Derek VAUGHAN : 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)

Vice-Chair 

  • 07-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Budgetary Control
  • 23-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Budgetary Control

Member 

  • 01-07-2014 / 06-07-2014 : Committee on Budgetary Control
  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Regional Development
  • 14-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with Australia and New Zealand
  • 19-01-2017 / 22-01-2017 : Committee on Budgetary Control
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Regional Development

Substitute 

  • 08-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Budgets
  • 14-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with India
  • 17-11-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Budgets

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 the Interim report on MFF 2021-2027 – Parliament’s position in view of an agreement  
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OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 laying down common provisions on the European Regional Development Fund, the European Social Fund, the Cohesion Fund, the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund and laying down general provisions on the European Regional Development Fund, the European Social Fund, the Cohesion Fund and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 1083/2006 as regards support to structural reforms in Member States  
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OPINION on the draft general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2019  
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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 discharge in respect of the implementation of the general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2017, Section III – Commission and executive agencies  
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OPINION on assessing how the EU budget is used for public sector reform  
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OPINION on the draft general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2019  
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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

Establishing Horizon Europe – laying down its rules for participation and dissemination (A8-0401/2018 - Dan Nica)  
 

. ‒ I am in favour of this proposal, which will help to ensure that innovation, research and technological change bring benefits to all. The S&D Group fought to address the scientific and technological divide while maintaining excellence as a core principle of the programme, and made sure that at least 35% of the total budget under this programme is allocated to support the EU’s climate objectives and we also pushed for a proper support for social sciences and humanities.

Digital Europe Programme for the period 2021-2027 (A8-0408/2018 - Angelika Mlinar)  
 

I voted in favour of this programme, which is the first dedicated-programme to finance actions in the field of digital and in particular areas that are going to be revolutionary and will change our lives such artificial intelligence or High Super Computing. Europe has to urgently reinforce its industrial capacities to be able to be less dependent on other regions in the world like the US or China that are well ahead and therefore increase our autonomy and to be less economically dependent on them but also be free to do it according to our own values and in respect of human rights, privacy and leaving no one behind.

Tackling the dissemination of terrorist content online (A8-0193/2019 - Daniel Dalton)  
 

I support this regulation, which aim to respond to the issue of terrorist content found online by giving rules and procedures for its deletion/disabling access to it, as well as fines for non-execution of orders. The proposal also stipulates safeguards to fundamental rights, specifically to freedom of speech, that need to be taken into account when implementing these processes, as well as the procedures for redress for wrongful deletions.

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 responsible corporate behaviour with regard to investment in developing countries  
- P8_DCL(2016)0133 - Lapsed  
Monika SMOLKOVÁ , Pavel POC , Patricija ŠULIN , Tomáš ZDECHOVSKÝ , Vladimír MAŇKA , Derek VAUGHAN , Agnes JONGERIUS , Boris ZALA , Monica MACOVEI , Kostas CHRYSOGONOS , Marc TARABELLA , Maria ARENA , Olga SEHNALOVÁ , Jude KIRTON-DARLING , Elly SCHLEIN  
Date opened : 12-12-2016
Lapse date : 12-03-2017
Number of signatories : 103 - 13-03-2017
Written declaration on the need for the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) to support regional accessibility  
- P8_DCL(2016)0129 - Lapsed  
Renaud MUSELIER , Inés AYALA SENDER , Iskra MIHAYLOVA , Younous OMARJEE , Keith TAYLOR , Ruža TOMAŠIĆ , Elissavet VOZEMBERG-VRIONIDI , Ivan JAKOVČIĆ , Fernando RUAS , István UJHELYI , Jill EVANS , Salvatore Domenico POGLIESE , Deirdre CLUNE , Merja KYLLÖNEN , Pascal ARIMONT , Derek VAUGHAN , Jozo RADOŠ , Petras AUŠTREVIČIUS , Doktor Professor Juan Fernando LÓPEZ AGUILAR , Milan ZVER  
Date opened : 12-12-2016
Lapse date : 12-03-2017
Number of signatories : 106 - 13-03-2017
Written declaration on the EU’s relationship with third countries that benefit directly from corruption within the EU  
- P8_DCL(2016)0032 - Lapsed  
Cătălin Sorin IVAN , Santiago FISAS AYXELÀ , Renate WEBER , Daciana Octavia SÂRBU , Viorica DĂNCILĂ , Andi CRISTEA , Damian DRĂGHICI , Claudia ȚAPARDEL , Derek VAUGHAN , Christel SCHALDEMOSE , Victor NEGRESCU , Emilian PAVEL  
Date opened : 11-04-2016
Lapse date : 11-07-2016
Number of signatories : 90 - 12-07-2016

Declarations