Julie GIRLING
  • Julie
    GIRLING
  • European Conservatives and Reformists Group
  • Member
  • United Kingdom Conservative Party
  • Date of birth: 21 December 1956, London

Speeches in plenary

159

President Trump's decision to withdraw the US from the COP 21 Climate agreement (debate)

14-06-2017 P8_CRE-PROV(2017)06-14(6)

Resource efficiency: reducing food waste, improving food safety (debate)

15-05-2017 P8_CRE-PROV(2017)05-15(17)

Inquiry into emission measurements in the automotive sector (debate)

04-04-2017 P8_CRE-PROV(2017)04-04(3)

Medical devices - In vitro diagnostic medical devices (debate)

04-04-2017 P8_CRE-PROV(2017)04-04(12)

Palm oil and deforestation of rainforests (debate)

03-04-2017 P8_CRE-PROV(2017)04-03(19)

Fraudulent practices in the Brazilian meat sector (debate)

03-04-2017 P8_CRE-PROV(2017)04-03(21)

Food and feed law, rules on animal health and welfare, plant health and plant protection products (debate)

14-03-2017 P8_CRE-PROV(2017)03-14(12)

Reports - as rapporteur

2

Reports - as shadow rapporteur

15

REPORT on palm oil and deforestation of rainforests

ENVI
20-03-2017 A8-0066/2017

REPORT on promoting gender equality in mental health and clinical research

FEMM
12-12-2016 A8-0380/2016

REPORT on how the CAP can improve job creation in rural areas

AGRI
10-10-2016 A8-0285/2016

REPORT on women’s careers in science and universities, and glass ceilings encountered

FEMM
20-07-2015 A8-0235/2015

Opinions - as rapporteur

2

OPINION on implementation and review of the EU-Central Asia Strategy

FEMM
04-12-2015 FEMM_AD(2015)569696

OPINION on investment for jobs and growth: promoting economic, social and territorial cohesion in the Union

FEMM
31-03-2015 FEMM_AD(2015)549256

Opinions - as shadow rapporteur

24

OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on binding annual greenhouse gas emission reductions by Member States from 2021 to 2030 for a resilient Energy Union and to meet commitments under the Paris Agreement and amending Regulation No 525/2013 of the European Parliament and the Council on a mechanism for monitoring and reporting greenhouse gas emissions and other information relevant to climate change

AGRI
04-05-2017 AGRI_AD(2017)597445

OPINION on the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Decision No 466/2014/EU granting an EU guarantee to the European Investment Bank against losses under financing operations supporting investment projects outside the Union

ENVI
21-03-2017 ENVI_AD(2017)597737

OPINION on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Medicines Agency for the financial year 2015

ENVI
15-02-2017 ENVI_AD(2017)592296

OPINION on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Chemicals Agency for the financial year 2015

ENVI
31-01-2017 ENVI_AD(2017)592298

OPINION on discharge in respect of the implementation of the general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2015, Section III – Commission and executive agencies

ENVI
31-01-2017 ENVI_AD(2017)592297

OPINION on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control for the financial year 2015

ENVI
31-01-2017 ENVI_AD(2017)592295

OPINION on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Environment Agency for the financial year 2015

ENVI
31-01-2017 ENVI_AD(2017)592294

OPINION on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Food Safety Authority for the financial year 2015

ENVI
31-01-2017 ENVI_AD(2017)592293

OPINION on the draft Council decision on the conclusion of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada, of the one part, and the European Union and its Member States, of the other part

ENVI
13-01-2017 ENVI_AD(2017)595582

OPINION on implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities with special regard to the Concluding Observations of the UN CRPD Committee

ENVI
28-04-2016 ENVI_AD(2016)577058

Motions for resolutions

17

Motion for a resolution on low-risk pesticides of biological origin

08-02-2017 B8-0140/2017

Motion for a resolution on support for the thalidomide survivors

12-12-2016 B8-1341/2016

Joint motion for a resolution on Japan’s decision to resume whaling in the 2015-2016 season

04-07-2016 RC-B8-0853/2016

Motion for a resolution on Japan’s decision to resume whaling in the 2015-2016 season

29-06-2016 B8-0855/2016

Joint motion for a resolution on Vietnam

08-06-2016 RC-B8-0754/2016

Motion for a resolution on Vietnam

06-06-2016 B8-0757/2016

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

Motion for a resolution on endocrine disruptors: state of play following the Court of Justice judgment of 16 December 2015

01-06-2016 B8-0737/2016

Parliamentary questions

77

Glyphosate

31-05-2017 O-000046/2017 Commission

An EU ban on the movement of wild circus animals

16-05-2017 O-000042/2017 Commission

Liquid laundry detergent capsules

10-03-2017 E-001666/2017 Commission

Spring hunting

02-03-2017 P-001447/2017 Commission

EU ban on the movement of wild circus animals

14-02-2017 O-000013/2017 Commission

Healthcare provision for UK citizens in the EU post-Brexit

23-01-2017 E-000304/2017 Commission

Commission's answers to written questions

10-01-2017 O-000003/2017 Commission

Biological low-risk pesticides

29-11-2016 O-000147/2016 Commission

The EU accession to the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women

17-11-2016 O-000144/2016 Commission

Written explanations of vote

3

The need for an EU strategy to end and prevent the gender pension gap (A8-0197/2017 - Constance Le Grip)

14-06-2017

Today, British Conservatives voted to abstain on a report from the Women’s Rights and Gender Equality Committee intended to look at ways to close the gender pension gap, i.e. the difference between the average pre-tax income received as a pension by women and that received by men.
To be clear, we recognise that a gender pension gap exists and supporting measures at EU level to address this problem can be of value. In fact, there are number of sensible suggestions in this report relating to the pooling of best practice and improved data collection to help to identify policy challenges.
However, we chose to abstain because, despite the best efforts of the Rapporteur, wording was adopted that goes beyond the scope of report by casting judgement on different types of social security and pension systems. As clearly stated elsewhere in the report, these areas are the sole responsibility of Member States.
In a similar vein, whilst the Commission has competence in relation to equality, we cannot support calls for the EU to adopt social protection measures. Moreover, well-intentioned references to unisex life tariffs often lead to unintended consequences for industry and, as a result, increased costs for consumers.

Promoting gender equality in mental health and clinical research (A8-0380/2016 - Beatriz Becerra Basterrechea)

14-02-2017

The ECR Group is disappointed that we were unable to support the Becerra Basterrechea Report on gender equality and mental health. We were deeply concerned about the direction and content of this report. The report did not focus sufficiently on men. Suicide is the single biggest killer of men aged under 35, and 75% of all suicides are male, yet the rapporteur appears to consider mental health illness as something that affects only women.
Whilst some of our concerns are about content, others relate to more profound, ideological reasons. The ECR Group is opposed to more EU legislation in the area of social policy. We believe that matters concerning childbirth, access to abortion services and prostitution are issues for national governments. This report calls for EU Member States to ensure a minimum number of health professionals available to perform abortions; obliges them to guarantee local obstetric care in rural and mountainous areas; and calls on them to give free access to health services to unemployed women. The payment of healthcare is a Member State responsibility and as a political group, we have to ask the question: why just unemployed women and not unemployed men too?

Priorities for the 61th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (A8-0018/2017 - Constance Le Grip, Maria Arena)

14-02-2017

British Conservatives in the European Parliament fully support the UK Government’s equality agenda and back many of the aims of the UN Commission on the Status of Women. We want to combat domestic violence in all its forms and support the Istanbul Convention, to which the UK is a signatory. We want to ensure that the most vulnerable in society – often women, children and the elderly – get the protection they need.
Sadly, a number of paragraphs in the Le Grip-Arena Report, which contains proposals for the European Council to take to the UN’s 61st Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, go against our core principles of ensuring respect for Member State sovereignty and subsidiarity. Unnecessary calls for an EU directive laying down minimum standards for Member States to abide by on domestic violence; calls to apply gender budgeting to all national public spending; and calls for increased state funding to the international UN Woman programme all went beyond the EU’s supporting competence and necessitated an abstention on this report, in spite of some of its welcome elements.

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