Scottish Sport APPG

First Registered: 16/03/2016 • Last updated on: 27/01/2021

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To discuss and advance issues of importance to Scottish sport by complementing the work of the Scottish government and all Scottish governing bodies.

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 Scottish Sport

1. Scotland Office and Office of the Advocate General, 2019-20 Main Estimates Memorandum
02/07/2019 - Inquiry: The work of the Office of the Secretary of State for Scotland - Scottish Affairs Committee
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Found: distinct Scottish interests within Government and support the rest of the Government on Scottish matters

2. Legislative consent memorandum lodged with Scottish Parliament on 30 January 2020
10/03/2020 - Bill Documents

Found: Freeman MSP , Cabinet Secretary for Heath and Sport , under Rule 9B.3.1(a) of the Parliament™s standing

3. Ray Macfarlane appointed to the National Heritage Memorial Fund/ The National Lottery Heritage Fund
12/02/2019 - Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
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Found: Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport and The Rt Hon Theresa May MP

4. Scots recognised in New Year Honours 2020
27/12/2019 - Scotland Office
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Found: recognised in New Year Honours 2020 The Scottish Secretary congratulates Scotland‘s Honours recipients

5. Scots Prominent in New Year Honours
28/12/2018 - Scotland Office
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Found: New Year Honours list. Welcoming the Honours, Scottish Secretary David Mundell said: I’m delighted and

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Scottish Sport

1. Sport in the UK
04/02/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: beg to move,That this House has considered sport in the UK.I am delighted that the House has - Speech Link
2: the Minister will appreciate that, in essence, sport is devolved to the National Assembly for Wales and - Speech Link
3: agree that when communities come together around sport, it is really important that economic regeneration - Speech Link
4: recognise that she has indicated how important sport is as an economic driver. Given that no devolved - Speech Link
5: of volunteers who support mass participation in sport? In Cheltenham, we have a parkrun every Saturday - Speech Link
6: lifetime. Initiatives such as the Erewash school sport partnership do just that. They start in primary - Speech Link

2. Sport Sector: Financial Support
19/11/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: For millions of people up and down the country, sport is so much more than a pastime. Sports clubs, large - Speech Link
2: Culture, Media and Sport for their hard work on this support package for sport. That work is not unnoticed - Speech Link

3. Schools: Swimming and Life-saving Skills
06/03/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: in primary schools. New guidance on the PE and sport premium has been released to help schools understand - Speech Link
2: interest as a board member of Scottish Swimming. The benefits of sport to physical and mental well-being - Speech Link

4. Discrimination in Sport
12/06/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: with concern that levels of discrimination across sport remain unacceptable; considers that a combination - Speech Link
2: with concern that levels of discrimination across sport remain unacceptable; considers that a combination - Speech Link
3: positives of good physical health. I even did a BTEC in sport and physical recreation.The shadow Secretary - Speech Link
4: excellent case for the need to tackle discrimination in sport. As well as racism, I am sure she is aware of homophobia - Speech Link
5: beautiful game.Sadly, discrimination in sport, as in society, also extends to gender. Now retired - Speech Link
6: represent or which newspaper they may write for, sport is a uniting force.Back pitch-side, Sol Campbell - Speech Link

5. Covid-19: Sports
13/05/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: national sports council, Sport England, has announced £210 million of funding to help sport and physical activity - Speech Link
2: for recognising the special place that our great sport has in society through the vital support package - Speech Link
3: together with its partners, the FA, the Government and Sport England, to launch a new pitch preparation fund - Speech Link
4: funding which has been provided across a range of sport. We very much welcomed the move by the Premier League - Speech Link
5: agree with my noble friend on the importance of sport and exercise for one’s mental as well as physical - Speech Link
6: Lords, do the Government agree that to benefit from sport, people have to be encouraged back in at grass-roots - Speech Link
7: review—potentially this autumn—to learn about UK Sport funding for teams for Tokyo’s Olympics next year - Speech Link
8: are effectively elite athletes engaged in a team sport and, like athletes, they will need a significant - Speech Link
9: interest in the Lords’ register in relation to Scottish Athletics and the Commonwealth Games (Scotland) - Speech Link

6. UK Basketball
20/02/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: basketball at such an important juncture for the sport. It is five years since this place last had a chance - Speech Link
2: our women’s basketball team, and said that the sport of basketball is one of the most effective at reaching - Speech Link
3: both genders to participate in sport. It is a particularly important sport for those in deprived communities - Speech Link
4: improve the chances of young children playing the sport. Growing up I was jumping trains to go to England - Speech Link

7. Local Sporting Heroes
13/11/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: Bevan, for one—but it is those from the field of sport who I will look at today. They are people such as - Speech Link
2: even though they participated in an international sport. Will he join me in celebrating the achievement - Speech Link
3: recognition of Steve’s substantial contribution to sport.However, I also want to look at one of the - Speech Link
4: achievement and his contribution to the world of golf and sport, and to this nation.That is Tony Jacklin - Speech Link
5: others, we heard from the chairman of Matchroom Sport, Barry Hearn, who told us that inspirational role - Speech Link

8. Golf Tourism
27/01/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: I was pleased that the organisers, including Scottish Disability Golf & Curling, were able to go ahead - Speech Link
2: of the UK are. We are a worldwide leader in the sport.Golf tourism’s particular reliance on international - Speech Link
3: neatly within my portfolio as the Minister for both sport and tourism, and I congratulate the hon. Member - Speech Link

9. Oral Answers to Questions
13/02/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: they can, including keeping up pressure on the Scottish Government, to accelerate the roll-out of superfast - Speech Link
2: there is more to do. I recently spoke with my Scottish counterpart, Paul Wheelhouse, and the sense that - Speech Link
3: productive conversation with my Scottish counterpart on how the Scottish and UK Governments can work together - Speech Link
4: me. There are already controls on advertising in sport—the whistle-to-whistle ban is a step forward—and - Speech Link
5: machines review, the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, the NHS lead on mental health, the Children’s - Speech Link
6: participate in sport and physical activity, regardless of their background or ability. Sport England is investing - Speech Link
7: we look forward to 7 March. She will know that sport is a devolved matter, but I look forward—fingers - Speech Link
8: there is huge investment going into grassroots sport, no more so than the £550 million that we announced - Speech Link

10. Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Support Measures
08/10/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: Third Report of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, Impact of COVID-19 on DCMS sectors: First - Speech Link
2: the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on support measures for DCMS sectors during and - Speech Link
3: the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on support measures for DCMS sectors during and - Speech Link
4: The report by the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee published last July called on the Government - Speech Link
5: Barnett consequentials of £97 million for the Scottish Government, it is clear that these, alongside - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Scottish Sport
1. Broadband: Scotland
asked by: John Lamont
16/11/2017
... what discussions she has had with counterparts in the Scottish Government on improving digital connectivity in the Scottish Borders.

2. Museums and Galleries: Scotland
asked by: John Lamont
15/05/2019
... what steps he is taking to increase co-operation between Scottish museums and museums elsewhere in the UK.

3. Showmen's Guild of Great Britain: Scotland
asked by: Margaret Ferrier
23/12/2020
... whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of allocating financial support to members of the Scottish Section of the Showmen’s Guild of Great Britain who are based in northern England and therefore ineligible for Scottish Government grants for showpeople.

4. Broadband: Voucher Schemes
asked by: Jamie Stone
11/11/2020
... and Easter Ross constituency will be included in the UK and Scottish Government Broadband Voucher Scheme.

5. Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Flags
asked by: Philip Davies
05/03/2020
... (c) Scottish Saltire and (d) Flag of Wales flags his Department owns.

Latest Questions
6 Current APPG Officers
Gavin Newlands Portrait
Gavin Newlands
Chair & Registered Contact
Scottish National Party - Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Joined: 16th March 2016
David Mundell Portrait
David Mundell
Vice Chair
Conservative - Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale
Joined: 24th February 2020
4 APPG Memberships
Argentina , Malawi , Nutrition for Growth , Union
Allan Dorans Portrait
Allan Dorans
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Joined: 24th February 2020
No other APPG Memberships
Jamie Stone Portrait
Jamie Stone
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Joined: 24th September 2020
Margaret Ferrier Portrait
Margaret Ferrier
Vice Chair
Independent - Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Joined: 24th September 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Gavin Newlands MP, 6 Porterfield Road, Renfrew, PA4 8HG. Tel: 0141 378 0600.

No benefits in kind are on record for the Scottish Sport APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Scottish Sport APPG

Former APPG Officers
Lord Gordon of Strathblane Portrait
Lord Gordon of Strathblane
Vice Chair
Labour - Deceased - 1 April 2020
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 24th February 2020
No other APPG Memberships
Andrew Bowie Portrait
Andrew Bowie
Vice-Chair
Conservative - West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
Lord Foulkes of Cumnock Portrait
Lord Foulkes of Cumnock
Vice-Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
Neil Gray Portrait
Neil Gray
Vice-Chair
Scottish National Party - Airdrie and Shotts
Joined: 16th March 2016
Departed: 5th November 2019
Stephen Kerr Portrait
Stephen Kerr
Vice-Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Stirling
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Ian Murray Portrait
Ian Murray
Vice-Chair
Labour - Edinburgh South
Joined: 16th March 2016
Departed: 5th November 2019
Iain Stewart Portrait
Iain Stewart
Vice-Chair
Conservative - Milton Keynes South
Joined: 16th March 2016
Departed: 5th November 2019
1 APPG Membership
Commercial Radio
Ronnie Cowan Portrait
Ronnie Cowan
Treasurer
Scottish National Party - Inverclyde
Joined: 16th March 2016
Departed: 5th November 2019
Hannah Bardell Portrait
Hannah Bardell
Secretary
Scottish National Party - Livingston
Joined: 16th March 2016
Departed: 5th November 2019
Kirsten Oswald Portrait
Kirsten Oswald
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - East Renfrewshire
Joined: 16th March 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
Richard Arkless Portrait
Richard Arkless
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Former Member for Dumfries and Galloway
Joined: 16th March 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships