§ Mr. McNamara
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will describe the oath of allegiance or equivalent declaration taken by UK members of the European Parliament. 
§ Mr. Doug Henderson
Members of the European Parliament are not required to take an oath of allegiance. Their conduct is in certain respects bound by the European Community 1976 Act concerning the election of the representatives of the European Parliament. On taking up office they are required to sign a declaration that they do not hold an office incompatible with being a Member of the European Parliament, as et out in article 6 of the 1976 Act. They are also required to make a declaration of their financial interests.