Foreign Affairs APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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To promote the importance of foreign affairs; to inform and stimulate debate on issues of relevance; and to introduce parliamentarians to experts and practitioners in the field.

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Recent Documents related to Foreign Affairs

1. Transfer of Functions (Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs) Order 2020
09/09/2020 - Secondary Legislation

Found: Functions (Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs) Order 2020Made2nd September

2. UK-Germany joint declaration, June 2021
30/06/2021 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: provide responsible leadership on foreign policy issues. From: Foreign, Commonwealth & Development

3. Japan-UK foreign and defence ministerial meeting 2021: joint statement
03/02/2021 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Policy paper Japan-UK foreign and defence ministerial meeting 2021: joint statement

4. Indonesia-United Kingdom Partnership Forum 2021: joint statement
07/04/2021 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: 2021: joint statement The UK Foreign Secretary and Indonesian foreign minister agreed a statement at

5. Foreign & Commonwealth Office supplementary estimates memorandum 2019 to 2020
13/02/2020 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Corporate report Foreign & Commonwealth Office supplementary estimates memorandum

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Foreign Affairs

1. Sanctions Policy and Implementation
03/10/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: [Relevant Documents: Eighth Report of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Moscow’s Gold: Russian Corruption - Speech Link
2: subject about which the Select Committee on Foreign Affairs, which I am privileged to chair, has felt strongly - Speech Link

2. Kenyan Civil Service Pensions: Non-payment
07/12/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: Nairobi has written to the Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the head of the department for pensions - Speech Link
2: Nairobi has written to the Kenyan Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Head of the Department for Pensions - Speech Link
3: staff in Nairobi asked the Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs about public sector pensions on 2 July 2013 - Speech Link

3. Foreign Affairs Committee
19/03/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: Austin and Mike Gapes be discharged from the Foreign Affairs Committee and Conor McGinn and Catherine West - Speech Link
2: Austin and Mike Gapes be discharged from the Foreign Affairs Committee and Conor McGinn and Catherine West - Speech Link
3: Member for Ilford South (Mike Gapes) off the Foreign Affairs Committee.I want to correct one point - Speech Link

4. Foreign and Commonwealth Office
05/02/2020 - Ministerial Corrections

1: made by the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and First Secretary of State on 3 - Speech Link
2: Spanish Foreign Minister for Spain’s help in co-ordinating that effort and to the French Foreign Minister - Speech Link
3: Spanish Foreign Minister for Spain’s help in co-ordinating that effort and to the French Foreign Minister - Speech Link

5. Belarus: Interception of Aircraft
24/05/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs if he will make a statement - Speech Link
2: right to do so, and he joins the Chairs of the Foreign Affairs Committees of Canada, the Czech Republic, Estonia - Speech Link
3: plane. I therefore very much welcome what the Foreign Secretary said today and, in particular, that he - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Foreign Affairs
1. EU Foreign Affairs Council
asked by: Mark Tami
28/06/2018
... when he withdrew from the European Union Foreign Affairs Council meeting in Brussels on 25 June 2018.

2. Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs Office: Brexit
asked by: Lisa Nandy
14/12/2020
... how much the Foreign and Commonwealth Office spent on preparing for the UK leaving the EU in financial year 2019-20.

3. Foreign Affairs Select Committee
asked by: Julie Cooper
26/04/2016
... how many times he has attended public meetings of the Foreign Affairs Committee since his appointment.

4. Foreign Policy
asked by: Lisa Nandy
14/12/2020
... whether his Department has a soft power strategy.

5. Foreign Relations
asked by: Viscount Waverley
24/03/2021
... and (b) are due to take place.

Latest Questions
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8 Current APPG Officers
Lisa Cameron Portrait
Lisa Cameron
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Joined: 24th September 2020
David Johnston Portrait
David Johnston
Officer
Conservative - Wantage
Joined: 24th September 2020
Bob Seely Portrait
Bob Seely
Officer
Conservative - Isle of Wight
Joined: 24th September 2020
Adam Holloway Portrait
Adam Holloway
Officer
Conservative - Gravesham
Joined: 24th September 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Imran Ahmad Khan MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 3000.

Email: imran.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Matthew Carter-Burwell, College Green Group, 15 Great College Street, London SW1P 3RX. Tel: 07869 857918

Email: secretariat@appgforeignaffairs.org

Secretariat:

College Green Group acts as the group's secretariat. https://collegegreengroup.com

Group's Website:

http://www.appgforeignaffairs.org

Benefits in Kind
Date
9 Sep 2020
Source
College Green Group
Description
College Green Group is paid by ERA Foundation and SecureCloud+ to act as the group's secretariat.   From : 09/09/2020 To : 08/09/2021
Value
£49,501
Date
9 Sep 2020
Source
College Green Group
Description
College Green Group is paid by ERA Foundation, SecureCloud+ and coface to act as the group's secretariat.   From : 09/09/2020 To : 08/09/2021
Value
£39,001
Date
10 Jul 2017
Source
British Foreign Policy Group
Description
Secretariat   From : 10/07/2017 To : 09/07/2018
Value
£3,001
Date
23 Jun 2015
Source
Confor
Description
Secretariat   From : 23/06/2015 To : 31/12/2015
Value
£16,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Foreign Affairs APPG

Former APPG Officers
Khalid Mahmood Portrait
Khalid Mahmood
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Birmingham, Perry Barr
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 10th October 2018
Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne Portrait
Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne
Co-Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 10th October 2018
Lord Robertson of Port Ellen Portrait
Lord Robertson of Port Ellen
Deputy-Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 10th October 2018
2 APPG Memberships
Golf , Photography
None Portrait
The Lord Bishop of Ely
Deputy-Chair
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 10th October 2018
Alison McGovern Portrait
Alison McGovern
Vice-Chair
Labour - Wirral South
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 10th October 2018
Lord Alderdice Portrait
Lord Alderdice
Vice-Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 10th October 2018
Stephen Kerr Portrait
Stephen Kerr
Vice-Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Stirling
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 10th October 2018
No other APPG Memberships
Nadhim Zahawi Portrait
Nadhim Zahawi
Vice-Chair
Conservative - Stratford-on-Avon
Joined: 21st July 2016
Departed: 10th October 2018
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Dholakia Portrait
Lord Dholakia
Co-Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 21st July 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
Lord Roberts of Llandudno Portrait
Lord Roberts of Llandudno
Co-Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 21st July 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Desai Portrait
Lord Desai
Secretary
Non-affiliated - Life peer
Joined: 21st July 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
1 APPG Membership
Electric Aviation
Jacob Rees-Mogg Portrait
Jacob Rees-Mogg
Treasurer
Conservative - North East Somerset
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 3rd June 2016
No other APPG Memberships