Portugal APPG

First Registered: 29/09/2015 • Last updated on: 25/08/2021

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To raise awareness amongst MPs and Peers of the political situation in Portugal; to host meetings to enable MPs and Peers to meet Portuguese parliamentarians and business leaders; and generally to improve the political, trade and business relations between the UK and Portugal.

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 Portugal

1. Portugal: lawyers
01/07/2020 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Portugal: lawyers List of English speaking lawyers for British nationals in Portugal.

2. Portugal: translators and interpreters
06/07/2020 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Guidance Portugal: translators and interpreters List of translators and interpreters

3. Portugal: recognition of UK educational qualifications
05/08/2020 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Guidance Portugal: recognition of UK educational qualifications Information

4. Portugal: financial advisors and consultants
02/07/2020 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Guidance Portugal: financial advisors and consultants List of English speaking

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

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Portugal

1. Covid-19 Update
07/06/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: is that the hon. Lady complains that I acted on Portugal when we saw the data, yet she complains that I - Speech Link
2: to amber? Did he receive scientific advice that Portugal should be moved to amber, and, if so, will he - Speech Link
3: questions about the decisions we had to take on Portugal. The truth is that we acted, yes, on the scientific - Speech Link

2. Brexit: Discussions with the European Union
20/06/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: question. My time is gainfully occupied. I was in Portugal last week to sign a treaty on reciprocal voting - Speech Link

3. Aviation, Travel and Tourism Industries
10/06/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: time, but that simply was not used in the case of Portugal. Could he expand on that a little further? - Speech Link
2: if we do. “Go to Portugal.” “Come back from Portugal.” “Why did you even go to Portugal?” Why were there - Speech Link
3: is chaotic. Portugal was put on the green list, people went to the football, then Portugal was put on - Speech Link

4. Timeshare, Holiday Products, Resale and Exchange Contracts (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018
21/11/2018 - Grand Committee

1: will UK consumers have when buying timeshares in Portugal? Obviously, it will depend on where the consumer - Speech Link
2: Algarve—so that is just a deal that he has made in Portugal—it is quite clear that the Portuguese courts will - Speech Link

5. Problem Drug Use
29/09/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: fact of the matter across the world. Today, in Portugal, which has taken serious action—probably more - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Portugal
1. Aviation: Portugal
asked by: Desmond Swayne
... whether his restriction on direct flights from Portugal includes Madeira; and if he will make a statement.

2. Portugal: Coronavirus
asked by: Alan Brown
... what the evidential basis is for Portugal being identified as a country where quarantine arrangements are still required for travellers between Portugal and the UK.

3. Portugal: Coronavirus
asked by: Charlotte Nichols
... when he plans to lift quarantine restrictions for people returning to the UK from Portugal.

4. Travel Restrictions: Portugal
asked by: Tulip Siddiq
... when he next plans to review (a) the red list of travel ban countries and (b) Portugal’s inclusion on that list.

5. Portugal: Foreign Relations
asked by: Jim Cunningham
... when he last met his Portuguese counterpart; and what issues were discussed at that meeting.

Latest Questions
10 Current APPG Officers
Lord Rogan Portrait
Lord Rogan
Ulster Unionist Party - Life peer
Joined: 29th September 2015
Huw Merriman Portrait
Huw Merriman
Conservative - Bexhill and Battle
Joined: 13th February 2019
Valerie Vaz Portrait
Valerie Vaz
Vice Chair
Labour - Walsall South
Joined: 4th November 2020
Baroness Doocey Portrait
Baroness Doocey
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 4th November 2020
1 APPG Membership
Olympic and Paralympic Games
Lord McNicol of West Kilbride Portrait
Lord McNicol of West Kilbride
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 4th November 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Stephen Hammond MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 3401.

Email: stephen.hammond.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Christina Hippisley, Portuguese Chamber of Commerce, 11 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PP. Tel: 0207 201 6638

Email: c.hippisley@portuguese-chamber.org.uk

No benefits in kind are on record for the Portugal APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Portugal APPG

Former APPG Officers
John Grogan Portrait
John Grogan
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Former Member for Keighley
Joined: 13th February 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Stephen Pound Portrait
Stephen Pound
Labour - Former Member for Ealing North
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 2nd January 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Liddle Portrait
Lord Liddle
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 12th October 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships