Edward McMillan-Scott

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Person.png Edward McMillan-Scott   WebsiteRdf-icon.png
(politician)
Born1949-08-15
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
NationalityBritish
SpouseHenrietta McMillan-Scott
PartyLiberal Democrats,  (2010–present),  Conservative Party,  (1967–2009)

Edward McMillan-Scott (born 15 August 1949, Cambridge) is a British MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber from Conservative and Unionist Party.


Affiliations

Former Affiliations

Record and Controversies

Declaration of Financial Interests

Remunerated Functions or Activities:

  • European Adviser to Unquoted Companies Group, UK[1]

Former Declaration of Financial Interests

Remunerated Functions or Activities:

  • Occasional consultancy
  • European Advisor to the UK Unquoted Companies Group

Additional Information:

  • I receive benefits such as free parking at UK airports etc, common to all Members of the European Parliament[2]

Record of Parliamentary Votes

  • Voted against 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.[3]
  • Voted in favour of 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.[4]
  • Voted against 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]
  • Abstained from voting 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 against 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]

Personal Information

Curriculum Vitae

  • Educated privately by Dominican Friars.
  • Tour manager with US companies (1968).
  • Parliamentary and political consultant, London (1977).
  • Established own public affairs consultancy in Westminster (1983).
  • Board member, Conservative Party (1998-2001).
  • Member of the European Parliament (since 1984).
  • Leader of the Conservatives (1998-2001).
  • Chairman of the Delegation to the EEA Joint Parliamentary Committee (1999-2002).

Resources

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References

  1. European Parliament, Declaration of Members' Financial Interests: Edward McMillan-Scott, 14 July 2009, accessed 05 November 2009.
  2. European Parliament, Declaration of Members' Financial Interests: Edward McMillan-Scott, 22 January 2009, 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.