India APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 04/05/2022

To promote understanding and co-operation between Indian and British parliamentarians and peoples.

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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20 Current APPG Officers
Baroness Flather Portrait
Baroness Flather
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Lord Anderson of Swansea Portrait
Lord Anderson of Swansea
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
Sam Tarry Portrait
Sam Tarry
Vice Chair
Labour - Ilford South
Joined: 8th April 2020
Lord Dholakia Portrait
Lord Dholakia
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 21st November 2018
Shailesh Vara Portrait
Shailesh Vara
Vice Chair
Conservative - North West Cambridgeshire
Joined: 21st April 2021
2 APPG Memberships
Maldives , Mongolia
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Mr Virendra Sharma MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 6080.

Email: sharmav@parliament.uk

Date
16 Oct 2018
Source
Corporation of the City of London
Description
Breakfast event
Value
£3,001
Date
17 Jul 2018
Source
PB Consulting (with some funding from the Corporation of the City of London)
Description
Secretariat   From : 17/07/2018 To : 16/07/2019
Value
£7,501
Date
9 May 2018
Source
PB Consulting
Description
Breakfast event
Value
£3,001
Date
9 May 2018
Source
PB Consulting
Description
Breakfast event held on 09/05/2018
Value
£3,001
Date
17 Jul 2017
Source
PB Consulting
Description
Secretariat   From : 17/07/2017 To : 16/07/2018
Value
£1,501
Date
17 Jul 2017
Source
PB Consulting
Description
Secretariat   From : 17/07/2017 To : 16/07/2018
Value
£6,001
Date
12 Feb 2017
Source
Indian High Commission/Government of India
Description
Visit to India   From : 12/02/2017 To : 18/02/2017
Value
£31,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the India APPG

Former APPG Officers
Shailesh Vara Portrait
Shailesh Vara
Vice Chair
Conservative - North West Cambridgeshire
Joined: 8th April 2020
Departed: 10th March 2021
2 APPG Memberships
Maldives , Mongolia
Valerie Vaz Portrait
Valerie Vaz
Vice-Chair
Labour - Walsall South
Joined: 23rd October 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
Neil O'Brien Portrait
Neil O'Brien
Vice-Chair
Conservative - Harborough
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Mark Pritchard Portrait
Mark Pritchard
Vice-Chair
Conservative - The Wrekin
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
Stephen Pound Portrait
Stephen Pound
Secretary
Labour - Former Member for Ealing North
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Kirsten Oswald Portrait
Kirsten Oswald
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - East Renfrewshire
Joined: 21st July 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017