National Parks APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 17/11/2021

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To inform members of key issues relating to England's national parks (NPs), their authorities and areas that may merit NP status; to discuss issues of common concern; to advance the place of NPs in society within Parliament, focusing on conservation and enhancement, opportunities for public learning and enjoyment, and the well-being of NP 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 National Parks

1. New accord launches to enhance National Parks and woodland
25/07/2018 - Forestry Commission
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Found: New accord launches to enhance National Parks and woodland - GOV.UK

2. Motorcyclists in National Parks
27/01/2021 - Early Day Motions

Found: That this House notes concerns expressed by National Park residents regarding weekend motorcyclists;

3. Campaign for National Parks - written evidence
15/10/2018 - Inquiry: Health of the bus market - Transport Committee
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Found: Campaign for National ParksWritten evidence submitted by the Campaign for National Parks (BHC0105)  Executive

4. Defence training estates Dartmoor training area surveys
26/08/2021 - Ministry of Defence
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Found: THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE AND THE ASSOCIATION OF NATIONAL PARK AUTHORITIES 1. Objectives 1.1 This Declaration

5. Historic England - written evidence
21/05/2019 - Inquiry: Garden tourism - Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
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Found: contribute to UK tourism, the economy and to our national heritage1. Introduction1.1 Historic England is

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to National Parks

1. South Downs National Park: 10th Anniversary
12/01/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: commemorate the 10 years since the South Downs National Park, our nation’s newest, was recognised with - Speech Link
2: Downs national park and Public Health England on using the space and peace of our beautiful national parks - Speech Link
3: representative of a constituency that contains part of the national park and as someone with personal experience in - Speech Link

2. Parks (Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough)
09/07/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: amidst the most built-up cities, we are blessed with parks and pockets of green space. Those spaces improve - Speech Link

3. Tourism: Regulation
04/12/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: businesses are currently being reviewed by the National Fire Chiefs Council, using input from a wide variety - Speech Link
2: especially in national parks? Will he therefore write to the directors of the national parks, including - Speech Link
3: Campaign for National Parks. I assure the Minister that many of us feel that the parks should play a - Speech Link

4. Caravan Industry: Hull and East Riding
15/06/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: guidance for estate agents and house viewings, caravan parks should also be allowed to open for sales and meetings - Speech Link
2: which feed into the UK retail network of caravan parks, dealerships and distributors. The industry contributes - Speech Link
3: When lockdown began on 24 March, 3,361 caravan parks closed, along with 381 caravan dealerships. Restrictions - Speech Link

5. Children’s Playgrounds
21/03/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: their children outdoors to run around and go to parks with friends, and to burn off some energy on the - Speech Link
2: particularly in the younger teenage years. Skateboard parks were a particular thing a decade ago and trends - Speech Link
3: are developed. The parks and green spaces sector has not had a dedicated national voice or leadership - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to National Parks
1. National Parks
asked by: Lord Storey
21/09/2020
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for creating new national parks.

2. National Parks
asked by: Barry Gardiner
01/03/2021
... what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the proposed National Landscapes Service on the management of National Parks.

3. National Parks
asked by: Tim Farron
20/04/2021
... what plans his Department has to strengthen the role that local communities have in National Parks.

4. National Parks
asked by: Geoffrey Cox
21/04/2021
... what plans he has to ensure that the implementation of the principle of local governance of national parks remains effective; and what assessment he has made of the compatibility of that principle and the introduction of a National Landscape Service.

5. National Parks
asked by: Sally-Ann Hart
06/02/2020
... what plans her Department has to create new national parks.

Latest Questions
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6 Current APPG Officers
Gary Streeter Portrait
Gary Streeter
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - South West Devon
Joined: 21st April 2021
Damian Hinds Portrait
Damian Hinds
Vice Chair
Conservative - East Hampshire
Joined: 21st April 2021
Baroness Mallalieu Portrait
Baroness Mallalieu
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 21st April 2021
2 APPG Memberships
Animal Welfare , Horse
Baroness Jones of Whitchurch Portrait
Baroness Jones of Whitchurch
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 21st April 2021
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Sir Gary Streeter MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 01752 335666.

Email: deans@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Wendy Totts, National Parks England, CAN Mezzanine, 7-14 Great Dover Street, London SE1 4YR . Tel: 020 3096 7979

Email: wendy.totts@nationalparksengland.org.uk

Benefits in Kind
Date
13 Jul 2018
Source
National Parks England
Description
Secretariat   From : 13/07/2018 To : 12/07/2019
Value
£1,501
Date
13 Jul 2017
Source
National Parks England
Description
Secretariat   From : 13/07/2017 To : 12/07/2018
Value
£1,501
Date
1 Jan 2016
Source
National Parks England
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/01/2016 To : 31/12/2016
Value
£1,501
Date
1 Jan 2015
Source
National Parks England
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/01/2015 To : 31/12/2015
Value
£1,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the National Parks APPG

Former APPG Officers
Ian Liddell-Grainger Portrait
Ian Liddell-Grainger
Secretary
Conservative - Bridgwater and West Somerset
Joined: 14th March 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
Lord Clark of Windermere Portrait
Lord Clark of Windermere
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
Lord Judd Portrait
Lord Judd
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Angela Smith Portrait
Angela Smith
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Former Member for Penistone and Stocksbridge
Joined: 24th November 2016
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Ruth George Portrait
Ruth George
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for High Peak
Joined: 29th August 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
David Rutley Portrait
David Rutley
Secretary
Conservative - Macclesfield
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships