Refugees APPG

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

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To provide a forum for the discussion of issues relating to refugees, both in the UK and abroad, and to promote the welfare of refugees.

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 Refugees

1. Integrated Approaches to Refugee Management in Uganda
10/02/2020 - Department for International Development
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Found: integrated approach to refugee management in which refugees enjoy essentially the same rights and access to

2. UNHCR, The UN Refugee Agency - written evidence
23/07/2019 - Inquiry: Finding a diplomatic route: European responses to irregular migration - Foreign Affairs Committee
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Found: is the host state that determines where and how refugees will be housed, what rights they will be accorded

3. Impact of Syrian Refugee Crisis on Jordan’s Economy
20/04/2020 - Department for International Development
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Found: faced in relation to livelihoods for Syrian refugees in Jordan? What measures can be taken to support

4. Immigration minister calls for global collaboration on resettlement
01/07/2019 - UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI)
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Found: charities to work together to resettle vulnerable refugees. Together with the UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency

5. Refugees on the Greek – Turkish border
10/03/2020 - Early Day Motions

Found: House expresses concern regarding the treatment of refugees in Greece and at that country's border with Turkey

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Refugees

1. Refugee Communities: Covid-19
12/11/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: concerned by the ongoing humanitarian crisis facing refugees across the globe; has considered the secondary - Speech Link
2: concerned by the ongoing humanitarian crisis facing refugees across the globe; has considered the secondary - Speech Link

2. Turkey-Greece Border: Refugees
10/03/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: its Russian supporters, has driven millions of refugees into Turkey and beyond.On 3 March, both - Speech Link
2: hear about her experiences as a volunteer helping refugees and migrants on the Greek islands. As tensions - Speech Link
3: High Commissioner for Refugees. Our resettlement programmes resettle more refugees than those of any other - Speech Link

3. Jewish Refugees from the Middle East and North Africa
19/06/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: move,That this House has considered Jewish refugees from the Middle East and North Africa.It - Speech Link
2: resolutions formally recognising the plight of Jewish refugees. Would she support a similar measure here in the - Speech Link
3: settlement. But the plight of the 850,000 Jewish refugees and the scale of their suffering have never had - Speech Link

4. Asylum Decisions (Support for Refugees)
04/03/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: That this House has considered support for refugees after receiving an asylum decision.The - Speech Link

5. Refugee Family Reunion
20/06/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: family reunion visas to partners and children of refugees in the UK; and calls on the Government to introduce - Speech Link
2: family reunion visas to partners and children of refugees in the UK; and calls on the Government to introduce - Speech Link
3: perhaps an argument that we are all on a spectrum of refugees, asylum seekers and movers. A person who moves - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Refugees
1. Refugees
asked by: Catherine West
10/09/2020
... what progress she has made on recommencing (a) refugee resettlement programmes and (b) the community sponsorship scheme.

2. Refugees
asked by: Neil Coyle
22/09/2020
... when her Department plans to restart the UK Resettlement Scheme.

3. Refugees
asked by: Neil Coyle
28/09/2020
... what discussions her Department has had with local authorities on readiness for restarting the resettlement programme.

4. Refugees
asked by: Lord Alton of Liverpool
11/08/2020
... why not.

5. Refugees
asked by: Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle
14/09/2020
...To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to resume the resettlement scheme for refugees.

Latest Questions
6 Current APPG Officers
Lord Bishop of Durham Portrait
Lord Bishop of Durham
Vice Chair
Bishops - Bishops
Joined: 7th August 2020
2 APPG Memberships
Compassionate Politics , Migration
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Anne McLaughlin MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 3000.

Email: anne.mclaughlin.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Seb Klier, Refugee Council, PO Box 68614, London E15 1NS. Tel: 020 7346 1038

Email: seb.klier@refugeecouncil.org.uk

Secretariat:

Refugee Council acts as the group's secretariat. https://www.refugeecouncil.org.uk/

Group's Website:

https://appgrefugees.wordpress.com/

Benefits in Kind
Date
29 Jan 2020
Source
Refugee Council
Description
Secretariat   From : 29/01/2020 To : 28/01/2021
Value
£3,001
Date
11 Jul 2019
Source
Refugee Council
Description
Secretariat   From : 11/07/2019 To : 10/07/2020
Value
£3,001
Date
11 Jul 2018
Source
Refugee Council
Description
Secretariat   From : 11/07/2018 To : 10/07/2019
Value
£3,001
Date
11 Jul 2017
Source
Refugee Council
Description
Secretariat   From : 11/07/2017 To : 10/07/2018
Value
£3,001
Date
7 Jul 2016
Source
Refugee Council
Description
Secretariat   From : 07/07/2016 To : 06/07/2017
Value
£1,501
Date
7 Jul 2015
Source
The Refugee Council
Description
Secretariat   From : 07/07/2015 To : 31/12/2015
Value
£1,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Refugees APPG

Former APPG Officers
Thangam Debbonaire Portrait
Thangam Debbonaire
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Bristol West
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 20th May 2020
Jeremy Lefroy Portrait
Jeremy Lefroy
Vice Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Stafford
Joined: 27th March 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Steve Double Portrait
Steve Double
Vice Chair
Conservative - St Austell and Newquay
Joined: 27th March 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
Heidi Allen Portrait
Heidi Allen
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Former Member for South Cambridgeshire
Joined: 2nd January 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
David Linden Portrait
David Linden
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Glasgow East
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 23rd October 2019
Baroness Morgan of Cotes Portrait
Baroness Morgan of Cotes
Vice-Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 10th October 2018
David Burrowes Portrait
David Burrowes
Vice Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Enfield, Southgate
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Mark Pritchard Portrait
Mark Pritchard
Secretary
Conservative - The Wrekin
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 12th October 2016