Archives and History APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 27/01/2021

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

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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Recent Documents related to Archives and History

1. 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

2. Government investment backs museums of the future
26/10/2019 - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
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Found: providing exciting new ways for people to explore our history. The programme announced today has the potential

3. 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

4. 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

5. Official Statistics: Export of Objects of Cultural Interest Report 2017/18
24/04/2019 - Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
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Found: applications which were for manuscripts, documents or archives 1,792 1,682 (c) Number of items licensed after

Latest Documents
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
4: Manuscripts Commission, now subsumed in the National Archives, can my noble friend follow up on what he said - Speech Link
5: give the National Archives absolute responsibility, whereby any holder of archives should consult it - Speech Link

2. 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

3. 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

4. Government Archives
08/06/2016 - Lords Chamber

1: the Cabinet Office is working with the National Archives to prepare the Denning papers for release, and - Speech Link
2: response. He also makes a good point as far as the history in relation to recent activities is concerned. - Speech Link
3: historical material for release to the National Archives but, as my noble friend and mentor Lord Morgan - Speech Link
4: ask in particular about the Hanslope Park FCO archives. My wife, with a number of other scholars, visited - Speech Link
5: for some years of the All-Party Group on Archives and History. The special problem here—already alluded - Speech Link
6: carried out by Sir Alex Allan in 2015. The National Archives have built the infrastructure to take in and present - Speech Link

5. 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

6. 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

7. Armistice Day: Centenary
05/11/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: 11th month of 1918 was an iconic moment in our history. In writings and recordings, soldiers often struggled - Speech Link
2: faith communities, such as the Sikhs. We know that history has been expressed in every form of art and music - Speech Link
3: of the Navy and Army history upon which I drew came from the National Archives, for which I am a non-executive - Speech Link

8. Official Histories
10/12/2015 - Grand Committee

1: raised the future of the Government’s Official History Programme, and well over 100 new Peers have arrived - Speech Link
2: No other nation has ever produced an official history explicitly dedicated to wartime intelligence that - Speech Link

9. History Curriculum: Migration
18/06/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: House has considered teaching migration in the history curriculum.It is a pleasure to serve under - Speech Link

10. Windrush: 70th Anniversary
14/06/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: Minister will know of the work of the Black Cultural Archives, based on Windrush Square in my constituency. - Speech Link
2: looking at the future. If we can use these links of history, blood and understanding, reinvigorate them, and - Speech Link
3: that the victims face today have a long history, and it is a history that Britain must never forget. I do - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Archives and History
1. Museums and Galleries: Ethnic Groups
asked by: Helen Hayes
23/11/2020
... what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the number of exhibits and projects focused on black history in museums and archives with national museum status; and if he will make an estimate of the amount and proportion of direct funding from his Department that has been allocated to those exhibits and projects.

2. History: Curriculum
asked by: Lord Pendry
22/05/2019
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the merits of revising the history curriculum to provide an honest and critical portrayal of the UK’s colonial history.

3. History: Curriculum
asked by: Rupa Huq
15/06/2020
... if he will make it his policy to include in the school curriculum mandatory lessons on (a) black history and (b) UK colonial history.

4. History: Curriculum
asked by: Afzal Khan
29/06/2020
... if his Departments will revise the national curriculum to consider Black British history and the history of racism and discrimination in the British empire.

5. Breast Cancer: Health Services
asked by: Rosie Cooper
29/01/2020
... which body is responsible for overseeing national provision of family history clinics to support women with a family history of breast cancer.

Latest Questions
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
4 APPG Memberships
Bridge , China , Indonesia , Marine Energy
Lord Boswell of Aynho Portrait
Lord Boswell of Aynho
Vice Chair
Non-affiliated - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
2 APPG Memberships
Antisemitism , Greece
Lord Bew Portrait
Lord Bew
Secretary
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Aberdare Portrait
Lord Aberdare
Treasurer
Crossbench - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 16th December 2020
Lord Murphy of Torfaen Portrait
Lord Murphy of Torfaen
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
Lord Boateng Portrait
Lord Boateng
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 16th December 2020
2 APPG Memberships
Angola , Trade out of Poverty
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
2 APPG Memberships
Blood Cancer , Parkinson's
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