France APPG

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

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

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 France

1. 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

2. 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

3. France: register your residency
28/10/2020 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Guidance France: register your residency Information for UK nationals about

4. France: translators
04/09/2020 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: France: translators List of translators and interpreters for British nationals in France.

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

3. Migrant Crossings
07/01/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: disrupted by French law enforcement or returned to France via French agencies. Since 1 January, a further - Speech Link
2: operating in the English Channel and on mainland France. Can she also tell the House what will be the total - Speech Link
3: seems to me that people would not choose to leave France in a rubber dinghy with their loved ones to cross - Speech Link

4. Channel Crossings in Small Boats
02/09/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: illegal migration through small-boat crossings from France to the UK. This Government and the Home Secretary - Speech Link
2: so inadequate? The Minister himself scrambled to France on 11 August and announced the joint action plan - Speech Link
3: arriving in Dover yesterday and today have left from France, which is a safe country with a well-functioning - Speech Link

5. Illegal Seaborne Migration
05/06/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: extensive work we have undertaken in partnership with France over the past few years, including under the 2018 - Speech Link
2: allocated under the Sandhurst treaty agreement on UK-France co-operation, signed by the PM and President Macron - Speech Link
3: is and says that 30 people have been returned to France and other member states under the Dublin regulation - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to France
1. France: Coronavirus
asked by: Mark Pritchard
21/05/2020
... when he plans to update his covid-19 Exceptional Travel Advisory Notice for France.

2. Borders: France
asked by: Kate Osamor
07/05/2020
... if she will provide a breakdown of the UK's current expenditure on border operations in Northern France.

3. Refugees: France
asked by: Kate Osamor
07/05/2020
... what funding her Department is providing to its French counterparts under the (a) 2015 Joint Declaration and (b) 2018 Sandhurst Agreement to assist with the response to the covid-19 outbreak in displaced settlements in Calais and Dunkirk.

4. Borders: France
asked by: Helen Hayes
18/05/2020
... what proportion of funding provided to the French authorities for securing the shared border in Calais and Dunkirk is used to ensure adequate reception facilities for refugees in that area; and whether that proportion has increased to support the French Authorities’ current covid-19 sheltering operation.

5. France: Coronavirus
asked by: Lord Truscott
01/04/2020
... then we would have difficulty accepting British nationals who would move freely in their own country and then come to our country."

Latest Questions
10 Current APPG Officers
Stephen Crabb Portrait
Stephen Crabb
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Preseli Pembrokeshire
Joined: 28th September 2017
Edward Leigh Portrait
Edward Leigh
Co-President
Conservative - Gainsborough
Joined: 30th July 2015
Robert Neill Portrait
Robert Neill
Co-President
Conservative - Bromley and Chislehurst
Joined: 30th July 2015
Douglas Chapman Portrait
Douglas Chapman
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Dunfermline and West Fife
Joined: 24th February 2020
Lord Davies of Stamford Portrait
Lord Davies of Stamford
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Baroness Janke Portrait
Baroness Janke
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Touhig Portrait
Lord Touhig
Secretary
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
2 APPG Memberships
Armed Forces Covenant , Autism
Greg Hands Portrait
Greg Hands
Treasurer
Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham
Joined: 24th February 2020
2 APPG Memberships
Germany , Nutrition for Growth
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
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
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
1 APPG Membership
Football
Lord Dykes Portrait
Lord Dykes
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 12th October 2016