Egypt APPG

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

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To strengthen relations between British and Egyptian parliamentarians and promote British-Egyptian relations amongst both chambers of the UK Parliament.

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 Egypt

1. UK-Egypt Joint Statement
05/12/2020 - Department for International Trade
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Found: UK-Egypt Joint Statement The UK and Egypt have agreed the text of the UK-Egypt Association

2. List of translators and interpreters in Egypt
08/06/2020 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: List of translators and interpreters in Egypt List of translators and interpreters

3. Overseas business risk: Egypt
23/02/2021 - Department for International Trade
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Found: Guidance Overseas business risk: Egypt Information on key security and political

4. Egypt - List of Funeral Directors
08/06/2020 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Guidance Egypt - List of Funeral Directors List of Funeral Directors in Egypt Published

5. Continuing the UK's trade relationship with Egypt: parliamentary report
14/12/2020 - Department for International Trade
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Found: Continuing the UK's trade relationship with Egypt: parliamentary report The government’s approach

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Egypt

1. Arrest of Egyptian Human Rights Advocates
08/12/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: the EIPR discussed the human rights situation in Egypt.The arrests of Karim Ennarah and his colleagues - Speech Link
2: again, we see that repressive regimes—in this case, Egypt—behave far worse if they think the world is not - Speech Link
3: role as an independent voice on human rights in Egypt. We remain concerned about the application of anti-terrorism - Speech Link

2. UK Flight Ban: Sharm El Sheikh
13/12/2017 - Commons Chamber

1: co-chairman of the all-party parliamentary group on Egypt. It is a privilege to serve alongside some excellent - Speech Link
2: Friend. When the all-party parliamentary group on Egypt, of which the right hon. Member for East Ham and - Speech Link
3: ban, roughly 1 million British tourists visited Egypt each year, benefiting the economy by a minimum of - Speech Link

3. Egypt: Suspension of Flights
22/07/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: it reminds visitors that:“Terrorists in Egypt likely maintain the intent and capability to target - Speech Link

4. Sudan
06/06/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: internet problems. The other country involved is Egypt, which seems to have a vested interest in not putting - Speech Link
2: working with international partners, he mentioned Egypt. I said to the noble Lord, Lord Collins, that we - Speech Link

5. Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) Order 2017
21/12/2017 - Lords Chamber

1: following an attack it conducted in Fayoum governorate, Egypt. In September 2016, the group claimed responsibility - Speech Link
2: attacks in Egypt; and the fourth group has been involved in attacks on the army and the police in Egypt. However - Speech Link
3: which proscribes four groups based in Bahrain and Egypt, and removes one group from the list of proscribed - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Egypt
1. Egypt: Detainees
asked by: Margaret Ferrier
10/06/2020
... what recent assessment he has made of the (a) adequacy of conditions in detention facilities and (b) appropriateness of the use of extended pre-trial detention periods in Egypt.

2. Egypt: Torture
asked by: Preet Kaur Gill
10/07/2020
... what recent representations he has made to his Egyptian counterpart on the alleged use of torture to obtain confessions from detainees in that country.

3. Egypt: Coronavirus
asked by: Kerry McCarthy
21/04/2020
... when he plans to provide emergency flights to repatriate British nationals that are stranded in Egypt as a result of covid-19.

4. Egypt: Corruption
asked by: Jonathan Edwards
17/03/2020
... what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the UK Action Against Corruption Programme in Egypt.

5. Egypt: Gaza
asked by: Matthew Offord
04/03/2020
... what assessment his Department has made of the effect on people living in Gaza of the construction of a wall by the Egyptian Government along their respective borders.

Latest Questions
8 Current APPG Officers
Jonathan Lord Portrait
Jonathan Lord
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Woking
Joined: 28th September 2017
Lord Marlesford Portrait
Lord Marlesford
Co-Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Houghton of Richmond Portrait
Lord Houghton of Richmond
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 8th April 2020
Lord Risby Portrait
Lord Risby
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
3 APPG Memberships
Algeria , Trade and Export Promotion , Ukraine
Lord Stone of Blackheath Portrait
Lord Stone of Blackheath
Treasurer
Non-affiliated - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
1 APPG Membership
Olympic and Paralympic Games
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Mr Jonathan Lord MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 6913.

Email: jonathan.lord.mp@parliament.uk

Benefits in Kind
Date
29 Jan 2021
Source
Samir Takla
Description
Samir Takla acts as the group's secretariat and pays Carole Cosgrove to act help him fulfil that role   From : 29/01/2021 To : 28/01/2022
Value
£4,501
Date
29 Jan 2020
Source
Samir Takla
Description
Samir Takla acts as the group's secretariat and pays Carole Cosgrove to act help him fulfil that role   From : 29/01/2020 To : 28/01/2021
Value
£4,501
Date
29 Jan 2020
Source
Samir Takla
Description
Samir Takla acts as the group's secretariat and pays Eleni Athanasiadi to act help him fulfil that role   From : 29/01/2020 To : 28/01/2021
Value
£4,501
Date
18 Jul 2019
Source
Samir Takla
Description
Samir Takla acts as the group's secretariat and pays Eleni Athanasiadi to act help him fulfil that role   From : 18/07/2019 To : 17/07/2020
Value
£4,501
Date
18 Jul 2018
Source
Samir Takla
Description
Samir Takla acts as the group's secretariat and pays Eleni Athanasiadi to act help him fulfil that role   From : 18/07/2018 To : 17/07/2019
Value
£4,501
Date
12 Feb 2018
Source
The Egyptian British Chamber of Commerce
Description
Visit to Egypt   From : 12/02/2018 To : 14/02/2018
Value
£1,501
Date
24 Nov 2017
Source
Egyptian Parliament
Description
Visit to Egypt   From : 24/11/2017 To : 27/11/2017
Value
£6,001
Date
18 Jul 2017
Source
Samir Takla
Description
Samir Takla acts as the group's secretariat and pays Eleni Athanasiadi to act help him fulfil that role   From : 18/07/2017 To : 17/07/2018
Value
£4,501
Date
25 Jul 2016
Source
Egyptian Parliament
Description
Flights, accommodation and other transport for visit to Cairo and Sharm el Sheikh   From : 25/07/2016 To : 30/07/2016
Value
£10,501
Date
3 Nov 2015
Source
Mr Samir Takla
Description
Paid travel, accommodation and other expenses of a speaker for meeting held on 3 November 2015
Value
£4,501
Date
1 Jan 2015
Source
Sarah Chilman
Description
Mr Samir Takla pays Sarah Chilman to act as the group's secretariat   From : 01/01/2015 To : 31/12/2015
Value
£7,501
Date
1 Jan 2015
Source
Mr Samir Takla
Description
Paid for two admin assistants to work for the group   From : 01/01/2015 To : 30/11/2015
Value
£7,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Egypt APPG

Former APPG Officers
Mike Gapes Portrait
Mike Gapes
Vice-Chair
The Independent Group for Change - Former Member for Ilford South
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 8th May 2019
No other APPG Memberships
None Portrait
Lord Dear
Vice-Chair
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 21st November 2018
Gerald Howarth Portrait
Gerald Howarth
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Former Member for Aldershot
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships