Archaeology APPG

First Registered: 29/09/2015 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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To further the understanding of archaeology and promote archaeology and archaeological education.

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Recent Documents related to Archaeology

1. HS2 Phase One planning forum: heritage subgroup meeting resources 2020
09/12/2020 - High Speed Two (HS2) Limited
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Found: week showcasing the archaeology of Coleshill, Fosse Way, Park Street Archaeology Conference Reconstructions

2. The role of archaeology in construction
10/09/2020 - Environment Agency
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Found: Research and analysis The role of archaeology in construction This project updates existing

3. Do not cut funding to Archaeology courses in High Education.
28/05/2021 - Petitions

Found: The government plans to cut funding for Archaeology courses at Higher Education level by 50% by creating

4. Chartered Institute for Archaeologists - written evidence
07/05/2019 - Inquiry: Local Government Finance and the 2019 Spending Review - Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee
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Found: and financial uncertainty on local government archaeology services. These services are responsible for

5. Written evidence: The Joint Nautical Archaeology Policy Committee (JNAPC) (FB13)
16/09/2020 - Bill Documents

Found: Nautical Archaeology Policy Committee (JNAPC) (FB13) Dear Sir/Madam The Joint Nautical Archaeology Policy

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Archaeology

1. Universities: Compulsory Redundancies
21/06/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: the plans to end the undergraduate teaching of archaeology at the University of Sheffield. This was ranked - Speech Link
2: friend, the noble Baroness, Lady Jones, is an archaeology graduate. As a history graduate myself, I certainly - Speech Link

2. Stonehenge: Proposed Road Alterations
05/06/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: That is just those that we know about. The archaeology that could be destroyed if the scheme were to - Speech Link
2: the stones, which will undermine, so to speak, archaeology that may be explored in the future? That cost - Speech Link
3: course, listened to what he has to say about archaeology, surely we have to find a way of easing the traffic - Speech Link

3. A-level Archaeology
14/12/2016 - Westminster Hall

1: future of A level archaeology.First, I declare an interest, having studied archaeology at university - Speech Link

4. Local Arts and Cultural Services
30/03/2017 - Grand Committee

1: reported by theatres, art galleries, museums and archaeology. There are concerns about the risk of inappropriate - Speech Link
2: the noble Earl, Lord Clancarty, for including archaeology in the debate. I shall deal with a couple of - Speech Link
3: however, the 33% decline in local authority archaeology staff since 2006 is a matter of great concern - Speech Link

5. Education: A-levels in Creative Subjects
03/11/2016 - Lords Chamber

1: its offer of A-levels in history of art and archaeology, as well as a reduction in the offer and take-up - Speech Link
2: of the discontinuation of history of art and archaeology A-levels on 12 October—three weeks and one day - Speech Link
3: include statistics, classical civilisation and archaeology? Many of these are not available on any other - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Archaeology
1. Archaeology: Graduates
asked by: Tim Loughton
04/10/2019
... how many students have graduated with archaeology-based degrees in each of the last ten years.

2. Farms: Archaeology
asked by: David Drew
01/11/2017
... particularly with reference to heritage and conservation.

3. Planning: Archaeology and Cultural Heritage
asked by: Dan Poulter
09/09/2020
... what role (a) archaeology and (b) heritage will play in his Department's proposals on changes to the planning process.

4. Archaeology: Recruitment
asked by: John Pugh
01/11/2016
... what estimate she has made of the additional workforce requirement of commercial archaeology in England over the next five years.

5. Archaeology
asked by: Mark Pritchard
21/10/2015
... what support his Department provides to finds liaison officers to ensure that detected archaeological finds are properly recorded in a speedier manner in order to encourage more finds to be declared to local authorities.

Latest Questions
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6 Current APPG Officers
Lord Redesdale Portrait
Lord Redesdale
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 7th August 2020
Valerie Vaz Portrait
Valerie Vaz
Treasurer
Labour - Walsall South
Joined: 27th March 2019
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Tim Loughton MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 4471.

Email: loughtont@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Dr Mike Heyworth, Heyworth Heritage, 50 Jamieson Terrace, York YO23 1HF . Tel: 07793 817 510

Email: appag@archaeologyuk.org

Secretariat:

The Archaeology Forum acts as the group's secretariat. http://archaeologyuk.org/archforum

Group's Website:

http://www.appag.org.uk/

Benefits in Kind
Date
4 Feb 2021
Source
The Archaeology Forum
Description
Secretariat   From : 04/02/2021 To : 03/02/2022
Value
£3,001
Date
4 Feb 2020
Source
The Archaeology Forum
Description
Secretariat   From : 04/02/2020 To : 03/02/2021
Value
£3,001
Date
11 Jul 2018
Source
Council for British Archaeology
Description
Secretariat   From : 11/07/2018 To : 10/07/2019
Value
£1,501
Date
11 Jul 2017
Source
Council for British Archaeology
Description
Secretariat   From : 11/07/2017 To : 10/07/2018
Value
£1,501
Date
9 Jun 2015
Source
Council for British Archaeology
Description
Secretariat   From : 09/06/2015 To : 31/12/2015
Value
£1,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Archaeology APPG

Former APPG Officers
Lord Renfrew of Kaimsthorn Portrait
Lord Renfrew of Kaimsthorn
Co-Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 25th August 2021
No other APPG Memberships
Valerie Vaz Portrait
Valerie Vaz
Treasurer
Labour - Walsall South
Joined: 27th March 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
Paul Flynn Portrait
Paul Flynn
Treasurer
Labour - Former Member for Newport West
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 13th February 2019
No other APPG Memberships