Hong Kong APPG

First Registered: 05/11/2019 • Last updated on: 21/04/2021

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To promote democracy and the rule of law, and to defend human rights in Hong Kong, to share information about Hong Kong, and to nurture relations between the United Kingdom and the people of Hong Kong.

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 Hong Kong

1. Hong Kong in 2019
17/09/2019 - Parliamentary Research

Found: 2019 Hong Kong in 2019 By Louisa Brooke-Holland Contents: 1. Background: the UK and Hong Kong 2. The

2. Hong Kong: the Joint Declaration
05/07/2019 - Parliamentary Research

Found: Declaration paved the way for the handover of Hong Kong from the UK to China in 1997. The principle One

3. Six-monthly report on Hong Kong: January to June 2019
31/10/2019 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: THE SIX - MONTHLY REPORT ON HONG KONG 1 J ANUARY TO 3 0 JUNE 2019 Deposited

4. Hong Kong Journalists Association - written evidence
11/06/2019 - Inquiry: The Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Global media freedom - Foreign Affairs Committee
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Found: Written evidence - Hong Kong Journalists AssociationWritten evidence from the Hong Kong Journalists Association

5. China: country policy and information notes
15/12/2020 - UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI)
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Found: Country Policy and Information Note China : Hong Kong p rotests Version 1.0 February 2020

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Hong Kong

1. Hong Kong: Covid-19
19/03/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: takes note of the problems facing the citizens of Hong Kong as a result of COVID-19; and the case for Her - Speech Link
2: Motion. There are major concerns for the people of Hong Kong. It is a pity that we have to raise issues affecting - Speech Link

2. Hong Kong
24/10/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: political unrest in Hong Kong, and of the calls to offer residents of Hong Kong citizenship in another - Speech Link
2: compelled to participate in mass popular protests in Hong Kong; of how regressive changes in China have created - Speech Link

3. Hong Kong: Human Rights
04/06/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: they have made of the impact on human rights in Hong Kong of the national security law proposed by the National - Speech Link
2: systems”, the framework agreed before Britain handed Hong Kong over to China in 1997 that protected its special - Speech Link

4. Hong Kong: Sentencing of Pro-democracy Activists
07/12/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: will make a statement on the sentencing of the Hong Kong pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow - Speech Link
2: developments in Hong Kong. As the Foreign Secretary made clear in the most recent six-monthly report on Hong Kong - Speech Link

5. Hong Kong
10/06/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: he will make a statement on the impact of the Hong Kong extradition law on the Sino-British joint declaration - Speech Link
2: aware of our enduring responsibility towards Hong Kong as one of the joint signatories to the 1984 joint - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Hong Kong
1. Hong Kong
asked by: Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle
17/09/2020
... covering January to June 2020.

2. Asylum: Hong Kong
asked by: Lord Alton of Liverpool
03/02/2021
... and (c) 2021 to date.

3. Immigration: Hong Kong
asked by: Lord Goodlad
01/02/2021
...To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people from Hong Kong have applied for residence in the UK in each of the last six months.

4. Immigration: Hong Kong
asked by: Lord Goodlad
01/02/2021
...To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people from Hong Kong they estimate will apply for residence in the UK in each of the next five years.

5. Immigrants: Hong Kong
asked by: Jim Shannon
28/09/2020
... what steps her Department is taking to support Hong Kong citizens who are born after 1997 and do not qualify for BN(O) status.

Latest Questions
28 Current APPG Officers
Bob Seely Portrait
Bob Seely
Vice Chair
Conservative - Isle of Wight
Joined: 5th November 2019
Steve Double Portrait
Steve Double
Vice Chair
Conservative - St Austell and Newquay
Joined: 5th November 2019
Andrew Bowie Portrait
Andrew Bowie
Vice Chair
Conservative - West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Joined: 5th November 2019
Mark Pritchard Portrait
Mark Pritchard
Vice Chair
Conservative - The Wrekin
Joined: 24th February 2020
Lord Falconer of Thoroton Portrait
Lord Falconer of Thoroton
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 24th February 2020
1 APPG Membership
War Crimes
Lord Pendry Portrait
Lord Pendry
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 7th August 2020
1 APPG Membership
Japan
Andrew Gwynne Portrait
Andrew Gwynne
Vice Chair
Labour - Denton and Reddish
Joined: 4th November 2020
Layla Moran Portrait
Layla Moran
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Oxford West and Abingdon
Joined: 16th December 2020
Stewart Malcolm McDonald Portrait
Stewart Malcolm McDonald
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Glasgow South
Joined: 16th December 2020
Lord Sharpe of Epsom Portrait
Lord Sharpe of Epsom
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 10th March 2021
1 APPG Membership
Financial Markets and Services
Tom Randall Portrait
Tom Randall
Vice Chair
Conservative - Gedling
Joined: 10th March 2021
Viscount Ridley Portrait
Viscount Ridley
Vice Chair
Conservative - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 21st April 2021
3 APPG Memberships
Freedom of Speech , Humanist , Vaping
Margaret Ferrier Portrait
Margaret Ferrier
Vice Chair
Independent - Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Joined: 21st April 2021
Baroness D'Souza Portrait
Baroness D'Souza
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 21st April 2021
4 APPG Memberships
China , Food Banks , Rwanda , Taiwan
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Mr Alistair Carmichael MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 8181.

Email: carmichaela@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Christopher Whitehouse, The Whitehouse Consultancy Ltd, 225 Metal Box Factory, 30 Great Guildford Street, London SE1 0HS. Tel: 020 7463 0692

Email: chris.whitehouse@whitehouseconsulting.co.uk

Secretariat:

The Whitehouse Consultancy Ltd acts as the group's secretariat. https://www.whitehouseconsulting.co.uk/

Benefits in Kind
Date
8 Jan 2021
Source
The Whitehouse Consultancy Ltd
Description
The Whitehouse Consultancy Ltd is funded by Stand With Hong Kong to act as the group's secretariat.   From : 08/01/2021 To : 07/01/2022
Value
£46,501
Date
8 Jan 2020
Source
The Whitehouse Consultancy Ltd
Description
The Whitehouse Consultancy Ltd is funded by Stand With Hong Kong to act as the group's secretariat.   From : 08/01/2020 To : 07/01/2021
Value
£34,501
Date
5 Nov 2019
Source
The Whitehouse Consultancy Ltd
Description
The Whitehouse Consultancy Ltd is funded by Stand With Hong Kong to act as the group's secretariat.   From : 05/11/2019 To : 04/11/2020
Value
£34,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Hong Kong APPG

Former APPG Officers
Cheryl Gillan Portrait
Cheryl Gillan
Vice Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Chesham and Amersham
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 10th March 2021
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Gordon of Strathblane Portrait
Lord Gordon of Strathblane
Vice Chair
Labour - Deceased - 1 April 2020
Joined: 5th November 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Bob Seely Portrait
Bob Seely
Vice Chair
Conservative - Isle of Wight
Joined: 5th November 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
Nigel Evans Portrait
Nigel Evans
Vice Chair
Conservative - Ribble Valley
Joined: 5th November 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019