Siôn SIMON : 8th parliamentary term 

Political groups 

  • 01-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament - Member

National parties 

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

Member 

  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
  • 14-07-2014 / 13-02-2017 : Delegation for relations with the Maghreb countries and the Arab Maghreb Union
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Employment and Social Affairs

Substitute 

  • 08-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Constitutional Affairs
  • 17-09-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with the People's Republic of China
  • 01-04-2015 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • 19-01-2017 / 14-06-2017 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • 24-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Constitutional Affairs
  • 14-02-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with the Maghreb countries and the Arab Maghreb Union
  • 15-06-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home 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 shadow rapporteur 
Political groups designate a shadow rapporteur for each report in the responsible committee to follow progress and negotiate compromise texts with the rapporteur. Rule 215

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 56, Rule 57, Annex VI

OPINION on the implementation of the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Korea  
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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 implementation of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union in the EU institutional framework  
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OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 1071/2009 and Regulation (EC) No 1072/2009 with a view to adapting them to developments in the sector  
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OPINION on discharge in respect of the implementation of the general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2016, Section III – Commission and executive agencies  
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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

Emission performance standards for new passenger cars and for new light commercial vehicles (A8-0287/2018 - Miriam Dalli)  
 

Labour MEPs are strongly committed to the transition to a low-carbon economy that will save money for consumers through lower fuel costs; contribute to curbing climate warming and improve human health; and ensure EU and UK manufacturers lead the way in industrial and technological innovation.
Labour MEPs also backed social measures to make sure that no one is left behind during this transition. Targeted programmes at EU, national and regional levels for re-skilling of workers, as well as education and job-seeking initiatives in regions and communities most affected by the transition.
With time running out in the fight against climate change, this legislation can ensure investment in new, innovative developments in low-carbon technologies, which can foster economic growth, boost job creation, and improve citizens’ health and wellbeing.

Reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment (A8-0317/2018 - Frédérique Ries)  
 

More than 700 000 plastic bottles are littered in the UK every day, many of which end up in our oceans. New sources of plastic leakage, such as single-use plastic products and microplastics, are on the rise, posing new potential threats to animal and human health. Labour MEPs support efforts to reduce plastic waste and with legislation to reduce single-use plastics, the European Union will be the first in the world to adopt a blueprint to put an end to plastic litter, both on land and sea.
This is in stark contrast to the UK government, from whom we continue to see numerous consultations, but no concrete proposals on how it plans to reduce plastic waste. Unless the UK agrees to mirror EU action on plastics after Brexit, the Tories risks turning the UK into a dumping ground for cheap, non-recyclable, plastics.

EU fertilising products (A8-0270/2017 - Mihai Ţurcanu)  
 

For the S&D Group, the main objective is to ensure circulation of fertilising products in the internal market in a way that safeguards human, animal and plant health, protects the environment, and creates incentives for the reuse of materials that are currently being disposed of as waste, in line with the principles of the circular economy.
The outcome of the trilogue negotiations overall respects this position and represents a significant improvement in comparison to the current Fertilisers Regulation, but it is shameful that the Member States have nor prioritised the protection of human health and the environment, and that they have rather followed economic arguments in favour of the established fertiliser industry.

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 the need for a special investment plan for subregions with high unemployment levels  
- P8_DCL(2016)0079 - Lapsed  
Sergio GUTIÉRREZ PRIETO , Sofia RIBEIRO , Marian HARKIN , Siôn SIMON , Georgi PIRINSKI , Ildikó GÁLL-PELCZ , Laura AGEA , José BLANCO LÓPEZ , Simona BONAFÈ , Dan NICA , Stanislav POLČÁK  
Date opened : 12-09-2016
Lapse date : 12-12-2016
Number of signatories : 155 - 13-12-2016
Written declaration on working conditions of hotel cleaning staff in the European Union  
- P8_DCL(2016)0076 - Lapsed  
Tania GONZÁLEZ PEÑAS , Enrique CALVET CHAMBON , Brando BENIFEI , Thomas HÄNDEL , Siôn SIMON , Laura AGEA , Jean LAMBERT , Kostadinka KUNEVA , Ernest URTASUN , Merja KYLLÖNEN , Eleonora FORENZA  
Date opened : 12-09-2016
Lapse date : 12-12-2016
Number of signatories : 76 - 13-12-2016
Written declaration on unpaid and low-quality internships  
- P8_DCL(2016)0031 - Lapsed  
Siôn SIMON , Maria ARENA , Brando BENIFEI , Sylvie GUILLAUME , Edouard MARTIN , Evelyn REGNER , Jutta STEINRUCK , Tamás MESZERICS , Laura AGEA , Tiziana BEGHIN  
Date opened : 11-04-2016
Lapse date : 11-07-2016
Number of signatories : 146 - 12-07-2016

Declarations 

Declaration of financial interests