Coastal Communities APPG

First Registered: 11/09/2019 • Last updated on: 27/01/2021

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To look at coastal strategies on a cross-party basis and establish a framework for policy to help boost coastal communities across the United Kingdom

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Recent Documents related to Coastal Communities

1. Regenerating Seaside Towns and Communities Committee Report: The Future of Seaside Towns
25/06/2019 - Parliamentary Research

Found: June 2019 Regenerating Seaside Towns and Communities Committee Report: The Future of Seaside Towns

2. Coastal flooding and erosion, and adaptation to climate change: Interim Report: Government Response to the Committee’s First Report of Session 2019
01/04/2020 - Inquiry: Coastal flooding and erosion, and adaptation to climate change: Interim Report: Government Response to the Committee’s First Report of Session 2019 - Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
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Found: Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee Coastal ˜ooding and erosion, and adaptation to climate

3. Revival fund to save coastal heritage sites for future generations
26/11/2018 - Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
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Found: Revival fund to save coastal heritage sites for future generations - GOV.UK

4. National Trust - written evidence
14/05/2019 - Inquiry: Coastal flooding and adaptation to climate change - Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
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Found: National Trust welcomes the EFRA Committee Inquiry on Coastal Flooding & Adaptation to Climate Change. The inclusion

5. 1st Report - Coastal flooding and erosion, and adaptation to climate change: Interim Report
01/11/2019 - Inquiry: Coastal flooding and adaptation to climate change - Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
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Found: Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee Coastal ˜ooding and erosion, and adaptation to climate

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Coastal Communities

1. Fishing Sector and Coastal Communities
25/02/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: what steps they are taking (1) to support coastal communities, and (2) to improve the capacity of the fishing - Speech Link
2: pounds being put into this area, but fishing communities see these as rather demeaning handouts. It is - Speech Link
3: ongoing television documentary about sea fishing communities in Cornwall. I recommend it to him. It describes - Speech Link
4: fishing businesses are at the heart of many coastal communities. As I said, they supply a healthy source - Speech Link
5: Prime Minister’s exit road map will help tourist communities, but not as quickly as they would like. However - Speech Link
6: recent announcements are UK-wide. We want all coastal communities across the United Kingdom to benefit from - Speech Link

2. Future of Seaside Towns
01/07/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: Committee on Regenerating Seaside Towns and Communities The future of seaside towns (HL Paper 320). - Speech Link
2: thank you to the people who welcomed us to their communities, provided us with the evidence and ideas, and - Speech Link

3. Seaside Resorts
22/06/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: However, many of the coastal communities in the north-east, in common with coastal towns elsewhere, are - Speech Link
2: supporting coastal communities and have spent £229 million through the Coastal Communities Fund. She will - Speech Link
3: summer. So when do the Government hope that their coastal or tourism task force, which she mentioned, will - Speech Link
4: which must impact the long-term prospects of our coastal resorts. So what long-term aid are the Government - Speech Link
5: risk from the pandemic across the entire UK are coastal: Mablethorpe, Skegness, Clacton-on-Sea, Bridlington - Speech Link
6: We were already aiming to work in just those communities ahead of Covid, whether through our ambitious - Speech Link

4. Coastal Erosion
12/06/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: to move,That this House has considered coastal erosion.It is a pleasure to serve under - Speech Link
2: on securing the debate, which is important to communities in my constituency such as Pennan, Crovie, Gardenstown - Speech Link

5. Fisheries Bill [Lords]
01/09/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: Second time.Fishing is at the heart of coastal communities the length and breadth of the United Kingdom - Speech Link
2: managing our fisheries. As we become an independent coastal state, we are taking back control of fisheries - Speech Link
3: recognise the immense value of fishing to our local communities, and we want to ensure that our own industry - Speech Link
4: uncertainty. We owe it to our fishermen and coastal communities to help them to benefit further from the - Speech Link

6. Fisheries Bill [ Lords ] (Third sitting)
10/09/2020 - Public Bill Committees

1: countries are not signatories to the sharing of coastal states agreements, in particular the North East - Speech Link
2: economic value and benefits of sea fishing for coastal communities, and for labour markets and livelihoods in - Speech Link
3: particularly those that relate to remote rural communities such as my own, in Argyll and Bute.It - Speech Link

7. Sustainable Fisheries
04/07/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: caught by our boats and benefits our fishing communities. We will also aspire to the highest environmental - Speech Link
2: promises were made to the fishing industry and coastal communities about what Brexit would mean for them. So - Speech Link

8. Lowestoft Tidal Flood Barrier
20/01/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: million homes in Britain are at risk of flooding and coastal erosion; management of floods in the past has been - Speech Link
2: The Ards peninsula in my constituency has 96 coastal erosion points, so this is happening in my constituency - Speech Link
3: I will highlight, we must not forget that some coastal areas face devastating flood risk problems too - Speech Link
4: will not be so lucky.The needs of coastal communities have been highlighted by the Committee on - Speech Link

9. UK Fisheries
12/02/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: fisheries regime can provide the UK as an independent coastal state. The Fisheries Bill means that, for the first - Speech Link
2: That would bring a huge advantage to our coastal communities and, potentially, a massive improvement to - Speech Link
3: promises made to the fishing industries and fishing communities are honoured in full, the Government will pay - Speech Link
4: Murray) for securing the debate—a debate that coastal communities around the United Kingdom, not least in my - Speech Link

10. Fisheries Bill [Lords]
13/10/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: marine protected areas as defined in the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009.(3) The Secretary of State - Speech Link
2: the UK to operate as a responsible, independent coastal state. It allows us to ensure that we have sustainable - Speech Link
3: global target is to protect 10% of marine and coastal areas by 2020; we have exceeded that. Some 25% - Speech Link
4: not be built, which would in turn deprive coastal communities of future economic benefits. Another example - Speech Link
5: higher value benefits to the UK and its coastal communities.The consultation proposes increasing - Speech Link
6: vessels anywhere in the world. We, like other coastal states, rely on flag states being responsible for - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Coastal Communities
1. Coastal Areas: Employment
asked by: Melanie Onn
21/05/2019
... what steps he is taking to ensure the coastal communities fund creates sustainable employment opportunities in coastal towns.

2. Coastal Areas: Coronavirus
asked by: Ruth Jones
17/06/2020
... what plans he has to support coastal communities affected by coastal erosion during the covid-19 lockdown.

3. Coastal Areas
asked by: Giles Watling
07/05/2019
... what steps he is taking to support coastal communities.

4. Coastal Communities Fund: Golf
asked by: Kirstene Hair
13/12/2017
... whether funding from the Coastal Communities Fund can be allocated to golf courses that are at risk from coastal erosion.

5. Coastal Communities Fund: Scotland
asked by: David Duguid
11/03/2019
... what support from the Coastal Communities Fund is available for Scotland.

Latest Questions
4 Current APPG Officers
Mike Hill Portrait
Mike Hill
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Hartlepool
Joined: 11th September 2019
Kate Osborne Portrait
Kate Osborne
Vice Chair
Labour - Jarrow
Joined: 24th February 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Mike Hill MP, Constituency office, Tel: 01429290168.

Public Enquiry Point:

Paige Johns, Office of Mike Hill MP, 23 South Road, Hartlepool TS26 9HD. Tel: 01429 290168

Email: paige.johns@parliament.uk

No benefits in kind are on record for the Coastal Communities APPG

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

Former APPG Officers
Damien Moore Portrait
Damien Moore
Vice Chair
Conservative - Southport
Joined: 11th September 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
Martin Whitfield Portrait
Martin Whitfield
Secretary
Labour - Former Member for East Lothian
Joined: 11th September 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Steve McCabe Portrait
Steve McCabe
Co-Chair & Treasurer
Labour - Birmingham, Selly Oak
Joined: 11th September 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019