MEPs European performance

Given some of the comment today on current MEPs’ activity I had tried to back link an old post but for some reason couldn’t.

To inform discussion I’m reposting (some stats may be a bit out of date):

Given we seem to be in electoral mode already I have added some European Parliamentary statistics on our current MEPs from the excellent Institute for Public Policy (IPP) in Bucharest below the fold.
Jim Allister

He does not sit in a political group.

He is a member of the Committee on Fisheries, the Committee on Constitutional Affairs and the delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly; he is also a substitute member of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development.

He has an excellent Plenary attendance rate – 98.00% (49 out of 50).

He has not drafted any reports.

He has submitted one amendment to a report:

Other questions (non-priority questions) shall be answered within six weeks of being forwarded to the institution concerned. There shall be no limit to the number of non-priority questions that can be submitted by a Member.

He has not submitted any Motions for a Resolution.

He has submitted 3 Written Declarations all of which were rejected.

He has raised 181 Parliamentary Questions.

He has made 227 speeches in the Parliament.

Bairbre de Brún

She is a member of the GUE/NGL (European Left/Nordic Green Left) political group – the 5th largest of 7 groups with 41 MEPs from the 785.

She is a member of the Committee for Regional Development and the Delegation for relations with the United States; she is also a substitute member of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, the Temporary Committee on Climate Change and the Delegation for relations with the countries of Central America.

She has drafted one Parliamentary Report on ‘The evaluation of the PEACE Programme and strategies for the future’, which was, passed 41-1 in Committee and by 603 votes to 21, with 12 abstentions in Plenary.

She has submitted 15 amendments to reports (you’ll need to get the link from her IPP page)

She has submitted 5 Motions for a Resolution.

She has not submitted any Written Declarations.

She has raised 37 Parliamentary Questions.

She has made 87 speeches in Parliament.

Jim Nicholson

He is a member of the EPP/ED (European People’s Party (Christian Democrats) and European Democrats) political group – the largest political group with 288 MEPs from the 785

He is a Parliamentary Questor – selected by MEPs to deal with administrative issues within the Parliament.

He is a member of the Committee on Regional Development, the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development, the Delegation for relations with Australia and New Zealand, the Delegation for relations with the countries of South Asia and a substitute member of the Delegation for relations with the Korean Peninsula, the Delegation for relations with India and the Delegation for relations with the United States.

He has drafted two Parliamentary Reports:

‘The proposal for a Council regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 1260/1999 laying down general provisions on the Structural Funds concerning the extension of the duration of the PEACE programme and the granting of new commitment appropriations’ – adopted unanimously in Committee and by 598 votes in favour, 15 against with 18 abstentions in Plenary.

‘The proposal for a Council regulation concerning Community financial contributions to the International Fund for Ireland’ – adopted unanimously in Committee and adopted by Parliament (can’t see the vote details).

He has submitted 3 Amendments to Reports (you’ll need to get the link from his IPP page).

He has submitted 8 Motions for a Resolution.

He has submitted 4 Written Declarations – 1 pending and 3 rejected.

He has raised 33 Parliamentary Questions.

He has made 80 speeches in Parliament.

  • Pete Baker

    Mark

    This old post?

  • Mark McGregor

    So what does that mean?

    To me it means while Jim Allister talked a lot he never once got the Parliament to support him.

    While Jim Nicholson and Bairbre de Brun talked less they got support for some work they had done even though it was pretty pointless work.

    Result: They all got sweet FA for us but one of them used up more air.

  • Mark McGregor

    Pete,

    Why couldn’t I find that old link? I should have asked the master ;0)

  • Pete Baker

    Heh.

  • Andrew M

    The stats clearly show, Jim Allister has been the best performing MEP out of the three. He is away ahead of bioth de Brun and Nicholson. I think these two only come out of the shadows when theirs an election on the cards.

    Will Jim’s excellent performance in Europe be enough to convince the unionist electorate to send him abck to Europe?

  • eranu

    whoever this jim alister is, he doesnt seem to have done an awful lot. i think if you have to list “He has an excellent Plenary attendance rate – 98.00% (49 out of 50).” you’re getting a bit desperate. sounds like someone trying to justify being retained in their job by saying that they hardly ever take a sick day!
    it looks like jim nicholson is the most involved in EU biz. closely followed by bairbre. its hard to tell really since we dont know what ‘work’ goes on in the committees.
    for all we know jim alister could be working his ass off in committee and the other 2 could spend their time doodling.

    Looking at the committee names one thing jumps out at me. Working as an MEP must be very boring and involve a lot of waffley meetings!!

  • euro

    Result: They all got sweet FA for us but one of them used up more air.

    Posted by Mark McGregor

    Was this while you worked for B de brun Mark….?

  • pith

    What is the point of making 227 speeches if no-one ever agrees with you?

  • Kitty

    Makr do you know what the attendance records for the others are?

    Pith- What would be the point in sending an MEP in to the EU to agree with everyone? I think Europe could do with a few less ‘Yes’ men if you ask me.