Commonwealth APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 10/03/2021

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To inform Members about the Commonwealth Secretariat's developments to strengthen the Commonwealth network; to keep members aware of the range of non-parliamentary activities and programmes carried out underneath the Commonwealth brand, both on governmental and non-governmental levels; and to take advantage of opportunities within the developing Commonwealth network for Britain's political and commercial activities and for Britain's positioning in the new international landscape.

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 Commonwealth

1. Statistics on UK trade with the Commonwealth
31/07/2019 - Parliamentary Research

Found: Statistics on UK trade with the Commonwealth By Matthew Ward Contents: 1. Commonwealth membership 2. Trade Statistics

2. UK Commonwealth Cyber Security Programme: case studies
08/03/2021 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Policy paper UK Commonwealth Cyber Security Programme: case studies This selection

3. Opportunities and challenges facing the modern Commonwealth in its 70th year
05/03/2019 - Parliamentary Research

Found: Opportunities and challenges facing the modern Commonwealth in its 70th year Compiled by: Nigel Walker Tim

4. Commonwealth nCSIRT Capacity Building Programme: self-help guide
08/03/2021 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Guidance Commonwealth nCSIRT Capacity Building Programme: self-help guide

5. Commonwealth Cyber Programme: country case studies
09/03/2021 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Guidance Commonwealth Cyber Programme: country case studies This selection

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Commonwealth

1. Commonwealth Day 2021
16/03/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: to move,That this House has considered Commonwealth Day 2021.It is a pleasure to serve under - Speech Link

2. Commonwealth in 2020
09/03/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: has considered the Commonwealth in 2020.May I wish you a happy Commonwealth Day, Madam Deputy Speaker - Speech Link
2: also for the work he did as chairman of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association over that period. - Speech Link
3: Davies, who works tirelessly on behalf of the Commonwealth and colleagues. I was well rewarded for my role - Speech Link

3. Commonwealth Day
11/03/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: statement today to the House as we celebrate Commonwealth Day together. The UK joins our fellow member - Speech Link

4. Rwanda
23/06/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: have had with the government of Rwanda and the Commonwealth Secretariat on (1) progress on implementing - Speech Link
2: Chair-in-Office for the Commonwealth, we have worked diligently with the Commonwealth family to deliver the - Speech Link
3: we have had little debate or reporting on the Commonwealth. I hope that, through the usual channels, the - Speech Link

5. Commonwealth
28/03/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: note of the continuing and evolving role of the Commonwealth and the United Kingdom’s relationship with it - Speech Link
2: ahead of the 70th anniversary of the modern Commonwealth and nearly halfway through the UK’s term as - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Commonwealth
1. Commonwealth
asked by: Lord Hylton
06/08/2020
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to discuss the case for creating new permanent Commonwealth specialist agencies at the next Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.

2. Commonwealth
asked by: Viscount Waverley
28/09/2020
... to undertake such a process.

3. Commonwealth
asked by: Lord Chidgey
28/02/2019
... Tonga and Zambia will be published.

4. Commonwealth
asked by: Lord Taylor of Warwick
30/04/2018
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the issue of the future Head of the Commonwealth; and what considerations underpin their position on this.

5. Commonwealth
asked by: Nicholas Soames
27/04/2018
... what are her objectives are for her two years as the Commonwealth Chair-in-Office.

Latest Questions
16 Current APPG Officers
Lord Howell of Guildford Portrait
Lord Howell of Guildford
Honorary President
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
Baroness Prashar Portrait
Baroness Prashar
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Edward Leigh Portrait
Edward Leigh
Vice Chair
Conservative - Gainsborough
Joined: 28th September 2017
Sammy Wilson Portrait
Sammy Wilson
Vice Chair
Democratic Unionist Party - East Antrim
Joined: 10th October 2018
Mary Robinson Portrait
Mary Robinson
Vice Chair
Conservative - Cheadle
Joined: 24th February 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

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

Email: andrew.rosindell.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Elizabeth van der Valk, Royal Commonwealth Society, 40-41 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5JQ . Tel: 020 3727 4309

Email: elizabeth.VanDerValk@thercs.org

Benefits in Kind
Date
6 Jul 2017
Source
The Royal Commonwealth Society
Description
Secretariat   From : 06/07/2017 To : 05/07/2018
Value
£1,501
Date
1 Jan 2015
Source
The Royal Commonwealth Society
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/01/2015 To : 31/12/2016
Value
£1,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Commonwealth APPG

Former APPG Officers
James Cleverly Portrait
James Cleverly
Vice Chair
Conservative - Braintree
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
1 APPG Membership
Showing Racism the Red Card
Richard Graham Portrait
Richard Graham
Vice Chair
Conservative - Gloucester
Joined: 31st August 2016
Departed: 5th November 2019
Roger Godsiff Portrait
Roger Godsiff
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Birmingham, Hall Green
Joined: 10th October 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Popat Portrait
Lord Popat
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
1 APPG Membership
Rwanda
Baroness Berridge Portrait
Baroness Berridge
Vice Chair & Secretary
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Bellingham Portrait
Lord Bellingham
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
1 APPG Membership
Caribbean
Patrick Grady Portrait
Patrick Grady
Co-Chair
Scottish National Party - Glasgow North
Joined: 31st August 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
Earl of Sandwich Portrait
Earl of Sandwich
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 21st July 2016
Lord Bellingham Portrait
Lord Bellingham
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 23rd December 2015
1 APPG Membership
Caribbean