Britain-Pakistan Trade and Tourism APPG

First Registered: 31/07/2019 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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To ensure that trade and relations between Britain and Pakistan are considered and promoted cross-party and across both Houses; and to advance the benefits of tourism between Pakistan and the UK.

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Recent Documents related to Britain-Pakistan Trade and Tourism

1. Britain-Pakistan Trade and Tourism
31/07/2019 - APPGs

Found: To ensure that trade and relations between Britain and Pakistan are considered and promoted cross-party

2. To take Pakistan off the travel 'Red List'
05/04/2021 - Petitions

Found: Remove Pakistan from the travel 'Red List'. Recent medical evidence shows countries not on the list eg

3. VisitBritain - written evidence
13/11/2018 - Inquiry: Global Britain and India - Foreign Affairs Committee
- View source

Found: VisitBritain  Written evidence from VisitBritain (GBI0027) Tourism is currently worth £126.9 billion to Britain’s

4. DIT roundtable boosts UK business opportunities in Pakistan
05/04/2017 - Department for International Trade
- View source

Found: roundtable boosts UK business opportunities in Pakistan - GOV.UK document

5. Effect of the UK leaving the EU on tourism and the creative industries
13/04/2018 - Parliamentary Research

Found: April 2018 Effect of the UK leaving the EU on tourism and the creative industries By Chris Rhodes Gloria

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Britain-Pakistan Trade and Tourism

1. International Travel
20/09/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: I can also confirm that Kenya, Oman, Turkey, Pakistan, Bangladesh, the Maldives, Sri Lanka and Egypt - Speech Link
2: Importantly, when Eurostar and the aviation and tourism sector needed financial support from Government - Speech Link
3: programme and will provide a welcome boost to Scottish tourism. A four-nations approach is obviously preferable - Speech Link

2. Human Rights: Kashmir
23/09/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: concern the escalation of tensions between India and Pakistan, two nuclear powers, following the revocation - Speech Link
2: violence. The report stated that, despite the Pakistan Government’s denial,“experts believe that - Speech Link

3. Covid-Secure Borders
15/06/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: countries needed to be added to the red list. Pakistan and Bangladesh were added on 9 April, yet the - Speech Link
2: the Prime Minister’s planned visit to India and trade ambitions there, rather than health implications - Speech Link
3: UK from our European Union partners because of trade and our close links. Yet all of a sudden we can - Speech Link

4. Covid-19 Update
14/06/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: in the UK on 1 April. The Government red-listed Pakistan and Bangladesh on 9 April, but did not red-list - Speech Link
2: India to the UK’s red list at the same time as Pakistan and Bangladesh. He previously claimed it was because - Speech Link
3: those that can open but will find it harder to trade than they would otherwise. The Chancellor of the - Speech Link

5. Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Departmental Spending
07/07/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: it is imperative that we build back better for Britain, with a more inclusive, productive and sustainable - Speech Link
2: that respect. Equally, although I recognise the trade-offs that exist when providing support at pace, - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Britain-Pakistan Trade and Tourism
1. Trade Agreements: Pakistan
asked by: James Daly
29/03/2021
... what progress her Department has made on negotiating a free trade agreement with Pakistan.

2. Tourism: Trade Competitiveness
asked by: Lord Taylor of Warwick
04/03/2019
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the UK will remain competitive in the tourism sector in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

3. Pakistan: Arms Trade
asked by: Ann Clwyd
11/01/2019
... (ii) human rights defenders and (iii) peaceful civilians in that country.

4. Festival of Britain
asked by: Lord Porter of Spalding
28/01/2020
... about the role of councils in the upcoming Festival of Britain.

5. Britain First
asked by: Paula Sherriff
19/02/2018
... what assessment she has made of the threat level of the group Britain First; and if she will make a statement.

Latest Questions
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9 Current APPG Officers
Baroness Warsi Portrait
Baroness Warsi
Co-Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 31st July 2019
Lord Hussain Portrait
Lord Hussain
Secretary
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 31st July 2019
Sam Tarry Portrait
Sam Tarry
Vice Chair
Labour - Ilford South
Joined: 4th November 2020
Baroness Sheehan Portrait
Baroness Sheehan
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 4th November 2020
Tahir Ali Portrait
Tahir Ali
Vice Chair
Labour - Birmingham, Hall Green
Joined: 4th November 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Afzal Khan MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 3570.

Email: afzal.khan.mp@parliament.uk

No benefits in kind are on record for the Britain-Pakistan Trade and Tourism APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Britain-Pakistan Trade and Tourism APPG

Former APPG Officers
Tracy Brabin Portrait
Tracy Brabin
Vice Chair
Labour (Co-op) - Former Member for Batley and Spen
Joined: 31st July 2019
Departed: 21st April 2021
No other APPG Memberships
James Frith Portrait
James Frith
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Bury North
Joined: 31st July 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Paula Sherriff Portrait
Paula Sherriff
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Dewsbury
Joined: 31st July 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Barry Gardiner Portrait
Barry Gardiner
Vice Chair
Labour - Brent North
Joined: 31st July 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
Naz Shah Portrait
Naz Shah
Vice Chair
Labour - Bradford West
Joined: 31st July 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
Faisal Rashid Portrait
Faisal Rashid
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Warrington South
Joined: 31st July 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Mohammad Yasin Portrait
Mohammad Yasin
Vice Chair
Labour - Bedford
Joined: 31st July 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019