Singapore APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 27/01/2021

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To promote and advance relations with Singapore.

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 Singapore

1. Trade and investment factsheets (partner names beginning with S)
12/02/2021 - Department for International Trade
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Found: Singapore This factsheet provides the latest statistics on trade and investment between the UK and

2. UK Science and Innovation Network Country Snapshot – Singapore
06/03/2020 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Science & Innovation Network Country Snapshot: Singapore UK Science

3. Singapore eCommerce Enterprises Development office opens to help UK businesses trade with Singapore
10/04/2019 - Department for International Trade
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Found: Singapore eCommerce Enterprises Development office opens to help

4. Singapore travel advice
06/12/2019 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Singapore travel advice - GOV.UK document

5. Singapore: tax treaties
20/05/2019 - HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)
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Found: SECOND PROTOCOL TO THE UK/SINGAPORE DOUBLE TAXATION AGREEMENT Signed on 13 February 2012 Entered

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Singapore

1. Rolls-Royce
14/10/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: transfer the manufacture of wide-chord fan blades to Singapore; and what steps they are taking to ensure that - Speech Link
2: retention of a skilled workforce—some of whom went to Singapore to help set up there on the promise that it would - Speech Link
3: assignment of its activities to a factory in Singapore would devastate a highly skilled workforce. I - Speech Link
4: Government and moved work promised to UK workers to Singapore. Rolls-Royce is well placed, looking ahead, to - Speech Link
5: Rolls-Royce that the establishment of the plant in Singapore would not lead to closure of the UK plant at Barlick - Speech Link

2. Business without Debate
11/09/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: and conclusion, on behalf of the EU, of the EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement; further notes European Union - Speech Link

3. United States-North Korea: Summit in Singapore
13/06/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: their assessment of the impact of the US-DPRK Singapore Summit on security and human rights on the Korean - Speech Link
2: is a moment to give a cautious welcome to the Singapore summit and to work with the United States, China - Speech Link
3: My Lords, bizarre as some of the images from Singapore might be, clearly, as other noble Lords have indicated - Speech Link
4: that,“void of verification measures, the Singapore summit result pales in comparison to the Iran - Speech Link

4. Financial Services (Miscellaneous) (Amendment) (EU Exit) (No. 3) Regulations 2019
01/10/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: and supervisory framework for trading venues in Singapore is equivalent to the EU’s framework —in other - Speech Link
2: Baroness, Lady Kramer, asked about equivalence with Singapore. We will carry over all the EU’s existing equivalence - Speech Link

5. British Citizens Abroad
24/03/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: with us to enable UK nationals to transit via Singapore is particularly important, not least for those - Speech Link
2: Lords, I understand what the Minister says about Singapore, but he is aware that Qantas, for example, is - Speech Link
3: certain flights, and specifically mentioned Qantas. Singapore acts as a key hub for those coming from Australasia - Speech Link

6. Private International Law (Implementation of Agreements) Bill [Lords]
24/11/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: declined—as well as, subject to consultation, the Singapore convention on mediation and the 2019 Hague judgments - Speech Link
2: context of the Singapore mediation convention. There is a great necessity to get the Singapore mediation convention - Speech Link

7. British Citizens Abroad: FCO Help to Return Home
24/03/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: with us to enable UK nationals to transit via Singapore is particularly important, not least for those - Speech Link
2: Australia and New Zealand are looking for routes via Singapore, so I welcome the comments my right hon. Friend - Speech Link
3: international hubs open, and not just in relation to Singapore. We are concerned about other international hub - Speech Link
4: particular, transit routes. I have mentioned Singapore, but there are many others we can talk about, - Speech Link
5: confirmed. The Secretary of State has mentioned that Singapore was a hub on the way home. I am not here to embarrass - Speech Link
6: nationals can get back via Singapore—not just those travelling in Singapore but those who use it as a - Speech Link

8. NHS Staffing: Long-term Plan
04/02/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: abroad—should the Government not have a look at the Singapore system, where they have to sign up for five years - Speech Link
2: for that question. I am certainly aware of the Singapore model. I reassure him that we are expanding undergraduate - Speech Link

9. Eating Disorders: Medical Training
12/09/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: students, is it not time we looked at the system in Singapore, where it is a requirement that all junior doctors - Speech Link
2: afraid that I do not know about the scheme in Singapore, but I will certainly look into it. However, many - Speech Link

10. Immigration (Leave to Enter and Remain) (Amendment) Order 2018
14/02/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: nationals of Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and the United States of America - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Singapore
1. Aviation: Coronavirus
asked by: Theresa Villiers
16/07/2020
... what discussions he has had with the Government of Singapore on the potential establishment of an air bridge between the UK and Singapore and the consequent removal of quarantine requirements for people travelling to the UK from Singapore.

2. Trade Agreements: Singapore
asked by: Emily Thornberry
11/01/2021
... absent an accompanying bilateral negotiation of an equivalent to the EU-Singapore Partnership and Cooperation Agreement.

3. Trade Agreements: Singapore
asked by: Emily Thornberry
11/01/2021
... what discussions she had with her Singaporean counterpart on the potential negotiation of an equivalent to the EU-Singapore Partnership and Cooperation Agreement; and for what reason her Department has not sought such agreement to accompany the UK’s free trade agreement with Singapore.

4. Trade Agreements: Singapore
asked by: Imran Ahmad Khan
14/12/2020
... what progress she has made in securing a free trade agreement with Singapore.

5. Singapore: Navy
asked by: Kevan Jones
08/04/2019
... what improvements have been completed to naval facilities in Singapore in the last two years.

Latest Questions
14 Current APPG Officers
Mark Hendrick Portrait
Mark Hendrick
Vice Chair
Labour (Co-op) - Preston
Joined: 30th July 2015
Lord Rogan Portrait
Lord Rogan
Vice Chair
Ulster Unionist Party - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Lord Haselhurst Portrait
Lord Haselhurst
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 29th August 2018
2 APPG Memberships
Cricket , Innovation Corridor
Douglas Chapman Portrait
Douglas Chapman
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Dunfermline and West Fife
Joined: 31st July 2019
Alun Cairns Portrait
Alun Cairns
Vice Chair
Conservative - Vale of Glamorgan
Joined: 24th February 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

John Spellar MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 0674.

Email: john.spellar.mp@parliament.uk

No benefits in kind are on record for the Singapore APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Singapore APPG

Former APPG Officers
Michael Tomlinson Portrait
Michael Tomlinson
Vice Chair
Conservative - Mid Dorset and North Poole
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 24th February 2020
1 APPG Membership
Cricket
Jim Fitzpatrick Portrait
Jim Fitzpatrick
Vice-Chair
Labour - Former Member for Poplar and Limehouse
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Roger Godsiff Portrait
Roger Godsiff
Vice-Chair
Labour - Former Member for Birmingham, Hall Green
Joined: 12th October 2016
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Graham Brady Portrait
Graham Brady
Secretary
Conservative - Altrincham and Sale West
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 20th December 2017
Mark Hendrick Portrait
Mark Hendrick
Vice-Chair
Labour (Co-op) - Preston
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 20th December 2017