Shipbuilding and Ship Repair APPG

First Registered: 28/09/2017 • Last updated on: 10/03/2021

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To ensure UK sovereign defence capability in the maritime sphere, and to ensure that UK companies and supply chains compete on a level playing field.

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Recent Documents related to Shipbuilding and Ship Repair

1. GMB - written evidence
23/04/2019 - Inquiry: Procurement Update - Defence Committee
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Found:  1.2  GMB is the lead shipbuilding union for the Confederation of Shipbuilding and Engineering Unions

2. The National Shipbuilding Strategy
09/07/2019 - Parliamentary Research

Found: CDP-0186 (2019) | 9 July 2019 The National Shipbuilding Strategy Compiled by: Nigel Walker Subject

3. UK Government to build UK Aid/Disaster Relief and Training Ship/s
20/08/2020 - Petitions

Found: To regenerate the UK shipbuilding Industry by building Ship/s to directly deliver UK Aid. To provide

4. The Royal Navy's new frigates and the National Shipbuilding Strategy: February 2017 update
02/02/2017 - Parliamentary Research

Found: The Royal Navy's new frigates and the National Shipbuilding Strategy: February 2017 update By Louisa Brooke-Holland

5. Naval shipbuilding: September 2019 update
19/09/2019 - Parliamentary Research

Found: briefing papers in recent years examining surface ship procurement (see box 1). This paper briefly updates

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Shipbuilding and Ship Repair

1. National Shipbuilding Strategy
11/07/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: That this House has considered the National Shipbuilding Strategy.It is a pleasure to serve under - Speech Link

2. Shipbuilding Strategy
23/01/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: That this House has considered the National Shipbuilding Strategy.It is a pleasure to see you - Speech Link
2: I am sure that my hon. Friend is aware that shipbuilding industries throughout the world are very heavily - Speech Link
3: contribute to what I believe should sit alongside the shipbuilding strategy: a clear running order of contracts - Speech Link

3. Defence Industry and Shipbuilding
11/07/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: support ships. As a proud island nation, the UK shipbuilding industry is vital for our prosperity and defence—a - Speech Link
2: world industry.We have had the national shipbuilding strategy and the combat air strategy is being - Speech Link
3: simply not level. For example, the South Korean shipbuilding industry has been the subject of a great deal - Speech Link

4. Maritime 2050 Strategy
13/03/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: does the Minister understand the importance of shipbuilding? The report states that the Government will - Speech Link
2: National Shipbuilding Strategy in 2017, which will help transform naval and commercial shipbuilding. In relation - Speech Link
3: enthusiasm for it. My question relates to shipbuilding and ship repair. There is no doubt that that is a crucial - Speech Link

5. Naval Warships: Repair at Sea
13/09/2016 - Lords Chamber

1: Government what arrangements will be in place for the repair of naval warships at sea following the proposed - Speech Link
2: Royal Navy delivers operational maintenance and repair to the fleet. It can often be, as I am sure the - Speech Link
3: especially for the servicing, maintenance and repair of nuclear submarines, which cannot get into ports - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Shipbuilding and Ship Repair
1. Shipbuilding
asked by: Kevan Jones
04/11/2020
... what recent discussions he has had with the maritime industry in his capacity as Shipbuilding Tsar.

2. Shipbuilding
asked by: John Hayes
13/11/2020
... what steps his Department is taking to support shipbuilding in the UK.

3. Shipbuilding
asked by: Chris Elmore
17/11/2020
... what assessment he has made of the potential effect of changes to UK immigration policy on the shipbuilding industry who employ non-UK labour on projects relevant to the UK's national security.

4. Shipbuilding
asked by: Bob Blackman
03/12/2020
... what assessment his Department has made of the competitiveness of the UK shipbuilding industry; and what steps he is taking to support that sector.

5. Shipbuilding
asked by: Bob Blackman
04/12/2020
... what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the devolved Administrations on support for the UK shipbuilding industry.

Latest Questions
7 Current APPG Officers
Kevan Jones Portrait
Kevan Jones
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - North Durham
Joined: 28th September 2017
Gavin Robinson Portrait
Gavin Robinson
Vice Chair
Democratic Unionist Party - Belfast East
Joined: 24th February 2020
Luke Pollard Portrait
Luke Pollard
Vice Chair
Labour (Co-op) - Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport
Joined: 28th September 2017
Stephen Morgan Portrait
Stephen Morgan
Vice Chair
Labour - Portsmouth South
Joined: 24th February 2020
Robert Courts Portrait
Robert Courts
Vice Chair
Conservative - Witney
Joined: 24th February 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Mr Kevan Jones MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 8219.

Email: kevanjonesmp@parliament.uk

No benefits in kind are on record for the Shipbuilding and Ship Repair APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Shipbuilding and Ship Repair APPG

Former APPG Officers
Stephen Morgan Portrait
Stephen Morgan
Vice Chair
Labour - Portsmouth South
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 1st July 2020
Stephen Morgan Portrait
Stephen Morgan
Vice Chair
Labour - Portsmouth South
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 20th May 2020
Sarah Newton Portrait
Sarah Newton
Vice Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Truro and Falmouth
Joined: 23rd October 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Paul Sweeney Portrait
Paul Sweeney
Vice Chair
Labour (Co-op) - Former Member for Glasgow North East
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Field of Birkenhead Portrait
Lord Field of Birkenhead
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 23rd October 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Anne-Marie Trevelyan Portrait
Anne-Marie Trevelyan
Vice Chair
Conservative - Berwick-upon-Tweed
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 11th September 2019
2 APPG Memberships
Armed Forces Covenant , Microplastics
Anne-Marie Trevelyan Portrait
Anne-Marie Trevelyan
Vice Chair
Conservative - Berwick-upon-Tweed
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 10th October 2018
2 APPG Memberships
Armed Forces Covenant , Microplastics