Derek Roland Clark

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Person.png Derek Roland Clark   WebsiteRdf-icon.png
(politician)
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Born1933-10-10
Bristol, England
NationalityBritish
Alma materUniversity of Bristol, University of Exeter
PartyUK Independence Party
A member of the European Parliament

Derek Roland Clark (born 10 October 1933, Bristol) is an MEP from UK Independence Party for East Midlands.


Affiliations

Record and Controversies

Declaration of Financial Interests

  • Nothing to declare.[1]

Former Declaration of Financial Interests

  • Teacher's pension
  • State pension[2]

Record of Parliamentary Actions

  • As he stated in a parliamentary question session, Derek Roland Clark claims that "health food supplements have been in use in the UK for many years with no claim as to adverse effects," questioning why there should be en EC ruling on the subject.[3]
  • On the legislation granting temporary workers equal rights in terms of working hours, salary and holidays, ending a six-year legislative battle, Derek Clark argued that the legislation would "not help in these times of rising unemployment," because paying inexperienced temporary workers the same as better-skilled staff would discourage worker loyalty.[4]
  • Referring to the Manhattan declaration released by 500 scientists, he believes that "there is no convincing evidence that CO2 from modern industry is causing climate change."[5]
  • He defines it as "madness...in a world shortage of cereals" to "turn over farmland to produce bio fuels when populations are increasing."[6]
  • He asked the Commission to reconsider the proposal to end the duty on red diesel, claiming that it will have a "severe knock-on effect for the British marine industry."[7]
  • In one written question he directly asked the Commission to "support large multiple UK pharmacies, such as Lloydspharmacy in calling for a shelving of this planned reorganisation and an open dialogue with Pfizer to achieve the best possible service for their patients?"[8]

Personal Information

Curriculum Vitae

  • Teaching Certificate in secondary education specialising in sciences, Redland College, University of Bristol (1954).
  • Supplementary Course Certificate, St Luke's College, Exeter (1962).
  • Diploma in Science, Exeter University (1962). Associate of the College of Preceptors (1971).
  • Science teacher, Air Balloon Hill Secondary School, Bristol (1954-1962).
  • At Cherry Orchard School, Northampton: Head of Science Department (1962-1974); concurrently Tutor to examination courses (1968-1974); ditto senior Master (1971-1974).
  • Senior Head of House at Lings Upper School in Northampton (1974-1985).
  • Science teacher, Falcon Manor School, Northamptonshire (1985-1993).
  • Physics Subject Panel, East Midlands, CSE: Northampton representative (1963-1976); Chairman of Panel (1970-1976).
  • In the UK Independence Party: Chairman, Northamptonshire Branch (1995-2004).
  • Chairman, East Midlands Regional Committee (1996-2003).
  • Member of the National Executive Committee (2001-2004).
  • Party Secretary (2002-2004).

Resources

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References

  1. European Parliament, Declaration of Members' Financial Interests: Derek Roland Clark, 29 July 2009, accessed 15 October 2009.
  2. European Parliament, Declaration of Members' Financial Interests: Derek Roland Clark, 16 June 2009, accessed 01 September 2009.
  3. European Parliament, Written Question by Derek Clark on Food Supplement Directive 2002/46/EC, 14 August 2006, accessed 03 February 2009.
  4. European Parliament, Press Release: "European Parliament ensures temporary agency workers gain equal rights - UK workers after 12 weeks," 22 October 2008, accessed 03 February 2009.
  5. Derek Clark MEP, "Speech to Parliament Strasbourg March 11th 2008", accessed 03 February 2009.
  6. Derek Clark MEP, "Speech to Parliament Strasbourg March 11th 2008", accessed 03 February 2009.
  7. European Parliament, Written Question by Derek Clark on Red Diesel, 14 August 2006, accessed 03 February 2009.
  8. European Parliament, Written Question by Derek Clark on Pfizer, 12 December 2006, accessed 03 February 2009.