Rail in the North APPG

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

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To discuss rail services in the North of England.

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Recent Documents related to Rail in the North

1. Integrated Rail Plan for the North and Midlands
18/11/2021 - Department for Transport
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Found: Policy paper Integrated Rail Plan for the North and Midlands The government’s plan

2. HS2 Phase 2b Western Leg Design Refinement Consultation
07/10/2020 - High Speed Two (HS2) Limited
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Found: the Government™s proposal for a new, high speed north-south railway. The proposal is being taken forward

3. HS2 Phase 2b: October 2020 update
24/01/2022 - Department for Transport
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Found: the Government™s proposal for a new, high speed north-south railway. The proposal is being taken forward

4. Integrated Rail Plan and Northern Powerhouse Rail
30/11/2021 - Early Day Motions

Found: Government’s announcement on the Integrated Rail Plan for the North and Midlands on 18 November 2021; recognises

5. Integrated Rail Plan for the North and Midlands (web version)
18/11/2021 - Department for Transport
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Found: Integrated Rail Plan for the North and Midlands CP 490 1 Integrated Rail Plan for the North and Midlands

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Rail in the North

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

1: Northern Powerhouse Rail are two crucial transport infrastructure projects for the north of England. The - Speech Link

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

1: Transport for the North has co-cliented the development of Northern Powerhouse Rail alongside the Department - Speech Link
2: on behalf of the north for a new high-speed, fully electrified Northern Powerhouse Rail and for the eastern - Speech Link

3. 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: revolution that was promised to the people of the north and midlands. In fact, what is now before us is - Speech Link

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

1: and for Blackpool North and Cleveleys (Paul Maynard), two experienced former rail Ministers who set out - Speech Link
2: concerning his constituency.The integrated rail plan for the north is a real disappointment to many people - Speech Link

5. Integrated Rail Plan: Northern Powerhouse Area
16/12/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: ask Her Majesty’s Government how the Integrated Rail Plan will deliver the (1) capacity, and (2) regional - Speech Link
2: we can have a quick debate about the integrated rail plan this afternoon. My question relates to the - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Rail in the North
1. Hitachi Rail Europe: North East
asked by: Kevan Jones
05/02/2020
... whether he has met with representatives of Hitachi Rail to discuss the sustainability of its factory in the North East.

2. Rail North
asked by: Andy McDonald
23/05/2016
... who funds arrangements for the DFT Rail North Board meetings.

3. Rail North
asked by: Andy McDonald
23/05/2016
... how frequent the partnership meetings between his Department and Rail North are; and who represents his Department at those meetings.

4. Rail North
asked by: Andy McDonald
23/05/2016
... what recent discussions (a) he and (b) officials in his Department have had with the Rail North Board.

5. Hitachi Rail Europe: London North Eastern Railway
asked by: Ian Mearns
08/02/2021
... what discussions his Department has had with Hitachi Rail UK Ltd on the potential effect of redundancies at Bounds Green and Craigentinny Train Maintenance Centres on the rail operator LNER.

Latest Questions
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5 Current APPG Officers
Andrew Jones Portrait
Andrew Jones
Vice Chair
Conservative - Harrogate and Knaresborough
Joined: 5th November 2019
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Ian Mearns MP, 12 Regent Terrace, Gateshead, NE8 1LU. Tel: 0191 477 0651.

Email: ian.mearns.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Maxine Newton, Freshwater, Boundary House, 91 Charterhouse Street, London EC1M 6HR. Tel: 0207 067 1595

Email: appg.railinthenorth@freshwater.co.uk

Secretariat:

Freshwater acts as the group's secretariat. https://freshwater.co.uk/

Benefits in Kind
Date
4 Feb 2021
Source
Freshwater
Description
Secretariat   From : 04/02/2021 To : 03/02/2022
Value
£10,501
Date
4 Feb 2020
Source
Freshwater
Description
Secretariat   From : 04/02/2020 To : 03/02/2021
Value
£15,001
Date
4 Feb 2020
Source
Freshwater
Description
Secretariat   From : 04/02/2020 To : 03/02/2021
Value
£10,501
Date
11 Jul 2019
Source
Freshwater UK
Description
Secretariat   From : 11/07/2019 To : 10/07/2020
Value
£15,001
Date
11 Jul 2018
Source
Freshwater UK
Description
Secretariat   From : 11/07/2018 To : 10/07/2019
Value
£15,001
Date
11 Jul 2017
Source
Freshwater UK
Description
Secretariat   From : 11/07/2017 To : 10/07/2018
Value
£7,501
Date
1 Jan 2016
Source
Freshwater UK
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/01/2016 To : 31/12/2016
Value
£13,501
Date
1 Jan 2015
Source
Freshwater UK
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/01/2015 To : 31/12/2015
Value
£7,501
Financial Benefits Received
Date
24 Dec 2015
Source
Rail North Ltd
Value
£2,400
Date
18 Sep 2015
Source
Rail North Ltd
Value
£2,400
Date
12 Jun 2015
Source
Rail North Ltd
Value
£2,400
Date
1 Apr 2015
Source
Rail North Ltd
Value
£2,400
Date
20 Mar 2015
Source
Rail North Ltd
Value
£2,400
Former APPG Officers
John Grogan Portrait
John Grogan
Secretary
Labour - Former Member for Keighley
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Thelma Walker Portrait
Thelma Walker
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Colne Valley
Joined: 10th October 2018
Departed: 23rd October 2019
No other APPG Memberships
John Pugh Portrait
John Pugh
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Former Member for Southport
Joined: 24th November 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Andy McDonald Portrait
Andy McDonald
Vice Chair
Labour - Middlesbrough
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 12th October 2016