British Muslims APPG

First Registered: 28/09/2017 • Last updated on: 10/03/2021

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To inform parliament and parliamentarians of, and harness their support for, the aspirations and challenges of British Muslim communities; to promote and celebrate their contributions; and to investigate the forms, manifestations and extent of prejudice, discrimination and hatred against Muslims in the UK.

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 British Muslims

1. Independent Members of Cross Government Anti-Muslim Hatred Working Group - written evidence
07/05/2019 - Inquiry: Islamophobia - Home Affairs Committee
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Found:               The current extent of Islamophobia in British society•                           The impact of

2. Dr Abida Malik - written evidence
09/07/2019 - Inquiry: Islamophobia - Home Affairs Committee
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Found: and through political parties.  The APPG on British Muslims have consulted a range of academics, civic

3. Dr Madeline-Sophie Abbas - written evidence
07/05/2019 - Inquiry: Islamophobia - Home Affairs Committee
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Found: institutional approach to address how it effects Muslims’ opportunities across a number of spheresThe important

4. De Montfort University and University of Sussex - written evidence
07/05/2019 - Inquiry: Islamophobia - Home Affairs Committee
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Found: responses on: The current extent of Islamophobia in British society; the impact of official adoption of a definition

5. The Times - written evidence
12/06/2018 - Inquiry: Hate crime and its violent consequences - Home Affairs Committee
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Found: that only four per cent of stories about Muslims in the British press can be characterised as “positive”

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to British Muslims

1. Definition of Islamophobia
16/05/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: that they deserved to die.Hatred against Muslims does not begin with the sound of gunfire breaking - Speech Link

2. Islamophobia
20/12/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: crimes on the basis that they were perceived to be Muslims. This is totally wrong and we must get together - Speech Link

3. Islamophobia
14/01/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: deeply concerned at hatred directed against British Muslims and others because of their faith or heritage - Speech Link
2: Minister has acknowledged that hate crimes against Muslims have risen dramatically. The Government’s own figures - Speech Link
3: congratulating the All-Party Parliamentary Group on British Muslims on producing this report and its definition - Speech Link

4. India: Persecution of Minority Groups
12/01/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: House has considered the matter of persecution of Muslims, Christians and minority groups in India.The - Speech Link

5. Terrorist Attack: New Zealand
18/03/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: Communities Secretary today to show support for British Muslims, following last week’s horrific terrorist attack - Speech Link
2: country—Muslims here were fearful of going to a mosque on Friday as well. It is clear now that Muslims need - Speech Link
3: grip.She also talked about Muslims living in fear—and Muslims are in fear. In Manchester on Friday - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to British Muslims
1. China: Muslims
asked by: Apsana Begum
19/03/2020
... what recent assessment he has made of the accuracy of reports of harassment by the Chinese Government of Uyghurs and other Muslim ethnic groups after they have left the China.

2. China: Muslims
asked by: Shabana Mahmood
05/10/2020
... China in the last six months.

3. China: Muslims
asked by: Shabana Mahmood
08/10/2020
... (b) international bodies and (c) individual countries on the detention of (i) Uighur and (ii) other Turkic Muslims in Xinjiang in China.

4. Muslims: Discrimination
asked by: Yasmin Qureshi
30/10/2019
... whether his Department has facilitated meetings between the Anti-Muslim Hatred Working Group and the Independent Press Standards Organisation to help them to develop guidance for editors and journalists to tackle unnecessary negative portrayals of Muslims in the media.

5. Germany: Muslims
asked by: Ruth Jones
31/07/2019
... if he will raise with his German counterpart the decision by the City of Koblenz to ban the burqa at public swimming pools.

Latest Questions
10 Current APPG Officers
Wes Streeting Portrait
Wes Streeting
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Ilford North
Joined: 28th September 2017
Mark Eastwood Portrait
Mark Eastwood
Co-Chair
Conservative - Dewsbury
Joined: 8th April 2020
2 APPG Memberships
Football Club , Furniture Industry
Kirsten Oswald Portrait
Kirsten Oswald
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - East Renfrewshire
Joined: 8th April 2020
Steve Baker Portrait
Steve Baker
Vice Chair
Conservative - Wycombe
Joined: 8th April 2020
1 APPG Membership
Mutuals
Mark Logan Portrait
Mark Logan
Vice Chair
Conservative - Bolton North East
Joined: 8th April 2020
Colleen Fletcher Portrait
Colleen Fletcher
Vice Chair
Labour - Coventry North East
Joined: 8th April 2020
Baroness Warsi Portrait
Baroness Warsi
Treasurer
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Wes Streeting MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 6132.

Email: wes.streeting.mp@parliament.uk

Group's Website:

https://appgbritishmuslims.org/

Benefits in Kind
Date
7 Jun 2018
Source
International Centre for Integration
Description
Reception
Value
£4,501
Date
12 Jul 2017
Source
Aziz Foundation
Description
Funding of staff who acted as the group's secretariat   From : 12/07/2017 To : 31/12/2017
Value
£16,501
Financial Benefits Received
Date
17 Jul 2020
Source
World Federation of Khoja Shia Ithna Asheri Muslims Communities
Value
£25,000
Date
17 Mar 2020
Source
Penny Appeal
Value
£25,000
Date
31 May 2019
Source
World Federation of KSIMC
Value
£20,000
Date
29 Jan 2019
Source
Penny Appeal
Value
£20,000
Date
30 Oct 2018
Source
Aziz Foundation
Value
£18,623
Date
7 Jun 2018
Source
International Centre for Integration
Value
£4,653
Date
29 May 2018
Source
Aziz Foundation
Value
£20,000
Date
21 Feb 2018
Source
Aziz Foundation
Value
£21,373
Former APPG Officers
Anna Soubry Portrait
Anna Soubry
Chair & Registered Contact
The Independent Group for Change - Former Member for Broxtowe
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Eleanor Smith Portrait
Eleanor Smith
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Wolverhampton South West
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships