Andrew Duff

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Born25 December 1950
Birkenhead
Alma materSherborne School, St John's College (Cambridge)
PartyLiberal Democrat

Andrew Duff is a British MEP for Eastern from Liberal Democrats.

Affiliations

Former Affiliations

Record and Controversies

Declaration of Financial Interests

Paid Functions or Activities:

  • Occasional fees for academic and journalistic activities
  • Car park pass, London City Airport[1]

Record of Parliamentary Votes

  • Voted in favour of the directive on "establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy" (A5-0027/2000). The directive covers all water management aspects in order to achieve a 'good status' of all waters by 2015.[2]
  • Voted against the directive on "national emission ceilings for certain atmospheric pollutants" (A5-0063/2000). The amendment allows setting less ambitious national emission ceilings for sulphur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), ammonia (NH3) and volatile organic compounds (VOC), which would result in more damage to human health and the environment.[3]
  • Voted against the Commission White Paper on "Strategy for a future Chemicals Policy" (A5-0356/2001). The amendment helps avoid the necessary precautionary approach towards some chemical substances that are not proven to be completely safe.[4]
  • Voted in favour of the directive on "waste electrical and electronic equipment" (A5-0100/2002). The amendment sets higher reuse and recycling rates for IT and telecommunication equipment.[5] Rejected due to lack of absolute majority.
  • Voted in favour of the report on "Community guidelines for the development of the trans-European transport network" (A5-0135/2002). The Trans-European Network of Transport (TEN-T) is a network of so-called 'transport corridors' through Europe. This amendment calls for a full Strategic Environmental Assessment of these transport corridors and calls on the Commission to improve methods for analysing the environmental and economic impact of the TEN-T.[6]
  • Voted in favour of the regulation concerning "traceability and labelling of genetically modified organisms and traceability of food and feed products produced from genetically modified organisms" (A5-0229/2002). The amendment allows customers the right to choose GM free food.[7]
  • Voted in favour of the directive on "environmental liability with regard to the prevention and remedying of environmental damage" (A5-0145/2003). According to the amendment, polluters have to pay for environmental clean-up, and it supports an EU-wide regime which makes polluters liable for the damage they cause to wildlife, water and land.[8]
  • Voted in favour of the directive on restructuring the "Community framework for the taxation of energy products and electricity" (A5-0302/2003). The amendment aims at giving tax benefits to environmentally friendly sources of energy, which would make them cheaper and more competitive to conventional (more polluting) sources of energy. It also gives tax benefits to environmentally friendly uses of energy for transport, for instance trains.[9] Rejected due to lack of absolute majority.
  • Voted in favour of the amendment on Bulgaria’s progress towards accession (A5-0105/2004). The report objects to extending the life of the nuclear power stations in Bulgaria.[10]


Personal Information

Curriculum Vitae

  • Studied at Cambridge University: MA (1975).
  • M.Litt. (1978).
  • Research Fellow, Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust.
  • Research Officer, Hansard Society for Parliamentary Government.
  • Director of Federal Trust (1993-1999).
  • Vice-President of the Liberal Democrats (1994-1997).
  • Councillor, City of Cambridge (1982-1990).
  • Member of the European Parliament (since 1999).
  • Vice-Chairman of the Delegation to the EU-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee (since 1999).
  • Chair, Liberal caucus to the European Convention (2002-2003).
  • Vice-Chairman of European Parliamentary delegation to the Convention (2002-2003).
  • Member of the Board of the Trans-European Policy Studies Association.
  • Co-Chair, Federalist Intergroup for the European Constitution.
  • Member of the Steering Committee, International European Movement.
  • OBE (1997).

Resources

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References

  1. European Parliament, Declaration of Members' Financial Interests: Andrew Nicholas Duff, 01 July 2009, accessed 03 November 2009.
  2. Friends of the Earth, EU Vote Watch, accessed 02 February 2009.
  3. Friends of the Earth, EU Vote Watch, accessed 02 February 2009.
  4. Friends of the Earth, EU Vote Watch, accessed 02 February 2009.
  5. Friends of the Earth, EU Vote Watch, accessed 02 February 2009.
  6. Friends of the Earth, EU Vote Watch, accessed 02 February 2009.
  7. Friends of the Earth, EU Vote Watch, accessed 02 February 2009.
  8. Friends of the Earth, EU Vote Watch, accessed 02 February 2009.
  9. Friends of the Earth, EU Vote Watch, accessed 02 February 2009.
  10. Friends of the Earth, EU Vote Watch, accessed 02 February 2009.