George LYON : 7th parliamentary term 

Political groups 

  • 14-07-2009 / 30-06-2014 : Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe - Member

National parties 

  • 14-07-2009 / 30-06-2014 : Liberal Democrats Party (United Kingdom)

Vice-Chair 

  • 25-01-2012 / 30-06-2014 : Committee on Budgets

Member 

  • 16-07-2009 / 18-01-2012 : Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development
  • 16-09-2009 / 30-06-2014 : Delegation for relations with Australia and New Zealand
  • 19-01-2012 / 24-01-2012 : Committee on Budgets
  • 19-01-2012 / 30-06-2014 : Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development

Substitute 

  • 16-07-2009 / 18-01-2012 : Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection
  • 16-09-2009 / 30-06-2014 : Delegation for relations with Canada
  • 02-12-2009 / 18-01-2012 : Committee on Petitions
  • 19-01-2012 / 30-06-2014 : Committee on Fisheries

Activities 

Contributions to plenary debates 
Speeches made during the plenary session and written declarations relating to plenary debates. Rules Rule 194 and 162(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 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 amending the Staff Regulations of Officials and the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union  
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BUDG 
OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Regulation (EC) No 617/2009 opening an autonomous tariff quota for imports of high-quality beef  
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AGRI 
OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2001/18/EC as regards the possibility for the Member States to restrict or prohibit the cultivation of GMOs in their territory  
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AGRI 

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 the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down provisions for the management of expenditure relating to the food chain, animal health and animal welfare, and relating to plant health and plant reproductive material, amending Council Directives 98/56/EC, 2000/29/EC and 2008/90/EC, Regulations (EC) No 178/2002, (EC) No 882/2004 and (EC) No 396/2005, Directive 2009/128/EC and Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 and repealing Council Decisions 66/399/EEC, 76/894/EEC and 2009/470/EC  
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BUDG 
OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down certain transitional provisions on support for rural development by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and amending Regulation (EU) No [RD] as regards resources and their distribution in respect of the year 2014 and amending Council Regulation (EC) No 73/2009 and Regulations (EU) No [DP], (EU) No [HZ] and (EU) No [sCMO] as regards their application in the year 2014  
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BUDG 
OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on fixing an adjustment rate to direct payments provided for in Regulation (EC) No 73/2009 in respect of calendar year 2013  
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BUDG 

Motions for resolutions 
Members can table an individual motion on issues falling within the EU’s sphere of activity. This motion is forwarded to the responsible committee for consideration.Rule 133

Parliamentary questions 
Questions for oral answer with debate may be tabled by a committee, a political group or at least 5% of Parliament’s component Members . The addressees are other EU institutions. The Conference of Presidents decides whether, and in what order, questions are placed on the final draft agenda for a Plenary sitting. Rule 128

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 implementation of the ban on individual sow stalls by 1 January 2013  
- P7_DCL(2012)0006 - Lapsed  
George LYON , Esther de LANGE , Dan JØRGENSEN , Marit PAULSEN , Janusz WOJCIECHOWSKI  
Date opened : 12-03-2012
Lapse date : 14-06-2012
Number of signatories : 165 - 14-06-2012

Declarations 

Declaration of financial interests