Sport APPG

First Registered: 29/09/2015 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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To be the central, constructive, cross-party voice for sport in parliament and to promote the wider societal benefits of sport and physical activity in the UK.

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 Sport

1. Guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19) measures for elite sport
22/07/2021 - Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
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Found: measures for elite sport This guidance sets out information for elite sport organisations on how

2. Sport and Recreation Alliance - written evidence
09/09/2019 - Inquiry: The future of the National Lottery - Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
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Found: Written evidence - Sport and Recreation AllianceWritten evidence submitted by the Sport and Recreation Alliance   Digital

3. Guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19) measures for grassroots sport participants, providers and facility operators
22/07/2021 - Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
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Found: coronavirus (COVID-19) measures for grassroots sport participants, providers and facility operators

4. GCE AS and A level physical education
10/09/2019 - Department for Education
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Found: factors that underpin physical activity and sport and use this k nowledge to improve performance

5. GCSE physical education
10/09/2019 - Department for Education
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Found: factors that underpin phys ical activity and sport and use this k nowledge to improve performance

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Sport

1. Misogyny in Sport
16/09/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: clubs big and small around the world. Misogyny in sport is an incredibly broad topic for debate, and I want - Speech Link
2: Chamber. As a proud Scotswoman, I play the Scottish sport of shinty, which is often mistaken for hockey. Does - Speech Link
3: If we are to reduce misogyny and sexism within sport, we must do more to encourage variety at the first - Speech Link

2. Women’s Rugby: Government Support
13/10/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, my hon. Friend the Member for Mid Worcestershire - Speech Link
2: we need to ensure that the confidence that all sport gives women continues, particularly during the pandemic - Speech Link
3: more women need to think of ways to prioritise sport and fitness for themselves, because the untold benefits - Speech Link

3. Sport: Disabled Officials, Referees and Umpires
25/05/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: more disabled officials, referees and umpires into sport.It is a great pleasure to serve under your - Speech Link
2: disabled the opportunity to officiate in whatever sport they wish to. His aim is to work with organisations - Speech Link
3: inclusion for disabled people in all aspects of sport and in officiating in particular. She is always - Speech Link

4. Squash: The Olympics
12/01/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: in the July 2016 debate. We share a passion for sport and I am sure that she is watching today, so will - Speech Link

5. Professional and Amateur Sport: Government Support
30/09/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: Media and Sport if he will make a statement on Government support for professional and amateur sport. - Speech Link
2: we to lose them, we would lose so much more than sport. That is why, to help community clubs through this - Speech Link
3: The question relates to all professional sport, because there are fires raging around the whole - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Sport
1. Sport: Equality
asked by: Alison McGovern
15/04/2021
... what assessment his Department has made of the effect of access to green spaces on the equality of access to sport.

2. Sport: Equality
asked by: Alison McGovern
15/04/2021
... what steps he is taking to support the Sport England Tackling Inequalities Fund to help tackle inequality in sport.

3. Sport: Equality
asked by: Tonia Antoniazzi
20/10/2021
... (b) threats of non-selection and (c) sanctions aimed at individuals in UK sports organisations who support fair sport.

4. Sport England: Finance
asked by: Tracy Brabin
27/02/2020
... whether he has plans to undertake a review of the funding allocated to Sport England.

5. Sport England: Finance
asked by: Tracy Brabin
16/01/2020
... how much funding her Department has allocated from the public purse to Sport England in each of the last three years.

Latest Questions
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7 Current APPG Officers
Ben Bradley Portrait
Ben Bradley
Vice Chair
Conservative - Mansfield
Joined: 28th September 2017
Lord Campbell of Pittenweem Portrait
Lord Campbell of Pittenweem
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 24th February 2020
Baroness Sater Portrait
Baroness Sater
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 24th February 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Christina Rees MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 5783.

Email: christina.rees.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Ryan McCullough, Sport and Recreation Alliance, 5th Floor, Holborn Tower, 137-144 High Holborn, London WC1V 6PL. Tel: 020 7976 2008

Email: rmccullough@sportandrecreation.org.uk

Secretariat:

Sport and Recreation Alliance acts as the group's secretariat. http://www.sportandrecreation.org.uk/

Group's Website:

http://www.sportandrecreation.org.uk/policy/the-alliance-in-parliament/the-all-party-parliamentary-group-for-sport

Benefits in Kind
Date
22 Jan 2021
Source
Sport and Recreation Alliance
Description
Secretariat   From : 22/01/2021 To : 21/01/2022
Value
£3,001
Date
22 Jan 2020
Source
Sport and Recreation Alliance
Description
Secretariat   From : 22/01/2020 To : 21/01/2021
Value
£3,001
Date
22 Jan 2020
Source
Sport and Recreation Alliance
Description
Secretariat   From : 22/01/2020 To : 21/01/2019
Value
£3,001
Date
17 Jul 2018
Source
Sport and Recreation Alliance
Description
Secretariat   From : 18/07/2018 To : 17/07/2019
Value
£3,001
Date
1 Jan 2018
Source
Sport and Recreation Alliance
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/01/2018 To : 31/12/2018
Value
£3,001
Date
1 Jan 2017
Source
Sport and Recreation Alliance
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/01/2017 To : 31/12/2017
Value
£3,001
Date
1 Jan 2016
Source
Sport and Recreation Alliance
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/01/2016 To : 31/12/2016
Value
£3,001
Date
1 Jan 2015
Source
Sport and Recreation Alliance
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/01/2015 To : 31/12/2015
Value
£3,001

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Sport APPG

Former APPG Officers
Dehenna Davison Portrait
Dehenna Davison
Vice Chair
Conservative - Bishop Auckland
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 21st April 2021
Lord Archer of Weston-Super-Mare Portrait
Lord Archer of Weston-Super-Mare
Vice Chair
Non-affiliated - Life peer
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 21st April 2021
No other APPG Memberships
Phillip Lee Portrait
Phillip Lee
Chair & Registered Contact
Liberal Democrat - Former Member for Bracknell
Joined: 10th October 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Hayward Portrait
Lord Hayward
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 21st July 2016
Departed: 5th November 2019
1 APPG Membership
Zimbabwe
Lord Naseby Portrait
Lord Naseby
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
Justin Tomlinson Portrait
Justin Tomlinson
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - North Swindon
Joined: 21st July 2016
Departed: 29th August 2018
No other APPG Memberships
Tom Pursglove Portrait
Tom Pursglove
Vice Chair
Conservative - Corby
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Neil Gray Portrait
Neil Gray
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Former Member for Airdrie and Shotts
Joined: 21st July 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Chris Heaton-Harris Portrait
Chris Heaton-Harris
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Daventry
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 3rd June 2016
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Austin of Dudley Portrait
Lord Austin of Dudley
Secretary
Non-affiliated - Life peer
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 3rd June 2016
Lord Pendry Portrait
Lord Pendry
President
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 3rd June 2016
1 APPG Membership
Hong Kong