Sovereign Defence Capability APPG

First Registered: 24/02/2020 • Last updated on: 10/03/2021

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To facilitate a continuing discussion on how the UK can sustain a sovereign defence manufacturing capability.

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 Sovereign Defence Capability

1. Sovereign Defence Capability
24/02/2020 - APPGs

Found: discussion on how the UK can sustain a sovereign defence manufacturing capability.

2. Defence industrial policy: procurement and prosperity
06/05/2020 - Inquiry: Defence industrial policy: procurement and prosperity - Defence Committee
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Found: this inquiry is ensuring a well - functioning defence industrial base and market in the UK that contribut

3. Shipbuilding and Ship Repair
28/09/2017 - APPGs

Found: To ensure UK sovereign defence capability in the maritime sphere, and to ensure that UK companies and

4. Defence industrial policy: procurement and prosperity
06/05/2020 - Inquiry: Defence industrial policy: procurement and prosperity - Defence Committee
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Found: Shipbuilding Strategy to sustain and grow sovereign capability, to seek a resurgence in UK shipyard capacity

5. Britain to take leading role in next-generation air power, as Defence Secretary launches Combat Air Strategy
16/07/2018 - Ministry of Defence
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Found: leading role in next-generation air power, as Defence Secretary launches Combat Air Strategy - GOV.UK

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Recent Speeches related to Sovereign Defence Capability

1. UK Sovereign Capability
20/11/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: That this House has considered UK sovereign capability.This is a subject that I have spoken - Speech Link
2: Sadly, when I corresponded with the Minister for defence people and veterans last November, he informed - Speech Link
3: does not have a model that helps the Ministry of Defence to plan for that or values the impact that building - Speech Link

2. Defence: Helicopters
14/06/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: unmanned aerial systems and carry out ongoing capability studies that will help inform our future manned - Speech Link
2: strategy for the preservation of our onshore sovereign capability to design and manufacture helicopters is - Speech Link
3: approach to rotary capability will be considered as part of the modernising defence programme, as she - Speech Link

3. Military Aircraft Manufacturing
08/05/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: excess of 90,000 people. I want to focus on the defence and military section within that.The aerospace - Speech Link
2: capabilities for domestic defence. Does he agree that having those world-leading sovereign capabilities also - Speech Link

4. Combat Air Strategy
27/06/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: for a combat air strategy—in fact, it was for a defence aerospace-industrial strategy; I will refer to - Speech Link
2: entirely. We often do not realise the impact of the defence industry on each of our constituencies. Many of - Speech Link

5. Defence: Rotary Strategy
29/01/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: move,That this House has considered UK defence rotary strategy.It is a great pleasure to - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Sovereign Defence Capability
1. Sovereign Grant
asked by: Lord Berkeley
28/01/2020
... where that data is available.

2. Sovereign Grant
asked by: Lord Berkeley
28/01/2020
...To ask Her Majesty's Government which members of the Royal family are in receipt of funds from the Sovereign Grant; and how much each such individual receives annually.

3. Sovereign Grant
asked by: Jo Stevens
01/07/2019
... what assessment he has made of trends in the Sovereign Grant and Sovereign Grant Reserve over the last three years.

4. Sovereign Grant
asked by: Jo Stevens
01/07/2019
... what estimate he has made of the revenue forgone to the public purse from the recalculation of the Sovereign-Grant from 15 per cent to 25 per cent of the Crown Estate profits for the financial years 2017-18 to 2027-28.

5. Sovereign Grant
asked by: Jo Stevens
01/07/2019
... what estimate he has made of the difference between the expenditure of the Royal Household and the amount of the Sovereign Grant allocated in each year since its introduction.

Latest Questions
4 Current APPG Officers
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Jack Lopresti MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 7070.

Email: jack.lopresti.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Nicholas Watts, Office of Jack Lopresti MP, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 1989

Email: nicholas.watts@parliament.uk

No benefits in kind are on record for the Sovereign Defence Capability APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Sovereign Defence Capability APPG

Former APPG Officers
Wayne David Portrait
Wayne David
Vice Chair
Labour - Caerphilly
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 27th January 2021
Jamie Stone Portrait
Jamie Stone
Secretary
Liberal Democrat - Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 27th January 2021