St Helena APPG

First Registered: 16/03/2016 • Last updated on: 21/04/2021

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Group focuses on St Helena.

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Recent Documents related to St Helena

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

2. St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha travel advice
26/11/2019 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha travel advice - GOV.UK

3. St Helena Government - written evidence
06/11/2018 - Inquiry: The future of the UK Overseas Territories - Foreign Affairs Committee
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Found: Written evidence - St Helena Government Written evidence from the Government of St Helena (OTS0061) 1. IntroductionWe

4. Darwin Plus
05/06/2020 - Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
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Found: Tristan da Cunha £306,653 .00 DPLUS103 Saint Helena Climate Change and Drought Warning Network

5. Equality & Human Rights Commission, St Helena - written evidence
06/11/2018 - Inquiry: The future of the UK Overseas Territories - Foreign Affairs Committee
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Found: Written evidence - Equality & Human Rights Commission, St HelenaInquiry on the future of UK and British Overseas

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to St Helena

1. British Overseas Territories: Transport and Infrastructure
07/09/2017 - Grand Committee

1: transport and major infrastructure needs of Saint Helena, Ascension, Tristan da Cunha and the Falkland Islands - Speech Link
2: island?Turning to St Helena, while awaiting the air link, the RMS “St Helena” struggled on beset by - Speech Link

2. St Helena: Airport
17/10/2016 - Lords Chamber

1: conditions are considered safe to do so and the St Helena Government are able to contract an airline with - Speech Link
2: the commercial arrangements is a matter for the St Helena Government, but Her Majesty’s Government have - Speech Link
3: open. It has been a disastrous six months for St Helena, not knowing about the airport or whether the - Speech Link

3. St Helena: Airport
07/06/2016 - Lords Chamber

1: reason for the delay in opening the airport on St Helena; and when it is now expected to be operational - Speech Link
2: new airport that the Government have built in St Helena will enable the country and its people to overcome - Speech Link
3: Island, which would be of great benefit to a lot of St Helenans who live there? Is it worth revisiting the - Speech Link

4. St Helena and Ascension Island: Child Safeguarding
07/07/2016 - Written Statements

1: allegations surrounding child safeguarding issues on St Helena and Ascension Island. The report was independent - Speech Link

5. Business of the House
09/06/2016 - Lords Chamber

1: House that the St Helena airport was open, and it is not. She said that RMS “St Helena” was going to be - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to St Helena
1. St Helena
asked by: Lord Lancaster of Kimbolton
... and (2) economic sector.

2. St Helena: Shipping
asked by: Desmond Swayne
... what steps he is taking to ensure St Helena is resupplied following the withdrawal of the ferry service.

3. St Helena: Population
asked by: Ian Lavery
... what the population was of St Helena in each of the last 10 years; and what assessment he has made of trends in the level of that population over that period.

4. St Helena: Reservoirs
asked by: Lord Jones of Cheltenham
... when such funding will be provided.

5. St Helena: Internet
asked by: Lord Jones of Cheltenham
... in line with the EU’s conditions for a grant for the extension.

Latest Questions
5 Current APPG Officers
Andrew Mitchell Portrait
Andrew Mitchell
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Sutton Coldfield
Joined: 16th March 2016
Desmond Swayne Portrait
Desmond Swayne
Conservative - New Forest West
Joined: 24th February 2020
3 APPG Memberships
Dying Well , Mindfulness , Taiwan
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Mr Andrew Mitchell MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 8516.


Public Enquiry Point:

Kedell Worboys, St Helena Government UK Office, Alliance House, 12 Caxton Street, London SW1H 0QS. Tel: 020 3818 7610


No benefits in kind are on record for the St Helena APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the St Helena APPG

Former APPG Officers
None Portrait
Lord Shutt of Greetland
Vice Chair
Joined: 4th November 2020
Departed: 4th November 2020
Stephen Hepburn Portrait
Stephen Hepburn
Independent - Former Member for Jarrow
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Andrew Smith Portrait
Andrew Smith
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Oxford East
Joined: 16th March 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Jones of Cheltenham Portrait
Lord Jones of Cheltenham
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 16th March 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017