Catalonia APPG

First Registered: 29/03/2017 • Last updated on: 10/03/2021

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To develop links between parliamentarians in this country and in Catalonia. To keep Members of Parliament abreast of the ongoing events and debates about Catalan self-determination and to help ensure that debate is carried out in the most democratic way.

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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Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Catalonia

1. Imprisonment of Catalan Leaders
15/10/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: but the position of Her Majesty’s Government on Catalonia is clear: it is a matter for Spain. The United - Speech Link
2: respectful process of dialogue with the Government of Catalonia? Will the Secretary of State commit to pressing - Speech Link
3: which was agreed by Spain—including the people of Catalonia—in 1978, makes it quite clear that it is not legally - Speech Link

2. Catalonia
02/11/2017 - Commons Chamber

1: Spanish unity preserved.The situation in Catalonia is an internal matter for Spain and its people - Speech Link
2: to act in two ways: to call on the parties in Catalonia to enter into talks and to offer their good offices - Speech Link
3: On the comparison between Scotland and Catalonia, no two situations are alike, and each needs to - Speech Link

3. Catalan Independence Referendum
10/10/2017 - Westminster Hall

1: parliamentary group on Catalonia and as someone who observed the referendum in Catalonia last Sunday. I was - Speech Link
2: remarked to me that had events such as those in Catalonia occurred further away—perhaps not in an EU member - Speech Link
3: agreeing without resorting to violence? Given that Catalonia has submitted 19 formal requests to the Spanish - Speech Link

4. Points of Order
11/07/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: members of the all-party parliamentary group on Catalonia.Reference is made to meetings of the APPG - Speech Link
2: Chamber this morning for matters that occur in Catalonia, but I take very seriously the points the hon - Speech Link
3: elected Members of the European Parliament from Catalonia, as reported in The Guardian? I am sure that the - Speech Link

5. Oral Answers to Questions
21/11/2017 - Commons Chamber

1: House is united in our concern about events in Catalonia and how this has been handled over recent weeks - Speech Link
2: and the Government of the UK. The referendum in Catalonia was not legal in that way. We fully support Spain - Speech Link
3: Scottish referendum being a legal referendum, but Catalonia has had no legal routes from which to have a referendum - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Catalonia
1. Catalonia: Sovereignty
asked by: Owen Thompson
08/10/2020
... what discussions he has had with his Spanish counterpart on the disqualification of Quim Torra as President of Catalonia.

2. Catalonia: Sovereignty
asked by: Patrick Grady
12/10/2020
... tabled by the hon. Member for Arfon.

3. Catalonia: Sovereignty
asked by: Lord Blencathra
31/10/2019
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Spain about that government's treatment of protesters in Catalonia and Barcelona.

4. Catalonia: Sovereignty
asked by: Andrew Rosindell
25/10/2019
... what representations he has made to his Spanish counterpart on the recent prison sentences for Catalan separatist leaders; and if he will make a statement.

5. Catalonia: Sovereignty
asked by: Catherine West
21/10/2019
... whether he has made representations to his Spanish counterpart on the (a) general and (b) police response to pro-independence demonstrations in Catalonia.

Latest Questions
9 Current APPG Officers
Douglas Chapman Portrait
Douglas Chapman
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Dunfermline and West Fife
Joined: 29th March 2017
Ronnie Cowan Portrait
Ronnie Cowan
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Inverclyde
Joined: 24th February 2020
Gareth Johnson Portrait
Gareth Johnson
Vice Chair
Conservative - Dartford
Joined: 24th February 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Hywel Williams MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 8150.

Email: hywel.williams.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Chris Bambery, 12 Macroom Road, London W9 3HY. Tel: 07986 085162

Email: appgcatalonia@gmail.com

Group's Website:

https://appgcatalonia.wixsite.com/website

No benefits in kind are on record for the Catalonia APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Catalonia APPG

Former APPG Officers
Roger Godsiff Portrait
Roger Godsiff
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Birmingham, Hall Green
Joined: 29th March 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
George Kerevan Portrait
George Kerevan
Chair & Registered Contact
Scottish National Party - Former Member for East Lothian
Joined: 29th March 2017
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
None Portrait
Ms Margaret Ritchie
Vice Chair
Joined: 29th March 2017
Departed: 2nd May 2017
Chris Law Portrait
Chris Law
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Dundee West
Joined: 29th March 2017
Departed: 2nd May 2017
Lord Wigley Portrait
Lord Wigley
Vice Chair
Plaid Cymru - Life peer
Joined: 29th March 2017
Departed: 2nd May 2017
3 APPG Memberships
Hydrogen , Learning Disability , Water
Margaret Ferrier Portrait
Margaret Ferrier
Vice Chair
Independent - Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Joined: 29th March 2017
Departed: 2nd May 2017