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Mr Ian LIDDELL-GRAINGER

Mandates

In the political groups

  • Chairperson: European Conservatives Group and Democratic Alliance since 05/10/2019
  • Chairperson: European Conservatives Group from 25/01/2016 to 04/10/2019
  • Member: European Conservatives Group from 27/11/2015 to 24/01/2016
  • Treasurer: European Conservatives Group from 05/10/2014 to 07/11/2015
  • Treasurer: European Democrat Group from 30/06/2014 to 04/10/2014
  • Auditor: European Democrat Group from 27/01/2014 to 29/06/2014
  • Member: European Democrat Group from 12/11/2010 to 26/01/2014

In the Assembly

  • since 27/11/2015 Representative - United Kingdom
  • from 12/11/2010 to 07/11/2015 Substitute - United Kingdom

In the committee(s) and sub-committee(s)

  • Ex officio (Rule 19.5 of the Rules of Procedure - Chairpersons of Political Groups): Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (since 04/03/2016)
  • Full Member: Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons (from 25/01/2016 to 25/06/2020)
  • Chairperson of Political Group: Presidential Committee (since 25/01/2016)
  • Chairperson of Political Group: Bureau of the Assembly (since 25/01/2016)
  • Chairperson of Political Group: Standing Committee (since 25/01/2016)
  • Ex officio (Rule 19.5 of the Rules of Procedure - Chairpersons of Political Groups): Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (since 25/01/2016)
  • Ex officio (Rule 19.5 of the Rules of Procedure - Chairpersons of Political Groups): Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (since 25/01/2016)
  • Ex officio (Rule 19.5 of the Rules of Procedure - Chairpersons of Political Groups): Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs (since 25/01/2016)
  • Full Member: Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (from 27/11/2015 to 24/01/2016)
  • Member: Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (from 27/11/2015 to 24/01/2016)
  • Member: Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs (from 27/11/2015 to 24/01/2016)
  • Full Member: Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (from 23/01/2012 to 20/01/2013)
  • Member: (Former) Committee on Economic Affairs and Development (from 12/11/2010 to 23/01/2012)
  • Member (Co-rapporteur on Azerbaijan): Sub-Committee on Conflicts concerning Council of Europe Member States (since 24/05/2022)
  • Member: Sub-Committee on Ethics (from 27/01/2020 to 23/01/2022)
  • Chairperson: Sub-Committee on Ethics (from 24/04/2018 to 26/01/2020)
  • Member: Sub-Committee on Ethics (from 25/01/2018 to 23/04/2018)
  • Chairperson of Political Group: Sub-Committee on Conflicts concerning Council of Europe Member States (since 23/01/2017)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Population (from 26/01/2016 to 25/01/2017)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Detention (from 30/03/2012 to 20/01/2013)
  • Alternate of Mr James CLAPPISON (Full Member): Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (from 23/01/2012 to 26/01/2014)
  • Alternate of Lady Diana ECCLES (Full Member): Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (from 27/01/2014 to 07/11/2015)
  • Alternate of Sir Roger GALE (Member): (Former) Committee on the Environment, Agriculture and Local and Regional Affairs (from 12/11/2010 to 23/01/2012)
  • Alternate of Mr Oliver HEALD (Member): (Former) Committee on Culture, Science and Education (from 29/09/2008 to 23/01/2012)
  • Alternate of Mr Nigel EVANS (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Diasporas (from 24/01/2018 to 20/03/2018)
  • Alternate of Mr Nigel EVANS (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Co-operation with non-European countries of origin and transit (from 08/12/2017 to 21/01/2018)
  • Alternate of Dame Cheryl GILLAN (Full Member): Sub-Committee on relations with the OECD and the EBRD (from 24/01/2013 to 26/01/2014)
  • Alternate of Sir Roger GALE (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Media and Information Society (from 29/01/2014 to 07/11/2015)
  • Alternate of Lady Diana ECCLES (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Culture, Diversity and Heritage (from 23/01/2012 to 20/01/2013)
  • Alternate of Mr Michael CONNARTY (Member): Sub-Committee on the Media (from 27/01/2011 to 23/01/2012)
  • Alternate of Mr Charles KENNEDY (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Crime Problems and the Fight against Terrorism (from 27/01/2011 to 23/01/2012)

Interventions

Last speeches

20/06/2022 | 12:18:24 Mr President, thank you. Mr Aleksander POCIEJ, thank you. I think we've got to look at progress about what we achieve as an organisation. We are now talking about having a fourth seminar, fourth conference about the future. But the future can only be set by the lessons of the past and one of the battles we're fighting now is for the very soul of Europe. At the moment we have a ghastly situation in the Ukraine. We, as Europe's parliamentarians, must stand up against tyranny, we must stand up... 25/04/2022 | 17:58:59 Thank you very much indeed, Mister President. I thought it's my job to tell you to be quiet. I'm quite shocked somebody stealing my thunder, but actually, in the words of English, as you know, Tiny, English is a very broad language and you were quite right to be able to use those words as many other words you could use. So, don't worry about it. Can I just thank Lithuanians, our Hungarian colleague, and our Ukrainian colleague for bringing forward the report on the way Russia has acted, the... 25/04/2022 | 16:58:58 Thank you very much. I'm absolutely delighted to be able to give the progress report, but I want to take you back because progress is the omnipresent of everything we do. In 1939, we all stood across Europe and said, "Good old Poland, they will hold back the hordes." 1939: Cavalry men on horses charged tanks; it was a catastrophe. The rest is history between '39 and '45. Eight weeks ago, roughly, we suddenly were surprised again "Ukrainians, they will stand up, they will fight, they will do... 27/01/2022 | 16:25:20 Thank you very much. I would like to start, if I may, just by reading a quote and it says this, "Thou shalt not be a victim. Thou shalt not be a perpetrator but above all, thou shalt not be a bystander". That is what the Holocaust really stands for and that is what this is about. Eighty years ago, it was the first time in human history that people were killed on an industrial scale. Before that, there had been perpetrations of genocide – whatever they used to call it in Roman times – but it... 19/04/2021 | 17:05:51 We just heard from the Moldovan President about what progress can and should be made in countries which need our help probably more than anywhere else. But I would say that we ourselves actually have to make progress. Over the last few months we have actually seen the Council of Europe slipping back in my view. We have countries leaving the Convention. We have countries blatantly looking at aggression in other countries. We have countries that have ignored, dare I say, democracy. Part of it...

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