Freeports APPG

First Registered: 21/11/2018 • Last updated on: 10/03/2021

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To promote freeports as a vehicle for economic growth to benefit the national and local economies.

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 Freeports

1. UK Freeports
01/04/2020 - Select Committee Inquiry

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Background

1. Freeports are designated areas where goods can be imported

2. Letter from the Secretary of State to the Chair relating to freeports, 10 February 2020
11/03/2020 - Inquiry: Letter from the Secretary of State to the Chair relating to freeports, 10 February 2020 - International Trade Committee
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Found: Dear Angus, 10 February 2019 Freeports Consultation: Boosting Trade, Jobs and Investment

3. Freeports bidding prospectus
16/11/2020 - HM Treasury
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Found: Policy paper Freeports bidding prospectus The Freeports bidding prospectus gives further

4. Letter from the then Chief Secretary to the Treasury to the Chair on Freeports Consultation, 10 February
17/03/2020 - Inquiry: Letter from the then Chief Secretary to the Treasury to the Chair on Freeports Consultation, 10 February - Treasury Committee
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Found: SW1A 2HQ 10 th February 2020 Dear Mel, FREEPORTS CONSULTATI ON 1. I am writing to inform you

5. Freeports consultation
10/02/2020 - Department for International Trade
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Found: CP 222 February 2020 Freeports Consultation Boosting Trade, Jobs and Investment

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Recent Speeches related to Freeports

1. Freeports
11/10/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: this House has considered the establishment of freeports in the UK.It is a pleasure to serve under - Speech Link

2. Finance (No. 2) Bill
19/04/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: activity in areas directly adjacent to proposed freeports,(c) UK productivity, and(d) the - Speech Link
2: on—(a) job creation within the sites designated as freeports and across the UK as a whole,(b) revenue - Speech Link
3: Committee, of which I am a member, suggests that freeports will lead to the redistribution of jobs and investment - Speech Link

3. Oral Answers to Questions
17/10/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: hon. Friend is correct in his assertion that freeports have the potential to drive growth in towns and - Speech Link
2: works harder to promote their area than him. Freeports offer an opportunity to unleash enterprise. We - Speech Link
3: Minister has suggested that there would be about six freeports. What assessment has the Minister made of the - Speech Link

4. Radlett Airfield Site
01/09/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: the impact of Brexit and the Government’s new freeports policy. The Government say that they will announce - Speech Link

5. Finance (No. 2) Bill
13/04/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: enables the Government to designate tax sites for freeports in Great Britain. Once approved, eligible businesses - Speech Link
2: elsewhere, although it is important to note that freeports are themselves a mixed bag. We have had a variety - Speech Link
3: measures in the Bill such as those relating to freeports. We want to see good jobs and economic growth - Speech Link

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9 Current APPG Officers
Douglas Chapman Portrait
Douglas Chapman
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Dunfermline and West Fife
Joined: 21st November 2018
Alun Cairns Portrait
Alun Cairns
Vice Chair
Conservative - Vale of Glamorgan
Joined: 24th February 2020
Mick Whitley Portrait
Mick Whitley
Vice Chair
Labour - Birkenhead
Joined: 24th February 2020
Julia Lopez Portrait
Julia Lopez
Treasurer
Conservative - Hornchurch and Upminster
Joined: 24th February 2020
1 APPG Membership
Disability
Lord Berkeley Portrait
Lord Berkeley
Secretary
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 7th August 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Martin Vickers MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 7212.

Email: martin.vickers.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Lianne Stephens, UK Major Ports Group, First Floor, 30 Park Street, London SE1 9EQ. Tel: 020 7260 1785

Email: Lianne.Stephens@ukmajorports.org.uk

No benefits in kind are on record for the Freeports APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Freeports APPG

Former APPG Officers
Virginia Crosbie Portrait
Virginia Crosbie
Vice Chair
Conservative - Ynys Môn
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 24th February 2020
Anna Turley Portrait
Anna Turley
Vice Chair
Labour (Co-op) - Former Member for Redcar
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Simon Clarke Portrait
Simon Clarke
Secretary
Conservative - Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Priti Patel Portrait
Priti Patel
Vice Chair
Conservative - Witham
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 31st July 2019
No other APPG Memberships