Metal, Stone and Heritage Crime APPG

First Registered: 26/04/2018 • Last updated on: 29/12/2021

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To raise awareness of the social and economic impact of metal, stone and heritage crime.

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Recent Documents related to Metal, Stone and Heritage Crime

1. Metal, Stone and Heritage Crime
26/04/2018 - APPGs

Found: the social and economic impact of metal, stone and heritage crime.

2. HS2 Phase One planning forum: heritage subgroup meeting resources 2020
09/12/2020 - High Speed Two (HS2) Limited
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20/10/2015 - Early Day Motions

Found: House expresses concern at the rising levels of stone theft across Yorkshire, with schools, homes, farms

4. Defence training estates Dartmoor training area surveys
26/08/2021 - Ministry of Defence
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Found: the statistics for stability and change for all heritage as- sets-ries, March 2018. Fig. 4 (right) The

5. Mine waters: challenges for the water environment
22/10/2021 - Environment Agency
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Found: actions 125. Future work 156. Case studies: abandoned metal mines 167. References 22Mining played a major part

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Metal, Stone and Heritage Crime

1. Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013
10/05/2018 - Grand Committee

1: the Private Member’s Bill that became the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013. Almost exactly a year earlier - Speech Link

2. Metal Theft
14/10/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: financial year to establish the National Infrastructure Crime Reduction Partnership. The partnership is going - Speech Link
2: does the Minister agree that the incidence of this crime can be reduced only by effective enforcement action - Speech Link
3: by 74%, but the amount of infrastructure-related metal theft has increased by 21% in the year ending March - Speech Link

3. Stone Theft
22/06/2015 - Commons Chamber

1: to have been granted this Adjournment debate on stone theft, which is plaguing my local communities in - Speech Link
2: removed from his backyard. It seems to me that stone theft is not taken as seriously as it should be - Speech Link

4. Metal Theft
26/06/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: Government how they plan to counter the increase in metal theft on the railway network, from construction - Speech Link
2: distress that metal theft can cause. That is why we supported the introduction of the Scrap Metal Dealers Act - Speech Link
3: Lords, I agree with the Minister that the Scrap Metal Dealers Act has been very successful, not least - Speech Link

5. Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013
02/11/2017 - Lords Chamber

1: British Transport Police, and the work of the scrap metal task force. Is she aware that in the past two years - Speech Link
2: recognise the impact that they have, particularly on heritage assets. On enforcement, obviously the police and - Speech Link
3: used on public sculptures and memorials? Are scrap metal dealers being encouraged to check for such markers - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Metal, Stone and Heritage Crime
1. Stone: Theft
asked by: Graham P Jones
... what plans she has to re-establish the Metal Theft Taskforce with an extended remit to include stone theft.

2. Dry Stone Walls
asked by: Alex Sobel
... what assessment he has made of using the Environmental Land Management Scheme to promote the benefits of dry stone walls.

3. Metal Detectors: Coronavirus
asked by: Mohammad Yasin
... what evidence basis his Department used to determine that metal detecting could continue in public outdoor spaces but not on privately owned land during the November 2020 covid-19 lockdown.

4. Cultural Heritage
asked by: John Hayes
... what steps the Government is taking to measure Intangible Cultural Heritage.

5. Cultural Heritage
asked by: Thangam Debbonaire
... if he publish the minutes from his meeting held on 23 February 2021 with 25 heritage organisations in the UK.

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5 Current APPG Officers
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Andrew Selous MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 8134.


Public Enquiry Point:

Antonia Grey, British Metals Recycling Association, 5 Ramsay Court, Hinchingbrooke Business Park, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE28 5AW. Tel: 01480 455 249


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Benefits in Kind
17 Apr 2018
British Metals Recycling Association
Secretariat   From : 17/04/2018 To : 16/04/2019

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Metal, Stone and Heritage Crime APPG

Former APPG Officers
Graham P Jones Portrait
Graham P Jones
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Former Member for Hyndburn
Joined: 26th April 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Caroline Spelman Portrait
Caroline Spelman
Vice Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Meriden
Joined: 26th April 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Nic Dakin Portrait
Nic Dakin
Labour - Former Member for Scunthorpe
Joined: 26th April 2018
Departed: 19th June 2019
No other APPG Memberships