Charles Tannock

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(politician)
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Born1957-09-25
Aldershot, United Kingdom
Alma materOxford University/Balliol College, University College London
ReligionRoman Catholicism
PartyConservative
A member of the European Parliament

Employment.png Member of the European Parliament for London

In office
10 June 1999 - Present

Charles Tannock (born 25 September 1957, Aldershot, Hants) is a British MEP for London from Conservative and Unionist Party.


Affiliations

Former Affiliations

Record and Controversies

Declaration of Financial Interests

Professional Activities:

  • I am a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and Registered Medical Practitioner but currently do not practice

Paid Functions or Activities:

  • I am a Non-Executive Director of 3Legs Oil & Gas plc (IoM) (formerly Lane Energy plc) and 3 Legs Management Services Ltd (England and Wales Registered). I am currently unpaid in these positions.

Further Information:

  • I am a member of the European Cancer Patient Coalition and the EP Intergroup on Animal Welfare and Friends of Tibet.
  • I am a Founder and Coordinator of the EP Friends of India, founder member of the EP Friends of the Commonwealth, a member of the UK

Parliamentary Friends of Armenia and EU-Armenia Advisory Council, EP Parliamentary Adviser to Save the Assyrians Campaign, Anglicans for Israel and the UK Friends of Falun Gong.

  • I am an EP Attachment Host for the UK John Smith Memorial Trust and the Parliament and Industry Trust.
  • I am a Parliamentary Adviser to the EU Ukraine Business Council.
  • Board member of EP Friends of Taiwan.
  • I am on the UK Executive Committee of the Conservative Friends of Bangladesh and the steering Committee of the European Friends of Israel.
  • I am Ambassador for FRODO a charity which supports Romanian orphans.
  • I employ me wife Dr Silvia Janicinova in a fulltime capacity as my locally employed assistant in London and who has been in my continuous employment since July 2004 and is covered by Art 78 which exempts her by way of derogation from the prohibited categories under art 43 of the Members Stature arrangements for assistants.[1]

Former Declaration of Financial Interests

Paid Functions or Activities:

Financial:
  • Received on 19th December small fee for participation in foreign TV programme - granted by Al-Jazeera Arabic language TV station[2]

Financial Support Received in Connection with Political Activities:

Financial:
  • Received on November 26th 2008 a three nights stay in a luxury hotel and meals in order to attend the UK all party group "Friends of Cyprus" annual trip to Cyprus to meet NGOs, UN, foreign diplomats and government officials to discuss the ongoing peace negotiations to reunite the island EU member state - granted by the The House of Representatives of the Republic of Cyprus[3]

Paid Functions or Activities:

  • I am a Non-Executive Director of 3Legs Oil & Gas plc (IoM)(formerly Lane Energy plc) and 3 Legs Management Services Ltd (England and Wales Registered). I am currently unpaid in these positions.[4]

Financial Support Received in Connection with Political Activities:

Financial:
  • Received on November 6th 2008 one free return ticket to Paris and an overnight stay in a luxury hotel and gala dinner in order to attend the EFI Policy Conference where I Chaired a conference meeting - granted by The European Friends of Israel[5]

Further Information: Update on 26th September 2008

Unpaid Activities:
  • I am a member of the European Cancer Patient Coalition and the EP Intergroup on Animal Welfare and Friends of Tibet. I am a Founder and Coordinator of the EP Friends of India, founder member of the EP Friends of the Commonwealth, a member of the UK Parliamentary Friends of Armenia, honorary EP Parliamentary Adviser to Save the Assyrians Campaign, and Anglicans for Israel, and on the Steering Committee of the European Friends of Israel and a member of the UK Friends of Falun Gong. I am an EP Attachment Host for the UK John Smith Memorial Trust and the UK Parliament and Industry Trust. I am a Parliamentary adviser to the EU-Ukraine Business Council. I am an Ambassador for FRODO a UK registered charity which helps Romanian disabled orphans. I am on the Executive Committee of the Conservative Friends of Bangladesh.[6]

Further Information: Update on 9th April 2008 The document is illegible.[7] Further Information: 4th March 2008 The document is illegible.[8] Professional Activities:

  • I am a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and Registered Medical Practitioner but currently do not practice.

Paid Functions or Activities:

  • I am a Non-Executive Director of Lane Energy plc (Isle of Man Registered), and 3 Legs Management Services Ltd (England and Wales Registered). I am currently unpaid in these positions.

Financial Support Received in Connection with Political Activities:

  • Received from on the 10th February one free ticket to their Hospitality Box to watch the England versus Italy rugby match. This included a lunch and afternoon tea as well as complimentary viewing of the match - granted by The Rugby Football Union of England

Further Information:

Other Unpaid Activities:

I am a member of the European Cancer Patient Coalition and the EP Intergroup on Animal Welfare and Friends of Tibet. I am a Founder and Coordinator of the EP Friends of India, founder member of the EP Friends of the Commonwealth, a member of the UK Parliamentary Friends of Armenia, EP Parliamentary Advisro to Save the Assyrians Campaign, Anglicans for Israel and the UK Friends of Falun Gong. I am an EP Attachment Host for the UK John Smith Memorial Trust and the Parliament and Industry Trust. I am a Parliamentary Adviser to the EU Ukraine Business Council. I am on the UK Executive Committee of the Conservative Friends of Bangladesh. I am an Ambassador for FRODO a charity for Romanian Orphans.[9]

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.[10]
  • 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.[11]
  • Voted in favour of the Commission White Paper on "Strategy for a future Chemicals Policy" (A5-0356/2001). The amendment helps avoid the necessary precautionary approach towards some chemical substances that are not proven to be completely safe.[12]
  • 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.[13] 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.[14]
  • Voted against 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.[15]
  • 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.[16]
  • Voted against 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.[17]
  • 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.[18] Rejected due to lack of absolute majority.
  • Voted against 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.[19]

Personal Information

Curriculum Vitae

  • BA (Hons.), Oxford University/Balliol College (1976-1980).
  • MB, BS, Middlesex Hospital Medical School, London University (1980-1983).
  • MA, Oxford University (1983).
  • Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (1988).
  • Consultant psychiatrist and hon. senior lecturer, University College Hospital and Medical School, London (1995-1999).
  • Councillor, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (1998-2000).
  • Member of the European Parliament (since 1999).
  • Numerous publications on psychiatric topics, including anxiety disorders, Tourette Syndrome and chronic fatigue syndrome.
  • Honours: Knight Commander (Commendatore) of the Order of St Maurice and St Lazarus of the Italian Dynastic House of Savoy (2000).
  • Honours: Freeman of the City of London (2000).
  • Honours: Knight of the Order of Merit of Ukraine (2006).

Resources

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References

  1. European Parliament, Declaration of Members' Financial Interests: Charles Tannock, 29 June 2009, accessed 03 November 2009.
  2. European Parliament, Declaration of Members' Financial Interests: Charles Tannock, 20 December 2008, accessed 05 February 2009.
  3. European Parliament, Declaration of Members' Financial Interests: Charles Tannock, 01 December 2008, accessed 05 February 2009.
  4. European Parliament, Declaration of Members' Financial Interests: Charles Tannock, 25 November 2008, accessed 05 February 2009.
  5. European Parliament, Declaration of Members' Financial Interests: Charles Tannock, 11 October 2008, accessed 05 February 2009.
  6. European Parliament, Declaration of Members' Financial Interests: Charles Tannock, 26 September 2008, accessed 05 February 2009.
  7. European Parliament, Declaration of Members' Financial Interests: Charles Tannock, p. 9, 09 April 2008, accessed 05 February 2009.
  8. European Parliament, Declaration of Members' Financial Interests: Charles Tannock, p. 10, 04 March 2008, accessed 05 February 2009.
  9. European Parliament, Declaration of Members' Financial Interests: Charles Tannock, 26 February 2008, accessed 05 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.
  12. Friends of the Earth, EU Vote Watch, accessed 02 February 2009.
  13. Friends of the Earth, EU Vote Watch, accessed 02 February 2009.
  14. Friends of the Earth, EU Vote Watch, accessed 02 February 2009.
  15. Friends of the Earth, EU Vote Watch, accessed 02 February 2009.
  16. Friends of the Earth, EU Vote Watch, accessed 02 February 2009.
  17. Friends of the Earth, EU Vote Watch, accessed 02 February 2009.
  18. Friends of the Earth, EU Vote Watch, accessed 02 February 2009.
  19. Friends of the Earth, EU Vote Watch, accessed 02 February 2009.