France APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 14/07/2021

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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. 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

5. 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

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. 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

4. 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

5. Domestic Air Travel
20/04/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: the passing of a law by the National Assembly of France to prohibit domestic flights to destinations that - Speech Link
2: of the pandemic than the French Government. In France, people do not want to travel as much; they have - Speech Link
3: attract stronger opposition in this country than in France, does my noble friend agree that a better course - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to France
1. 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."

2. Asylum: France
asked by: Philip Davies
24/03/2020
... how many asylum seekers who have arrived in the UK from France have been returned to France in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

3. Borders: France
asked by: Andrew Rosindell
10/06/2020
... how much her Department has allocated to French border security arrangements at ports in the last 12 months for which figures are available.

4. Customs: France
asked by: Lord Macpherson of Earl's Court
27/01/2021
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what actions they are taking to rectify issues with commodity codes that are reportedly causing trucks exporting fish to France to be delayed at the UK–France border.

5. France: Coronavirus
asked by: Mark Pritchard
21/05/2020
... when he plans to update his covid-19 Exceptional Travel Advisory Notice for France.

Latest Questions
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
6 APPG Memberships
Cameroon , Commonwealth , Holy See , Italy , Pro-Life , Rowing
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