Armed Forces APPG

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

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To promote better understanding of Her Majesty's Armed Forces in Parliament.

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 Armed Forces

1. Businesses who have signed the Armed Forces Covenant (company names beginning with 1 to 9)
03/09/2020 - Ministry of Defence
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Found: Guidance Businesses who have signed the Armed Forces Covenant (company names beginning with 1 to

2. Armed forces pensions
05/09/2019 - Veterans Advisory and Pensions Committees (VAPC)
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Found: Armed forces pensions - GOV.UK document

3. Briefing paper on Second Reading
03/02/2021 - Bill Documents

Found: BRIEFING PAPER Number 09128, 2 February 2021 Armed Forces Bill 2019 - 2021 By Louisa Brooke -Holland

4. Armed Forces Covenant Report shows support for military community
20/12/2019 - Ministry of Defence
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Found: Armed Forces Covenant Report shows support for military community

5. Veterans Factsheet 2020
24/03/2020 - Cabinet Office
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Found: OVER60%According to Annual Population Survey UK: UK Armed Forces Veterans residing in Great Britain 2017. www

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Armed Forces

1. Armed Forces Bill
08/02/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: a privilege to open this debate today on our Armed Forces Bill, not least because it carries with it such - Speech Link
2: this Bill, he deals with justice to our armed services and forces, but we are still waiting for protection - Speech Link
3: the service police. To support our world-class armed forces, we need a highly skilled and capable service - Speech Link

2. Armed Forces Act (Continuation) Order 2021
11/02/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: intently to and reflected on the debate on the Armed Forces Bill as it passed through its Second Reading - Speech Link
2: Minister for her introduction. I pay tribute to our Armed Forces personnel for their service to the nation. I - Speech Link

3. Armed Forces Act (Continuation) Order 2020
16/03/2020 - Grand Committee

1: consideration of the legislation governing the Armed Forces—the Armed Forces Act 2006. Before I turn directly to - Speech Link

4. Armed Forces Day
26/06/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: considered Armed Forces Day.It is a real honour to open this debate to celebrate Armed Forces Day. It - Speech Link
2: Minister in paying tribute not only to current armed forces personnel, but to ex-servicemen. Will he add - Speech Link
3: look forward to welcoming the Minister for the Armed Forces to our Stirling military show on Saturday. I - Speech Link
4: objectives for Armed Forces Day. The first is to do with showcasing what the armed forces do. We need to - Speech Link

5. Oral Answers to Questions
08/07/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: sacrifices of our armed forces veterans through occasions such as D-day and Armed Forces Day. We keep such - Speech Link
2: honour the sacrifices that individuals have made. Armed Forces Day is supposed to be the day that we do that - Speech Link
3: historic monuments to and commemorations of our armed forces, but ensuring that the history of those individuals - Speech Link
4: case, as surely the high standards set by the armed forces covenant do not envisage our veterans crowdfunding - Speech Link
5: served by the armed forces covenant. How is the Secretary of State auditing the armed forces covenant, to - Speech Link
6: luminaries, to Salisbury last Saturday to celebrate Armed Forces Day. Of course, it is right that we think very - Speech Link

6. Armed Forces: Covid-19 Deployment
10/11/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: Healey), I want to put on record our thanks to our armed forces for what they are doing during this pandemic - Speech Link
2: will make a statement on the deployment of the armed forces to assist civilian authorities in dealing with - Speech Link
3: opportunity to highlight the vital role of the armed forces in responding to the pandemic.The Secretary - Speech Link
4: Secretary:“If he is willing to make further use of the forces this time, this House and the public will back - Speech Link
5: words of support for the wider tasks of the armed forces. I absolutely assure him and the House that - Speech Link

7. UK Armed Forces: Wales’s Contribution
25/02/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: has considered Wales’s contribution to the UK armed forces.I am delighted to serve under your chairmanship - Speech Link
2: amount of service personnel per capita to the UK armed forces, as she mentioned, shows the nature of our dedication - Speech Link
3: with her comments.Wales supports the UK armed forces through all three services. More than 60 Ministry - Speech Link
4: Parliament and the MOD, and particularly the Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme. He is an absolutely first-class - Speech Link
5: not want to prejudice my application to the Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme by saying anything further - Speech Link
6: continues to contribute more personnel to the UK armed forces than any other nation in the Union. Consequently - Speech Link

8. Defence
18/02/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: I beg to move,That the draft Armed Forces Act (Continuation) Order 2019, which was laid before - Speech Link
2: of those who support members of our armed forces; the armed forces community is very important. I know - Speech Link
3: to people joining the armed forces.We are going through the armed forces pay review process, as - Speech Link
4: other issues raised with me by members of the armed forces community is the sense of strategic vision on - Speech Link
5: say thank you and appreciate the work that our armed forces do. Will he join me in thanking the Royal Anglian - Speech Link

9. Armed Forces Act (Continuation) Order 2019
20/02/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: assets—the Armed Forces. The order also serves to remind us that the existence of the Armed Forces is not - Speech Link
2: essential. It maintains the order necessary for the Armed Forces to accomplish their mission to serve our country - Speech Link

10. British Armed Forces: Global Britain
21/01/2021 - Grand Committee

1: Her Majesty’s Government what role the British Armed Forces are playing in support of the “Global Britain” - Speech Link
2: the contributions our Armed Forces have made in recent times.Our Armed Forces are a force for good - Speech Link
3: missions. The humanitarian achievements of our armed services are legion and demonstrate in a very practical - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Armed Forces
1. Armed Forces
asked by: Dan Jarvis
17/07/2019
... spouses and children of people serving in the armed forces.

2. Armed Forces: Cadets
asked by: Lord Jones
29/07/2020
... and (b) 2019.

3. Armed Forces: Cadets
asked by: Stephen Morgan
22/07/2020
... what recent assessment the Government has made of the potential effect of reduced funding for armed forces cadet forces on (a) career development for young people and (b) armed forces recruitment.

4. Armed Forces: Pay
asked by: Alex Cunningham
20/05/2019
...What recent discussions she has had with the Armed Forces' Pay Review Body on levels of pay for the armed forces.

5. Armed Forces: Cadets
asked by: Stephen Morgan
22/07/2020
... (b) 2014 and (c) 2019.

Latest Questions
12 Current APPG Officers
James Gray Portrait
James Gray
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - North Wiltshire
Joined: 30th July 2015
3 APPG Memberships
Armenia , Polar Regions , Polo
Luke Pollard Portrait
Luke Pollard
Deputy Chairman (Royal Navy & Royal Marines)
Labour (Co-op) - Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport
Joined: 24th February 2020
Robert Courts Portrait
Robert Courts
Deputy Chairman (Royal Air Force)
Conservative - Witney
Joined: 28th September 2017
Stephen Doughty Portrait
Stephen Doughty
Vice-Chairman (Army)
Labour (Co-op) - Cardiff South and Penarth
Joined: 30th July 2015
Jamie Stone Portrait
Jamie Stone
Vice Chairman (Royal Air Force)
Liberal Democrat - Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Joined: 24th February 2020
Sheryll Murray Portrait
Sheryll Murray
Co-Treasurer
Conservative - South East Cornwall
Joined: 24th February 2020
Lord Rogan Portrait
Lord Rogan
Co-Treasurer
Ulster Unionist Party - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Gavin Robinson Portrait
Gavin Robinson
Co-Secretary
Democratic Unionist Party - Belfast East
Joined: 28th September 2017
Baroness Smith of Newnham Portrait
Baroness Smith of Newnham
Co-Secretary
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 24th November 2016
2 APPG Memberships
Falkland Islands , Polar Regions
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

James Gray MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 6237.

Email: jamesgraymp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Amy Swash, Office of James Gray MP, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA . Tel: 020 7219 1169

Email: amy.swash@parliament.uk

No benefits in kind are on record for the Armed Forces APPG

Financial Benefits Received
Date
15 May 2020
Source
Rolls-Royce PLC
Value
£7,500
Date
17 Apr 2020
Source
Thales UK
Value
£7,500
Date
17 Feb 2020
Source
Boeing Defence UK
Value
£7,500
Date
10 Feb 2020
Source
Northrop Grumman
Value
£7,500
Date
28 Jan 2020
Source
Lockheed Martin UK
Value
£7,500
Date
10 Jan 2020
Source
Babcock International
Value
£7,500
Date
26 Sep 2019
Source
Airbus UK
Value
£5,000
Date
17 Jul 2019
Source
Boeing UK
Value
£7,500
Date
24 Jun 2019
Source
Northrop Grumman
Value
£2,500
Date
5 Jun 2019
Source
PricewaterhouseCoopers
Value
£2,500
Date
24 May 2019
Source
Clarion
Value
£7,000
Date
23 May 2019
Source
CAE Aircrew Training Services
Value
£7,000
Date
2 Apr 2019
Source
Lockheed Martin UK
Value
£7,500
Date
1 Mar 2019
Source
BAE Systems
Value
£7,500
Date
21 Feb 2019
Source
Thales
Value
£7,500
Date
15 Feb 2019
Source
Babcock International Group
Value
£7,500
Date
15 Feb 2019
Source
MBDA UK
Value
£7,500
Date
15 Feb 2019
Source
Raytheon UK
Value
£7,500
Date
8 Feb 2019
Source
Leonardo
Value
£7,500
Date
8 Feb 2019
Source
Leonardo
Value
£7,500
Date
17 Jan 2019
Source
Saab Technologies
Value
£7,500
Date
29 Jun 2018
Source
MBDA UK
Value
£7,500
Date
27 Jun 2018
Source
CAE Aircrew Training Services
Value
£7,000
Date
25 Jun 2018
Source
Rolls-Royce
Value
£7,500
Date
20 Apr 2018
Source
BAE Systems
Value
£7,500
Date
15 Mar 2018
Source
Lockheed Martin UK
Value
£7,500
Date
13 Feb 2018
Source
PricewaterhouseCoopers
Value
£7,500
Date
12 Feb 2018
Source
Boeing Defence UK
Value
£7,500
Date
9 Jan 2018
Source
Northrop Grumman UK
Value
£2,500
Date
8 Jan 2018
Source
Babcock International Group
Value
£7,500
Date
21 Dec 2017
Source
Saab Technologies UK
Value
£7,500
Date
15 Dec 2017
Source
Thales UK
Value
£7,500
Date
29 Sep 2017
Source
Clarion Defence (UK)
Value
£7,000
Date
13 Sep 2017
Source
Airbus
Value
£2,500
Date
7 Aug 2017
Source
CAE UK
Value
£3,500
Date
14 Jul 2017
Source
CAE Aircrew Training Services
Value
£3,500
Date
10 Mar 2017
Source
Leonardo
Value
£7,500
Date
10 Mar 2017
Source
MBDA
Value
£7,500
Date
3 Mar 2017
Source
Saab Technologies
Value
£7,500
Date
24 Feb 2017
Source
Babcock International
Value
£7,500
Date
20 Feb 2017
Source
Raytheon
Value
£7,500
Date
17 Feb 2017
Source
Thales
Value
£7,500
Date
16 Feb 2017
Source
Northrop Grumman
Value
£2,500
Date
13 Feb 2017
Source
Boeing Defence
Value
£7,500
Date
10 Feb 2017
Source
BAE Systems
Value
£7,500
Date
3 Jan 2017
Source
HP Defence
Value
£2,500
Date
31 May 2016
Source
Finmeccanica UK
Value
£7,500
Date
22 Apr 2016
Source
Clarion Defence (UK)
Value
£7,000
Date
15 Apr 2016
Source
BAE Systems
Value
£7,500
Date
3 Mar 2016
Source
CAE Aircrew Training Services
Value
£3,500
Date
15 Feb 2016
Source
CAE UK
Value
£3,500
Date
11 Jan 2016
Source
Thales
Value
£7,500
Date
8 Jan 2016
Source
Thales
Value
£7,500
Date
5 Jan 2016
Source
MCI Petersfield/London
Value
£2,500
Date
19 Nov 2015
Source
Northrop Grumman
Value
£2,500
Date
11 Nov 2015
Source
Airbus Group
Value
£2,500
Date
26 Oct 2015
Source
Babcock International
Value
£7,500
Date
16 Oct 2015
Source
Boeing Defence
Value
£7,500
Date
13 Oct 2015
Source
MBDA UK
Value
£7,500
Date
27 Apr 2015
Source
Boeing Defence
Value
£7,500
Date
2 Apr 2015
Source
HP Defence
Value
£2,500
Date
11 Mar 2015
Source
Airbus Group
Value
£2,500
Date
19 Jan 2015
Source
Babcock International Group
Value
£7,500
Date
16 Jan 2015
Source
MBDA UK
Value
£2,500
Date
12 Jan 2015
Source
Raytheon UK
Value
£7,500
Date
9 Jan 2015
Source
BAE Systems
Value
£7,500
Date
2 Jan 2015
Source
Finmeccanica
Value
£7,500
Former APPG Officers
Ruth Smeeth Portrait
Ruth Smeeth
Deputy Chairman (Royal Navy)
Labour - Former Member for Stoke-on-Trent North
Joined: 21st July 2016
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Madeleine Moon Portrait
Madeleine Moon
Deputy Chairman (Royal Air Force)
Labour - Former Member for Bridgend
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Anne-Marie Trevelyan Portrait
Anne-Marie Trevelyan
Vice-Chairman (Royal Marines)
Conservative - Berwick-upon-Tweed
Joined: 24th November 2016
Departed: 5th November 2019
2 APPG Memberships
Dark Skies , Microplastics
Stephen Hepburn Portrait
Stephen Hepburn
Co-Treasurer
Independent - Former Member for Jarrow
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Kevin Foster Portrait
Kevin Foster
Vice-Chairman (Royal Navy)
Conservative - Torbay
Joined: 21st July 2016
Departed: 8th May 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Anne-Marie Trevelyan Portrait
Anne-Marie Trevelyan
Vice-Chairman (Royal Marines)
Conservative - Berwick-upon-Tweed
Joined: 24th November 2016
Departed: 10th October 2018
2 APPG Memberships
Dark Skies , Microplastics
Wendy Morton Portrait
Wendy Morton
Co-Treasurer
Conservative - Aldridge-Brownhills
Joined: 21st July 2016
Departed: 18th July 2018
No other APPG Memberships
Baroness Jolly Portrait
Baroness Jolly
Co-Treasurer
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 21st July 2016
Departed: 18th July 2018
Oliver Colvile Portrait
Oliver Colvile
Deputy Chairman (Royal Navy)
Conservative - Former Member for Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport
Joined: 24th November 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Steven Paterson Portrait
Steven Paterson
Co-Secretary
Scottish National Party - Former Member for Stirling
Joined: 21st July 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Maginnis of Drumglass Portrait
Lord Maginnis of Drumglass
Co-Secretary
Independent Ulster Unionist - Suspended - 7 December 2020
Joined: 21st July 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Andrew Murrison Portrait
Andrew Murrison
Deputy Chairman (Royal Navy)
Conservative - South West Wiltshire
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 12th October 2016
1 APPG Membership
Morocco
Graham Evans Portrait
Graham Evans
Co-Secretary
Conservative - Former Member for Weaver Vale
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 3rd June 2016
No other APPG Memberships