Faroe Islands APPG

First Registered: 29/09/2015 • Last updated on: 14/07/2021

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To foster good relations and cultural exchange with the people of the Faroes.

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Recent Documents related to Faroe Islands

1. Trade and investment factsheets (partner names beginning with C to F)
12/02/2021 - Department for International Trade
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Found: Faroe Islands This factsheet provides the latest statistics on trade and investment between the UK

2. Royal Danish Embassy, UK - written evidence
18/12/2018 - Inquiry: The future of the UK Overseas Territories - Foreign Affairs Committee
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Found: status of Greenland and the Faroe Islands?Greenland and the Faroe Islands are parts of the Danish Realm

3. Continuing the UK's trade relationship with the Faroe Islands: parliamentary report
06/02/2019 - Department for International Trade
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Found: Continuing the UK's trade relationship with the Faroe Islands: parliamentary report - GOV.UK

4. UK and Faroe Islands sign trade continuity agreement
01/02/2019 - Department for International Trade
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Found: UK and Faroe Islands sign trade continuity agreement - GOV.UK

5. Letter from Lord Gardiner of Kimble to Peers regarding issues raised during the Lords consideration of Commons amendments: Denmark's historic fishing rights, UK-Faroes Special Area
03/12/2020 - Bill Documents

Found: how the 1999 Agreement between the UK and the Faroe Islands was implemented into domestic legislation

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Faroe Islands

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

1: insert—“(5A) After article 4 insert—‘Fishing by Faroe Islands-licensed foreign vessels4A (1) Nothing - Speech Link
2: section 16 of the Fisheries Act 2020—‘Faroe Islands-licensed’;‘the Special Area’.”This - Speech Link
3: and the Faroe Islands. The 1999 agreement, or for the purposes of the Bill the Faroe Islands treaty, - Speech Link

2. Agreement Establishing an Economic Partnership Agreement between the Eastern and Southern Africa States and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
13/03/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: eastern or southern African regions or with the Faroe Islands—but they represent 0.1%, 0.1% and 0.1% of total - Speech Link
2: agreement with the Faroe Islands relates to securing access to the UK market for the islands’ fisheries and - Speech Link

3. Trade Agreements
14/02/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: have also signed agreements with Chile and the Faroe Islands and an economic partnership agreement with eastern - Speech Link
2: probably one of the few people to have visited the Faroe Islands. I am slightly concerned that the Faroes account - Speech Link
3: (Cross-border Trade) Bill. With regard to the Faroe Islands, I think that the figure of 0% has been rounded - Speech Link

4. Aquatic Animal Health and Alien Species in Aquaculture (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019
20/02/2019 - Grand Committee

1: that has been made with the Faroe Islands. I have visited those islands. I am very proud of my Danish - Speech Link
2: Select Committee this morning we looked at the Faroe Isles FTA and have brought it to the special attention - Speech Link
3: should not affect any crabs exported from the Faroe Islands. I was interested in the point raised by the - Speech Link

5. Fisheries Bill [HL]
12/11/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: delimitation between the United Kingdom and the Faroe Islands. That 1999 agreement provides for a special - Speech Link
2: foreign fishing boat” that is a Faroe Islands-regulated vessel. Given that this is our EEZ - Speech Link
3: group relates mainly to the carve-out for the Faroe Islands temporary foreign vessel licences and other - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Faroe Islands
1. Fishing Catches: Faroe Islands
asked by: Lord Teverson
14/12/2020
... and (2) 2019; and what was the value of fish caught by UK vessels in Faroese waters in the same years.

2. Overseas Trade: Faroe Islands
asked by: Imran Ahmad Khan
11/06/2021
... what recent steps her Department has taken to increase the volume of trade between the UK and the Faroe Islands.

3. Trade Agreements: Faroe Islands
asked by: Lord Wallace of Tankerness
11/03/2019
...To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any officials or ministers of the Scottish Government were directly involved in meetings between Her Majesty's Government and representatives of the governments of the Faroe Islands and Denmark about the negotiations of the UK–Faroe Islands Free Trade Agreement.

4. Trade Agreements: Faroe Islands
asked by: Lord Wallace of Tankerness
11/03/2019
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the devolved administrations about the negotiation of the UK–Faroe Islands Free Trade Agreement.

5. Cetaceans: Faroe Islands
asked by: Lord Taylor of Goss Moor
17/11/2015
... whether they will place in the Library of the House a copy of the letter from the UK Commissioner to the International Whaling Commission to the governments of Denmark and the Faroe Islands about concerns over the welfare and sustainability of their hunts.

Latest Questions
7 Current APPG Officers
Lia Nici Portrait
Lia Nici
Vice Chair
Conservative - Great Grimsby
Joined: 4th November 2020
Fabian Hamilton Portrait
Fabian Hamilton
Vice Chair
Labour - Leeds North East
Joined: 4th November 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Angus Brendan MacNeil MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 8476.

Email: macneila@parliament.uk

No benefits in kind are on record for the Faroe Islands APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Faroe Islands APPG

Former APPG Officers
Paul Farrelly Portrait
Paul Farrelly
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Newcastle-under-Lyme
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Dan Poulter Portrait
Dan Poulter
Vice Chair
Conservative - Central Suffolk and North Ipswich
Joined: 24th November 2016
Departed: 10th October 2018
Nic Dakin Portrait
Nic Dakin
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Scunthorpe
Joined: 24th November 2016
Departed: 10th October 2018
No other APPG Memberships
Calum Kerr Portrait
Calum Kerr
Treasurer
Scottish National Party - Former Member for Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Joined: 3rd June 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
None Portrait
Dr Poulter
Vice Chair
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 12th October 2016
Nigel Huddleston Portrait
Nigel Huddleston
Officer
Conservative - Mid Worcestershire
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 28th April 2016
No other APPG Memberships
None Portrait
Ms Margaret Ritchie
Officer
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 28th April 2016
Lord Lea of Crondall Portrait
Lord Lea of Crondall
Vice Chair
Non-affiliated - Life peer
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 28th April 2016
1 APPG Membership
Arts and Heritage