Peter Skinner

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Person.png Peter Skinner   WebsiteRdf-icon.png
(politician)
Born1959-06-01
Oxford, England
NationalityEnglish
Alma materUniversity of Bradford, University of Warwick, University of Greenwich
PartyLabour
A member of the European Parliament

Peter Skinner (born 01 June 1959, Oxford) is a British MEP for South East from Labour Party.


Affiliations

Former Affiliations

Record and Controversies

Declaration of Financial Interests

  • T.P.N. visit to the U.S.A. - informal network with congressmen and European Parliamentarians.[1]

Former Declaration of Financial Interests

Paid Functions or Activities:

Further Information:

  • Employment of wife administrative - unpaid
  • "One-Planet" Company - unremunerated[2]

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.[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 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 against 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]

Personal Information

Curriculum Vitae

  • Honours degree in Economics and Politics.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Industrial Relations.
  • Qualified Personel Manager.
  • Fellow of the University of Sunderland.
  • Recruiter for Banking Union (1982-1985).
  • Training Events Organiser (1987-1989).
  • Lecturer in Business Studies and Economics and Professional Courses Manager (1988-1994).
  • Member of the European Parliament (since 1994).

Resources

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References

  1. European Parliament, Declaration of Members' Financial Interests: Peter Skinner, 22 June 2009, accessed 04 November 2009.
  2. European Parliament, Declaration of Members' Financial Interests: Peter Skinner, 03 July 2008, accessed 09 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.