Polar Regions APPG

First Registered: 28/09/2017 • Last updated on: 25/08/2021

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Informing MPs and Peers about topical issues affecting the Arctic and Antarctic.

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 Polar Regions

1. Visiting Antarctica
19/08/2019 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: any previous versions. Please contact the Polar Regions Department if you have any queries regarding

2. MP_Expenses object (592342)
23/08/2018 - MP Expenses

Found: June 2018 - APPG FOR THE POLAR REGIONS - [***]-[***] APPG FOR THE POLAR REGIONS
Direct Travel Import

3. CryoSat
18/12/2018 - UK Space Agency
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Found: Antarctic ice, the mission tells scientists how melting Polar ice affects sea level rise. Published

4. Implementation of the international code for ships operating in polar waters (Polar Code)
17/03/2021 - Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA)
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Found: International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (Polar Code) March

5. MP_Expenses object (83373)
24/09/2019 - MP Expenses

Found: APPG Polar Regions Iceland Reyljavik Center Hotel Plaza 140Euros

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Polar Regions

1. Antarctica: Science and Diplomacy
28/01/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: am chairman of the all-party group for the polar regions, which is largely funded by the Mamont Foundation - Speech Link
2: would say, “Antarctica? Oh yes—polar bears.” But that is not the case. Polar bears are in the north, penguins - Speech Link

2. Arctic Ambassador: Appointment
29/11/2017 - Westminster Hall

1: member of the all-party parliamentary group on polar regions, I want to take this opportunity to credit the - Speech Link
2: APPG on polar regions, which I have the great honour of chairing. It covers both polar regions—the Antarctic - Speech Link
3: forum last week, we heard from Domagoj Baresic, a polar research and policy initiative fellow at University - Speech Link

3. Blue Belt Programme: Marine Protected Areas
19/12/2017 - Westminster Hall

1: the Natural Environment Research Council’s new polar research ship, to be launched next year, not Boaty - Speech Link
2: of the all-party parliamentary group for the polar regions, I take a particular interest in South Georgia - Speech Link
3: of the all-party parliamentary group for the polar regions, he brings a wealth of experience on the Arctic - Speech Link

4. Plastic Packaging
02/05/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: been found on the tops of mountains and in the polar regions? I appreciate what the Government are trying - Speech Link

5. Arctic Committee Report
03/11/2015 - Lords Chamber

1: they mention the conclusion of the Royal Society polar conference last year that only by a massive reduction - Speech Link
2: yet to understand how we are going to divide the polar research ship between the Arctic and the Antarctic—whether - Speech Link
3: commercial and maritime activities in the polar regions. It is difficult to witness such normal activities - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Polar Regions
1. Shipping: Polar Regions
asked by: Matthew Offord
12/09/2018
... if he will seek a change through the International Maritime Organisation to ban ships from using heavy fuel oil when travelling in the Arctic and Antarctic regions.

2. Polar Regions: Environment Protection
asked by: David Mackintosh
17/01/2017
... what recent discussions she has had with her overseas counterparts on proposals to protect the Last Ice Area and its polar bear population.

3. Polar Regions and Seas and Oceans: Waste
asked by: John Lamont
31/01/2019
... what international representations are being made to reduce waste in the oceans in international waters and the Polar Regions.

4. Shipping: Polar Regions
asked by: Stephen Gethins
22/04/2016
... what consultation there has been with the Scottish Government on the implementation of the Polar Code from 1 January 2017.

5. Shipping: Polar Regions
asked by: Stephen Gethins
19/04/2016
... what assessment he has made of the effect on Scotland of the planned implementation of the Polar Code.

Latest Questions
13 Current APPG Officers
James Gray Portrait
James Gray
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - North Wiltshire
Joined: 28th September 2017
Lord Hunt of Chesterton Portrait
Lord Hunt of Chesterton
Deputy Chairman
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Haworth Portrait
Lord Haworth
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
3 APPG Memberships
Energy Costs , Georgia , Mountaineering
Baroness Jay of Paddington Portrait
Baroness Jay of Paddington
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Baroness Neville-Jones Portrait
Baroness Neville-Jones
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
Baroness Smith of Newnham Portrait
Baroness Smith of Newnham
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
Lord Cromwell Portrait
Lord Cromwell
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 28th September 2017
Lord Lisvane Portrait
Lord Lisvane
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 2nd June 2021
No other APPG Memberships
Mark Garnier Portrait
Mark Garnier
Treasurer
Conservative - Wyre Forest
Joined: 24th February 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

James Gray MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 6237.

Email: jamesgraymp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Sophie Montagne, APPG Polar Regions, Office of James Gray MP, Houses of Parliament, London SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 6237

Email: info@appgpolarregions.uk

No benefits in kind are on record for the Polar Regions APPG

Financial Benefits Received
Date
19 Mar 2020
Source
Mamont Foundation
Value
£7,000
Date
8 Feb 2019
Source
Mamont Foundation
Value
£50,000
Date
12 Dec 2018
Source
Royal Norwegian Embassy in London
Value
£2,000
Date
31 Oct 2018
Source
Royal Norwegian Embassy in London
Value
£1,781
Date
2 Jul 2018
Source
WWF UK
Value
£2,000
Date
29 May 2018
Source
Mamont Foundation
Value
£10,000
Date
6 Feb 2018
Source
Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation
Value
£10,000
Date
2 Feb 2018
Source
Mamont Foundation
Value
£50,000
Former APPG Officers
Stephen Hepburn Portrait
Stephen Hepburn
Vice Chair
Independent - Former Member for Jarrow
Joined: 18th July 2018
Departed: 11th September 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Hannay of Chiswick Portrait
Lord Hannay of Chiswick
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 18th July 2018
Departed: 11th September 2019
Lord Greenway Portrait
Lord Greenway
Co-Treasurer
Crossbench - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 18th July 2018
Departed: 11th September 2019
1 APPG Membership
Maritime and Ports
Lord Truscott Portrait
Lord Truscott
Co-Secretary
Non-affiliated - Life peer
Joined: 18th July 2018
Departed: 11th September 2019
2 APPG Memberships
Maldives , Taiwan
Gavin Shuker Portrait
Gavin Shuker
Vice Chairman
Independent - Former Member for Luton South
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 6th June 2018
No other APPG Memberships
Anne-Marie Trevelyan Portrait
Anne-Marie Trevelyan
Vice Chairman
Conservative - Berwick-upon-Tweed
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 6th June 2018
2 APPG Memberships
Armed Forces Covenant , Microplastics