Qatar APPG

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

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To foster good relations between the UK and Qatar.

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Recent Documents related to Qatar

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

2. 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

3. 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

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: British-Qatar group, and in February of this year I was privileged to lead a delegation to Qatar. A number - Speech Link

2. Qatar: Football World Cup 2022
30/11/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: assessment they have made of preparations for the 2022 Qatar World Cup and their compatibility with (1) human - Speech Link
2: fans, journalists and players. Our close ties with Qatar allow us to engage on a range of topics and we raise - Speech Link
3: injuries of migrant workers. It is a scandal that Qatar continues to hide the true picture. In its report - Speech Link

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

1: interest as a participant in two delegations to Qatar. The first was in 2010. I was privileged to participate - Speech Link

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

1: one another.I secured this debate in that vein. Qatar might seem a long way from the north side of Nottingham - 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

5. 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

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Qatar
1. Palestinians: Qatar
asked by: Kenny MacAskill
28/06/2021
... what assessment he has made of the extent of Qatar's support to Palestinian Islamic Jihad in Gaza.

2. Qatar: Syria
asked by: Kenny MacAskill
28/06/2021
... what assessment he has made of the extent of Qatar's support to al-Nusrah Front in Syria.

3. Qatar: Football
asked by: Fleur Anderson
06/12/2021
... if she will support an investigation into how many migrant workers have died as a result of the construction of football stadiums in preparation for the Qatar World Cup 2022.

4. Football: Qatar
asked by: Tommy Sheppard
16/12/2020
... what representations he has made to FIFA on the reported deaths of workers during the building of infrastructure for the Qatar 2022 world cup.

5. Qatar: Defence
asked by: Kevan Jones
20/04/2021
... what the cost to the public purse has been of upgrades to the UK's defence footprint in Qatar over the last five years.

Latest Questions
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14 Current APPG Officers
Alun Cairns Portrait
Alun Cairns
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Vale of Glamorgan
Joined: 10th March 2021
David Mundell Portrait
David Mundell
Deputy Chair
Conservative - Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale
Joined: 29th December 2021
Nigel Evans Portrait
Nigel Evans
Honorary President
Conservative - Ribble Valley
Joined: 5th November 2019
7 APPG Memberships
Bahrain , Beer , Belize , Gibraltar , Music , Taiwan , Wine and Spirits
Lisa Cameron Portrait
Lisa Cameron
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Joined: 10th March 2021
82 APPG Memberships
22q11 Syndrome , American Football , Antisemitism , Arctic and Nordic Councils , Armed Forces , Armed Forces Covenant , Assistive Technology , Australia and New Zealand , Autism , Bahrain , Banning Trophy Hunting , Bees and Pollinators , Bermuda , Boys' Brigade , Breast Cancer , British Jews , British Overseas Territories , Canada , Cats , Cerebral Palsy , Channel 4 , Channel Islands , Childhood Trauma , Chile , China , Commonwealth , Crypto and Digital Assets , Cyprus , Darts , Dementia , Diabetes , Digital Regulation and Responsibility , Disability , Dog Advisory Welfare , Down Syndrome , Dying Well , Eating Disorders , Entrepreneurship , Estonia , Ethics and Sustainability in Fashion , Fair Business Banking , Financial Education for Young People , Foreign Affairs , Future of Retail , Global Health , Health , Holocaust Memorial , Hydrogen , Inclusive Entrepreneurship , International Freedom of Religion or Belief , Japan , Learning Disability , Liechtenstein , Limits to Growth , Loan Charge and Taxpayer Fairness , Media , Mentoring , Montserrat , Olympic and Paralympic Games , Pacific Islands , Pro-Life , Psychology , Pubs , Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022 , Reserves and Cadets , Russia , San Marino , Serbia , Small Island Developing States , Social Media , Spinal Cord Injury , Street Children , Switzerland , Textiles and Fashion , Thalidomide , Twelve Steps Recovery Programme from Addiction , United Nations , United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development , United Nations Women , Vulnerable Groups to Pandemics , Whistleblowing , Woods and Trees
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Alun Cairns MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 7175.

Email: alun.cairns.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Jeremy Bradshaw, Argo Capital Management Ltd, 24-25 New Bond Street, London W1S 2RR. Tel: 020 7016 7660

Email: jeremy.bradshaw@argocm.com

Secretariat:

Argo Capital Management Limited acts as the group's secretariat. https://www.argogrouplimited.com/

Benefits in Kind
Date
12 Oct 2021
Source
Qatari Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Description
Visit to Qatar   From : 12/10/2021 To : 17/10/2021   Cost Met : Flights, accommodation, internal transport and food
Value
£85,501
Date
7 Oct 2021
Source
Qatari Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Description
Visit to Qatar   From : 07/10/2021 To : 12/10/2021   Cost Met : Flights, accommodation, internal transport and food
Value
£108,001
Date
29 Jan 2021
Source
Argo Capital Management Limited
Description
Secretariat   From : 29/01/2021 To : 28/01/2022
Value
£4,501
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
Heather Wheeler Portrait
Heather Wheeler
Vice Chair
Conservative - South Derbyshire
Joined: 10th March 2021
Departed: 17th November 2021
David Amess Portrait
David Amess
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Former Member for Southend West
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 6th October 2021
No other APPG Memberships
Baroness Morris of Bolton Portrait
Baroness Morris of Bolton
Co-Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 27th January 2021
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Redesdale Portrait
Lord Redesdale
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 7th August 2020
Departed: 27th January 2021
Paula Sherriff Portrait
Paula Sherriff
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Dewsbury
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
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
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