Daniel DALTON : 8th parliamentary term 

Political groups 

  • 08-01-2015 / 01-07-2019 : European Conservatives and Reformists Group - Member

National parties 

  • 08-01-2015 / 01-07-2019 : Conservative Party (United Kingdom)


  • 15-01-2015 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection
  • 15-01-2015 / 02-04-2017 : Delegation to the EU-Russia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee
  • 21-01-2016 / 04-04-2017 : Committee of Inquiry into Emission Measurements in the Automotive Sector
  • 14-12-2016 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
  • 14-12-2016 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation to the EU-Mexico Joint Parliamentary Committee
  • 14-12-2016 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
  • 03-07-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with the United States


  • 14-01-2015 / 13-12-2016 : Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
  • 14-01-2015 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Transport and Tourism
  • 14-01-2015 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with Switzerland and Norway and to the EU-Iceland Joint Parliamentary Committee and the European Economic Area (EEA) Joint Parliamentary Committee
  • 14-01-2015 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with Canada
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Transport and Tourism
  • 07-03-2018 / 12-12-2018 : Special Committee on the Union’s authorisation procedure for pesticides

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 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 saving lives: boosting car safety in the EU  
- IMCO_AD(2017)606030 -  
OPINION on the draft general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2018  
- IMCO_AD(2017)604889 -  

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 on preventing the dissemination of terrorist content online  
- IMCO_AD(2019)632028 -  
OPINION on a comprehensive European industrial policy on artificial intelligence and robotics  
- LIBE_AD(2018)629403 -  
OPINION on blockchain: a forward-looking trade policy  
- LIBE_AD(2018)626922 -  

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

Listing the third countries whose nationals must be in possession of visas when crossing the external borders and those whose nationals are exempt from that requirement, as regards the UK's withdrawal from the EU (A8-0047/2019 - Sergei Stanishev)  

The British delegation voted against the Stanishev report on visa-free travel for UK citizens because, although we strongly support visa-free travel both for UK citizens in the EU and for EU citizens in the UK, this issue was hijacked by Spanish demands for Gibraltar to be wrongly defined as a colony of the UK and for a ʻsolutionʼ to be found.
We cannot support the addition of this language, which is also a significant change to the original Parliament position.
We strongly support visa-free travel, but not if the cost is language which puts in doubt the sovereignty and right to self-determination of the people of Gibraltar.

The rule of law in Romania (B8-0522/2018)  

On behalf of the UK Conservative Delegation:
Conservative MEPs are concerned about challenges to judicial independence in Romania and the ability of the country’s criminal justice system to tackle corruption and organised crime. However, by once again indulging in political grandstanding instead of seeking real solutions through deeper engagement and constructive dialogue, the European Parliament is making it more difficult to address these issues.
In particular, we cannot support attempts by the Parliament to extend its power to intervene in the domestic affairs of Member States and trigger punitive measures against them. Robust legal measures already exist in the EU to investigate and punish treaty breaches that undermine the rule of law and MEPs should not be attempting to politicise this process.
For these reasons we are opposing this motion for resolution.

Unfair trading practices in business-to-business relationships in the food supply chain (A8-0309/2018 - Paolo De Castro)  

I voted to reject the mandate for negotiations because, although I support many of the aims of the report in tackling certain unfair trading practices, I have reservations about a number of the proposals contained within it. For instance, it specifically bans joint purchasing which is used by many small independent retailers, effectively a de facto ban on SMEs in the retail food sector. At the same time it expands the scope to include large manufacturers in the supply side, who have significantly more bargaining power than smaller retailers. Furthermore it arbitrarily bans some standard selling practices in the UK and other grocery markets that benefit the consumer, such as below cost selling for promotional purposes to introduce new products. These unnecessary changes will hurt consumer choice, raise consumer prices and will not in fact help suppliers.

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 supporting the growth of accessible toilets for people with disabilities in the EU  
- P8_DCL(2016)0044 - Lapsed  
Daniel DALTON , Lucy ANDERSON , Mairead McGUINNESS , Marian HARKIN , Julia REDA , Anthea McINTYRE , Helga STEVENS , Anneleen VAN BOSSUYT , Olga SEHNALOVÁ , Antanas GUOGA , Brando BENIFEI  
Date opened : 27-04-2016
Lapse date : 27-07-2016
Number of signatories : 124 - 28-07-2016
Written declaration on aviation safety and dangerous flights of military aircraft  
- P8_DCL(2015)0052 - Lapsed  
Urmas PAET , Kaja KALLAS , Petras AUŠTREVIČIUS , Cecilia WIKSTRÖM , Heidi HAUTALA , Marju LAURISTIN , Tunne KELAM , Indrek TARAND , Artis PABRIKS , Anna FOTYGA , Ilhan KYUCHYUK , Filiz HYUSMENOVA , Jozo RADOŠ , Pavel TELIČKA , Svetoslav Hristov MALINOV , Gabrielius LANDSBERGIS , Bronis ROPĖ , Norica NICOLAI , Inese VAIDERE , Pál CSÁKY , Tibor SZANYI , Kosma ZŁOTOWSKI , Jussi HALLA-AHO , Milan ZVER , Marian-Jean MARINESCU , Bogdan Andrzej ZDROJEWSKI , Henna VIRKKUNEN , Ian DUNCAN , Patricija ŠULIN , Ivan JAKOVČIĆ , Benedek JÁVOR , Dubravka ŠUICA , Jeppe KOFOD , Hilde VAUTMANS , Ivan ŠTEFANEC , Beata GOSIEWSKA , Mircea DIACONU , Daniel DALTON , Daniel BUDA , Krišjānis KARIŅŠ , Sandra KALNIETE , Pavel SVOBODA  
Date opened : 05-10-2015
Lapse date : 05-01-2016
Number of signatories : 106 - 06-01-2016


Declarations of participation by Members in events organised by third parties