Heritage Rail APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 27/01/2021

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To brief parliamentarians about heritage railways, the contribution they make to their local and regional economies and the skills training opportunities involved.


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Recent Documents related to Heritage Rail

1. Young People and Heritage Railways
23/05/2019 - Commons Research

Found: Sally Dray | 23 May 2019 Young People and Heritage Railways QSD on 5 June 2019 This briefing identifies

2. How to order the HS2 Phase 2a Additional Provision 2 and Supplementary Environmental Statement 2
08/02/2019 - High Speed Two (HS2) Limited (HS2 Ltd)
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Found: Price list | February 2019High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe)Supplementary Environmental Statement

3. Mr John Anderson - written evidence
22/05/2019 - Inquiry: Tourism in Northern Ireland - Northern Ireland Affairs Committee
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Found: Committee on Industrial Heritage (JCIH) 1st termVice Chair, Ulster Architectural Heritage (UAH was established

4. Environment: HS2 Phase 2a information papers
28/10/2019 - High Speed Two (HS2) Limited (HS2 Ltd)
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Found: speed rail. This paper was prepared i n relation to the promotion of the Bill: High Speed Rail (West

5. Environment: HS2 Phase 2a information papers
28/10/2019 - High Speed Two (HS2) Limited (HS2 Ltd)
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Found: speed rail. This paper was prepared in relation to the promotio n of the Bill: High Speed Rail (West

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Heritage Rail

1. Heritage Rail: Young People
05/06/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: out by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Heritage Rail. I declare an interest as a vice-chair of that - Speech Link

2. Heritage Organisations: Coal Supplies
21/01/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: Government what plans they have to ensure that heritage organisations have access to sufficient supplies - Speech Link
2: the Heritage Railway Association and vice-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Heritage Rail - Speech Link
3: appreciates the value of the heritage rail sector, but how does he envisage that heritage steam will continue - Speech Link
4: looking at alternatives. Also, I understand that heritage rail has taken steps to improve efficiency and mitigate - Speech Link
5: being extracted until last year, including for heritage railways. The Minister will know that the Government - Speech Link
6: However, coal is required for the firing of certain heritage bricks which have a unique quality. Does the Minister - Speech Link
7: need to find alternative ways of securing the heritage sector while having a cleaner and greener economy - Speech Link

3. Heritage Action Zones
19/12/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: That this House has considered town centre heritage action zones.It is a pleasure to serve - Speech Link

4. High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill (First sitting)
25/06/2019 - Public Bill Committees

1: move,That, if proceedings on the High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill are not completed at - Speech Link
2: other railway Acts, most recently the High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Act 2017. The limits of - Speech Link
3: will address the severe capacity constraints on our rail network and improve connections between cities in - Speech Link
4: dependent on road transport, which is ironic in a major rail project. I hope that the Minister will agree that - Speech Link
5: investigating to ensure that as much freight can be moved by rail as possible. I hope that provides him with the confidence - Speech Link

5. Covid-19: Charities
24/03/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: register. The Minister will be aware that the heritage railway sector has effectively been wiped out - Speech Link
2: will share the noble Lord’s comments about Network Rail with colleagues in the Department for Transport - Speech Link
3: are organisations, perhaps more in the arts and heritage, that can mothball staff and then re-emerge, but - Speech Link

6. National Railway Museum and Ownership of National Assets
25/10/2017 - Westminster Hall

1: Beyond that, I have travelled on many of our great heritage railways and been hauled on classic steam railway - Speech Link
2: the all-party parliamentary group on industrial heritage. Does he agree that the time has come, when looking - Speech Link
3: experience. We must preserve our great industrial heritage.My concern—indeed, my alarm—has been raised - Speech Link
4: kinds, showing to the world our rich national heritage in all its glory.The first “gifted” locomotive - Speech Link
5: will now follow and Britain’s wonderful railway heritage is saved by the nation for our future joy and - Speech Link

7. East Coast Main Line Investment
17/10/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: wider north-east have played in the development of rail travel through George Stephenson, the father of - Speech Link
2: Darlington. Across the country, people are bringing heritage lines back into use, but we do not need that on - Speech Link
3: coast main line is a critical piece of our national rail infrastructure. It is one of the country’s most - Speech Link
4: lines over the summer, including Arriva’s Northern Rail passengers and those on the Thameslink, Southern - Speech Link
5: disabled people in the Billingham area proper access to rail services, from Teesside to Darlington and beyond - Speech Link
6: latest performance figures published by Network Rail show that some 58% of the delays and cancellations - Speech Link

8. CrossCountry Trains: Gloucester
20/12/2016 - Westminster Hall

1: abundance of natural, architectural and human heritage. Whereas in the 1960s and 1970s developers and - Speech Link

9. Cardiff Central Station
08/11/2016 - Westminster Hall

1: reflected in our Cardiff Central station.Network Rail, in its March 2016 “Welsh Route Study”, forecast - Speech Link
2: council, which has been raising the issue with Network Rail, the Treasury and the Department for Transport for - Speech Link
3: contribution, and also a contribution from Network Rail. I want to work with everyone. I will work with - Speech Link
4: staircases onto narrow platforms is not what a modern rail network wants, or what passengers expect. According - Speech Link

10. Oral Answers to Questions
10/05/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: stadium in the UK currently to be piloting a safe rail seating area, with 3,000 places available for safe - Speech Link
2: and those from the SGSA have already visited the rail seating area at Celtic to see it in operation. It - Speech Link
3: had with the Department for Transport and Network Rail about rolling out more pilot areas, and does he - Speech Link
4: Transport Secretary, Transport Ministers and Network Rail to make sure that we drive out connectivity where - Speech Link
5: England, the Government protect nationally important heritage assets in several ways, including by conferring - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Heritage Rail
1. Solid Fuels: Heating
asked by: Philip Davies
18/03/2019
... when (a) he or (b) one of his Ministers give evidence to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on heritage rail for its inquiry into the potential effect on UK heritage railways of the proposals in the Government consultation on the cleaner domestic burning of solid fuels and wood; and if he will make a statement.

2. Cultural Heritage: Railways
asked by: Philip Davies
10/06/2019
... what the outcome was of the meeting between his officials and heritage rail sector representatives; and if he will make a statement.

3. Cultural Heritage: Railways
asked by: Philip Davies
09/05/2019
... whether he has made an assessment of the potential effect on the viability of the UK heritage rail sector of indigenous fuel constraints resulting from a ban on house coal; and if he will make a statement.

4. National Lottery Heritage Fund: Nature Conservation
asked by: Olivia Blake
22/07/2020
... what assessment he has made of the potential effect of natural heritage organisations being ineligible for National Heritage Lottery funding on biodiversity and conservation.

5. Cultural Heritage
asked by: Helen Goodman
16/04/2018
... if he will publish the Heritage Action Zones designated by Heritage Lottery Fund in each constituency since 2010.

Latest Questions
8 Current APPG Members
Mark Garnier Portrait
Mark Garnier
Vice Chair
Conservative - Wyre Forest
Joined: 30th July 2015
Baroness Morgan of Cotes Portrait
Baroness Morgan of Cotes
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 12th October 2016
Lord Grocott Portrait
Lord Grocott
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Snape Portrait
Lord Snape
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 29th August 2018
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Liz Saville Roberts MP, Angorfa, Heol Meurig, Dolgellau, LL40 1LN. Tel: 01341 422 661 .

Email: liz.savilleroberts.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Chris Austin, 20a Park Road, Bromley BR1 3HP. Tel: 07913 653 594

Email: austinca2@googlemail.com

No benefits in kind are on record for the Heritage Rail APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Heritage Rail APPG

Former APPG Members
None Portrait
Lord Shutt of Greetland
Vice Chair
Joined: 12th October 2016
Departed: 4th November 2020
Imran Ahmad Khan Portrait
Imran Ahmad Khan
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Wakefield
Joined: 31st July 2019
Departed: 11th September 2019
None Portrait
Earl of Mar and Kellie
Vice Chair
Joined: 12th October 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017