Coalfield Communities APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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To encourage the further economic, social and cultural development of the UK's former coalfield communities, by bringing together MPs, external stakeholders and others to develop credible proposals for further coalfields regeneration.

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Recent Documents related to Coalfield Communities

1. Coalfield Communities
30/07/2015 - APPGs

Found: cultural development of the UK's former coalfield communities, by bringing together MPs, external stakeholders

2. FRACKING IN THE FORMER COALFIELD AREAS
22/05/2018 - Early Day Motions

Found: events; further urges the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to adopt Professor Styles's

3. Coalfield Areas: Sports Facilities
24/10/2018 - Westminster Hall

4. Hansard_Speeches object (140703)
24/10/2018 - Speeches

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5. Hansard_Speeches object (140704)
24/10/2018 - Speeches

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Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Coalfield Communities

1. Coalfield Areas: Sports Facilities
24/10/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: this House has considered sports facilities in coalfield areas.It is a pleasure to serve under your - Speech Link

2. Arts Council England Funding: Coalfield Communities
20/02/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: in presenting to the world a list of the coalfield communities that it funds that is so expansive as to - Speech Link
2: themselves and none of it gets into the former coalfield communities. It is a scandal. The Arts Council needs - Speech Link

3. Future of Coal in the UK
03/12/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: great traditions and solidarity of our mining communities, nor is it about the coaling stations that stretched - Speech Link
2: and to the hearts of many Members representing coalfield constituencies. I welcome the debate, congratulate - Speech Link
3: debate but on the work he does for coal and coalfield communities. I am delighted to speak in the debate as - Speech Link

4. Mineworkers’ Pension Scheme
10/06/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: retired miners who made the long journey from the coalfield areas in anticipation that the debate would take - Speech Link
2: dramatically.I am proud to represent the mining communities of east Durham. We owe a debt of gratitude to - Speech Link
3: surplus-sharing arrangements. Members representing coalfield areas will have received emails from constituents - Speech Link

5. Mineworkers’ Pension Scheme
14/02/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: and their families in my constituency and coalfield communities across the country.I understand the - Speech Link
2: owes a debt of honour to the miners and mining communities for providing the fuel that powered a nation - Speech Link
3: Durham miners’ gala, which celebrates the coalfield communities. She is absolutely right about the money - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Coalfield Communities
1. Garden Communities
asked by: Andrew Bridgen
03/03/2021
... if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of the creation of a UK Garden City scheme to (a) promote horticulture and (b) promote and reinvigorate green spaces that are vital to physical and mental wellbeing during the covid-19 outbreak.

2. Garden Communities
asked by: Luciana Berger
02/07/2019
... what steps he is taking to work with Homes England to incorporate community cohesion as part of the support offered to existing and future garden communities.

3. Garden Communities
asked by: Luciana Berger
01/07/2019
... what steps he is taking as part of the loneliness strategy to ensure that community cohesion is considered in the assessment process for prospective Garden Communities.

4. Garden Communities
asked by: David Davis
13/03/2019
... how much funding his Department has allocated to local authorities for the development of new (a) garden cities and (b) villages.

5. Garden Communities
asked by: Priti Patel
16/01/2019
... whether he plans to undertake a value for money assessment of funding allocated to local authorities for garden settlement projects; and if he will make a statement.

Latest Questions
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13 Current APPG Officers
Jonathan Gullis Portrait
Jonathan Gullis
Co-Chair
Conservative - Stoke-on-Trent North
Joined: 8th April 2020
Brendan Clarke-Smith Portrait
Brendan Clarke-Smith
Secretary
Conservative - Bassetlaw
Joined: 8th April 2020
Aaron Bell Portrait
Aaron Bell
Vice Chair
Conservative - Newcastle-under-Lyme
Joined: 8th April 2020
Mary Kelly Foy Portrait
Mary Kelly Foy
Vice Chair
Labour - City of Durham
Joined: 8th April 2020
Stephanie Peacock Portrait
Stephanie Peacock
Vice Chair
Labour - Barnsley East
Joined: 2nd June 2021
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Alex Davies-Jones MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 4981.

Email: alex.daviesjones.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Freddie Cook, Office of Alex Davies-Jones MP, House of Commons . Tel: 020 7219 4981

Email: freddie.cook@parliament.uk

Secretariat:

Industrial Communities Alliance acts as the group's secretariat. http://www.industrialcommunitiesalliance.org/

Benefits in Kind
Date
12 Feb 2021
Source
Industrial Communities Alliance
Description
Secretariat   From : 12/02/2021 To : 11/02/2022
Value
£1,501
Date
12 Feb 2020
Source
Industrial Communities Alliance
Description
Secretariat   From : 12/02/2020 To : 11/02/2021
Value
£1,501
Date
12 Jul 2016
Source
Industrial Communities Alliance
Description
Secretariat   From : 12/07/2016 To : 11/07/2017
Value
£1,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Coalfield Communities APPG

Former APPG Officers
Conor McGinn Portrait
Conor McGinn
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - St Helens North
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 21st April 2021
Gareth Snell Portrait
Gareth Snell
Secretary
Labour (Co-op) - Former Member for Stoke-on-Trent Central
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Lee Rowley Portrait
Lee Rowley
Vice Chair
Conservative - North East Derbyshire
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 11th September 2019
Mark Spencer Portrait
Mark Spencer
Vice Chair
Conservative - Sherwood
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Kevin Barron Portrait
Kevin Barron
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Rother Valley
Joined: 13th November 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Ian Lavery Portrait
Ian Lavery
Secretary
Labour - Wansbeck
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
Kevin Barron Portrait
Kevin Barron
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Rother Valley
Joined: 13th November 2015
Departed: 12th October 2016
No other APPG Memberships
David Anderson Portrait
David Anderson
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Former Member for Blaydon
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 3rd June 2016
No other APPG Memberships
Nia Griffith Portrait
Nia Griffith
Vice Chair
Labour - Llanelli
Joined: 13th November 2015
Departed: 3rd June 2016
1 APPG Membership
Modern Languages
Huw Irranca-Davies Portrait
Huw Irranca-Davies
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Ogmore
Joined: 13th November 2015
Departed: 16th March 2016
No other APPG Memberships
Ann Clwyd Portrait
Ann Clwyd
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Cynon Valley
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 29th September 2015
No other APPG Memberships
Heather Wheeler Portrait
Heather Wheeler
Vice Chair
Conservative - South Derbyshire
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 29th September 2015
Nigel Adams Portrait
Nigel Adams
Vice Chair
Conservative - Selby and Ainsty
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 29th September 2015
No other APPG Memberships