Morocco APPG

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

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To promote good relations between the United Kingdom and the Kingdom of Morocco, particularly the respective parliamentary assemblies, within the framework of the Inter-Parliamentary Union.

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 Morocco

1. Continuing the UK's trade relationship with Morocco: parliamentary report
20/12/2019 - Department for International Trade
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Found: Relationship with the Kingdom of Morocco t Trade Relationship with the Kingdom of Morocco Agreement establishing

2. Trade and investment factsheets (partner names beginning with M to O)
12/02/2021 - Department for International Trade
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Found: Morocco This factsheet provides the latest statistics on trade and investment between the UK and

3. UK-Morocco Political Declaration
26/10/2019 - Department for International Trade
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Found: UK-Morocco Political Declaration - GOV.UK

4. UK and Morocco sign continuity agreement
26/10/2019 - Department for International Trade
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Found: UK and Morocco sign continuity agreement - GOV.UK

5. Summary of the UK-Morocco association agreement
20/12/2019 - Department for International Trade
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Found: Summary of the UK-Morocco association agreement - GOV.UK

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Morocco

1. Continuity Agreement: Kingdom of Morocco
09/03/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: Britain and Northern Ireland and the Kingdom of Morocco, laid before the House on 20 December 2019, Her - Speech Link
2: House of Representatives and the Senate. The UK-Morocco Association Agreement is a good example of why - Speech Link

2. Extradition Act 2003 (Amendments to Designations) Order 2020
09/03/2020 - Grand Committee

1: bilateral extradition treaties with Kuwait and Morocco. I shall explain in a little more detail why these - Speech Link
2: Minister for explaining the order. Kuwait and Morocco both still carry the death penalty; according to - Speech Link
3: pair of countries more different from Kuwait and Morocco. In Committee in the Commons, the Minister was - Speech Link

3. Paradise Golf Resort, Morocco
17/01/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: to be a luxury development south of Tangiers in Morocco. They invested, in some cases, their life savings - Speech Link
2: the backing of the Government and the King of Morocco. He thought that his money was safe. Dr Saleem - Speech Link
3: Diplomatic relations between the UK and Morocco date back 800 years and we enjoy a warm bilateral - Speech Link

4. Jewish Refugees from the Middle East and North Africa
19/06/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: Only about 4,500 remain, almost all of them in Morocco and Tunisia. Jewish people have lived continuously - Speech Link
2: expulsion. In other places, such as Lebanon and Morocco, Jews were pushed out gradually over a more protracted - Speech Link
3: Paris; he was in Spain. He crossed the water to Morocco, where he found refuge in Tangier. His own brother - Speech Link
4: historical background to this issue. She mentioned Morocco and Tunisia; I am pleased she did so, because although - Speech Link

5. Western Sahara: Self-determination
20/04/2016 - Westminster Hall

1: years. Following its own independence in 1957, Morocco disputed the legitimacy of that colonial rule. - Speech Link

6. Covid-19
17/03/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: from constituents. Some of mine are on holiday in Morocco and now find themselves stranded. The ambassador’s - Speech Link
2: coronavirus and people overseas. I have constituents in Morocco as well and one family are with a four-month-old - Speech Link
3: partly by the Governments themselves, including in Morocco, and on the availability of commercial airlines - Speech Link
4: right. Another Member has raised the issue of Morocco. The Africa Minister will look at those cases and - Speech Link
5: crisis.I have constituents stranded in Morocco and Vietnam. Can we ensure that helplines in consulates - Speech Link
6: think the hon. Gentleman was raising the issue of Morocco—and look carefully at what more can be done. The - Speech Link
7: constituent, Eddie, who is 19 and stranded in Morocco, and I hope he will intervene to bring him, and - Speech Link

7. Bombardier
07/05/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: Mexico, while selling its Northern Ireland and Morocco units. Bombardier has said it will continue to - Speech Link
2: made by the Moroccan Industry Minister, because Morocco is in the same position as Northern Ireland in - Speech Link
3: it has decided that this site, along with the Morocco site, should go up for sale. The Government have - Speech Link
4: decision to sell off the Northern Irish site and the Morocco site—definitely nothing to do with Brexit—has nothing - Speech Link

8. Oral Answers to Questions
23/01/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: I have in the last four months alone visited Morocco twice and Algeria once, and led trade discussions - Speech Link
2: the territory of Western Sahara is separate from Morocco under international law. It ruled that the UK Government - Speech Link
3: and International Cooperation, when I visited Morocco two weeks ago, and indeed it was raised by my hon - Speech Link

9. Violent Extremism
28/06/2018 - Grand Committee

1: effectiveness of these initiatives.The choice of Morocco and Tunisia to examine is interesting: both emerged - Speech Link
2: seen in some countries, including Tunisia and Morocco, but things are very fragile, as the noble Lord - Speech Link
3: a fully comprehensive investigation.In Morocco, we have also supported young people in marginalised - Speech Link

10. Unpaid Parking Fines
21/07/2016 - Written Statements

1: Republic of the Congo£1,965Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco£1,944Embassy of the Republic of Iraq£1,929Embassy - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Morocco
1. Energy: Morocco
asked by: Alex Sobel
... what steps she is taking to support UK businesses to develop energy projects in Morocco.

2. Morocco: LGBT People
asked by: Alberto Costa
... what assessment his Department has made of the recent treatment of LGBT people in Morocco.

3. Western Sahara: Politics and Government
asked by: Alan Brown
... what steps he is taking to exclude Western Sahara from international treaties with Morocco.

4. Morocco: Travel Restrictions
asked by: Lord Pearson of Rannoch
... and why he was held overnight and then placed on a flight to Rome without any entries on his passport or a copy of the paperwork he was obliged to sign.

5. Morocco: Trade Agreements
asked by: Hywel Williams
... whether the Western Sahara region is included in the UK-Morocco trade and political continuity agreement.

Latest Questions
9 Current APPG Officers
Fabian Hamilton Portrait
Fabian Hamilton
Deputy Chairman
Labour - Leeds North East
Joined: 30th July 2015
Andrew Murrison Portrait
Andrew Murrison
Conservative - South West Wiltshire
Joined: 30th July 2015
No other APPG Memberships
Baroness Suttie Portrait
Baroness Suttie
Vice Chairman
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 31st August 2016
Daniel Kawczynski Portrait
Daniel Kawczynski
Vice Chairman
Conservative - Shrewsbury and Atcham
Joined: 30th July 2015
Nigel Evans Portrait
Nigel Evans
Conservative - Ribble Valley
Joined: 30th July 2015
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 8149.


Benefits in Kind
1 Mar 2016
Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco
Event held on 1 March 2016

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Morocco APPG

Former APPG Officers
Lord Dykes Portrait
Lord Dykes
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 21st July 2016