Belgium APPG

First Registered: 06/06/2018 • Last updated on: 10/03/2021

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To consolidate and strengthen cultural, economic, political and social ties between the United Kingdom and Belgium and foster positive relations now the United Kingdom has left the European Union.

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 Belgium

1. Belgium: tax treaties
10/01/2020 - HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)
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Found: Belgium: tax treaties Tax treaties and related documents between the UK and Belgium.

2. Belgium: doctors
20/11/2020 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Guidance Belgium: doctors List of English-speaking medical facilities in Belgium.

3. Belgium: bereavement: death abroad
03/09/2020 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Guidance Belgium: bereavement: death abroad Information to help the family

4. Trade and investment factsheets (partner names beginning with A or B)
12/02/2021 - Department for International Trade
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Found: Belgium This factsheet provides the latest statistics on trade and investment between the UK and

5. Belgium: citizens' rights newsletter for UK nationals in Belgium
25/02/2021 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Guidance Belgium: citizens' rights newsletter for UK nationals in Belgium The Citizens'

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Recent Speeches related to Belgium

1. Commonwealth War Graves Commission Staff
15/12/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: staff to work abroad, primarily in France and Belgium. Gardeners, stonemasons and other staff tend cemeteries - Speech Link
2: workers she is talking about—those gardeners in Belgium and France. We must ensure that we do exactly the - Speech Link
3: Store cemetery, which is to the west of Ypres in Belgium. My great-grandfather, Private Arthur John Langley - Speech Link

2. Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 (Juxtaposed Controls) (Amendment) Order 2021
02/03/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: and at the Eurostar rail terminals in France, Belgium and the Netherlands. The order will replicate the - Speech Link
2: at Coquelles and at the Eurostar terminals in Belgium, France and the Netherlands. I support it.I - Speech Link
3: the whole of it—apply to the staff at ports in Belgium and the Netherlands as well? The Explanatory Memorandum - Speech Link

3. Education
17/06/2019 - Ministerial Corrections

1: minimum wages in other OECD countries, such as Belgium, France or Germany.[Official Report, 12 - Speech Link
2: minimum wages in other OECD countries, such as Belgium or Germany. - Speech Link

4. Points of Order
06/09/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: lives in my constituency. This summer, he went to Belgium to stay with family friends, as he had on many - Speech Link

5. Suicide Act 1961: Prosecutions
23/05/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: assisted suicides and the reported figures. In Belgium there are estimates that up to 50% may not be reported - Speech Link
2: with reference to the findings in Holland and Belgium. The British Medical Association and the Royal - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Belgium
1. Belgium: Iran
asked by: Steve McCabe
27/11/2020
... what recent discussions he has had with his Belgian counterpart on the potential role of (a) an Iranian diplomat and (b) Iranian authorities in an alleged plot to target the National Council of Resistance of Iran annual rally in June 2018.

2. Channel Ferries: Belgium
asked by: Charlie Elphicke
19/02/2019
... what assessment he has made of whether a ferry route could be re-established between Dover and Zeebrugge; and if he will make a statement.

3. Belgium: Undocumented Migrants
asked by: Paul Girvan
11/09/2018
... what steps his Department is taking to help tackle the flow of undocumented migrants through Belgian ports.

4. Belgium: Diplomatic Relations
asked by: Damien Moore
10/01/2018
... what recent assessment he has made of the strength of the UK's diplomatic relations with Belgium.

5. Boats: Belgium
asked by: James Duddridge
28/10/2016
... if he will make representations to the Belgian government on allowing owners of UK leisure craft to use Belgian port facilities without fear of prosecution where those vessels are powered by red diesel purchased in the UK in accordance with UK tax regulations; and if he will make a statement.

Latest Questions
9 Current APPG Officers
Damien Moore Portrait
Damien Moore
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Southport
Joined: 6th June 2018
Stephanie Peacock Portrait
Stephanie Peacock
Vice Chair
Labour - Barnsley East
Joined: 7th August 2020
Gary Sambrook Portrait
Gary Sambrook
Vice Chair
Conservative - Birmingham, Northfield
Joined: 7th August 2020
David Linden Portrait
David Linden
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Glasgow East
Joined: 7th August 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Damien Moore MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 01704 500577.

Email: damien.moore.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Daniel Dewhurst, Office of Damien Moore MP, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA . Tel: 01704 500 577

Email: daniel.dewhurst@parliament.uk

No benefits in kind are on record for the Belgium APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Belgium APPG

Former APPG Officers
Mike Hill Portrait
Mike Hill
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Hartlepool
Joined: 6th June 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
Mike Gapes Portrait
Mike Gapes
Vice Chair
The Independent Group for Change - Former Member for Ilford South
Joined: 19th June 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Andrew Bowie Portrait
Andrew Bowie
Secretary
Conservative - West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Joined: 6th June 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
Stephen Kerr Portrait
Stephen Kerr
Treasurer
Conservative - Former Member for Stirling
Joined: 6th June 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships