Space APPG

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

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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.



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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 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

3. 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

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. COVID-19 support plan: space sector recovery
25/02/2021 - Cabinet Office
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Found: our critical national infrastructure, the UK space sector has been no exception. Exports and inward

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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 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: the world economy, we are 5% to 6% of the world space economy, so we are already doing well, although - Speech Link

3. Space Policy
18/07/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: will make a statement on a key development in UK space policy.As a result of announcements made - Speech Link

4. 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

5. Solar Flares and Electricity Grid Reliance
18/11/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: is a solar flare? A solar flare, also known as space weather or coronal mass ejection, is an event that - Speech Link
2: there are issues we have to consider. The 2015 space weather preparedness strategy indicates that the - Speech Link
3: considering is a very serious one.Those severe space weather events are rare, but when they do occur - Speech Link

6. Breathing Space Scheme: Consultation Response
19/06/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: go further, with the introduction of a breathing space and a statutory debt repayment plan. I am very grateful - Speech Link

7. European Organization for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere (Immunities and Privileges) (Amendment) Order 2018
09/05/2018 - Grand Committee

1: before the House on 29 March. It amends the European Space Agency (Immunities and Privileges) Order 1978 and - Speech Link

8. Space Policy
18/07/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: Statement today on a key development in United Kingdom space policy. As a result of announcements made this week - Speech Link

9. Space Industry Bill [Lords]
15/01/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: Very few people realise just how important the space industry is to our daily lives. Satellites, in particular - Speech Link
2: shareholder in ManSat and president of the parliamentary space committee. The Minister said that satellite technology - Speech Link
3: as Science Minister. We want to ensure that our space sector continues to be able to compete on a level - Speech Link
4: businesses in Northern Ireland with expertise in space to showcase all the benefits that are to be gained - Speech Link

10. Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
31/10/2019 - Ministerial Corrections

1: growing our national space capabilities, especially by establishing the new national space council, which will - Speech Link
2: our national space capabilities, especially by establishing the Cabinet-level National Space Council. We - Speech Link

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Recent Questions related to Space
1. Space Technology: Innovation
asked by: Jamie Stone
03/03/2020
...What progress he is making on the national space strategy; and if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of a national space innovation fund.

2. Defence: Space Technology
asked by: Nia Griffith
07/05/2019
... when his Department plans to publish a Defence Space Strategy.

3. Space Technology
asked by: Wayne David
27/01/2021
... what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the recommendation from industry to integrate military and civil space operations into a National Space Operations Centre to jointly operate key national infrastructure and maximise data sharing on the UK's space capability.

4. Shared Spaces
asked by: Thangam Debbonaire
09/04/2019
... what guidance his Department issues to local authorities on the development of shared space schemes where cyclists and motorists are required to share highway space.

5. Space: EU Action
asked by: Chi Onwurah
05/03/2019
... what assessment he has made of the effect of reduced participation in EU Space programmes on the (a) maintenance levels of (i) experience and (ii) skills in the UK’s space Industrial base and (b) the capacity to deliver future National Space Programmes including GNSS.

Latest Questions
16 Current APPG Members
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
Adam Afriyie Portrait
Adam Afriyie
Patron
Conservative - Windsor
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
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 Members
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
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