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James CARVER


EUROPEAN GROUP
EFDD
COUNTRY
United Kingdom

NATIONAL GROUP
Independent

ATTENDANCE IN PLENARY SESSIONS +info
90%
248 out of 278 sessions attended (4 excused).

PARTICIPATION IN ROLL-CALL VOTES
87%
8757 out of 9991 votes during the mandate.


DOSSIER B8-0535/2017 (PE 611.540)
Ending child marriage
Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality
VOTES ON OCTOBER 4, 2017
12:22:01 § 2
12:22:28 § 20
12:22:41 Considérant D
12:22:55 Considérant P
WRITTEN EXPLANATION OF VOTE (B8-0535/2017)

UKIP voted to abstain on this non-binding motion for a resolution. We utterly deplore such an abominable crime, and support tackling violence against women. However, we believe that this ought to be conducted at Member State level, and believe it is not for the EU to state where Member States spend their development aid, or to interfere with the financial decisions of international nations. The UK is already committed to the cause of ending forced marriage, duly considering it a criminal act under UK law.