Germany APPG

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

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To promote mutual understanding and good relations between the UK and Germany and to facilitate meetings and contacts between parliamentarians of both countries.

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Recent Documents related to Germany

1. UK-Germany joint declaration, June 2021
30/06/2021 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: paper UK-Germany joint declaration, June 2021 The UK and Germany signed a joint declaration

2. West nile virus in owls in Germany and Southern Europe
08/10/2021 - Animal and Plant Health Agency
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Found: and analysis West nile virus in owls in Germany and Southern Europe Preliminary and updated

3. Bluetongue virus in Europe
27/07/2020 - Animal and Plant Health Agency
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Found: ( BTV -8) in Germany 21 January 2019 Ref: VITT/1200 BTV -8 in Germany Disease report

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

5. Germany: doctors
09/12/2020 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Guidance Germany: doctors List of English-speaking medical facilities and

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Germany

1. Nord Stream 2 Pipeline
10/03/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: the bottom of the Baltic sea between Russia and Germany. It is bypassing all of our allies in central and - Speech Link
2: Britain is at the forefront in this see-saw between Germany and Russia, and many of our NATO partners in central - Speech Link
3: securing it. It is a geostrategic mistake for Germany to encourage this, and we need to get the French - Speech Link

2. UK and Polish War Reparations
20/06/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: considered UK and Polish war reparations from Germany.Last year, I visited Warsaw to receive an - Speech Link
2: formal apology to the Polish nation and people. Germany has not publicly stated to Poland the importance - Speech Link
3: mind the importance of getting along with East Germany—so Poland was forced by the Soviet Union to keep - Speech Link

3. Brexit: Bilateral Relations with European Union Member States
20/03/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: examples. The noble Baroness mentioned Germany: we announced a UK-Germany strategic dialogue in April 2018 - Speech Link
2: Belgian Foreign Minister which included Poland, Germany, ourselves and EU Commissioner Federica Mogherini - Speech Link
3: relationships is important. We welcome the statements from Germany and indeed this week the German Foreign Minister - Speech Link

4. Nord Stream 2 Pipeline
28/02/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: representations they have made to the government of Germany about the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, following discussions - Speech Link
2: raise our concerns with key partners, including Germany. Both my right honourable friend the Prime Minister - Speech Link
3: should use NATO as a lever to put pressure on Germany—which, after all, was defended by NATO against - Speech Link

5. GDP per Capita
11/06/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: programme put in place by West Germany when it combined with East Germany. That would overcome not only - Speech Link
2: the billions spent by the West Germans on East Germany, it is largely emptied of business and people. - Speech Link
3: The disparity between the west and the east of Germany was far greater economically and in almost every - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Germany
1. Germany
asked by: Ruth Jones
... how many times he spoke directly to the German Foreign Minister between 1 January 2021 and 1 August 2021.

2. Coronavirus: Germany
asked by: Lord Taylor of Warwick
... of Germany's 'R' rate for COVID-19 reportedly increasing to 2.88.

3. Germany: USA
asked by: Julian Lewis
... what notice was given to the Government by the US Administration of its intention to cut the number of US troops in Germany by almost one-third; and what representations the Government have made on this proposal (a) directly and (b) via NATO to President Trump (i) before and (ii) since its announcement.

4. Internet: Germany
asked by: Lord Hunt of Kings Heath
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the government of Germany’s GAIA-X strategy; and what consideration they have given to adopting a similar strategy.

5. Germany: Muslims
asked by: Ruth Jones
... if he will raise with his German counterpart the decision by the City of Koblenz to ban the burqa at public swimming pools.

Latest Questions
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14 Current APPG Officers
Philippa Whitford Portrait
Philippa Whitford
Chair & Registered Contact
Scottish National Party - Central Ayrshire
Joined: 28th September 2017
Baroness Falkner of Margravine Portrait
Baroness Falkner of Margravine
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 2nd June 2021
Lord Kirkhope of Harrogate Portrait
Lord Kirkhope of Harrogate
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 24th February 2020
Mark Hendrick Portrait
Mark Hendrick
Labour (Co-op) - Preston
Joined: 30th July 2015
Lord Davies of Stamford Portrait
Lord Davies of Stamford
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
3 APPG Memberships
Estonia , Romania , Switzerland
Drew Hendry Portrait
Drew Hendry
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Joined: 18th July 2018
Lord Adonis Portrait
Lord Adonis
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 2nd June 2021
2 APPG Memberships
Cyprus , Western Rail Link to Heathrow
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Dr Philippa Whitford MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 8158.


Benefits in Kind
17 Sep 2016
Rolls Royce Plc
Flights and accommodation for visit to Berlin   From : 17/09/2016 To : 20/09/2016

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Germany APPG

Former APPG Officers
Greg Hands Portrait
Greg Hands
Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham
Joined: 18th July 2018
Departed: 21st April 2021
No other APPG Memberships
Paul Farrelly Portrait
Paul Farrelly
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Former Member for Newcastle-under-Lyme
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Anderson of Swansea Portrait
Lord Anderson of Swansea
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
Lord Dykes Portrait
Lord Dykes
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
Roger Godsiff Portrait
Roger Godsiff
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Birmingham, Hall Green
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Ian C. Lucas Portrait
Ian C. Lucas
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Wrexham
Joined: 31st July 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
David T C Davies Portrait
David T C Davies
Conservative - Monmouth
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 6th June 2018
No other APPG Memberships
Mark Hendrick Portrait
Mark Hendrick
Labour (Co-op) - Preston
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 20th December 2017