Archives and History APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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The promotion and understanding of matters related to archives and history.

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Recent Documents related to Archives and History

1. Clements Hall Local History Group York - written evidence
10/07/2019 - Inquiry: Lessons from the First World War Centenary - Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
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Found: Clements Hall Local History Group YorkWritten evidence submitted by Clements Hall Local History Group, York Project

2. The work being carried out to preserve the history of Dounreay
26/11/2019 - Dounreay
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Found: The work being carried out to preserve the history of Dounreay - GOV.UK

3. Aberystwyth University - written evidence
10/07/2019 - Inquiry: Lessons from the First World War Centenary - Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
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Found: summer 2019.  Led by the Department of History and Welsh History, Aberystwyth University, in partnership

4. Professor Sebastian Veg - written evidence
29/01/2019 - Inquiry: China and the international rules-based system - Foreign Affairs Committee
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Found: 2018). In Hong Kong, a concern group for public history of the handover negotiations was formed over the

5. Orphan works diligent search guidance for applicants
04/01/2021 - Intellectual Property Office
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Found: German soldier, so I emailed a German military history museum. However, they responded to say that they

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Recent Speeches related to Archives and History

1. National Lottery Heritage Fund Grants: Conservation Management Plans
24/04/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: of conservation management plans covering the history, ecology, archaeology, social context and design - Speech Link
2: most certainly is of the fragility of digital archives, should have perpetrated such an act of vandalism - Speech Link
3: that to happen. Physically, it is possible. The archives sector is discussing that, and Historic England - Speech Link

2. Palace of Westminster Restoration and Renewal Programme: Spending
24/11/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: with spectacular views, occupied exclusively by archives, which are infrequently visited by noble Lords - Speech Link
2: their nerve and keep going, because we owe it to history and future generations to preserve this symbol - Speech Link

3. Museums
15/11/2016 - Lords Chamber

1: value and vibrancy of museums such as the People’s History Museum are recognised, and to secure the future - Speech Link
2: interesting debate on museums focused on the People’s History Museum, of which he was chair. I am honoured to - Speech Link

4. Windrush Day 2020
23/06/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: of the Black Cultural Archives based in my constituency. Black Cultural Archives is a trusted organisation - Speech Link
2: environment and reform the history curriculum so that every child learns about British history as a story of migration - Speech Link
3: generation to our social, economic and cultural history. After the ship’s arrival back in 1948, those brave - Speech Link

5. Subordinate Legislation: Transparency and Accountability
21/02/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: in hard copy. We are in touch with the National Archives, which has responsibility for putting these SIs - Speech Link

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Recent Questions related to Archives and History
1. National Archives
asked by: Julian Lewis
11/11/2020
... (b) visit appointments and (c) numbers of documents which can be accessed per visit at the National Archives; and whether such reductions are planned to be reversed in entirety after the covid-19 outbreak.

2. National Archives
asked by: Dan Jarvis
14/10/2020
... what steps he is taking to make an assessment of the effect of access restrictions at the National Archives on (a) historians and (b) the general public.

3. Archives: Coronavirus
asked by: Alex Sobel
09/03/2021
... on what date archives are able to reopen under the Government's roadmap for easing covid-19 restrictions.

4. National Archives
asked by: Julian Sturdy
07/09/2020
... what plans the Government has to increase accessibility to files held by the National Archives for people living outside London.

5. History: Curriculum
asked by: Kim Johnson
02/12/2020
... whether he has taken steps to develop a de-colonised curriculum.

Latest Questions
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10 Current APPG Officers
Chris Evans Portrait
Chris Evans
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour (Co-op) - Islwyn
Joined: 28th September 2017
Lord Clark of Windermere Portrait
Lord Clark of Windermere
Co-Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Richard Graham Portrait
Richard Graham
Vice Chair
Conservative - Gloucester
Joined: 12th October 2016
2 APPG Memberships
China , Marine Energy
Lord Boswell of Aynho Portrait
Lord Boswell of Aynho
Vice Chair
Non-affiliated - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Lord Bew Portrait
Lord Bew
Secretary
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Murphy of Torfaen Portrait
Lord Murphy of Torfaen
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
1 APPG Membership
France
Lord Boateng Portrait
Lord Boateng
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 16th December 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Chris Evans MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 5025.

Email: chris.evans.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

John Chambers, Archives and Records Association (UK and Ireland) Prioryfield House, 20 Canon Street, Taunton, Somerset TA1 1SW. Tel: 01202 722 000

Email: john.chambers@archives.org.uk

Secretariat:

Archives and Records Association (UK and Ireland) acts as the group's secretariat. http://www.archives.org.uk/

Benefits in Kind
Date
15 Dec 2020
Source
Archives and Records Association (UK & Ireland)
Description
Secretariat   From : 15/12/2020 To : 14/12/2021
Value
£3,001
Date
27 Jun 2019
Source
Archives and Records Association of UK & Ireland
Description
Secretariat   From : 27/06/2019 To : 26/06/2020
Value
£4,501
Date
27 Jun 2018
Source
Archives and Records Association of UK & Ireland
Description
Secretariat   From : 27/06/2018 To : 26/06/2019
Value
£4,501
Date
1 Jul 2017
Source
Archives and Records Association of UK & Ireland
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/07/2017 To : 08/06/2018
Value
£4,501
Date
27 Jun 2017
Source
Archives and Records Association of UK & Ireland
Description
Secretariat   From : 27/06/2017 To : 26/06/2018
Value
£4,501
Date
1 Jan 2016
Source
Archives and Records Association of UK & Ireland
Description
Archives and Records Association of UK & Ireland is funded by UK National Archives to act as the APPG's secretariat   From : 01/01/2016 To : 31/12/2016
Value
£7,501
Date
1 Jan 2015
Source
Archives and Records Association of UK & Ireland
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/01/2015 To : 31/12/2015
Value
£16,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Archives and History APPG

Former APPG Officers
Nick Thomas-Symonds Portrait
Nick Thomas-Symonds
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Torfaen
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Albert Owen Portrait
Albert Owen
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Ynys Môn
Joined: 31st July 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Tristram Hunt Portrait
Tristram Hunt
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Stoke-on-Trent Central
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 6th January 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Chris Skidmore Portrait
Chris Skidmore
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Kingswood
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 31st August 2016