Dear European Parliament,
Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting documents which contain the following information:
Details of records of non-attendance at all Parliamentary votes and other business sessions (both plenary and non-plenary) for Nigel Farage, UKIP MEP, since he was elected in 1999.
If available, I would also like to request any records of disciplinary measures, censure, or other related action taken against Nigel Farage.
OUR REFERENCES A(2016)9327, 9328, 9330
Dear Mr Alba,
In reply to your applications concerning records related to the behaviour of MEP Nigel Farage, we would like to provide you the following information:
- As regards records of MEPs non-attendance, please note that Parliament Rules of Procedure do not foresee such records:
On this basis, the minutes of the plenary sessions contain an attendance list:
Also the minutes of the committee meetings contain an attendance list:
No aggregate data by MEP are collected. In this respect you may consult the information provided by the independent organisation Vote Watch:
You may also consult the information provided on the issue in reply to a previous request:
- Parliament would like to draw your attention on the search tools provided on the public register of Parliament documents website, with the possibility to identify specific documents using and cross-checking different criteria, including key words, topics, etc:
+ As regards any records concerning disciplinary measures, using the relevant key words, a search in the public register of Parliament documents provides the following results:
Conference of Presidents minutes:
Moreover, Court Case T-564/11 deals with the issue:
+ No specific correspondence on the subject has been identified on the basis of the same criteria
On the basis of the foregoing Parliament considers these applications closed.
Concerning your application for individual breakdown of expenses claims, a formal decision has been adopted by the competent authority. In accordance with Article 8(3) of the European Parliament's Bureau Decision of 28 November 2001 (OJ C 216, 22.7.2011, p. 19, http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/PD...), you are kindly invited to provide us with your postal address with a view to permitting Parliament to duly communicate the decision to you.
Indeed, pursuant to Article 297(2) (3) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, notification by registered letter is required in order to ensure legal certainty as regards due notification of Parliament's decision.
Until reception of this information, Parliament is not in a position to notify to you its decision concerning documents revealing breakdowns of expenses.
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