Rail APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 21/04/2021

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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: April to June 2019
31/07/2020 - High Speed Two (HS2) Limited (HS2 Ltd)
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Found: Chris Rayner Director of Infrastructure 05/04/2019 Rail London Euston Birmingham New Street Standard 58

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

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

4. HMRC senior officials travel report
11/10/2019 - HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)
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Found: Gill Aitken 04 July 2017 1 Edinburgh CSLive Rail Standard - £

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

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Rail

1. 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

2. Suggitt’s Lane Level Crossing
04/06/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: broader context of the accountability of Network Rail, a nationalised company that, on this issue, seems - Speech Link

3. Hinckley National Rail Freight Interchange
11/02/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: considered the proposal for the Hinckley national rail freight interchange in South Leicestershire.It - Speech Link
2: because he has yet to make his maiden speech. The rail freight interchange will have as much of an impact - Speech Link
3: environmental benefit in getting freight off roads and on to rail, and should a study be done to try to demonstrate - Speech Link

4. Colne to Skipton Railway Link
29/10/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: interesting that the Government have sent the heavy rail Minister to respond to the debate. I hope he will - Speech Link
2: is what we should subsidise. We should subsidise rail investment and the railways if we want to lift people - Speech Link
3: schemes that the Government are considering for rail line reinstatement. The campaign has more than 500 - Speech Link

5. Railway Connectivity: East to West Midlands
19/06/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: about the pressing need to invest properly in our rail network. I am glad that several hon. Members from - Speech Link
2: latest statistics show that £70 per head is spent on rail infrastructure in the east midlands and more than - Speech Link
3: securing the debate. HS2 is often seen as a north-south rail project, but does he agree that reducing the journey - 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. Rail Review
asked by: Sam Tarry
10/09/2020
... when he plans to publish the Williams Rail Review.

3. Rail Review
asked by: Matt Western
03/09/2020
... when he plans to publish the outcome of the Williams Rail Review.

4. Rail Review
asked by: Jo Stevens
16/03/2020
... whether the Williams Rail Review will be published before the Easter 2020 recess.

5. Rail Review
asked by: Lilian Greenwood
19/03/2020
... on what date the Williams Rail Review was delivered to his Department; and for what reason the Government has not made a statement on that Review.

Latest Questions
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
Theresa Villiers Portrait
Theresa Villiers
Vice Chair
Conservative - Chipping Barnet
Joined: 10th March 2021
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
Kim Johnson Portrait
Kim Johnson
Vice Chair
Labour - Liverpool, Riverside
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 27th January 2021
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