I voted in favour of the report on amendments to Parliament’s Rules of Procedure affecting Chapters 1 and 4 of Title I; Chapter 3 of Title V; Chapters 4 and 5 of Title VII; Chapter 1 of Title VIII; Title XII; Title XIV and Annex II. The changes made to the Rules provide that Members shall respect Parliament’s dignity and shall not harm its reputation. A serious breach of these rules by a Member may entail possible sanctions. Parliament shall lay down rules governing the transparency of its Members’ financial interests in the form of a Code of Conduct, which shall be adopted by a majority of its component Members. The proposed revision also includes measures relating to parliamentary questions, in particular interpellations to the Council and the European Commission, committee consultations on confidential information, rules of standing committees and parliamentary groups.