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Sir Roger GALE


Membership of political groups

  • Bureau: European Conservatives Group and Democratic Alliance

Assembly Member

  • since 27/11/2015 Representative-United Kingdom
  • from 23/01/2012 to 07/11/2015 Representative-United Kingdom
  • from 12/11/2010 to 23/01/2012 Substitute-United Kingdom
  • from 01/10/1987 to 16/11/1989 Substitute-United Kingdom

MP's role(s) in Committee(s) and Sub-Committee(s)

  • Vice-President of the Assembly: Bureau of the Assembly
  • Vice-President of the Assembly: Standing Committee
  • Member: Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs
  • Member: Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee)
  • Chairperson of national delegation: Standing Committee
  • Member: Sub-Committee on Ethics
  • Member (Co-rapporteur on Azerbaijan): Sub-Committee on Conflicts between Council of Europe Member States
  • Alternate of Lady Diana ECCLES (Full Member): Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media
  • Alternate of Ms Hannah BARDELL (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Media and Information Society


Last speeches

30/01/2020 | 19:20:49 Thank you, Mr President. I'll do my best to do justice to the remarks that have been made. I'd like to take Mr Andreas NICK's point, the very first point that he made first, because this is at the heart of the Monitoring Committee and the monitoring process. Mr Andreas NICK said that we're here to help fledgling democracies. That is precisely what we're here for. Others have mentioned, Ms Branka STAMENKOVIĆ mentioned the reluctance of France to submit itself to periodic review. That was deeply r... 30/01/2020 | 18:33:17 Thank you, Mister President. As is my custom, because all colleagues had the opportunity to read this report, I don't propose to spend more than a couple of minutes introducing it. The reason for that is not to catch everybody out but simply to be able to listen to the debate and then respond to the debate. Which I believe is what we ought to be able to do. If I may abuse my position very briefly, this effectively is my swan song, as the immediate past chairman of the monitoring committee. Becau... 29/01/2020 | 19:28:35 Thank you, Mr President. I've listened to this debate with great interest. And I have to say that I find the report that is before us wholly unacceptable. It is shot through with disingenuous comments. We shall come on to amendments shortly, but it is not the case, and I've just finished two years as the chairman of the Monitoring Committee, it is not the case that the Russian Federation has been complying with the Monitoring Committee. There are no monitors. They're in the process of being appo... 29/01/2020 | 11:46:51 The Committee is against. The vote is open. The vote is closed. Display the result please. Amendment number 3 is carried. I had to look twice. We now come to a slightly complicated process, which is one of the reasons why we terminated the debate slightly early. I will endeavour to explain because I think I've just about grasped what we are supposed to do. We have received an oral amendment which reads as follows. In the draft resolution paragraph 9.4, after the words "religious diversity" inser... 28/01/2020 | 10:03:50 Good morning ladies and gentlemen. Would you take your seats as swiftly as possible, please. For the benefit of new members and also as a reminder to former members or previous members, could I ask you to take your seats in your numbered seat and not to move around the hemicycle. It makes it virtually impossible for the chair to call people who wish to be called if you're not sitting where we expect to find you. Thank you. The sitting is open. This morning the agenda calls for the election of a ...