Vicky FORD : 8th parliamentary term 

Political groups 

  • 01-07-2014 / 15-07-2014 : European Conservatives and Reformists Group - Member
  • 16-07-2014 / 12-12-2016 : European Conservatives and Reformists Group - Member of the Bureau
  • 13-12-2016 / 15-01-2017 : European Conservatives and Reformists Group - Member of the Bureau
  • 16-01-2017 / 08-06-2017 : European Conservatives and Reformists Group - Member of the Bureau

National parties 

  • 01-07-2014 / 08-06-2017 : Conservative Party (United Kingdom)

Chair 

  • 07-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection
  • 25-01-2017 / 08-06-2017 : Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection

Member 

  • 01-07-2014 / 06-07-2014 : Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection
  • 07-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Conference of Committee Chairs
  • 14-07-2014 / 08-06-2017 : Delegation for relations with the People's Republic of China
  • 19-01-2017 / 24-01-2017 : Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection
  • 25-01-2017 / 08-06-2017 : Conference of Committee Chairs

Main parliamentary activities 

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 52a

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 53, Rule 54, Annex V

OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down rules on the exercise of copyright and related rights applicable to certain online transmissions of broadcasting organisations and retransmissions of television and radio programmes  
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IMCO 
OPINION on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 96/71/EC of the European Parliament and the Council of 16 December 1996 concerning the posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services  
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IMCO 
OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on establishing a Union programme to support specific activities enhancing the involvement of consumers and other financial services end-users in Union policy making in the field of financial services for the period of 2017-2020  
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IMCO 

Opinions - as shadow rapporteur 
Political groups designate a shadow rapporteur for an opinion to follow progress and negotiate compromise texts with the rapporteur. Rule 205a

OPINION on FinTech: the influence of technology on the future of the financial sector  
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IMCO 

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 123, Rule 128, Rule 130b, Rule 135.

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 128

Other parliamentary activities 

Written explanations of vote 
Members can submit a written explanation of their vote in plenary. Rule 183

Tackling the challenges of the EU Customs Code (UCC) implementation (B8-0024/2017)  
 

I voted to support the European Parliament resolution on updating the implementation of the Union Customs Code. Robust customs processes are vital to underpin fair and free trade, but where they are overly complex they are particularly detrimental to small and medium enterprises.
Digitisation gives an opportunity to simplify the bureaucracy. EU countries have agreed to modernise our customs process for the digital age, and it is vital that this work is completed and that process systems are interlinked and interoperable.

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 130, Annex II

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 improving treatment for rare diseases  
- P8_DCL(2015)0019 - Lapsed  
Françoise GROSSETÊTE , Nathalie GRIESBECK , Elisabetta GARDINI , Dame Glenis WILLMOTT , Vicky FORD , Frédérique RIES , Karin KADENBACH , Gilles PARGNEAUX , Philippe DE BACKER , Andrey KOVATCHEV , Elena GENTILE  
Date opened : 18-05-2015
Lapse date : 18-08-2015
Number of signatories : 172 - 24-08-2015

Declarations 

Declaration of financial interests