Sir Graham WATSON
Sir Graham WATSON
United Kingdom

Date of birth : , Rothesay (Scotland)

7th parliamentary term Sir Graham WATSON

Political groups

  • 14-07-2009 / 19-07-2009 : Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe - Member
  • 20-07-2009 / 30-06-2014 : Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe - Member of the Bureau

National parties

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

Chair

  • 30-09-2009 / 30-06-2014 : Delegation for relations with India

Member

  • 16-07-2009 / 18-01-2012 : Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • 16-09-2009 / 29-09-2009 : Delegation for relations with India
  • 16-09-2009 / 30-06-2014 : Delegation for relations with the People's Republic of China
  • 30-09-2009 / 30-06-2014 : Conference of Delegation Chairs
  • 19-01-2012 / 30-06-2014 : Committee on Foreign Affairs

Substitute

  • 16-07-2009 / 18-01-2012 : Committee on Fisheries
  • 16-09-2009 / 30-06-2014 : Delegation for relations with the countries of Southeast Asia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
  • 19-01-2012 / 30-06-2014 : Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs

Activities

Contributions to plenary debates

Speeches made during the plenary session and written declarations relating to plenary debates. Rules Rule 204 and 171(11)

Surveillance of external sea borders (debate)

15-04-2014 P7_CRE-REV(2014)04-15(2-891-000)

One-minute speeches on matters of political importance

02-04-2014 P7_CRE-REV(2014)04-02(3-331-000)

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 draft Council decision on the conclusion of a Framework Agreement on Comprehensive Partnership and Cooperation between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Indonesia, of the other part, as regards matters related to readmission

06-02-2014 AFET_AD(2014)526352 PE526.352v02-00 AFET
Emilio MENÉNDEZ del VALLE

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 143

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 proclamation of the European Day of Mayors

16-01-2014 P7_DCL(2014)0006 Lapsed
Oldřich VLASÁK Sir Graham WATSON Anna ZÁBORSKÁ Lambert van NISTELROOIJ Peter ŠŤASTNÝ Vladimír MAŇKA Manfred WEBER Jan OLBRYCHT Roberts ZĪLE Marie-Thérèse SANCHEZ-SCHMID Peter SIMON
Date opened : 16-01-2014
Lapse date : 16-04-2014
Number of signatories : 39 - 17-04-2014

WRITTEN DECLARATION on the dangers of nationalism, anti-Semitism and other forms of ethnic intolerance on the part of movements opposing the European project

07-10-2013 P7_DCL(2013)0015 Lapsed
Boris ZALA Elmar BROK Sir Graham WATSON Rebecca HARMS Hannu TAKKULA Marek SIWIEC Eduard KUKAN Cecilia WIKSTRÖM Olga SEHNALOVÁ Lena KOLARSKA-BOBIŃSKA Indrek TARAND
Date opened : 07-10-2013
Lapse date : 07-01-2014
Number of signatories : 150 - 08-01-2014

WRITTEN DECLARATION on helping young and elderly Europeans to gain employment

05-05-2010 P7_DCL(2010)0039 Lapsed
Corina CREȚU Sir Graham WATSON Daciana Octavia SÂRBU
Date opened : 05-05-2010
Lapse date : 09-09-2010
Number of signatories : 81 - 09-09-2010

Declarations

Original signed/dated declaration archived by the European Parliament.