British Council APPG

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

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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.

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Recent Documents related to British Council

1. Tailored Review of the British Council
12/03/2019 - British Council
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Found: British Council Tailored Review 2019 1British Council Tailored Review 2019February 2019 Cover photo

2. Tailored Review of the British Council
12/03/2019 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: British Council Tailored Review 2019 1British Council Tailored Review 2019February 2019 Cover photo

3. British Hallmarking Council: annual report and accounts, 2020
15/07/2021 - British Hallmarking Council
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Found: Corporate report British Hallmarking Council: annual report and accounts, 2020

4. Charities Act 2011 (Exempt Charities) (British Council) Regulations 2021
06/09/2021 - Secondary Legislation

Found: CharitiesThe Charities Act 2011 (Exempt Charities) (British Council) Regulations 2021Made***Coming into force***

5. The Charities Act 2011 (Exempt Charities) (British Council) Regulations 2021
06/09/2021 - Draft Secondary Legislation

Found: CharitiesThe Charities Act 2011 (Exempt Charities) (British Council) Regulations 2021Made***Coming into force***

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Recent Speeches related to British Council

1. British Council
08/06/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: the British Council. As the integrated review made clear, we value the influence of the British Council - Speech Link

2. British Council
09/06/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: the British Council. As the integrated review made clear, we value the influence of the British Council - Speech Link
2: essential to modernise the council. These include measures to update the British Council’s charitable objects - Speech Link
3: Having worked closely with the British Council, we are reviewing physical council presence in-country as part - Speech Link

3. British Council
08/09/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: move,That this House has considered British Council closures.It is a pleasure to serve under - Speech Link

4. 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

5. Official Development Assistance and the British Council
30/06/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: more commonly known as foreign aid, and the British Council. It is clear how much passion and interest - Speech Link
2: In the post-Brexit age, we hear a lot from the British Government on sovereignty and being able to make - Speech Link
3: This debate also considers the role of the British Council, an organisation that has experienced huge - 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: 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.

3. British Council
asked by: Baroness Hodgson of Abinger
29/04/2021
... and (2) programme activity.

4. British Council
asked by: Baroness Hodgson of Abinger
29/04/2021
... when.

5. British Council
asked by: John Baron
15/06/2021
...If he will take steps to help prevent the closure of British Council offices overseas.

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16 Current APPG Officers
John Baron Portrait
John Baron
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Basildon and Billericay
Joined: 6th June 2018
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Brennan Portrait
Lord Brennan
Vice Chair (Middle East and North Africa)
Non-affiliated - Life peer
Joined: 21st April 2021
4 APPG Memberships
Mexico , Microplastics , Spain , Thailand
Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury Portrait
Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury
Vice Chair (Latin America)
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 21st April 2021
Baroness Smith of Newnham Portrait
Baroness Smith of Newnham
Vice Chair (Europe)
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 21st April 2021
Baroness Suttie Portrait
Baroness Suttie
Vice Chair (Wider Europe)
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
Lord Watson of Invergowrie Portrait
Lord Watson of Invergowrie
Vice Chair (Australia & New Zealand)
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 6th June 2018
Baroness Thornton Portrait
Baroness Thornton
Vice Chair (Social Enterprise)
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 2021
Source
The British Council
Description
Secretariat   From : 12/02/2021 To : 11/02/2022
Value
£27,001
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
Baroness Coussins Portrait
Baroness Coussins
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 10th March 2021
2 APPG Memberships
Modern Languages , United Nations
Lord Purvis of Tweed Portrait
Lord Purvis of Tweed
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 6th June 2018
Departed: 10th March 2021
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