France APPG

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

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To foster good relations between both Houses of Parliament and the Assemblée National and Sénat in Paris.

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Recent Documents related to France

1. France: lawyers
03/03/2021 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Guidance France: lawyers List of English speaking lawyers in France and French Overseas

2. Overseas Business Risk - France
22/02/2021 - Department for International Trade
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Found: Guidance Overseas Business Risk - France Information on key security and political

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

4. Getting married or civil partnership (PACSed) in France: self-declaration form for marriage or PACS
28/07/2021 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Getting married or civil partnership (PACSed) in France: self-declaration form for marriage or PACS

5. Double Taxation: UK-France (SI 2009 Number 226) (Form France-Individual)
17/01/2020 - HM Revenue & Customs
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Found: Taxation: UK-France (SI 2009 Number 226) (Form France-Individual) Use form France-Individual to

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to France

1. Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 (Juxtaposed Controls) (Amendment) Order 2021
02/03/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: juxtaposed controls regime at the seaports of northern France with the regime currently in operation at Coquelles - Speech Link
2: Coquelles and at the Eurostar terminals in Belgium, France and the Netherlands. I support it.I have - Speech Link
3: dinghies? At what point can they be sent back to France, and are French officials co-operating fully?I - Speech Link

2. International Travel Rules
22/07/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: Friday, the Government took the decision to exempt France from the new arrangements for fully vaccinated - Speech Link
2: to France without the need for quarantine and all the costs and upheaval that involves, as France, following - Speech Link
3: talks about the decision that we had to make on France, which of course was not made lightly. We have - Speech Link

3. AUKUS
16/09/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: with our European partners, in particular with France. Could the Minister tell the House what conversations - Speech Link
2: Lady Smith of Newnham, asked about France. I reaffirm that France is an important friend and ally of - Speech Link
3: House but this agreement has been a major blow to France and it is important that we now find ways in which - Speech Link

4. Channel Crossings in Small Boats
03/09/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: illegal migration through small-boat crossings from France to the UK. This Government and the Home Secretary - Speech Link
2: not just dangerous; they are unnecessary as well. France, where these boats are launched, and other EU countries - Speech Link
3: the UK will no longer need to travel to northern France in the first place. We are therefore urgently discussing - Speech Link

5. Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 (Juxtaposed Controls) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2021
22/06/2021 - Grand Committee

1: juxtaposed controls regime at the seaports of northern France with the regime in operation at Coquelles for the - Speech Link
2: number of incidents at the seaports of northern France involving UK Border Force officials? Further, what - Speech Link
3: are those at the ports of Calais and Dunkirk in France and, for the French authorities, at the port of - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to France
1. France
asked by: Ruth Jones
13/09/2021
... how many times he spoke directly to the French Foreign Minister between 1 January 2021 and 1 August 2021.

2. Horses: France
asked by: Neil Hudson
26/03/2021
... how many horses left the UK for France in each month from January 2020 to February 2021 inclusive.

3. Borders: France
asked by: Helen Hayes
23/03/2021
... (c) contributions to the operation of Asylum Reception Centres and (d) improvements to security infrastructure at ports in Northern and Western France.

4. Borders: France
asked by: Helen Hayes
23/03/2021
... which further strengthened the system providing for additional patrols and technological resources at the France-UK border and mobilised additional French mobile police and gendarmes from December 2020.

5. Horses: France
asked by: Neil Hudson
26/03/2021
... how many horses entered the UK from France in each month from January 2020 to February 2021 inclusive.

Latest Questions
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10 Current APPG Officers
Douglas Chapman Portrait
Douglas Chapman
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Dunfermline and West Fife
Joined: 24th February 2020
Baroness Janke Portrait
Baroness Janke
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Murphy of Torfaen Portrait
Lord Murphy of Torfaen
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 21st April 2021
1 APPG Membership
Archives and History
Lord Touhig Portrait
Lord Touhig
Secretary
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
2 APPG Memberships
Armed Forces Covenant , Autism
Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer Portrait
Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 21st April 2021
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Stephen Crabb MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 0907.

Email: stephen.crabb.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

David Mackintosh, Franco-British Council c/o The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB. Tel: 020 7412 5506

Email: appg@francobritish.org

Group's Website:

https://francobritish.org/appg/

No benefits in kind are on record for the France APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the France APPG

Former APPG Officers
Edward Leigh Portrait
Edward Leigh
Co-President
Conservative - Gainsborough
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 10th March 2021
Lord Davies of Stamford Portrait
Lord Davies of Stamford
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 10th March 2021
4 APPG Memberships
Estonia , Germany , Romania , Switzerland
Greg Hands Portrait
Greg Hands
Treasurer
Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 10th March 2021
No other APPG Memberships
Robert Neill Portrait
Robert Neill
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Bromley and Chislehurst
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
Paul Farrelly Portrait
Paul Farrelly
Secretary
Labour - Former Member for Newcastle-under-Lyme
Joined: 29th August 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
John Whittingdale Portrait
John Whittingdale
Vice-Chair
Conservative - Maldon
Joined: 29th August 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
2 APPG Memberships
Dark Skies , Nuclear Energy
Baroness Rawlings Portrait
Baroness Rawlings
Vice-Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 29th August 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Anderson of Swansea Portrait
Lord Anderson of Swansea
Treasurer
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
Peter Grant Portrait
Peter Grant
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Glenrothes
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Robert Jenrick Portrait
Robert Jenrick
Vice Chair
Conservative - Newark
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 12th October 2016
No other APPG Memberships
Mark Pritchard Portrait
Mark Pritchard
Vice Chair
Conservative - The Wrekin
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 12th October 2016
Baroness Taylor of Bolton Portrait
Baroness Taylor of Bolton
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 12th October 2016
2 APPG Memberships
Football , Football Club
Lord Dykes Portrait
Lord Dykes
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 12th October 2016