British Sikhs APPG

First Registered: 24/09/2020 • Last updated on: 27/01/2021

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To support and promote the interests of Sikhs in the UK, work with British Sikhs to celebrate Sikh culture in the UK, and ensure full equality for all British Sikhs.

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 Sikhs

1. Sikhs: Contribution to the UK
30/04/2019 - Westminster Hall

2. Census (Return Particulars and Removal Of Penalties) Bill [Lords]
07/10/2019 - Commons Chamber

3. Census
06/05/2020 - Commons Chamber

4. Cabinet Office
14/10/2019 - Ministerial Corrections

5. Offensive Weapons Bill
19/03/2019 - Lords Chamber

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to British Sikhs

1. Sikhs: Contribution to the UK
30/04/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: That this House has considered the contribution of Sikhs to the UK.It is a pleasure to serve under - Speech Link
2: significant, particularly in places such as Burma. Sikhs played a prominent part in the battles of El Alamein - Speech Link
3: centenary later.Despite the background of Sikhs’ contribution to the UK, it is extraordinary that - Speech Link

2. Census (Return Particulars and Removal Of Penalties) Bill [Lords]
07/10/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: The ethnic groups in subsection (1) must include Sikhs.” —(Preet Kaur Gill.)This new clause would - Speech Link
2: numbers and inadequate allocation of resources to Sikhs based on current census statistics to be overturned - Speech Link
3: international freedom of religion or belief, in which the Sikhs are a stakeholder, I think that her point is very - Speech Link
4: legislators, we should uphold the law and given that Sikhs are already classed as an ethnicity in legislation - Speech Link
5: of this issue and for a box on the census that Sikhs can tick for many years. Does she not agree that - Speech Link
6: support in favour of addressing the discrimination Sikhs have faced in this country because of the fact that - Speech Link

3. Census
06/05/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: one in five Sikhs had encountered discrimination in public places over a year, with Sikhs who wear religious - Speech Link
2: “Sikh”.Why does this matter? First, because Sikhs have been legally recognised as an ethnic group - Speech Link
3: implementing those changes. After a decade of many UK Sikhs making the case for Sikhism to be counted as a separate - Speech Link

4. Jallianwala Bagh Massacre
09/04/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: at the Bagh in the days before 13 April 1919. British Army officers greatly feared an uprising in or - Speech Link
2: certainly support the hon. Gentleman in asking the British Government to apologise, because what he has described - Speech Link

5. Offensive Weapons Bill
19/03/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: businesses. All I seek is to achieve protection for British business in the form of an approved deliverer. - Speech Link
2: the Bill as it is. We are greatly disadvantaging British sellers of knives and doing almost nothing to control - Speech Link
3: Lord Singh, for his advice and to the organisation Sikhs in Politics, which has engaged positively with officials - Speech Link
4: have also pointed out the difficulties that some Sikhs have in carrying a kirpan on their person as part - Speech Link

6. Religious Groups: Financial Support
06/01/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: My Lords, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on British Muslims, in its recent inquiry, received evidence - Speech Link
2: who point the finger at any community, including British Muslims. I absolutely commend the role taken by - Speech Link
3: lorry drivers at Dover, and similar initiatives by Sikhs have been applauded in other parts of the world - Speech Link
4: My Lords, I completely agree on the role of British Sikhs. It is fundamental to their faith to help people - Speech Link

7. Census (England and Wales) Order 2020
12/05/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: translated materials, and information in Braille or British Sign Language for those who may not otherwise be - Speech Link
2: Secondly, it is disappointing to many thousands of Sikhs that the Government have decided not to include - Speech Link
3: supporting a Cornish tick box, and I support one for Sikhs.A fuller assessment of the number of Welsh - Speech Link
4: made about inclusivity and the Sikh communities. Sikhs have been recognised as an ethnic group for over - Speech Link
5: hurt felt by many of us over the 1984 genocide of Sikhs, saying that reducing the religion to an ethnic - Speech Link

8. Offensive Weapons Bill
30/01/2019 - Grand Committee

1: wrong to penalise ordinary people, particularly British traders, when no good will come out of it; it is - Speech Link
2: hint of age verification. It appeared to be a British company that I was ordering from but, actually - Speech Link
3: then launch a big campaign. I would know that the British Government were attempting to hamstring manufacturers - Speech Link
4: Lords, as usual, I need educating. How is even a British business to know that a particular address is residential - Speech Link
5: Government want to do is to make things difficult for British companies, but we want to clamp down on some of - Speech Link
6: trying to get a foreign supplier to comply with British law; rather, it is internationally accepted that - Speech Link
7: and is in charge of regulatory reform across the British Government. Its policy is described in these terms:“Some - Speech Link

9. Historical Statues and Memorials
09/02/2017 - Grand Committee

1: actions were not ultimately backed by British arms and sanctioned by British law. He is part of history; he - Speech Link
2: born in Jamaica; or—and not to age myself—the British colony of Jamaica, as it was known then. When one - Speech Link
3: of the Sikh Empire in 1849, Sikhs were recruited en masse into the British Army and formed its elite fighting - Speech Link

10. India: Freedom of Religion
17/03/2016 - Grand Committee

1: large Muslim minority, as well as Christians and Sikhs, firmly in their place. Reports from Amnesty International - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to British Sikhs
1. India: Sikhs
asked by: Eddie Hughes
20/11/2017
... if he will initiate an independent inquiry into the role of the British Government in circumstances surrounding the killing of Sikhs in India in 1984.

2. Sikhs
asked by: Preet Kaur Gill
07/10/2019
... if she will publish the (a) research and (b) reports that her Department has commissioned and requested on (i) the Sikh community and (ii) Sikh groups and organisations in each of the last three years.

3. Sikhs
asked by: Preet Kaur Gill
09/09/2019
... if he will publish all (a) research and (b) reports his Department has commissioned and requested on (i) the Sikh community and (ii) Sikh groups and organisations in each of the last three years.

4. Sikhs
asked by: Preet Kaur Gill
09/09/2019
... if she will publish the (a) research and (b) reports that her Department has commissioned and requested on (i) the Sikh community and (ii) Sikh groups and organisations in each of the last three years.

5. Sikhs
asked by: Preet Kaur Gill
30/01/2019
... if he will include Sikhs in the next Race Disparity Audit.

Latest Questions
15 Current APPG Officers
Preet Kaur Gill Portrait
Preet Kaur Gill
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour (Co-op) - Birmingham, Edgbaston
Joined: 24th September 2020
Stuart Anderson Portrait
Stuart Anderson
Vice Chair
Conservative - Wolverhampton South West
Joined: 24th September 2020
2 APPG Memberships
Black Country , Veterans
Joy Morrissey Portrait
Joy Morrissey
Vice Chair
Conservative - Beaconsfield
Joined: 24th September 2020
1 APPG Membership
Taxation
Nicola Richards Portrait
Nicola Richards
Vice Chair
Conservative - West Bromwich East
Joined: 24th September 2020
Lord Suri Portrait
Lord Suri
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 24th September 2020
Kate Green Portrait
Kate Green
Vice Chair
Labour - Stretford and Urmston
Joined: 24th September 2020
Pat McFadden Portrait
Pat McFadden
Vice Chair
Labour - Wolverhampton South East
Joined: 24th September 2020
Wes Streeting Portrait
Wes Streeting
Vice Chair
Labour - Ilford North
Joined: 24th September 2020
Kirsten Oswald Portrait
Kirsten Oswald
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - East Renfrewshire
Joined: 24th September 2020
Lord Ranger Portrait
Lord Ranger
Treasurer
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 24th September 2020
1 APPG Membership
Indian Traditional Sciences
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Preet Kaur Gill MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 2879.

Email: preet.gill.mp@parliament.uk

No benefits in kind are on record for the British Sikhs APPG

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