Poland APPG

First Registered: 23/12/2015 • Last updated on: 27/01/2021

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To foster a good relationship between Poland and the UK and to promote the contribution of the Polish community to the UK and bilateral trade.

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Recent Documents related to Poland

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

2. Minister Field visits Poland to follow up third annual UK-Poland inter-governmental consultations
25/01/2019 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Minister Field visits Poland to follow up third annual UK-Poland inter-governmental consultations

3. UK-Poland intergovernmental consultations, 20 December 2018: joint communiqué
20/12/2018 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: UK-Poland intergovernmental consultations, 20 December 2018: joint

4. UK-Poland intergovernmental consultations, 20 December 2018: joint communiqué
20/12/2018 - Prime Minister's Office, 10 Downing Street (Number 10)
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Found: UK-Poland intergovernmental consultations, 20 December 2018: joint

5. Prime Minister’s statement at the UK-Poland IGC: 20 December 2018
20/12/2018 - Prime Minister's Office, 10 Downing Street (Number 10)
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Found: Prime Minister’s statement at the UK-Poland IGC: 20 December 2018 - GOV.UK

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Poland

1. World War Two: Polish Contribution
02/07/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: and Russians was signed, the brutal invasion of Poland by German forces took place. Despite so much subjugation—so - Speech Link
2: just the Battle of Cassino, it was a battle for Poland.”That was from his book, “Without the Last - Speech Link
3: mathematicians and code breakers came over from Poland. Sir Dermot Turing, a relative of Alan Turing, - Speech Link

2. Polish Anti-defamation Law
05/06/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: maintenance worker in Lwów. When the Nazis occupied Poland, Leopold witnessed the suffering of the Jewish - Speech Link

3. UK and Polish War Reparations
20/06/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: grandfather Jan Kawczynski. He was acutely aware that in Poland there was the death penalty for hiding Jewish friends - Speech Link
2: and people. Germany has not publicly stated to Poland the importance of apologising for what happened - Speech Link
3: importance of getting along with East Germany—so Poland was forced by the Soviet Union to keep quiet and - Speech Link

4. LGBT International Rights
12/10/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: India and Poland’s EU partners. Many towns in Poland have declared themselves free from LGBT ideology - Speech Link
2: Browne of Ladyton, I have issues with the regime in Poland. I welcome the Minister’s recent answer, but can - Speech Link
3: allies to support the LGBT community in Poland. Recently, we have seen concerning reports of local councils - Speech Link

5. Anglo-Polish Relations
18/07/2017 - Westminster Hall

1: in this important debate. My family and I left Poland and came to the United Kingdom in 1978, because - Speech Link
2: Władysław Anders, who was an important figure for Poland. Not only is she the senator for Suwalki area, - Speech Link

6. Nord Stream 2 Pipeline
28/02/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: for Ukraine, as he said, and in particular for Poland, and to cope with Germany’s disastrous energy policy - Speech Link
2: friend. I reassure him that we are working with Poland. He is right that it has reservations about this - Speech Link

7. Holocaust Memorial Day
23/01/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: structures were set up. She was born in Krakow in Poland and had eight brothers and sisters. She was only - Speech Link
2: of my birth. Of course, we could not go back to Poland after we had left, because of communism, and the - Speech Link
3: Friend mentions the 6 million people killed in Poland. I thought several million of them were actually - Speech Link

8. NATO's Enhance Forward Presence
28/03/2017 - Written Statements

1: NATO is now deploying to the Baltic states and Poland to defend NATO. This enhanced forward presence - Speech Link

9. Foreign National Offenders: Prison Transfers
19/02/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: represented in our prisons? I reckon that No. 1 is Poland with about 950. No. 2 is Ireland with 750. No. - Speech Link
2: or 39% of the total; Romania, 56, or 16%; and Poland, 35. I point out to the Minister that we have sent - Speech Link
3: briefly run through them. The latest list puts Poland in first place, with the highest number, then Albania - Speech Link
4: our jails, and Poland has taken back only 35. Is the Minister telling us that Poland regularly has 915 - Speech Link

10. Contribution of Poles to UK Society
19/07/2016 - Westminster Hall

1: bilateral relations between the United Kingdom and Poland. In my estimation, Mr Sobków has been one of the - Speech Link
2: United Kingdom, although we will always cherish Poland and our roots and links with that country, our - Speech Link
3: and sustainable. It is not in the interests of Poland or the United Kingdom for there to be completely - Speech Link
4: result of the brain drain of young Poles away from Poland; and I could take people to communities in Britain - Speech Link
5: manpower for the whole of RAF Bomber Command came from Poland. That is something that Poles are very proud of - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Poland
1. World War II: Genocide
asked by: Baroness Deech
14/02/2020
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in assisting Holocaust survivors and their descendants to secure the restitution of their property in Poland; and what discussions they have had with the government of Poland about such restitution.

2. Poland: Rule of Law
asked by: Lord Carlile of Berriew
19/07/2018
...To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to make representations to the government of Poland following the decision by the EU Commission to initiate Article 7.1 against Poland on the grounds that the independence of Poland’s judiciary has been undermined.

3. Poland: Battle of Britain
asked by: Daniel Kawczynski
07/03/2018
... whether his Department has received representations from the Government of Poland on displaying a Supermarine Spitfire in Poland to commemorate the Polish contribution to the Battle of Britain.

4. Poland: Diplomatic Relations
asked by: Chris Green
09/01/2018
...What recent assessment he has made of diplomatic relations with Poland.

5. Poland: Military Alliances
asked by: Daniel Kawczynski
10/10/2017
... what assessment his Department has made of the added value a bilateral defence co-operation treaty with Poland will bring to existing NATO guarantees between the UK and Poland.

Latest Questions
6 Current APPG Officers
Daniel Kawczynski Portrait
Daniel Kawczynski
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Shrewsbury and Atcham
Joined: 23rd December 2015
Robert Halfon Portrait
Robert Halfon
Vice Chair
Conservative - Harlow
Joined: 24th February 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Daniel Kawczynski MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 6249.

Email: daniel.kawczynski.mp@parliament.uk

Group's Website:

https://appgpoland.uk/

No benefits in kind are on record for the Poland APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Poland APPG

Former APPG Officers
Paula Sherriff Portrait
Paula Sherriff
Officer
Labour - Former Member for Dewsbury
Joined: 23rd December 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Gavin Robinson Portrait
Gavin Robinson
Officer
Democratic Unionist Party - Belfast East
Joined: 23rd December 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
Stephen Pound Portrait
Stephen Pound
Officer
Labour - Former Member for Ealing North
Joined: 2nd May 2017
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships