Rail in the North APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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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. 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

2. Blake Jones review: Rail North partnership review
19/07/2019 - Department for Transport
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Found: 1The Blake Jones Review ofThe Rail North Partnership The May 2018 timetable crisis &Recommendations

3. High speed north: an integrated rail plan for the north and Midlands - terms of reference
21/02/2020 - Department for Transport
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Found: Guidance High speed north: an integrated rail plan for the north and Midlands - terms of reference

4. Blake Jones review: Rail North partnership review
19/07/2019 - Department for Transport
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Found: 1The Blake Jones Review of The Rail North PartnershipTechnical Annex 2Contents 1. Objective of the Review

5. Rail investment across the North and Midlands
20/01/2020 - Early Day Motions

Found: That this House notes that strategic rail infrastructure is critical to the long-term success of the

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: Funding
17/03/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: the Prime Minister’s plans for levelling up the north?”He responded:“There has been no such - Speech Link
2: massively in Northern Powerhouse Rail, and in railways in the north and across the entire country.”—[Official - Speech Link

3. Southport to Manchester Rail Services
30/06/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: beg to move,That this House has considered rail services from Southport to Manchester.It - 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: the entire north of England. No wonder there is a north-south divide. People in the north see Crossrail - Speech Link
3: constituency is in the Liverpool City Region, all points north and east, from railway stations such as Rainford - Speech Link

5. North of England: Transport Infrastructure
20/05/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: country. However, this is not just an agenda for the north; it is an agenda for the whole of the UK—one we - 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
... what recent discussions (a) he and (b) officials in his Department have had with the Rail North Board.

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

4. 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.

5. Rail North
asked by: Andy McDonald
25/04/2016
... what powers Rail North has in relation to the Northern and TransPennine Express franchises.

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