Compassionate Politics APPG

First Registered: 08/04/2020 • Last updated on: 10/03/2021

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To put compassion, inclusion and cooperation at the heart of politics.

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Recent Documents related to Compassionate Politics

1. Purple Pack bereavement guide for families of service personnel
10/03/2020 - Ministry of Defence
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Found: difficult time. Ownership The Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre (JCCC) are the lead organisation for

2. Current commemorative casework
10/05/2019 - Veterans UK
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Found: Casualty and Compassionate Centre (JCCC). Related information Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre (JCCC)

3. Families transcript
26/09/2019 - Ministry of Defence
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Found: the Ministry of Defence™s Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre. It explains the key role they play 24

4. Covid-19: Prison releases
24/04/2020 - Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS)
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Found: Covid - 19: Use of Compassionate ROTL 24 th April 2020 1. This document is supplementary

5. Covid-19: Prison releases
24/04/2020 - Ministry of Justice
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Found: Covid - 19: Use of Compassionate ROTL 24 th April 2020 1. This document is supplementary

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Compassionate Politics

1. Coronavirus Regulations: Assisted Deaths Abroad
05/11/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: this is not an issue in which there is any party politics, and there is rightly no Government position. - Speech Link
2: time that we recognise that the law is not compassionate or safe and leaves behind bereaved families - Speech Link
3: powerfully, from both a position of his faith and a compassionate position of respect for what the current rules - Speech Link

2. Households Below Average Incomes Statistics
28/03/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: see poverty rise. After all, we all came into politics to help people plot a path to a better life. That - Speech Link
2: inevitable. Ministers may not wish to come into politics to make people poorer, but I am afraid that if - Speech Link
3: this was one of main reasons why I came into politics in the first place. I thought it was appalling - Speech Link

3. Immigration
19/10/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: (Conor McGinn) exactly how the status quo is compassionate when it fuels the evil trafficking of human - Speech Link
2: It is clear that we must do something to be compassionate, but we must also ensure that those who claim - Speech Link
3: December.The safest, most humane and most compassionate thing we can do for any person wanting to cross - Speech Link

4. Budget Changes
21/03/2016 - Commons Chamber

1: the Chancellor’s choices are driven by cynical politics, and not by economic necessity? Should not the - Speech Link
2: Wilson once said that a week was a long time in politics. How long is a long-term economic plan? Three - Speech Link
3: independence plans, the Opposition would not play politics with that. Does my hon. Friend agree that this - Speech Link

5. Detention of Kamal Foroughi in Iran
19/05/2016 - Commons Chamber

1: for Petronas. He had no involvement whatever in politics—in fact, he was glad to be both British and Iranian - Speech Link
2: signed a petition calling for his release on compassionate grounds. That really demonstrates how many people - Speech Link
3: mentions that the right thing to do—purely on compassionate grounds, without any reference to the Iranian - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Compassionate Politics
1. Compassionate Leave
asked by: George Howarth
... whether his Department has discussed the implications of a statutory right to bereavement leave with (a) other Departments and (b) external organisations.

2. Compassionate Leave
asked by: Baroness Lister of Burtersett
... refers to paid or unpaid leave.

3. Compassionate Leave
asked by: Baroness Pitkeathley
...To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to launch the consultation on care leave for employees who are also providing unpaid care for ill or disabled family members or friends.

4. Compassionate Leave
asked by: Steve McCabe
... what assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of providing a statutory entitlement to up to 10 days paid care leave.

5. Compassionate Leave
asked by: Steve McCabe
... what assessment he has made of the potential merits of providing the statutory right for employees taking longer-term unpaid care leave to return to their original employment after their caring duties have finished.

Latest Questions
9 Current APPG Officers
Baroness Warsi Portrait
Baroness Warsi
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 8th April 2020
Martyn Day Portrait
Martyn Day
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Joined: 8th April 2020
Lord Bishop of Durham Portrait
Lord Bishop of Durham
Vice Chair
Bishops - Bishops
Joined: 7th August 2020
2 APPG Memberships
Migration , Refugees
Tracey Crouch Portrait
Tracey Crouch
Vice Chair
Conservative - Chatham and Aylesford
Joined: 8th April 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Debbie Abrahams MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 1041 Fax: 0207 219 2405.


Public Enquiry Point:

Matt Hawkins, Compassion in Politics, 6 Goodwin's Court, London WC2N 4BN. Tel: 07515 895 998



Compassion in Politics acts as the group's secretariat.

Benefits in Kind
3 Mar 2020
Compassion in Politics
Secretariat   From : 03/03/2020 To : 02/03/2021

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Compassionate Politics APPG