British Council APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 10/03/2021

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To help parliamentarians learn more about and better understand the British Council and its work, at home and abroad, to promote the English language alongside British education, culture and values; and to support the British Council, offering advice and encouragement in both its everyday and long-term work.

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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1. Tailored Review of the British Council
12/03/2019 - British Council
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2. Tailored Review of the British Council
12/03/2019 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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3. British Hallmarking Council: Remuneration Committee standing orders
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4. Join the British Hallmarking Council
22/08/2019 - British Hallmarking Council (BHC)
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5. British Hallmarking Council: annual report and accounts, 2019
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Recent Speeches related to British Council

1. British Council and the Integrated Review
04/03/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: grateful for the opportunity to raise the British Council and the integrated review. I thank Mr Speaker - Speech Link

2. Violent Extremism
28/06/2018 - Grand Committee

1: the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the British Council Building Young People’s Resilience to Violent - Speech Link
2: office holder of the All-Party Group on the British Council. I was a member of a sub-committee of the all-party - Speech Link
3: violent extremism in MENA, and I thank the British Council for setting up the inquiry and those who worked - Speech Link

3. British Citizens Stranded Overseas
14/05/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: Government what plans they have for bringing back British citizens who are stranded overseas as a result - Speech Link
2: Commonwealth Office is leading efforts to repatriate British travellers and their families who normally live - Speech Link
3: open, which has resulted in a larger number of British nationals—for example, in Pakistan—returning. Where - Speech Link

4. British Council Annual Report and Accounts 2019-20
03/03/2021 - Written Statements

1: Copies of the British Council’s annual report and accounts for the 2019-20 financial year have been - Speech Link

5. UK Relations with Kosovo
05/03/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: Secretary, Robin Cook, flew back from the European Council at Berlin—NATO air forces had commanded strikes - Speech Link
2: is completely right about the efforts that the British and others have made to train the police and the - Speech Link
3: has gone very slowly, despite the actions of the Council of Europe to try to increase them. Could he see - Speech Link

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Recent Questions related to British Council
1. British Council
asked by: Lord Myners
01/07/2020
... outside of the developing world.

2. British Council
asked by: Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth
03/02/2020
... published on 12 March 2019; and how the British Council will be involved in any such implementation.

3. British Council
asked by: John Baron
21/09/2020
... if he will set out the (a) terms of reference and (b) progress of his review of the British Council; and if he will publish a (i) financial recovery plan and (ii) long-term funding settlement for the British Council.

4. British Council
asked by: Kevin Brennan
06/07/2018
... what steps the Government is taking to ensure that the British Council can continue to operate at its current capacity in the EU after the UK leaves the EU.

5. British Council
asked by: Lord McInnes of Kilwinning
22/05/2018
... and (4) 2015.

Latest Questions
12 Current APPG Officers
John Baron Portrait
John Baron
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Basildon and Billericay
Joined: 6th June 2018
2 APPG Memberships
Cancer , Iran
Baroness Coussins Portrait
Baroness Coussins
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
2 APPG Memberships
Modern Languages , United Nations
Baroness Suttie Portrait
Baroness Suttie
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
Lord Watson of Invergowrie Portrait
Lord Watson of Invergowrie
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 6th June 2018
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Purvis of Tweed Portrait
Lord Purvis of Tweed
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 6th June 2018
Baroness Thornton Portrait
Baroness Thornton
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 8th April 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Mr John Baron MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 8138.

Email: baronj@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Calum Mulligan, British Council, 10 Spring Gardens, London SW1A 2BN. Tel: 07768 994 178

Email: Calum.mulligan@britishcouncil.org

Secretariat:

The British Council acts as the group's secretariat. https://www.britishcouncil.org/

Group's Website:

https://appg.britishcouncil.org/

Benefits in Kind
Date
12 Feb 2020
Source
The British Council
Description
Secretariat   From : 12/02/2020 To : 11/02/2021
Value
£27,001
Date
18 Jul 2018
Source
British Council
Description
Secretariat   From : 18/07/2018 To : 17/07/2019
Value
£27,001
Date
18 Jul 2017
Source
British Council
Description
Secretariat   From : 18/07/2017 To : 17/07/2018
Value
£46,501
Date
29 Jun 2016
Source
British Council
Description
Secretariat   From : 29/06/2016 To : 28/06/2017
Value
£16,501
Date
29 Jun 2015
Source
British Council
Description
Secretariat   From : 29/06/2015 To : 31/12/2015
Value
£4,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the British Council APPG

Former APPG Officers
Lord Alderdice Portrait
Lord Alderdice
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
Mark Prisk Portrait
Mark Prisk
Vice Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Hertford and Stortford
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
David Warburton Portrait
David Warburton
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Somerton and Frome
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 26th April 2018
John Glen Portrait
John Glen
Secretary
Conservative - Salisbury
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Bach Portrait
Lord Bach
Co-Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 3rd June 2016
2 APPG Memberships
Isle of Man (Manx) , Legal Aid