Space APPG

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

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To raise awareness in Parliament of the importance and opportunities of space based capabilities to the UK economy, policy making, society and the space community; to highlight and promote the benefits from the UK's investment in space and its leading role within the global space economy.

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 Space

1. Licence to operate a space object: how to apply
03/09/2019 - UK Space Agency
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Found: Recommendation / Guideline IADCΠ02-01 15-Oct-02 IADC Space Debris Mitigation Guidelines For Updates Check:

2. UK and Australian Space Agencies agree to step up cooperation, with the intention to develop a world-first ‘Space Bridge’
24/09/2019 - UK Space Agency
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Found: UK and Australian Space Agencies agree to step up cooperation, with the

3. UK Space Agency Corporate Plan 2020-21
20/01/2021 - UK Space Agency
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Found: Corporate Plan 2020-21 3UK SPACE AGENCY CORPORATE PLAN 2020-21 CONTENTS FOREWORD Ministerial Chief

4. Science Minister hails 'incredible strength' of UK space industry
24/09/2019 - UK Space Agency
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Found: Science Minister hails 'incredible strength' of UK space industry - GOV.UK

5. The UK and Sub-Saharan Africa
01/02/2020 - Inquiry: The UK and Sub-Saharan Africa - International Relations and Defence Committee
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Found: of African space capabilities as pivotal for the continent. Through the United Kingdom Space Agency’s

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Space

1. UK Space Industry
04/02/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: to the Back-Bench debate on the future of the UK space industry. To move the motion, I call the man in - Speech Link
2: this House has considered the future of the UK space industry.I am delighted to have secured this - Speech Link

2. Space Industry
04/03/2021 - Grand Committee

1: and distinguished history of space science and is now creating a space park, which it hopes will host - Speech Link

3. Space Science and Technology
15/07/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: July 1969, what plans they have (1) to exploit space science and technology, and (2) to improve and encourage - Speech Link
2: Michael Collins, at Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center set off for the moon. I suspect that many - Speech Link
3: draw us closer together on earth. The moon and space were not a resource to be exploited but a frontier - Speech Link

4. Commercial Spaceflight
08/03/2021 - Written Statements

1: secondary legislation which will implement the Space Industry Act 2018. We sought views on the operability - Speech Link

5. Spaceflight Regulator: Environmental Objectives
10/02/2021 - Written Statements

1: exercising its spaceflight functions under the Space Industry Act 2018. We are also consulting on the - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Space
1. Space Technology
asked by: Lord West of Spithead
06/08/2020
...To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will publish a new cross-departmental National Space Strategy.

2. Space Technology
asked by: Owen Thompson
09/07/2020
... when the Government plans to publish its National Space Strategy.

3. Space Technology
asked by: Ben Everitt
15/01/2021
... what the Government's space strategy is.

4. Space Technology
asked by: Greg Smith
26/02/2021
... what support the Government is providing to Local Enterprise Partnerships in order to stimulate industry growth in the space sector.

5. Space Technology
asked by: Jessica Morden
05/05/2020
... what discussions he is having with UK satellite companies on their development of capability in Cislunar space; and if he will make a statement

Latest Questions
15 Current APPG Officers
David Morris Portrait
David Morris
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Morecambe and Lunesdale
Joined: 30th July 2015
Mark Garnier Portrait
Mark Garnier
Vice Chair
Conservative - Wyre Forest
Joined: 30th July 2015
Lord Hunt of Chesterton Portrait
Lord Hunt of Chesterton
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
1 APPG Membership
Polar Regions
Jamie Stone Portrait
Jamie Stone
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Joined: 10th October 2018
Steve Double Portrait
Steve Double
Vice Chair
Conservative - St Austell and Newquay
Joined: 28th September 2017
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

David Morris MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 7234.

Email: david.morris.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Thom Rawlinson, ADS Ltd, Salamanca Square, 9 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7SP. Tel: 020 7091 1129

Email: thom.rawlinson@adsgroup.org.uk

Secretariat:

ADS Ltd acts as the group's secretariat. https://www.adsgroup.org.uk/

Benefits in Kind
Date
15 Jan 2020
Source
ADS LtD
Description
Secretariat   From : 15/01/2020 To : 14/01/2021
Value
£1,501
Date
5 Jul 2019
Source
ADS LtD
Description
Secretariat   From : 05/07/2019 To : 04/07/2020
Value
£1,501
Date
30 Jan 2018
Source
UK Space (Trade Association)
Description
Annual reception held on 30/01/2018
Value
£4,501
Date
1 Jan 2017
Source
Sarah Chilman
Description
Sarah Chilman is funded by UK Space (the trade association) to act as the APPG's secretariat   From : 01/01/2017 To : 31/12/2017
Value
£7,501
Date
7 Dec 2016
Source
UK Space (the trade association)
Description
Reception held on 7 December 2016
Value
£6,001
Date
27 Jun 2016
Source
UK Space (the trade association)
Description
Reception held on 27 June 2016
Value
£4,501
Date
1 Jan 2016
Source
Sarah Chilman
Description
Sarah Chilman is funded by UK Space (the trade association) to act as the APPG's secretariat   From : 01/01/2016 To : 31/12/2016
Value
£7,501
Date
9 Dec 2015
Source
UK Space (the trade association)
Description
Reception held on 9 December 2015
Value
£4,501
Date
6 Jul 2015
Source
UK Space (the trade association)
Description
Reception
Value
£4,501
Date
1 Jan 2015
Source
Sarah Chilman
Description
Sarah Chilman is funded by UK Space (the trade association) to act as the APPG's secretariat   From : 01/01/2015 To : 31/12/2015
Value
£7,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Space APPG

Former APPG Officers
Cheryl Gillan Portrait
Cheryl Gillan
Vice Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Chesham and Amersham
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 10th March 2021
No other APPG Memberships
Nigel Evans Portrait
Nigel Evans
President
Conservative - Ribble Valley
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
Lord Vaizey of Didcot Portrait
Lord Vaizey of Didcot
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 5th November 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
Cheryl Gillan Portrait
Cheryl Gillan
Vice Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Chesham and Amersham
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 20th December 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Iain Wright Portrait
Iain Wright
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Hartlepool
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Alan Meale Portrait
Alan Meale
Secretary
Labour - Former Member for Mansfield
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Phillip Lee Portrait
Phillip Lee
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Former Member for Bracknell
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 31st August 2016
No other APPG Memberships