Finland APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 29/12/2021

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To promote relations between Britain and Finland, their parliaments and people.

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 Finland

1. Finland travel advice
22/11/2019 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Finland travel advice - GOV.UK // Bump

2. Series of workshops boost UK-Finland cooperation on natural resources
18/11/2020 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: of workshops boost UK-Finland cooperation on natural resources SIN Finland host UK-FI geology workshops

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

4. Overseas Business Risk - Finland
10/02/2021 - Department for International Trade
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Found: Guidance Overseas Business Risk - Finland Information on key security and political

5. Finland: doctors
31/05/2021 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Guidance Finland: doctors List of English-speaking medical facilities in Finland. From:

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Recent Speeches related to Finland

1. Ukraine
17/01/2022 - Commons Chamber

1: that choice. On my recent visit to Sweden and Finland, two non-NATO countries, it was clear that Kremlin - Speech Link
2: important to remind neighbouring states such as Finland that the right to choose is more important even - Speech Link
3: military invasion of Ukraine? I visited Sweden and Finland last week. When such countries—strong European - Speech Link

2. Council of Europe Convention on Access to Official Documents
20/07/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: democracy? A number of countries—Ukraine, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Norway, Sweden and others—have agreed - Speech Link
2: current adherents to the treaty are Bosnia, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Lithuania, Montenegro, Norway, the Republic - Speech Link

3. Transport Council
14/06/2018 - Written Statements

1: under the EU cycling strategy and, in reply to Finland, set out plans for an upcoming public consultation - Speech Link

4. Ukraine and Russia: Ceasefire
20/01/2022 - Lords Chamber

1: which includes non-NATO members such as Sweden and Finland, which I see the Secretary of State for Defence - Speech Link
2: neutral status. There is also the position of Finland, which has had a relatively open border with Russia - Speech Link

5. Voting Rights Treaty with Poland
03/06/2020 - Written Statements

1: member states include: Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Ireland, Lithuania, Netherlands, Slovakia, Slovenia - Speech Link

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9 Current APPG Officers
Ben Spencer Portrait
Ben Spencer
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Runnymede and Weybridge
Joined: 8th April 2020
3 APPG Memberships
Japan , South Western Railway , Sweden
Baroness Ramsay of Cartvale Portrait
Baroness Ramsay of Cartvale
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
2 APPG Memberships
Israel , Kurdistan Region in Iraq
Lord Beith Portrait
Lord Beith
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 8th April 2020
3 APPG Memberships
East Coast Main Line , Lithuania , Norway
Lord Reay Portrait
Lord Reay
Vice Chair
Conservative - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 7th August 2020
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Mountevans Portrait
Lord Mountevans
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 7th August 2020
Viscount Craigavon Portrait
Viscount Craigavon
Crossbench - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 30th July 2015
4 APPG Memberships
Denmark , Iceland , Norway , Sweden
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Dr Ben Spencer MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 6783.


No benefits in kind are on record for the Finland APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Finland APPG

Former APPG Officers
Ranil Jayawardena Portrait
Ranil Jayawardena
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - North East Hampshire
Joined: 29th March 2017
Departed: 8th April 2020
No other APPG Memberships
Angela Smith Portrait
Angela Smith
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Former Member for Penistone and Stocksbridge
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Robert Syms Portrait
Robert Syms
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Poole
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 15th February 2017
1 APPG Membership