UK Islands APPG

First Registered: 28/09/2017 • Last updated on: 27/01/2021

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To promote the needs of island communities within Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and in particular to advocate: the economic and social wellbeing of island residents; the provision of high-quality, accessible public services; and affordable transport arrangements to/from these islands and appropriate infrastructure and connectivity investment.

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Recent Documents related to UK Islands

1. Monthly Sea Fisheries Statistics December 2020
26/02/2021 - Marine Management Organisation (MMO)
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Found: Metadata UK and foreign vessels landings by UK port and UK vessel landings abroad: provisional data Abstract:

2. Trade and investment factsheets (partner names beginning with C to F)
12/02/2021 - Department for International Trade
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Found: Falkland Islands This factsheet provides the latest statistics on trade and investment between the UK and

3. Trade and investment factsheets (partner names beginning with A or B)
12/02/2021 - Department for International Trade
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Found: Virgin Islands This factsheet provides the latest statistics on trade and investment between the UK and

4. Trade and investment factsheets (partner names beginning with P to R)
12/02/2021 - Department for International Trade
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Found: Pitcairn Islands This factsheet provides the latest statistics on trade and investment between the UK and

5. Trade and investment factsheets (partner names beginning with T to V)
12/02/2021 - Department for International Trade
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Found: Caicos Islands This factsheet provides the latest statistics on trade and investment between the UK and

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to UK Islands

1. Chagos Islands: UN General Assembly Resolution
03/07/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: Assembly resolution on the future of the Chagos Islands.It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship - Speech Link
2: about the dignity of the people of the Chagos islands. I am sure that my hon. Friend will come to this - Speech Link
3: resolution 73/295, calling on the UK—in fact, demanding that the UK does this—to“withdraw its colonial - Speech Link
4: making an excellent case. The issue of the Chagos islands is not unique. Many other self-determination campaigns - Speech Link
5: process of the international rules-based order. The UK Government, who are a permanent member of the UN - Speech Link

2. Fisheries Bill [ Lords ] (Third sitting)
10/09/2020 - Public Bill Committees

1: must specify that if a foreign fishing vessel enters UK fishing waters for the purpose of fishing, but erroneously - Speech Link
2: provisions for vessels in distress, allowing any UK or foreign vessel that is wrecked, stranded or in - Speech Link
3: a wide range of secondary legislation made by the UK Government and, at their request, Welsh Ministers - Speech Link
4: After article 4 insert—‘Fishing by Faroe Islands-licensed foreign vessels4A (1) Nothing in - Speech Link
5: section 16 of the Fisheries Act 2020—‘Faroe Islands-licensed’;‘the Special Area’.”This - Speech Link

3. International Travel
09/09/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: isolation was introduced for travellers arriving in the UK, with a small number of workers’ exemptions. This - Speech Link
2: from. As a result, I can today announce a new islands policy. For the first time, we have the data and - Speech Link
3: There are thousands of islands across the globe—far too many for JBC to monitor on a detailed level—but - Speech Link
4: also to enable British tourists to enjoy trips to islands, even if the mainland is deemed too risky. However - Speech Link

4. Agreement Establishing an Economic Partnership Agreement between the Eastern and Southern Africa States and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
13/03/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: that have an existing trading relationship with the UK by virtue of our membership of the European Union - Speech Link

5. Economies of the UK Islands
09/05/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: this House has considered the economies of the UK islands.It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship - Speech Link

6. Civil Aviation Authority: Aviation Safety
06/02/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: traffic controllers throughout the highlands and islands and others who briefed me ahead of the debate. - Speech Link

7. Falkland Islands: Landmines
08/10/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: Government whether landmines laid in the Falkland Islands by the Argentinean forces in 1982 have been removed - Speech Link
2: anti-personnel mine ban convention, the UK is obliged to clear the Falkland Islands as its only mined territory. - Speech Link
3: are mindful that the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands is that of the United Kingdom. We have taken the - Speech Link
4: will complete all the demining in the Falkland Islands. On the broader issue, we are very much committed - Speech Link
5: part of fulfilling our mandate in the Falkland Islands. As for Angola and, indeed, other places, as I - Speech Link
6: responsible for clearing landmines in the Falkland Islands and I subsequently became chair of the Halo Trust - Speech Link
7: previous years, clearing landmines in the Falkland Islands has not resulted in any significant injury to any - Speech Link
8: the Argentinians to prevent the recapture of the islands. The recapture involved a task force of over 60 - Speech Link

8. Turkey-Greece Border: Refugees
10/03/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: will make a statement on what representations the UK Government have made to EU counterparts regarding - Speech Link
2: as providing humanitarian assistance in Syria, the UK is providing interpreters in the Greek island hotspots - Speech Link
3: volunteer helping refugees and migrants on the Greek islands. As tensions have risen, mobs have attacked press - Speech Link

9. Fisheries Bill [HL]
12/11/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: Government and the devolved Administrations to produce a UK marine strategy for our seas to achieve good environmental - Speech Link
2: that many fish stocks, not only in European and UK waters but in other waters around the world, are - Speech Link
3: restraining the fishermen. Fish are not vital to the UK economy. The incentive to conserve them is liable - Speech Link
4: I do—made the point that what we require for our UK fishing fleet is, in the years ahead, a reversal - Speech Link

10. Puffin Habitats
26/06/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: families every year. From Lindisfarne to the 28 Farne islands and down to Coquet island, my constituency welcomes - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to UK Islands
1. Trade Agreements: Faroe Islands
asked by: Lord Wallace of Tankerness
11/03/2019
...To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any officials or ministers of the Scottish Government were directly involved in meetings between Her Majesty's Government and representatives of the governments of the Faroe Islands and Denmark about the negotiations of the UK–Faroe Islands Free Trade Agreement.

2. Turks and Caicos Islands: Police
asked by: Baroness Goudie
16/03/2020
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the adequacy of the resources tackling crime in the Turks and Caicos Islands; and of the case for specialist UK police officers to be deployed to help the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force.

3. Tax Avoidance: British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies
asked by: Alexander Stafford
21/09/2020
... and (i) the Isle of Man.

4. Trade Agreements: Faroe Islands
asked by: Lord Wallace of Tankerness
11/03/2019
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the devolved administrations about the negotiation of the UK–Faroe Islands Free Trade Agreement.

5. Falkland Islands: Fisheries
asked by: Lord Jones of Cheltenham
03/02/2020
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the anticipated impact on the Falkland Islands fishing industry when the UK leaves the EU.

Latest Questions
8 Current APPG Officers
Bob Seely Portrait
Bob Seely
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Isle of Wight
Joined: 28th September 2017
Alan Mak Portrait
Alan Mak
Vice Chair
Conservative - Havant
Joined: 16th December 2020
Stephen Morgan Portrait
Stephen Morgan
Vice Chair
Labour - Portsmouth South
Joined: 16th December 2020
Paul Bristow Portrait
Paul Bristow
Vice Chair
Conservative - Peterborough
Joined: 16th December 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Bob Seely MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 1840.

Email: bob.seely.mp@parliament.uk

No benefits in kind are on record for the UK Islands APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the UK Islands APPG

Former APPG Officers
Bob Seely Portrait
Bob Seely
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Isle of Wight
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 21st November 2018
Peter Bottomley Portrait
Peter Bottomley
Vice Chair
Conservative - Worthing West
Joined: 10th October 2018
Departed: 21st November 2018
Albert Owen Portrait
Albert Owen
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Ynys Môn
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 29th August 2018
No other APPG Memberships