Rail APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 29/12/2021

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To facilitate an informed debate amongst parliamentarians regarding all aspects of the UK's railway industries.

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 Rail

1. HS2 Ltd business expense, travel costs and hospitality: July to September 2019
14/08/2020 - High Speed Two (HS2) Limited
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Found: Strategic Director of Stakeholder Engagement 19/08/2019 Rail Reading Birmingham New Street Standard 60.80 £

2. HS2 Ltd business expense, travel costs and hospitality: April to June 2019
31/07/2020 - High Speed Two (HS2) Limited
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Found: Chris Rayner Director of Infrastructure 05/04/2019 Rail London Euston Birmingham New Street Standard 58

3. HS2 Ltd business expense, travel costs and hospitality: January to March 2019
17/07/2020 - High Speed Two (HS2) Limited
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Found: Chris Rayner Director of Infrastructure 02/01/2019 Rail Birmingham New Street London Euston Standard 178

4. HS2 Ltd business expense, travel costs and hospitality: October to December 2019
28/08/2020 - High Speed Two (HS2) Limited
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Found: of Stakeholder Engagement 03/10/2019 12/11/2019 Rail Reading Coventry Standard 10.00 £

5. HS2 Ltd business expense, travel costs and hospitality: January to March 2020
01/09/2020 - High Speed Two (HS2) Limited
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Found: of Stakeholder Engagement 14/01/2020 13/01/2020 Rail Reading Birmingham New Street Standard 59.40 £

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Rail

1. Trans-Pennine Railway
30/06/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: trans-Pennine route upgrade and Northern Powerhouse Rail are two crucial transport infrastructure projects - Speech Link

2. Railways: Electrification
19/01/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: diesel use from rail connections to ports and quarries is not available. However, Network Rail analysis suggests - Speech Link
2: long-term plan. However, we are informed by the Network Rail-led traction decarbonisation network strategy, which - Speech Link
3: idling. We continue to work with the rail freight industry and the Rail Safety and Standards Board to look - Speech Link

3. Rail Investment and Integrated Rail Plan
08/12/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: experienced former rail Ministers who set out why they welcome the integrated rail plan while perhaps - Speech Link
2: contribution concerning his constituency.The integrated rail plan for the north is a real disappointment to many - Speech Link
3: because this fantastic £96 billion investment in rail is transformational for huge swathes of our country - Speech Link

4. Rail Investment and Integrated Rail Plan
08/12/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: move,That this House recognises the importance of rail investment to the UK economy and, in particular - Speech Link
2: getting on with delivering HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail in full.Let us be totally clear about what those - Speech Link
3: Government cancel the eastern leg and the integrated rail plan says:“We will look at the most effective way - Speech Link

5. Transport for the North
24/11/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: co-cliented the development of Northern Powerhouse Rail alongside the Department for Transport. As this - Speech Link
2: high-speed, fully electrified Northern Powerhouse Rail and for the eastern leg of HS2. I thought there - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Rail
1. Rail Delivery Group: Network Rail
asked by: Jim McMahon
02/11/2020
... what assessment he has made of Network Rail effectiveness in working with members of the Rail Delivery Group to deliver value for money across the network; and if he will make a statement.

2. Network Rail
asked by: Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi
19/11/2020
... what oversight and governance arrangements are in place for his Department to scrutinise decisions by Network Rail on the expenditure of its research and development and Intelligent Infrastructure budgets.

3. Network Rail
asked by: Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi
19/11/2020
... what guidance he has issued to Network Rail on testing the availability of existing solutions from suppliers before investing in new technologies.

4. Rail Review
asked by: Sam Tarry
10/09/2020
... when he plans to publish the Williams Rail Review.

5. Rail Review
asked by: Sarah Olney
06/10/2020
... when he plans to publish the Government's response to the Williams Rail Review consultation which closed on 31 May 2019.

Latest Questions
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10 Current APPG Officers
Jack Brereton Portrait
Jack Brereton
Vice Chair
Conservative - Stoke-on-Trent South
Joined: 2nd January 2019
Chris Loder Portrait
Chris Loder
Vice Chair
Conservative - West Dorset
Joined: 24th February 2020
Lord Bradshaw Portrait
Lord Bradshaw
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Lord Snape Portrait
Lord Snape
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Martin Vickers MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 7212.

Email: martin.vickers.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Mr John Stevenson, T&I Communications Ltd. Tel: 07824 621 765

Email: railappg@gmail.com

Secretariat:

T & I Communications Ltd acts as the group's secretariat. https://www.ti-communications.co.uk/

Benefits in Kind
Date
14 Jan 2020
Source
T & I Communications Ltd
Description
Secretariat   From : 14/01/2020 To : 13/01/2021
Value
£1,501
Date
13 Jul 2016
Source
Freshwater UK
Description
Secretariat   From : 13/07/2016 To : 13/07/2017
Value
£10,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Rail APPG

Former APPG Officers
Kelvin Hopkins Portrait
Kelvin Hopkins
Vice Chair
Independent - Former Member for Luton North
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
John Grogan Portrait
John Grogan
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Keighley
Joined: 2nd January 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships