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Diana Wallis Profile

Diana Wallis MEP, Strasbourg 2009

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Recent updates

  • BAE Brough
    Article: Oct 28, 2011

    Diana is urging the government to consider an application for EU grants which would allow workers to retrain and make the most of new opportunities in the region at BAE Systems Brough.

    Diana, a Vice President of the European Parliament, said in a debate in Strasbourg this week :

    "We have this cluster of wind farms and Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) schemes; we have a highly skilled workforce. Surely we can put the two together if it's possible to get some financial help from Europe. We owe it to the workers and their families to investigate this further."

  • Article: Oct 24, 2011
    Diana has explained her position on the in/out referendum debate and vote in the House of Commons today.
    Speaking ahead of today's debate in which Liberal Democrat MPs have been ordered by party whip to vote against the idea of an in/out referendum, Diana said:
    "I say this as a pro-European: the UK people desperately need a voice on the EU. The last vote on this issue was in the 1975 and it is clear that our relationship with the EU has changed significantly since then without any proper national debate or consultation. I am confident that when presented with the full facts the people of the UK would vote to stay in the EU but above all else we need the informed debate and the opportunity to move on.
  • Liam Fox
    Article: Oct 18, 2011

    The UKcould learn important lessons from the European Parliament and Commission regarding the introducing of a lobby register in the wake of former Defence Secretary Liam Fox's resignation amid inappropriate access to the Secretary of State, according to local Liberal Democrat MEP Diana Wallis.

    Diana , who was in charge of negotiating a joint lobby register for the two EU institutions as Vice President of the European Parliament, said ahead of the publication of the report by Cabinet Secretary Sir Gus O'Donnell's on Liam Fox's dealings with his friend Adam Werritty,

  • Sales contract
    Article: Oct 11, 2011

    Overcoming divergences between national contract laws and boosting cross-border trade and transactions is at the heart of proposals by the European Commission for an optional common European sales law to be published today.

    Commenting ahead of the official announcements by the Commission, Diana, who was responsible for drafting and steering a report on policy options towards a European contract law through the European Parliament earlier this year, said:

  • Handover
    Article: Sep 29, 2011

    As Vice President of the European Parliament with responsibility for Transparency, Diana celebrated this important day by officially handing over formerly confidential documents to a journalist who had requested them via the Parliament's access to documents portal.

    Diana said in Strasbourg :

    "Despite people's misgivings, this Parliament is one of the most transparent institutions in Europe. Proof of this, is that we are continually updating and improving our access to documents service for citizens, in order to take account of new jurisprudence."

  • BAE Brough
    Article: Sep 27, 2011

    Commenting on the news that Defence giant BAE Systems is cutting almost 3,000 jobs at sites across the country, including 900 at its base in Brough, East Yorkshire, Diana, said today :

    "Firstly it is very unfortunate that the BAE workers learnt of the threat to their jobs through the Sunday Telegraph. This is clearly not acceptable and needs to be investigated as to how this happened.

  • Women Leaders
    Article: Sep 27, 2011

    Diana has carried out her own survey amongst leading businesses, business organisations and women's groups in the region on the thorny issue of under representation of female executives and whether there should be quotas in place to improve the ratio of women to men on company boards.

    According to the European Commission, only 10% of board members at Europe's largest companies are women and in 97% of cases the board is chaired by a man. This in spite of the fact that women make up over 60% of university graduates in the EU.

  • Diana at the West Bank barrier
    Article: Sep 27, 2011

    Diana has called for both the EU and the UN to recognise Palestine. The UN Security Council is beginning consultations on an application by Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas for full state membership of the UN and Diana has joined calls for to recognise the territory as an independent state.

    Diana who has visited Palestine several times and who works closely with Palestinian Solidarity Campaign groups across the Yorkshire region said:

  • Women entrepreneurs
    Article: Sep 14, 2011

    The low levels of women entrepreneurs in Yorkshire & the Humber is a concern to local Euro MP, Diana Wallis. Figures obtained by the Liberal Democrat MEP for the region show for Yorkshire & the Humber the numbers of female entrepreneurs is the lowest of any English region bar one and the numbers are decreasing regionally although the overall national figure is on the increase.

    Diana said:

  • Bronte sisters
    Article: Aug 1, 2011

    Ahead of Yorkshire Day (Monday 1st August) Diana has written to the Governor of the Bank of England urging him to improve the presentation of Yorkshire on bank notes by having Yorkshire individual for inclusion on the future design of a bank note.

    Diana said:

    "Yorkshire has been woefully underrepresented on Bank of England bank notes since the 'pictorial series' was introduced in the 1970s. In fact, my research suggests that not a single Yorkshire man or woman has been on any note in that time*.

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