Diana Wallis

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(politician)
Born 1954-06-28
Hitchin
Nationality British
Alma mater North London Polytechnic, University of Kent
Religion Church of England
Spouse Stewart Arnold
Party Yorkshire First,  (2015-present),  Liberal Democrat,  (past)
Diana Wallis (born 28 June 1954, Hitchin) is a British MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber from Liberal Democrats.

Affiliations

  • Vice-President, European Parliament
  • Vice-President, Parliament's Bureau
  • Member, Committee on Legal Affairs
  • Member, Committee on Petitions
  • Member, Delegation for relations with Switzerland, Iceland and Norway and to the European Economic Area (EEA) Joint Parliamentary Committee
  • Substitute, Delegation for relations with Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo
  • Substitute, Delegation for relations with the Palestinian Legislative Council

Former Affiliations

Record and Controversies

Declaration of Financial Interests

Support Received in Connection with Political Activities:

  • financial: Travel and over night accomodation to speak at Conferences in Europe in connection with either my work in Parliamentary Committees or as a Vice-President of the Parliament - granted by Council Presidency Government, ERA.

Further Information:

  • Member of the Governing Board of the European Law Academy, Trier (ERA)
  • Member of the Executive Board for the Institute for European Traffic Law
  • Member of the Board of the European Initiatives and Referendums Institute (IRI)
  • Member of the European Emegergency Number Association (EENA) Advisory Board
  • Observer Member of the UK Law Society's EU Committee
  • President of the UK Institute of Translaters and Interpreters
  • Honorary President of Haltemprice and Howden Liberal democrat Party
  • Honorary President of the Yorkshire and the Humber Branch of the European Movement.
  • I employ my husband, Stewart ARNOLD, as a fulltime Parliamentary Assistant and he is listed on the Parliament's register of Accredited Assistants. He is currently employed on a salary band of GBP £20,000.00-£25,000.00 per annum.
  • I also wish to declare that I do not, nor ever have, participated in the Parliament's Voluntary Pension Scheme for Members.[1]

Former Declaration of Financial Interests

  • Member of the Governing Board of the European Law Academy, Trier (ERA)
  • Member of the Executive Board for the Institute for European Traffic Law
  • Member of the Board of the European Initiatives and Referenums Institute (IRI)
  • Member of the European Emergency Number Association (EENA) Advisory Board
  • Observer Member of the UK Law Society's EU Committee
  • President of the UK Institute of Translaters and Interpreters
  • Honorary President of Haltemprice and Howden Liberal Democrat Party
  • Honorary President of the Yorkshire and the Humber Branch of the European Movement.
  • I employ my husband, Stewart ARNOLD, as a Parliamentary Assistant, and his name appears on the Parliament's website as an Accredited Assistant.
  • I also wish to declare that I do not, nor ever have, participated in the European Parliament's Voluntary Pension Scheme for Members.[2]

Record of Parliamentary Votes

  • 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 report towards a "thematic strategy on the sustainable use of pesticides" (A5-0061/2003). The amendment proposes to ban or severely restrict use of pesticides in areas around sources of drinking water and nature protected zones.[8]
  • 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.[9]
  • 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.[10] 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.[11] Adopted.

Personal Information

Curriculum Vitae

  • BA (Hons.) History, London University (1975).
  • MA (Local Government), Kent University (1976).
  • Admitted as solicitor (1984).
  • Solicitor in private practice (1984-1999.
  • Deputy Leader, East Riding of Yorkshire Unitary Council (1995-1999).
  • Member of the European Parliament (since 1999).
  • First Vice-Chairwoman, Delegation for relations with Switzerland, Iceland and Norway (1999-2004).
  • ELDR coordinator on the Committee on Legal Affairs and the Internal Market (1999-2004).
  • Leader of the Liberal Democrat delegation (2000-2004).
  • ALDE/ADLE coordinator on the Committee on Legal Affairs (since 2004).
  • President of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (2001- ).

Resources

References

  1. European Parliament, Declaration of Members' Financial Interests: Diana Wallis, 21 July 2009, accessed 05 November 2009.
  2. European Parliament, Declaration of Members' Financial Interests: Diana Wallis, 12 March 2007, accessed 10 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.
  11. Friends of the Earth, EU Vote Watch, accessed 02 February 2009.