07.09.2009 / 18.01.2012 : Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • 16.09.2009 / 30.06.2014 : Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly
  • 01.07.2014 ... : Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • 14.07.2014 ... : Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly

Parliamentary activities in plenary – 7th parliamentary term

Speeches in plenary

81

EU priorities for the 25th session of the UN Human Rights Council (debate)

12-03-2014 P7_CRE-REV(2014)03-12(13)

Organ harvesting in China (debate)

12-12-2013 P7_CRE-REV(2013)12-12(17.2)

Organ harvesting in China (debate) (2)

12-12-2013 P7_CRE-REV(2013)12-12(17.2)

Situation in Sri Lanka (debate)

12-12-2013 P7_CRE-REV(2013)12-12(17.3)

Situation in Sri Lanka (debate) (2)

12-12-2013 P7_CRE-REV(2013)12-12(17.3)

Situation in Sri Lanka (debate) (3)

12-12-2013 P7_CRE-REV(2013)12-12(17.3)

Situation in Sri Lanka (debate) (4)

12-12-2013 P7_CRE-REV(2013)12-12(17.3)

Reports - as rapporteur

3

Reports - as shadow rapporteur

5

Opinions - as rapporteur

7

OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on information accompanying transfers of funds

DEVE
16-10-2013 DEVE_AD(2013)516643

OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a European Neighbourhood Instrument

DEVE
20-06-2012 DEVE_AD(2012)487772

OPINION on the proposal for a Council decision on the conclusion of the Protocol to the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Community and Federated States of Micronesia

DEVE
03-03-2011 DEVE_AD(2011)454647

OPINION Draft opinion on innovative financing at a global level

DEVE
16-12-2010 DEVE_AD(2010)452566

OPINION on GDP and beyond – Measuring progress in a changing world

DEVE
27-10-2010 DEVE_AD(2010)448875

OPINION Proposal for a Council decision on the conclusion of a Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and Solomon Islands

DEVE
15-07-2010 DEVE_AD(2010)443130

OPINION Proposal for a Council regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 1934/2006 establishing a financing instrument for cooperation with industrialised and other high-income countries and territories

DEVE
04-03-2010 DEVE_AD(2010)428225

Opinions - as shadow rapporteur

8

OPINION on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Directives 78/660/EEC and 83/349/EEC as regards disclosure of non-financial and diversity information by certain large companies and groups

DEVE
11-11-2013 DEVE_AD(2013)519686

OPINION on the proposal for a Council Decision on the conclusion of the Protocol between the European Union and the Kingdom of Morocco setting out the fishing opportunities and financial contribution provided for in the Fisheries Partnership Agreement in force between the two Parties

DEVE
06-11-2013 DEVE_AD(2013)521518

OPINION on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering and terrorist financing

DEVE
02-10-2013 DEVE_AD(2013)514725

OPINION on the situation of human rights in the Sahel Region

DEVE
23-09-2013 DEVE_AD(2013)510830

OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization in the Union

DEVE
30-05-2013 DEVE_AD(2013)507953

OPINION on the proposal for a Council decision on the conclusion of the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity

DEVE
30-05-2013 DEVE_AD(2013)507951

OPINION on Innovating for Sustainable Growth: A Bioeconomy for Europe

DEVE
28-05-2013 DEVE_AD(2013)507961

OPINION on combating illegal fishing at the global level – the role of the EU

DEVE
14-06-2011 DEVE_AD(2011)460908

Motions for resolutions

26

Joint motion for a resolution on the situation in Sri Lanka

11-12-2013 RC-B7-0563/2013

Motion for a resolution on the situation in Sri Lanka

09-12-2013 B7-0580/2013

NB: This motion for a resolution is available in the original language only.

Motion for a resolution on the situation in Syria

10-09-2013 B7-0413/2013

Joint motion for a resolution on the situation in Sudan and South Sudan

12-06-2012 RC-B7-0281/2012

Motion for a resolution on the situation between Sudan and South Sudan

06-06-2012 B7-0287/2012

Joint motion for a resolution on Sudan and South Sudan: the situation after the 2011 referendum

07-06-2011 RC-B7-0349/2011

Motion for a resolution on Sudan and South Sudan – situation after the 2011 referendum

06-06-2011 B7-0356/2011

Motion for a resolution on Sri Lanka: follow up of the UN Report

09-05-2011 B7-0325/2011

NB: This motion for a resolution is available in the original language only.

Joint motion for a resolution on Zimbabwe

06-04-2011 RC-B7-0265/2011

Motion for a resolution on the Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries

30-03-2011 B7-0228/2011

Written declarations

4

Written declaration on the thalidomide scandal and the health needs of the remaining survivors in Europe

16-01-2014 P7_DCL(2014)0011 Lapsed

Details

Nirj DEVA , Edward McMILLAN-SCOTT , Rebecca TAYLOR , Phil BENNION , Linda McAVAN , Dame Glenis WILLMOTT , Phil PRENDERGAST , Claudiu Ciprian TĂNĂSESCU , Mairead McGUINNESS , Eleni THEOCHAROUS , Marian HARKIN

Date opened : 16-01-2014
Lapse date : 16-04-2014
Number of signatories : 108 - 17-04-2014

Written declaration on the threat of drug-resistant tuberculosis to the European region

15-04-2013 P7_DCL(2013)0007 Lapsed

Details

Claudiu Ciprian TĂNĂSESCU , Carl SCHLYTER , Esther de LANGE , Anna ROSBACH , Rebecca TAYLOR , Nirj DEVA , Eleni THEOCHAROUS , Michèle STRIFFLER , Dame Glenis WILLMOTT , Marek Henryk MIGALSKI , Marc TARABELLA , David MARTIN , Marie-Christine VERGIAT , Edit BAUER

Date opened : 15-04-2013
Lapse date : 15-07-2013
Number of signatories : 202 - 15-07-2013

Written declaration on the introduction of the programme ‘Chess in School’ in the educational systems of the European Union

30-11-2011 P7_DCL(2011)0050 Adopted

Details

Slavi BINEV , John ATTARD-MONTALTO , Nirj DEVA , Mario MAURO , Hannu TAKKULA

Date opened : 30-11-2011
Lapse date : 15-03-2012
Adopted (date) : 15-03-2012
Text adopted (with the list of signatories) : P7_TA(2012)0097
Number of signatories : 415 - 15-03-2012

Written declaration on epilepsy

09-05-2011 P7_DCL(2011)0022 Adopted

Details

Gay MITCHELL , Nirj DEVA , Marian HARKIN , Peter SKINNER , Angelika WERTHMANN

Date opened : 09-05-2011
Lapse date : 15-09-2011
Adopted (date) : 15-09-2011
Text adopted (with the list of signatories) : P7_TA(2011)0395
Number of signatories : 459 - 15-09-2011

Parliamentary questions

23

Unintended consequences of the waste disposal directive

23-04-2014 E-005325/2014

Gross violations of the Bulgarian Constitution

13-12-2013 E-014099/2013

VP/HR - Alleged forced sterilisations in India

13-05-2013 E-005190/2013

Follow up to the Written Declaration on Epilepsy

24-04-2013 E-004601/2013

Violence against vaccination campaigns in Pakistan

20-11-2012 E-010575/2012

VP/HR - 'Honour killing' in Pakistan

20-11-2012 E-010574/2012

VP/HR- Murder of British citizen Malik Iqbal in Pakistan

02-10-2012 E-008827/2012

VP/HR - India-Pakistan visa liberalisation

02-10-2012 E-008826/2012

Provision of abortion as a part of 'sexual and reproductive health'

24-05-2012 E-005275/2012

Parliamentary activities in plenary – 6th parliamentary term

Speeches in plenary

61

Explanations of vote

24-03-2009 P6_CRE(2009)03-24(5)

A6-0079/2009 - REPORT Report on One year after Lisbon: The Africa-EU partnership at work

Explanations of vote

24-03-2009 P6_CRE(2009)03-24(5)

A6-0085/2009 - REPORT on MDG contracts

Explanations of vote

24-03-2009 P6_CRE(2009)03-24(5)

A6-0107/2009 - REPORT on Active dialogue with citizens on Europe

Order of business

09-03-2009 P6_CRE(2009)03-09(15)

Explanations of vote

05-02-2009 P6_CRE(2009)02-05(6)

A6-0513/2008 - REPORT Report on Development impact of Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs)

Explanations of vote

05-02-2009 P6_CRE(2009)02-05(6)

A6-0021/2009 - REPORT Report on Trade and Economic Relations with China

Situation in Sri Lanka

05-02-2009 P6_CRE(2009)02-05(11.1)

Explanations of vote

04-02-2009 P6_CRE(2009)02-04(8)

A6-0495/2008 - REPORT Report on "2050: The future begins today - Recommendations for the EU´s future integrated policy on climate change"

Explanations of vote

04-02-2009 P6_CRE(2009)02-04(8)

A6-0026/2009 - REPORT on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council providing for sanctions against employers of illegally staying third-country nationals

Reports - as rapporteur

2

Opinions - as rapporteur

4

OPINION Final draft budget opinion

DEVE
06-10-2005 DEVE_AD(2005)362593

OPINION Proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on the mobilisation of the flexibility instrument in favour of the rehabilitation and reconstruction assistance to Tsunami-affected countries according to point 24 of the Interinstitutional Agreement of 6 May 1999

DEVE
30-08-2005 DEVE_AD(2005)360268

OPINION evaluating the situation of the Doha Development Programme following the WTO General Council agreement of 1 August 2004

DEVE
22-03-2005 DEVE_AD(2005)355617

OPINION opinion DEVA on annual policy strategy 2006

DEVE
10-03-2005 DEVE_AD(2005)353657

Motions for resolutions

54

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on support for the Special Court for Sierra Leone

22-04-2009 B6-0243/2009

NB: This motion for a resolution is available in the original language only.

JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on support for the Special Court for Sierra Leone

22-04-2009 RC-B6-0242/2009

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the situation in Sri Lanka

03-02-2009 B6-0074/2009

NB: This motion for a resolution is available in the original language only.

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on Millennium Development Goal 5 (maternal health)

01-09-2008 B6-0385/2008

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the proclamation of a European Consensus on Humanitarian Aid

21-11-2007 B6-0484/2007

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the situation in Pakistan

13-11-2007 B6-0479/2007

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the EU response to situations of fragility in developing countries

12-11-2007 B6-0476/2007

JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on Burma

26-09-2007 RC-B6-0363/2007

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on Burma

25-09-2007 B6-0371/2007

Parliamentary questions

46

Activities of Reclaim

20-03-2009 E-2235/2009

Bullfighting

04-03-2009 E-1624/2009

Administrative affairs and the Lisbon Treaty

15-09-2008 H-0752/2008/rev.1

Comments from Giscard d'Estaing regarding the Lisbon Treaty

15-09-2008 H-0751/2008

Lisbon Treaty and international organisations

11-07-2008 H-0588/2008

Lisbon Treaty and defence policy

11-07-2008 H-0587/2008

High education in the ACP countries

08-07-2008 E-4120/2008

Employment

27-02-2008 H-0199/2008

Space policy in the Lisbon Treaty

27-02-2008 H-0198/2008

Hospital in Serabu, Sierra Leone

18-02-2008 E-1004/2008

Parliamentary activities in plenary – 5th parliamentary term

Speeches in plenary

44

Human rights in 2003 and EU policy

21-04-2004 P5_CRE(2004)04-21(12)

Policy challenges and budgetary means of the enlarged Union 2007-2013

20-04-2004 P5_CRE(2004)04-20(9)

Burma (renewal of sanctions in April)

11-03-2004 P5_CRE(2004)03-11(12)

Speeches on matters of political importance

25-02-2004 P5_CRE(2004)02-25(3)

Annual policy strategy of the European Commission for 2005 (APS)

25-02-2004 P5_CRE(2004)02-25(4)

Afghanistan

12-02-2004 P5_CRE(2004)02-12(1)

Private and state undertakings in developing countries

09-02-2004 P5_CRE(2004)02-09(7)

One-minute speeches on matters of political importance

05-11-2003 P5_CRE(2003)11-05(4)

Community cooperation with Asian and Latin American countries

05-11-2003 P5_CRE(2003)11-05(8)

Developing countries

03-09-2003 P5_CRE(2003)09-03(10)

Reports - as rapporteur

2

Report on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council Regulation (EC) extending Regulation (EC) No 443/97 on operations to aid uprooted people in Asian and Latin American developing countries - Committee on Development and Cooperation

DEVE
10-03-2000 A5-0065/2000

Motions for resolutions

38

JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on Burma

10-03-2004 RC-B5-0127/2004

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on Burma

08-03-2004 B5-0140/2004

NB: This motion for a resolution is available in the original language only.

JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on Zimbabwe

14-01-2004 RC-B5-0016/2004

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on Zimbabwe

13-01-2004 B5-0030/2004

NB: This motion for a resolution is available in the original language only.

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on progress at the Intergovernmental Conference

01-12-2003 B5-0528/2003

JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the arrest of Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma

04-06-2003 RC-B5-0297/2003

JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on Zimbabwe

04-06-2003 RC-B5-0287/2003

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on Burma (Myanmar)

02-06-2003 B5-0305/2003

NB: This motion for a resolution is available in the original language only.

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on Zimbabwe

02-06-2003 B5-0287/2003

NB: This motion for a resolution is available in the original language only.

Written declarations

2

Written declaration on religious freedom

23-02-2004 P5_DCL(2004)0015 Lapsed

Details

Philip BUSHILL-MATTHEWS , Bashir KHANBHAI , Nirj DEVA

Date opened : 23-02-2004
Lapse date : 06-05-2004
Number of signatories : 26 - 06-05-2004

Written declaration on Zimbabwe

20-03-2000 P5_DCL(2000)0004 Lapsed

Details

Nirj DEVA , Geoffrey VAN ORDEN , John Alexander CORRIE , Bashir KHANBHAI

Date opened : 20-03-2000
Lapse date : 20-06-2000
Number of signatories : 39 - 20-06-2000

Parliamentary questions

36

Human rights in China

19-04-2004 P-1293/2004

War in northern Uganda

16-04-2004 E-1291/2004

War in northern Uganda

16-04-2004 E-1290/2004

EU aid money to Zimbabwe

18-02-2004 E-0584/2004

EU aid money to Zimbabwe

18-02-2004 E-0583/2004

Healthcare of the elderly — arrangements between Member States

29-01-2003 E-0167/2003

Kenya Westlands-St Austins road scheme

24-01-2003 E-0243/2003

Human rights in Bangladesh

24-01-2003 E-0242/2003

Famine in Ethiopia and Eritrea

25-11-2002 P-3411/2002

Declarations (7th parliamentary term)

Declarations of participation by Members in events organised by third parties

Contacts

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