Portugal APPG

First Registered: 29/09/2015 • Last updated on: 29/12/2021

Official Page

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.

Current Members - Contact Details - Benefits in Kind - Financial Benefits - Former Members

This content was generated for your convenience by Parallel Parliament and does not form part of the official record.
Recent Documents related to Portugal

1. Portugal: lawyers
01/07/2020 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
- View source

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
- View source

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
- View source

Found: Guidance Portugal: recognition of UK educational qualifications Information

4. Portugal: financial advisors and consultants
02/07/2020 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
- View source

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
- View source

Found: Portugal This factsheet provides the latest statistics on trade and investment between the UK and

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Portugal

1. Bilateral Voting Rights: Portugal
12/06/2019 - Written Statements

1: agreement with Portugal that will secure the rights of UK nationals living in Portugal, and Portuguese - Speech Link

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

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

1: if we do. “Go to Portugal.” “Come back from Portugal.” “Why did you even go to Portugal?” Why were there - Speech Link
2: is chaotic. Portugal was put on the green list, people went to the football, then Portugal was put on - Speech Link
3: on consumers, and the recent decision to remove Portugal from the green list immediately without first - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Portugal
1. 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.

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

3. Aviation: Portugal
asked by: Desmond Swayne
... whether his restriction on direct flights from Portugal includes Madeira; and if he will make a statement.

4. Drugs: Portugal
asked by: Sarah Olney
... what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of Portugal's illicit drug decriminalisation policy.

5. 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.

Latest Questions
APPG Supplied Content

APPGs can register with Parallel Parliament and submit files and articles to be placed here.

Parallel Parliament offers the facility for APPGs to submit written content and files, which are made available through this page.

Submitters can draft and edit publications, and either release them on demand, or schedule release for a future date.

Both text content and attached files submitted through this facility is indexed by our website, and made available through both the search function and relevant e-mail alerts. Any of our users registered for an alert which matches your content, will receive a link making them aware of its publication.

If you wish to register as an authorised representative of the Portugal APPG and use this facility, click below

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
Baroness Doocey Portrait
Baroness Doocey
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 4th November 2020
1 APPG Membership
Olympic and Paralympic Games
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