James NICHOLSON : 8th parliamentary term 

Political groups 

  • 01-07-2014 / 13-10-2014 : European Conservatives and Reformists Group - Member
  • 14-10-2014 / 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 / 08-02-2017 : European Conservatives and Reformists Group - Member of the Bureau
  • 09-02-2017 / 04-07-2017 : European Conservatives and Reformists Group - Member of the Bureau
  • 04-07-2017 / 04-07-2017 : European Conservatives and Reformists Group - Member
  • 05-07-2017 / 03-07-2018 : European Conservatives and Reformists Group - Member of the Bureau
  • 04-07-2018 / 01-07-2019 : European Conservatives and Reformists Group - Member of the Bureau

National parties 

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

Vice-Chair 

  • 11-05-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with the countries of South Asia

Member 

  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development
  • 14-07-2014 / 13-12-2016 : Delegation to the EU-Mexico Joint Parliamentary Committee
  • 14-07-2014 / 13-12-2016 : Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly
  • 14-12-2016 / 10-05-2017 : Delegation for relations with the countries of South Asia
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development

Substitute 

  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
  • 14-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with the countries of Southeast Asia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
  • 16-09-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Regional Development
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Regional Development

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

REPORT on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on novel foods  
- A8-0046/2014 -  
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ENVI 

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 proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European Regional Development Fund and on the Cohesion Fund  
- AGRI_AD(2018)623919 -  
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AGRI 
OPINION on the negotiating mandate for EU trade negotiations with New Zealand  
- AGRI_AD(2017)608081 -  
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AGRI 
OPINION on initiative on resource efficiency: reducing food waste, improving food safety  
- AGRI_AD(2017)595767 -  
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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 215

OPINION on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on discontinuing seasonal changes of time  
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AGRI 
OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the apportionment of tariff rate quotas included in the WTO schedule of the Union following the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union and amending Council Regulation (EC) No 32/2000  
- AGRI_AD(2018)623916 -  
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AGRI 
OPINION on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment  
- AGRI_AD(2018)623923 -  
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AGRI 

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 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 European Honey Breakfast and World Bee Day  
- P8_DCL(2016)0033 - Lapsed  
Franc BOGOVIČ , Alojz PETERLE , Patricija ŠULIN , Mairead McGUINNESS , Marijana PETIR , Sofia RIBEIRO , James NICHOLSON , Françoise GROSSETÊTE , Ivan JAKOVČIĆ , Elisabeth KÖSTINGER , Albert DESS , Paolo DE CASTRO , Bronis ROPĖ , Rosa D'AMATO , Milan ZVER , Romana TOMC , Igor ŠOLTES , Tanja FAJON , Ivo VAJGL , Jozo RADOŠ , Frédérique RIES , György HÖLVÉNYI , Mark DEMESMAEKER , Pavel POC , Anneli JÄÄTTEENMÄKI , Kateřina KONEČNÁ , Giovanni LA VIA , Benedek JÁVOR , Karl-Heinz FLORENZ , Bart STAES , Jo LEINEN , Sirpa PIETIKÄINEN , Vladimir URUTCHEV , Norbert ERDŐS , Annie SCHREIJER-PIERIK , Marc TARABELLA , Nicola CAPUTO , Maria Lidia SENRA RODRÍGUEZ , Tomáš ZDECHOVSKÝ , Dubravka ŠUICA , Viorica DĂNCILĂ , Renata BRIANO , Mihai ŢURCANU , Miroslav POCHE  
Date opened : 11-04-2016
Lapse date : 11-07-2016
Number of signatories : 224 - 12-07-2016
Written declaration on access to hearing aids  
- P8_DCL(2015)0069 - Lapsed  
Renate SOMMER , Peter LIESE , Ádám KÓSA , Françoise GROSSETÊTE , Giovanni LA VIA , Dame Glenis WILLMOTT , Pavel POC , James NICHOLSON , Stefan ECK , Gesine MEISSNER  
Date opened : 02-12-2015
Lapse date : 02-03-2016
Number of signatories : 87 - 03-03-2016
Written declaration on eHealth  
- P8_DCL(2015)0012 - Lapsed  
Nicola CAPUTO , Renata BRIANO , József NAGY , Theodor Dumitru STOLOJAN , Merja KYLLÖNEN , Younous OMARJEE , Enrico GASBARRA , Mercedes BRESSO , Diane JAMES , James NICHOLSON , Simona BONAFÈ , Caterina CHINNICI , Elena GENTILE , Daniele VIOTTI , Elisabetta GARDINI , Lorenzo CESA , Michel DANTIN , Bart STAES , Alain CADEC  
Date opened : 25-03-2015
Lapse date : 25-06-2015
Number of signatories : 68 - 07-07-2015

Declarations 

Declaration of financial interests