Armed Forces APPG

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

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To promote better understanding of Her Majesty's Armed Forces in 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. Written evidence submitted by Royal British Legion (HCB24)
15/09/2021 - Bill Documents

Found: represent the unique health and care needs of the Armed Forces and we believe that the Health and Care Bill

3. Location of armed forces pension and compensation recipients: 2021
26/08/2021 - Ministry of Defence
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Found: Official Statistics Location of armed forces pension and compensation recipients: 2021

4. Armed Forces Covenant annual report 2019
20/12/2019 - Ministry of Defence
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Found: Armed Forces Covenant annual report 2019 - GOV.UK

5. Armed Forces Pension Board annual report and plans
19/05/2020 - Ministry of Defence
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Found: Guidance Armed Forces Pension Board annual report and plans Information about

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 Bill
13/07/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: Committee on the Armed Forces Bill, Special Report of Session 2019-21: The Armed Forces Bill, HC 1281.] - Speech Link
2: (b) include the duty of care update in the Armed Forces Covenant annual report when it is laid before - Speech Link
3: been dismissed or forced to resign from the Armed Forces due to their sexual orientation or gender identity - Speech Link

4. 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

5. Armed Forces Bill
23/06/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: Deputy Speaker.Clause 1Duration of Armed Forces Act 2006Question proposed, That the clause - Speech Link
2: legal responsibility to have ‘due regard’ to the Armed Forces Covenant on central government and the devolved - Speech Link
3: legal responsibility to have ‘due regard’ to the Armed Forces Covenant on central government and the devolved - Speech Link
4: legal responsibility to have ‘due regard’ to the Armed Forces Covenant on central government and the devolved - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Armed Forces
1. Armed Forces
asked by: Kevan Jones
30/11/2020
... how many full-time equivalent personnel served in the armed forces in each year since 2010.

2. Armed Forces
asked by: Stephen Morgan
19/01/2021
... allowing reservists to join regulars during operational tours.

3. Armed Forces
asked by: Diana Johnson
21/09/2020
...What steps his Department has taken to maintain the overall size of the armed forces since the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review.

4. Armed Forces
asked by: Kate Osborne
14/06/2021
... how many people are in their last year of service in the TG 317.01.

5. Armed Forces
asked by: Lloyd Russell-Moyle
11/05/2020
... if he will list the current appointments of all British forces personnel to foreign armed forces and governments by rank and task.

Latest Questions
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12 Current APPG Officers
James Gray Portrait
James Gray
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - North Wiltshire
Joined: 30th July 2015
Luke Pollard Portrait
Luke Pollard
Deputy Chairman (Royal Navy & Royal Marines)
Labour (Co-op) - Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport
Joined: 24th February 2020
Jamie Stone Portrait
Jamie Stone
Deputy Chairman (Royal Air Force)
Liberal Democrat - Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Joined: 24th February 2020
Derek Thomas Portrait
Derek Thomas
Vice-Chairman (Royal Navy & Royal Marines)
Conservative - St Ives
Joined: 19th June 2019
Stephen Doughty Portrait
Stephen Doughty
Vice-Chairman (Army)
Labour (Co-op) - Cardiff South and Penarth
Joined: 30th July 2015
Lord Rogan Portrait
Lord Rogan
Co-Treasurer
Ulster Unionist Party - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Lisa Cameron Portrait
Lisa Cameron
Co-Secretary
Scottish National Party - East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Joined: 24th February 2020
Baroness Smith of Newnham Portrait
Baroness Smith of Newnham
Co-Secretary
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 24th November 2016
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
6 Nov 2020
Source
Airbus Operations
Value
£5,000
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
Robert Courts Portrait
Robert Courts
Deputy Chairman (Royal Air Force)
Conservative - Witney
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 10th March 2021
1 APPG Membership
Italy
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
Armed Forces Covenant , 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
Armed Forces Covenant , 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
2 APPG Memberships
Ageing and Older People , Almshouses
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
No other APPG Memberships
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