Qatar APPG

First Registered: 29/09/2015 • Last updated on: 27/01/2021

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To foster good relations between the UK and Qatar.

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 Qatar

1. Liam Fox: Qatar is 'natural' trade partner for the UK
26/04/2019 - Department for International Trade
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Found: Liam Fox: Qatar is 'natural' trade partner for the UK - GOV.UK

2. Qatar travel advice
28/10/2019 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Qatar travel advice - GOV.UK // Bump

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

4. Guidance: Qatar – List of Lawyers and Translators/Interpreters
13/06/2019 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: in Qatar Prepared by the British Embassy Doha www.gov.uk/government/publications/qatar - list

5. Guidance: Qatar – List of Lawyers and Translators/Interpreters
13/06/2019 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: in Qatar Prepared by the British Embassy Doha www.gov.uk/government/publications/qatar - list

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Qatar

1. UK Relations with Qatar
10/12/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: That this House has considered UK relations with Qatar.It is a pleasure to serve with you chairing - Speech Link

2. UK Relations with Qatar
23/05/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: with Qatar.I begin by declaring an interest as a participant in two delegations to Qatar. The - Speech Link

3. Labour Reforms: Qatar
14/03/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: That this House has considered labour reforms in Qatar.It is a pleasure to serve under your chairship - Speech Link
2: Members’ Financial Interests, as I travelled to Qatar last month. Migrant workers are involved in building - Speech Link
3: Members’ Financial Interests, because I travelled to Qatar last month. When I visited, I was pleased to hear - Speech Link

4. Gulf Countries and Qatar
11/07/2017 - Lords Chamber

1: region; and what action they are taking to encourage Qatar to engage with its neighbours regarding concerns - Speech Link
2: with Qatar, accusing it of destabilising the region. The measures include closing airspace to Qatar Airways - Speech Link

5. Saudi Arabia and Iran
15/11/2017 - Lords Chamber

1: Yemen, is the stand-off between Saudi Arabia and Qatar, which of course is undermining the whole solidarity - Speech Link

6. BAE Systems Military Air & Information Sites: Job Losses
10/10/2017 - Commons Chamber

1: Defence Secretary signed a statement of intent with Qatar to buy 24 Typhoons and six Hawks from BAE Systems - Speech Link
2: but there clearly was not. The Minister mentioned Qatar and that is obviously positive, but it is nothing - Speech Link
3: drum for British exports. I have mentioned the Qatar statement of intent, and clearly there are ongoing - Speech Link
4: of State has signed a statement of intent with Qatar, and indeed we are standing by to do everything - Speech Link
5: has already mentioned the letter of intent with Qatar for 24 Typhoons, and there are, as she has intimated - Speech Link
6: on supporting defence exports, particularly to Qatar and Saudi Arabia, with the Prime Minister’s visits - Speech Link
7: on planes, signing the statement of intent with Qatar and pushing for the Saudi deal. This is what we - Speech Link

7. Visit to Oman, UAE and Iran
11/12/2017 - Lords Chamber

1: the importance of settling the dispute between Qatar and its neighbours, and I was pleased to see that - Speech Link
2: Government made of the impact of the blockade against Qatar on the stability of the UAE?In conclusion - Speech Link
3: between Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain, and Qatar? This was raised earlier, but there was no answer - Speech Link
4: We continue to raise the issue of relations with Qatar with the rest of the GCC. The noble Lord will be - Speech Link

8. Middle East Peace Plan
30/01/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: notable is the statement from Qatar. So often in the rejectionist camp, Qatar is now calling on the Palestinians - Speech Link

9. Business: Exports
06/07/2017 - Lords Chamber

1: partners to choose whether they wish to trade with Qatar or with the rest of the GCC, do the British Government - Speech Link

10. Hydrofluorocarbon Greenhouse Gases
18/10/2016 - Written Statements

1: Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, The United Arab Emirates, Iran and Iraq will meet - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Qatar
1. Qatar: Military Bases
asked by: Lord Patten
25/01/2021
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on their relations with the government of Qatar of the presence of a Turkish military base in Qatar; and whether UK armed forces undertake any activity with the Turkish military stationed in Qatar.

2. Qatar: Working Conditions
asked by: Jared O'Mara
04/09/2018
... if he will make representations to the Emir of Qatar on improving working conditions and valuing the human rights of workers in Qatar.

3. Qatar: Diplomatic Relations
asked by: Lord Hussain
07/11/2017
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the impact of the Saudi-led blockade of Qatar on the ordinary citizens of Qatar.

4. Qatar: Human Rights
asked by: Lord Warner
14/11/2017
...To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any British citizens with connections to Qatar have been subject to violations of their human rights since the blockade of Qatar.

5. Qatar: Military Aid
asked by: Martin Docherty-Hughes
16/09/2020
... how much 12 Squadron RAF has cost the public purse in each year since 2018; and how much of those costs have been borne by the (a) Qatar Emiri Air Force and (b) Government of Qatar.

Latest Questions
7 Current APPG Officers
Baroness Morris of Bolton Portrait
Baroness Morris of Bolton
Co-Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 29th September 2015
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Redesdale Portrait
Lord Redesdale
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 7th August 2020
Mark Tami Portrait
Mark Tami
Vice Chair
Labour - Alyn and Deeside
Joined: 29th September 2015
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Mr Alistair Carmichael MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 8181.

Email: carmichaela@parliament.uk

Benefits in Kind
Date
16 Nov 2016
Source
Council for Arab-British Understanding
Description
Secretariat   From : 16/11/2016 To : 15/11/2017
Value
£4,501
Date
16 Feb 2016
Source
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Qatar
Description
Visit to Qatar   From : 16/02/2016 To : 18/02/2016   Cost Met : Flights, accommodation and food
Value
£51,001
Date
1 Jan 2015
Source
Council for Arab-British Understanding
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/01/2015 To : 31/12/2015
Value
£4,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Qatar APPG

Former APPG Officers
Paula Sherriff Portrait
Paula Sherriff
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Dewsbury
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Nigel Evans Portrait
Nigel Evans
Vice Chair
Conservative - Ribble Valley
Joined: 5th November 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
Baroness Verma Portrait
Baroness Verma
Vice-Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 23rd October 2019
Graham P Jones Portrait
Graham P Jones
Vice-Chair
Labour - Former Member for Hyndburn
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 21st November 2018
No other APPG Memberships
Baroness Stern Portrait
Baroness Stern
Vice-Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 21st November 2018
Lord Ahmed Portrait
Lord Ahmed
Vice Chair
Non-affiliated - Retired on 14 November 2020
Joined: 24th November 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Phillip Lee Portrait
Phillip Lee
Chair & Registered Contact
Liberal Democrat - Former Member for Bracknell
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 12th October 2016
No other APPG Memberships