Caribbean APPG

First Registered: 15/02/2017 • Last updated on: 27/01/2021

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To encourage political interest in the Caribbean; to meet Caribbean politicians visiting the UK; and to discuss British-Caribbean politics.

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 Caribbean

1. Mapping Security and Justice Activities in the Caribbean
07/10/2019 - Department for International Development
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Found: Mapping security and justic e activities in the Caribbean Roz Price Institute of Development Studies

2. Profile of development work: Caribbean
02/09/2020 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: DFID CARIBBEAN poverty, deliver the Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs) and tackle

3. Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service workforce quarterly: June 2020
20/08/2020 - Ministry of Justice
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Found: 027966101694915254600.032520325203252036Black / African / Caribbean / Black British91210.0753440499595235417740.0

4. International search & rescue co-operation data: Passenger ships
05/12/2019 - Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA)
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Found: 01-Jun-19 Adventure of the Seas C6SA3 311263000 Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd UK Coastguard NMOC +44 (0) 2392 556000

5. Overseas trade statistics: methodologies
01/11/2019 - HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)
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Found: EU25) European Union25 Latin America and Caribbean Middle East and North Africa (excluding EU25)

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Caribbean

1. Overseas Territories: Humanitarian and Disaster Relief
09/02/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: provide significant support to Bermuda and the Caribbean territories to ensure that they are ready for - Speech Link
2: The Royal Navy has a forward presence in the Caribbean during hurricane season to support our overseas - Speech Link
3: and support, safeguarding our north Atlantic Caribbean territories and getting to know the many islands - Speech Link
4: slowly to the devastating 2017 hurricanes in the Caribbean. In 2018, the Government, including the noble - Speech Link
5: The multinational co-ordination cell of the Caribbean is a UK concept, and we are working with key partners - Speech Link
6: congratulated on their timely assistance to our Caribbean and other overseas territories. Does the Minister - Speech Link
7: the multinational co-ordination cell within the Caribbean, and we work very closely with CDEMA specifically - Speech Link
8: environmental disaster affecting the coral reefs in the Caribbean, caused by stony coral tissue loss disease. This - Speech Link

2. Windrush Generation and the Home Office
07/03/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: automatically to many citizens, including those from the Caribbean Commonwealth. By changing the rules, the Government - Speech Link
2: recommendation 5, on the need to extend the review beyond Caribbean Commonwealth citizens. I wonder whether the Committee - Speech Link
3: the issue. Just as some people went back to the Caribbean on holiday and could not come back into this country - Speech Link
4: Department has reviewed 11,800 Caribbean cases, around 160,000 non-Caribbean Commonwealth cases remain unreviewed” - Speech Link
5: are from the wider Commonwealth than from the Caribbean. I am glad to see that the Immigration Minister - Speech Link

3. MV “Empire Windrush”
18/01/2018 - Grand Committee

1: “the great wave of post-war migration from the Caribbean to the United Kingdom can symbolically be said - Speech Link
2: Members of this House, particularly those with Caribbean origin. My noble friend Lady Lawrence of Clarendon - Speech Link
3: dreams of hundreds of young men and women from the Caribbean. Nothing like this had happened before. Here was - Speech Link

4. Windrush: 70th Anniversary
14/06/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: at Tilbury Docks carrying passengers from the Caribbean; further notes the critical role those passengers - Speech Link
2: comments.Windrush passengers from the Caribbean travelled as British citizens as a result of the - Speech Link
3: lives of Windrush passengers and others from the Caribbean who followed them to Brixton were captured by - Speech Link
4: of the Black past in Britain as well as in the Caribbean and Africa is a monumental task, but it is a major - Speech Link
5: generation, we focus predominantly on those who are of Caribbean origin, but that is where I would like to expand - Speech Link
6: United Kingdom, if we focus solely on the Afro-Caribbean community, important though it is, we miss the - Speech Link
7: there was little future left for them in the Caribbean. Like in Britain after the second world war, the - Speech Link

5. Windrush Compensation Scheme
03/04/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: that the scheme is open not only to those of Caribbean origin. The Government propose broadly to align - Speech Link
2: that this is not just about persons from the Caribbean. The Windrush generation is so called because - Speech Link
3: that the scheme is not just open to people of Caribbean origin, and I am glad we agree on that. She asked - Speech Link
4: the compensation scheme is not restricted to Caribbean countries, but why is the Department not undertaking - Speech Link
5: scheme is not limited to Commonwealth citizens of Caribbean origin; it is broader than that. It is right that - Speech Link
6: previously explained in the House, focused on those of Caribbean origin, but that process of trying to find those - Speech Link

6. Hurricane Irma
12/09/2017 - Lords Chamber

1: friend the Foreign Secretary is on his way to the Caribbean to see for himself our stricken overseas territories - Speech Link
2: about what was happening across the way in the Caribbean than the long-term planning issues around climate - Speech Link

7. Windrush Compensation Scheme (Expenditure) Bill
24/03/2020 - Commons Chamber

1:  after “persons” insert“from not only Caribbean but also from other Commonwealth countries who - Speech Link
2: not actively looking for victims outside the Caribbean countries. I hope that that will now change, but - Speech Link
3: Windrush compensation that we look beyond the Caribbean. In the lessons learned review, Wendy Williams - Speech Link
4: scheme as open to individuals from beyond the Caribbean Commonwealth. I appreciate the thought behind - Speech Link
5: it is not just about those who came from the Caribbean; it is wider. It is for Commonwealth citizens - Speech Link

8. HMS “Ocean”: Hurricane Relief
14/09/2017 - Lords Chamber

1: noble Lord will know—was pre-positioned in the Caribbean in order to respond immediately when the hurricane - Speech Link
2: have been better able to cope if we had kept the Caribbean guard ship on station in that area, and a garrison - Speech Link
3: have a dearth or absence of personnel in the Caribbean area. We have a significant presence there in - Speech Link
4: devastating natural disaster has occurred in the Caribbean, affecting many hundreds of thousands of people - Speech Link

9. MV “Empire Windrush”
21/06/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: legacy of the Windrush generation. This will make Caribbean people, who for not just the last 70 years but - Speech Link
2: Baroness is a magnificent example of the people of Caribbean descent in this country. Throughout this campaign - Speech Link
3: example in our national life of what many of Caribbean descent have succeeded in doing in this country - Speech Link
4: before the Windrush arrived, people from the Caribbean contributed a great deal to our war effort in - Speech Link

10. UN: Global Goals for Sustainable Development
09/10/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: because of the effect of the hurricanes in the Caribbean last year. Those led us to work very much on resilience - Speech Link
2: request that I and others, particularly in the Caribbean, have made that that review’s findings, even with - Speech Link
3: unprecedented two category 5 hurricanes in the Caribbean last year was incredibly effective, with the delivery - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Caribbean
1. Caribbean: Coronavirus
asked by: Fabian Hamilton
... what estimate he has made of the number of British citizens still awaiting repatriation to the UK from countries in the Caribbean region due to the covid-19 pandemic.

2. Caribbean: Coronavirus
asked by: John Spellar
... how many people are registered with his Department as awaiting repatriation from the West Indies as a result of the covid-19 pandemic.

3. Caribbean: Coronavirus
asked by: Fabian Hamilton
... (d) Montserrat and (e) Antigua and Barbuda as a result of the covid-19 pandemic.

4. Deportation: Caribbean
asked by: Catherine West
... how many residents of Hornsey & Wood Green constituency have been scheduled for deportation on the restarted deportation charter flights to the Caribbean.

5. Deportation: Caribbean
asked by: Catherine West
... when the decision was taken to restart deportation charter flights to the Caribbean; and if he will make a statement.

Latest Questions
15 Current APPG Officers
Lord Foulkes of Cumnock Portrait
Lord Foulkes of Cumnock
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 15th February 2017
Lord Bellingham Portrait
Lord Bellingham
Deputy Chairman
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 15th February 2017
No other APPG Memberships
David Lammy Portrait
David Lammy
Deputy Chairman
Labour - Tottenham
Joined: 15th February 2017
4 APPG Memberships
Alevis , British Jews , Faith and Society , Fatherhood
David Morris Portrait
David Morris
Vice Chair
Conservative - Morecambe and Lunesdale
Joined: 15th February 2017
Dawn Butler Portrait
Dawn Butler
Vice Chair
Labour - Brent Central
Joined: 15th February 2017
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Andrew Rosindell MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 8475.


Public Enquiry Point:

Philippa Broom, Office of Andrew Rosindell MP, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA. Tel: 07855 368 127


No benefits in kind are on record for the Caribbean APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Caribbean APPG

Former APPG Officers
None Portrait
Sir Henry Bellingham
Deputy Chairman
Joined: 7th August 2020
Departed: 4th November 2020
Baroness Hoey Portrait
Baroness Hoey
Vice Chair
Non-affiliated - Life peer
Joined: 15th February 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Baroness Howells of St Davids Portrait
Baroness Howells of St Davids
Vice Chair
Labour - Retired on 10 January 2019
Joined: 15th February 2017
Departed: 2nd January 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Geoffrey Clifton-Brown Portrait
Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - The Cotswolds
Joined: 15th February 2017
Departed: 10th October 2018
Geoffrey Clifton-Brown Portrait
Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - The Cotswolds
Joined: 15th February 2017
Departed: 20th December 2017
Diane Abbott Portrait
Diane Abbott
Labour - Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Joined: 15th February 2017
Departed: 2nd May 2017
1 APPG Membership
Commercial Sexual Exploitation