Celtic Nations APPG

First Registered: 24/02/2020 • Last updated on: 02/06/2021

Note: This APPG was last registered on 2nd Jun 2021. The APPG was not registered in the latest release of 17th Nov 2021 and may be defunct.

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To celebrate, promote and enhance the unique characteristics and history of the Celtic nations.

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 Celtic Nations

23/04/2019 - Early Day Motions

Found: this House notes with sadness the death of former Celtic captain and manager Billy McNeill at the age of

2. Celtic Nations
24/02/2020 - APPGs

Found: the unique characteristics and history of the Celtic nations.

3. Sea Fisheries (Amendment etc.) Regulations 2021
10/06/2021 - Secondary Legislation

Found: 13 (remedial measures for cod and whiting in the Celtic Sea). Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/2239

4. Recognition of the life of Bertie Auld
29/11/2021 - Early Day Motions

Found: That this House celebrates the life of Celtic Football Club legend, and member of the European Cup winning

5. Annual fisheries negotiations cut cod quota
18/12/2019 - Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
- View source

Found: agreed in the Irish Sea, West of Scotland and the Celtic Sea. There are growing concerns about the state

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Recent Speeches related to Celtic Nations

1. Billy McNeill MBE
20/05/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: John O’Hara, was one of the founding fathers of Celtic football club back in 1888. Secondly, I am a very—I - Speech Link
2: debate? Billy McNeill had a long association with Celtic spanning more than 60 years as a player, manager - Speech Link
3: Billy McNeill was a one-club man, and that club was Celtic, for whom he played a remarkable 822 times between - Speech Link

2. Cornish National Identity: 2021 Census
11/06/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: and being British. Like my Celtic cousin, I say that we Celtic fringe nations can bring a true sense of - Speech Link
2: the Cornish nation, just as it does the other Celtic nations of the UK. It would also be of practical importance - Speech Link
3: Protection of National Minorities as the UK’s other Celtic people, the Scots, the Welsh and the Irish. For - Speech Link

3. Oral Answers to Questions
10/05/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: Will the Minister therefore consider visiting Celtic Park to assess the merits of that scheme, which - Speech Link
2: senior member of Celtic in Parliament earlier this week and we had a brief discussion on Celtic. Both my officials - Speech Link
3: to land? How will he ensure that the devolved nations get a fair share of the spoils of relocation? There - Speech Link

4. Walter Smith OBE: Contribution to Scottish Football
17/11/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: were not only many Rangers supporters but many Celtic, Hearts and Hibernian supporters? That tells me - Speech Link
2: personal friendship that developed between Walter and Celtic hero Tommy Burns. The image of a grief-stricken - Speech Link
3: league and cup double in their centenary season, Celtic was left trailing in the wake of this new force - Speech Link

5. Artist Visas
04/09/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: or not come along to see Celtic Connections, I encourage them to do so. Celtic Connections is one of Scotland’s - Speech Link
2: Friend the Member for Glasgow East spoke about Celtic Connections, a festival very close to my heart - Speech Link
3: participation without needing formal sponsorship.Celtic Connections, the Cheltenham festivals, the Edinburgh - Speech Link

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Recent Questions related to Celtic Nations
1. United Nations
asked by: Lord Balfe
... and (2) the decision by the UN to designate 2021 as the International year of Fruits and Vegetables.

2. United Nations
asked by: Ruth Jones
... what recent discussions he has had with the leadership of the United Nations.

3. Wind Power: Celtic Sea
asked by: Selaine Saxby
... what assessment he has made ahead of COP26 of the potential merits of developing floating offshore wind generation in the Celtic Sea to help the UK Government deliver its target of 1GW of energy by 2030.

4. Wind Power: Celtic Sea
asked by: Selaine Saxby
... what steps he plans to take ahead of COP26 to achieve the Government's (a) net zero target and (b) levelling-up agenda in the context of the development of floating offshore wind in the Celtic Sea.

5. Wind Power: Celtic Sea
asked by: Lord Teverson
...To ask Her Majesty's Government how with the future development of Celtic Sea wind power they will ensure that power lines to shore are shared to prevent excess damage to the seabed and minimise costs.

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Former APPG Members
Dave Doogan Portrait
Dave Doogan
Chair & Registered Contact
Scottish National Party - Angus
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 2nd June 2021
Virginia Crosbie Portrait
Virginia Crosbie
Vice Chair
Conservative - Ynys Môn
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 2nd June 2021
Scott Mann Portrait
Scott Mann
Vice Chair
Conservative - North Cornwall
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 2nd June 2021
2 APPG Memberships
Football Club , Vaping
Colum Eastwood Portrait
Colum Eastwood
Vice Chair
Social Democratic & Labour Party - Foyle
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 2nd June 2021
1 APPG Membership
Showing Racism the Red Card
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Dave Doogan MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 3000.

Email: dave.doogan.mp@parliament.uk

No benefits in kind are on record for the Celtic Nations APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Celtic Nations APPG