Nepal APPG

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

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To encourage good relations between Britain and Nepal.

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Recent Documents related to Nepal

1. Nepal: country policy and information notes
08/05/2019 - UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI)
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Found: Country Name: Feder al Democratic Republic of Nepal 1 Area: total: 147,181 sq km (56,827 sq miles

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

3. UK praises strong Nepal relationship following Prime Minister Oli’s visit
13/06/2019 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: UK praises strong Nepal relationship following Prime Minister Oli’s visit

4. Scoping Study on Modern Slavery Nepal
27/02/2020 - Department for International Development
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Found: OFFICIAL Scoping Study on M odern S lavery Nepal Final Report AUGUST 2019 Researchers

5. Nepal Earthquake Reconstruction Research: Scoping Study
12/07/2019 - Department for International Development
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Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Nepal

1. Mount Everest: Safety
18/07/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: representations they have made to the government of Nepal (1) to reduce the number of permits available for - Speech Link
2: Lords, official travel advice for travellers to Nepal, including for those intending to climb Everest - Speech Link
3: discusses mountain safety with the Government of Nepal, ensuring that their policies promote safety for - Speech Link
4: sure that the Minister is aware that, while the Nepal side has increased the number of permits, the number - Speech Link
5: Kingdom has a very good bilateral relationship with Nepal that includes support and financial help. We have - Speech Link
6: point about climate change. There is evidence that Nepal is being affected by climate change; there has been - Speech Link

2. Nepal
05/12/2017 - Lords Chamber

1: political stability and peaceful development in Nepal following the general election in that country. - Speech Link
2: elections this year will be a landmark moment for Nepal, and it represents an important step in effective - Speech Link
3: especially regarding the election. She will know that Nepal is at last emerging from many years of conflict - Speech Link
4: are helping is of course through DfID. The DfID Nepal office invested £96 million during 2016-17 and will - Speech Link
5: Kingdom Government have been very prominent in urging Nepal to respect the need for a properly managed regime - Speech Link
6: development and prosperity that we are all hoping for for Nepal, particularly bearing in mind that the UK Government - Speech Link

3. Nepal Earthquake: First Anniversary
25/04/2016 - Commons Chamber

1: Malnutrition rates in Nepal are among the highest in the world. More than 2 million people in Nepal do not have - Speech Link
2: delivered to Nepal a huge number of shelter boxes, which was the first western aid to reach Nepal. The Rotarians - Speech Link
3: not only has raised money but has gone out to Nepal and is actually spending the money on reconstruction - Speech Link
4: strong links with the Tibetan Buddhist community in Nepal, and over the past year they have taught me a great - Speech Link
5: happened last year. A few weeks ago, I visited Nepal with my constituent Bishnu Gurung, who raised a - Speech Link

4. Water: Developing Countries
24/01/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: the devastating situation in countries such as Nepal. The lack of adequate water and sanitation leads - Speech Link
2: projects?A country I visit regularly is Nepal, where over half the population still have no access - Speech Link
3: wonderful to hear the testimony of colleagues about Nepal and the inspiring story of the noble Lord, Lord - Speech Link
4: but also in getting involved in direct action in Nepal and actually demanding change on the streets. The - Speech Link

5. Freedom of Religion or Belief
01/03/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: criminalisation of blasphemy and religious conversion in Nepal; the continued state-sponsored persecution of the - Speech Link
2: situation with freedom of religion or belief in Nepal, which is also a member of the UNHRC. As the Minister - Speech Link

6. Armed Forces Personnel from Commonwealth Countries
20/10/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: including Commonwealth nationals and Gurkhas from Nepal. We recognise that settlement fees place a financial - Speech Link
2: service personnel from the Commonwealth and from Nepal is certainly never forgotten or overlooked. As I - Speech Link

7. International Freedom of Religion or Belief Day
25/10/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: Asia and the middle east, namely Pakistan, India, Nepal, Turkey, Egypt and Iran.My first recommendation - Speech Link
2: are concerned.I will speak quickly about Nepal. As the Minister knows, the Nepalese penal code - Speech Link
3: minority groups in countries such as Pakistan, India, Nepal, Turkey, Egypt and Iran who are being denied their - Speech Link
4: Development Committee.One of those countries is Nepal, where we met Christians who were greatly concerned—I - Speech Link

8. Nepal
27/10/2015 - Lords Chamber

1: discussions they have had with the government of Nepal following its adoption of a new constitution on - Speech Link
2: interference? Does she agree that the UK needs to help Nepal to reassert her independence and to restore the - Speech Link
3: the noble Earl refers, our acting ambassador in Nepal, along with EU and other like-minded countries’ - Speech Link
4: country. My noble friend is right to point out that Nepal relies heavily on aid from others, including from - Speech Link
5: sets in, of the current fuel and food shortages in Nepal, and the likelihood of a very serious humanitarian - Speech Link
6: constitution must be right for all the people of Nepal, not only the Dalits but the various groups along - Speech Link
7: the UK has always supported the peace process in Nepal. We fully support the idea of a truth and reconciliation - Speech Link

9. Gurkhas: Anniversary
10/06/2015 - Lords Chamber

1: recruited from Nepal and India, who, after they retire, settle in both India and Nepal. They are a vital - Speech Link
2: Gurkhas’ original home, Nepal. I am a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Britain-Nepal Group and in fact - Speech Link
3: of the dreadful earthquake from which people in Nepal are suffering so much at present.I speak - Speech Link

10. Draft International Development Association (Seventeenth Replenishment: Additional Payments) Order 2016
12/09/2016 - General Committees

1: have seen the Ebola crisis and the earthquake in Nepal, and of course most recently we have been dealing - Speech Link
2: highlighted IDA’s important work. When I visited Nepal earlier this year, I certainly saw the importance - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Nepal
1. Nepal: Overseas Trade
asked by: Earl of Sandwich
... to improving the UK’s trade relations with Nepal in the last two years; and what resources they have provided in the current finncial year.

2. Nepal: Leprosy
asked by: Jim Cunningham
... what steps the Government is taking to help tackle leprosy in Nepal.

3. Nepal: Christianity
asked by: Andrew Rosindell
... what recent assessment he has made of the treatment of Christians in Nepal.

4. Nepal: Diplomatic Relations
asked by: Dan Jarvis
... what recent steps he has taken to maintain the UK’s diplomatic relationship with Nepal.

5. No title given
asked by: Earl of Sandwich
...Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number and quality of homes rebuilt following the Nepal earthquake of 2015; which regions of Nepal have benefited from UK humanitarian assistance; and to what extent this assistance has been directed through non-governmental channels.

Latest Questions
17 Current APPG Officers
Earl of Sandwich Portrait
Earl of Sandwich
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 30th July 2015
Lord Bilimoria Portrait
Lord Bilimoria
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 24th November 2016
Seema Malhotra Portrait
Seema Malhotra
Vice Chair
Labour (Co-op) - Feltham and Heston
Joined: 24th November 2016
Lord Dholakia Portrait
Lord Dholakia
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 21st November 2018
Baroness Verma Portrait
Baroness Verma
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 8th April 2020
Baroness Flather Portrait
Baroness Flather
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 8th April 2020
Sam Tarry Portrait
Sam Tarry
Vice Chair
Labour - Ilford South
Joined: 8th April 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

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


No benefits in kind are on record for the Nepal APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Nepal APPG

Former APPG Officers
Jeremy Lefroy Portrait
Jeremy Lefroy
Conservative - Former Member for Stafford
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Stephen Pound Portrait
Stephen Pound
Labour - Former Member for Ealing North
Joined: 24th November 2016
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Earl of Sandwich Portrait
Earl of Sandwich
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
Mark Pritchard Portrait
Mark Pritchard
Conservative - The Wrekin
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
Wayne David Portrait
Wayne David
Vice Chair
Labour - Caerphilly
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 12th October 2016
Lord Mann Portrait
Lord Mann
Vice Chair
Non-affiliated - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 12th October 2016