UK Islands APPG

First Registered: 28/09/2017 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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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
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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. 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

2. 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: making an excellent case. The issue of the Chagos islands is not unique. Many other self-determination campaigns - 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. 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

5. Higher Education Student Finance
21/10/2021 - Written Statements

1: of the UK Government and their family members that have been relocated from Afghanistan to the UK under - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to UK Islands
1. Falkland Islands: UK Trade with EU
asked by: Martin Vickers
04/03/2020
... in the event that a free trade deal is not secured.

2. Falkland Islands: UK Shared Prosperity Fund
asked by: Hilary Benn
04/06/2019
... whether the Falkland Islands will be eligible for funding from the Shared Prosperity Fund.

3. Falkland Islands
asked by: Andrew Rosindell
23/07/2019
... what plans the Government has to provide additional support to the Falkland Islands in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

4. UK Trade with EU: Falkland Islands
asked by: John Stevenson
06/07/2018
... what steps the Government is taking to ensure that the Falkland Islands retains tariff free access to the EU after the UK leaves the EU.

5. Spratly Islands
asked by: Jim Shannon
04/07/2018
... what discussions his Department has had with Government of the Philippines in respect of Chinese actions in the Spratly Islands.

Latest Questions
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7 Current APPG Officers
Bob Seely Portrait
Bob Seely
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Isle of Wight
Joined: 28th September 2017
Stephen Morgan Portrait
Stephen Morgan
Vice Chair
Labour - Portsmouth South
Joined: 16th December 2020
Virginia Crosbie Portrait
Virginia Crosbie
Vice Chair
Conservative - Ynys Môn
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
Alan Mak Portrait
Alan Mak
Vice Chair
Conservative - Havant
Joined: 16th December 2020
Departed: 21st April 2021
No other APPG Memberships
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
70 APPG Memberships
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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