Illicit Trade APPG

First Registered: 28/09/2017 • Last updated on: 10/03/2021

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To investigate and raise awareness of illicit trade in Britain, support closer working with parliamentarians to bring fresh impetus and ideas to tackling illicit trade and to highlight the impact on local businesses, high streets and communities.

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 Illicit Trade

1. Illicit Trade
28/09/2017 - APPGs

Found: To investigate and raise awareness of illicit trade in Britain, support closer working with parliamentarians

2. recent report
20/08/2019 - Government Chemist
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Found: RELEASE Transnational Alliance to Combat Illicit Trade One Penn Plaza, New York, NY | +1.917.815

3. Tobacco Illicit Trade Protocol – licensing of equipment and the supply chain
06/11/2017 - HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)
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Found: Tobacco Illicit Trade Protocol licensing of equipment and the supply

4. Protocol
29/06/2018 - HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)
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Found: Cataloguing-in-Publication Data :Protocol to eliminate illicit trade in tobacco products. 1.Tobacco. 2.Commerce

5. HM Revenue and Customs officials' meetings with tobacco stakeholders
04/11/2019 - HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)
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Found: Company Officials Illicit market trends and JTI activity to tackle the illicit market. 26/04/16

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Illicit Trade

1. Fuel Laundering
22/05/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: in the other place that the estimated level of illicit fuel sales amounts to “£50 million” in lost revenue - Speech Link
2: of the damage done to vehicles? Some of these illicit fuels are poisoned and treated very badly so that - Speech Link
3: supply illicit vehicle operations across England. The Government promise that legitimate trade must not - Speech Link

2. Tobacco Control Plan
19/07/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: UK Government’s ratification of the protocol on illicit tobacco under the World Health Organisation’s framework - Speech Link
2: affordable, while also taking action to tackle the illicit trade in tobacco. Fifthly, we will maintain a careful - Speech Link
3: control issues including, but not limited to, the illicit trade. We must be clear that the industry’s involvement - Speech Link

3. Tobacco: Illicit Trade
14/06/2016 - Lords Chamber

1: in the light of the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products and the European Union Tobacco - Speech Link
2: whole point about dealing with smuggling and illicit trade is that it is a cross-border matter, and therefore - Speech Link
3: the reduction of revenue that we get due to illicit trade, there has been a small improvement in that - Speech Link

4. Tobacco Companies (Transparency)
09/04/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: and aid the identification and understanding of illicit market trends over time at local level. For example - Speech Link

5. Small Shops Regulation
02/11/2016 - Westminster Hall

1: administrative burden and, depending on the type of trade, face the potential loss of margin and profitability - Speech Link
2: Federation of Retail Newsagents on the issue of illicit tobacco. For many shops, tobacco sales drive footfall - Speech Link
3: of his argument and with his specific point on illicit tobacco sales. Is he aware that his debate is well - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Illicit Trade
1. Trade
asked by: Lisa Cameron
27/07/2020
... what steps the Government is taking to ensure that a UK trade deal with the (a) US and (b) EU will be compliant with the (i) UK's climate action commitments and (ii) UN Sustainable Development Goals.

2. Trade
asked by: Sam Tarry
14/09/2020
... what discussions he has had with the devolved administrations on the Internal Market White Paper since its publication.

3. Trade
asked by: Viscount Waverley
09/10/2020
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of progress with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific paperless trade initiative.

4. Trade
asked by: Kerry McCarthy
23/03/2021
... what assessment he has made of the effect on UK trade flows of the end of the EU Exit transition period.

5. Trade
asked by: Lord Taylor of Warwick
09/09/2019
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of a joint-letter from a group of worldwide business federations coordinated by the United States Chamber of Commerce warning against the impact that a no-deal Brexit could have on global trade as reported by The Times on 4 September.

Latest Questions
6 Current APPG Officers
Matthew Offord Portrait
Matthew Offord
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Hendon
Joined: 28th September 2017
Kenny MacAskill Portrait
Kenny MacAskill
Vice Chair
Alba Party - East Lothian
Joined: 20th May 2020
Baroness Bakewell Portrait
Baroness Bakewell
Officer
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 7th August 2020
1 APPG Membership
Humanist
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Dr Matthew Offord MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 7083.

Email: matthew.offord.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Nazza Ahmed, Connect, Third Floor, Millbank Tower, London SW1P 4QP. Tel: 020 7592 9592

Email: illicittradeappg@connectpa.co.uk

Secretariat:

Connect acts as the group's secretariat. https://connectpa.co.uk/

Group's Website:

https://connectpa.co.uk/illicit-trade-party-parliamentary-group/

Benefits in Kind
Date
3 Mar 2020
Source
Connect
Description
Connect is paid by PA Consulting to act as the group's secretariat   From : 03/03/2020 To : 02/03/2021
Value
£9,001
Date
5 Sep 2018
Source
Connect
Description
Connect is paid by the following to act as the group's secretariat: Coca Cola European Partners and PA Consulting.   From : 05/09/2018 To : 04/09/2019
Value
£19,501
Date
5 Sep 2017
Source
Connect
Description
Connect is paid by the following to act as the group's secretariat: Coca Cola, PA Consulting.   From : 05/09/2017 To : 04/09/2018
Value
£19,501
Date
5 Sep 2017
Source
Connect
Description
Secretariat   From : 05/09/2017 To : 04/09/2018
Value
£9,001

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Illicit Trade APPG

Former APPG Officers
Lord Harris of Haringey Portrait
Lord Harris of Haringey
Officer
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
John Baron Portrait
John Baron
Officer
Conservative - Basildon and Billericay
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
3 APPG Memberships
British Council , Cancer , Iran
Lord Austin of Dudley Portrait
Lord Austin of Dudley
Officer
Non-affiliated - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Porter of Spalding Portrait
Lord Porter of Spalding
Officer
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 10th October 2018