Ashley FOX : 8th parliamentary term 

Political groups 

  • 01-07-2014 / 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 / 04-07-2017 : European Conservatives and Reformists Group - Member of the Bureau
  • 05-07-2017 / 28-02-2018 : European Conservatives and Reformists Group - Member of the Bureau
  • 01-03-2018 / 01-07-2019 : European Conservatives and Reformists Group - Member of the Bureau

National parties 

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

Member 

  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Industry, Research and Energy
  • 14-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with the Federative Republic of Brazil
  • 14-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with Mercosur
  • 14-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly
  • 16-09-2014 / 11-11-2014 : Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
  • 09-03-2015 / 30-11-2015 : Special Committee on Tax Rulings and Other Measures Similar in Nature or Effect
  • 02-12-2015 / 02-08-2016 : Special Committee on Tax Rulings and Other Measures Similar in Nature or Effect (TAXE 2)
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Industry, Research and Energy

Substitute 

  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • 15-09-2014 / 11-04-2016 : Delegation for relations with the Arab Peninsula
  • 12-02-2015 / 08-03-2015 : Special Committee on Tax Rulings and Other Measures Similar in Nature or Effect
  • 30-06-2016 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Constitutional Affairs
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Constitutional 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

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 regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) No 182/2011 laying down the rules and general principles concerning mechanisms for control by Member States of the Commission’s exercise of implementing powers  
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OPINION on interpretation and implementation of the interinstitutional agreement on Better Law-Making  
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ECON 
OPINION on the Annual Report on the Financial Activities of the European Investment Bank  
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ECON 

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

An integrated approach to Sport Policy: good governance, accessibility and integrity (A8-0381/2016 - Hannu Takkula)  
 

I voted against this report as sport is not an issue that the EU should be discussing.
Not only is sport well outside of the EU’s remit, the adoption of the EU flag and symbol at sporting events is absurd. The European Union is not a super-state nor a federation and so it has no right to demand national sports teams use its flag.

Sustainable management of external fishing fleets (A8-0377/2016 - Linnéa Engström)  
 

I voted in favour of this regulation on rules for the fishing industry.
The Commission’s role is to ensure that EU legislation is transposed properly and also correctly enforced by Member States. It has become abundantly clear that some governments turn a blind eye to over fishing.
This directly disadvantages those of us who make sure that national fishing industries abide by EU legislation.

Implementation of Erasmus + (A8-0389/2016 - Milan Zver)  
 

I voted in favour of this report as a programme that delivers good opportunities for young people.
Simplification of the rules will benefit the end users. I hope that the renewed focus on employment skills will help boost youth employment across the EU.
The education exchange programme has been a very popular and successful EU initiative and I hope to see it continue.

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 construction of the Via Carpathia strategic transport route of EU eastern regions  
- P8_DCL(2016)0019 - Lapsed  
Tomasz Piotr PORĘBA , Victor BOŞTINARU , Miroslav MIKOLÁŠIK , Edward CZESAK , Ashley FOX , Ryszard Antoni LEGUTKO , Andrew LEWER , Branislav ŠKRIPEK , Evžen TOŠENOVSKÝ , Jana ŽITŇANSKÁ  
Date opened : 07-03-2016
Lapse date : 07-06-2016
Number of signatories : 61 - 08-06-2016
Written declaration on the Carpathian Region in the EU  
- P8_DCL(2015)0073 - Lapsed  
Tomasz Piotr PORĘBA , Miroslav MIKOLÁŠIK , Victor BOŞTINARU , Edward CZESAK , Ashley FOX , Ryszard Antoni LEGUTKO , Andrew LEWER , Branislav ŠKRIPEK , Evžen TOŠENOVSKÝ , Jana ŽITŇANSKÁ  
Date opened : 14-12-2015
Lapse date : 14-03-2016
Number of signatories : 47 - 15-03-2016
Written declaration on strengthening the work of the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights in Venezuela  
- P8_DCL(2015)0063 - Lapsed  
Dita CHARANZOVÁ , Izaskun BILBAO BARANDICA , Beatriz BECERRA BASTERRECHEA , Maite PAGAZAURTUNDÚA , Fernando MAURA BARANDIARÁN , Andrew LEWER , Ivan ŠTEFANEC , Javier NART , Teresa JIMÉNEZ-BECERRIL BARRIO , Renate WEBER , Juan Carlos GIRAUTA VIDAL , Ashley FOX , Davor Ivo STIER  
Date opened : 26-10-2015
Lapse date : 26-01-2016
Number of signatories : 64 - 27-01-2016

Declarations 

Declaration of financial interests