Venezuela APPG

First Registered: 28/09/2017 • Last updated on: 10/03/2021

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To ensure that Venezuela is on the political agenda of the UK Parliament and to strengthen UK policies addressing issues relating to human rights, democracy, good governance and economic development; to act as a channel for contacts with experts, NGOs and regional stakeholders; to establish relations with the Venezuelan community to foster understanding of Venezuela and the challenges which face its people.

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 Venezuela

1. FOI release: contact with tobacco manufacturers in Venezuela
20/06/2018 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: all contacts that UK diplomatic posts in DIT Venezuela have had with tobacco manufacturers since

2. Financial sanctions, Venezuela
13/11/2019 - Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI)
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Found: Financial sanctions, Venezuela - GOV.UK document

3. OUTSIDE INTERFERENCE IN VENEZUELA
28/01/2019 - Early Day Motions

Found: in Venezuela, whether from the US or elsewhere; believes that the future governance of Venezuela is a

4. Venezuela: translators
12/11/2020 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Guidance Venezuela: translators List of translators and interpreters for British

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

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Venezuela

1. Venezuela
28/01/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: rendered destitute by Maduro and his cronies. Venezuela is becoming a state that is run by cartels and - Speech Link
2: there are 4.1 million people with malnutrition in Venezuela. The Catholic charity Caritas says that 41% of - Speech Link

2. Venezuela
07/02/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: House will now be familiar with the plight of Venezuela. It is suffering from economic devastation, starvation - Speech Link
2: else, in Venezuela. I agree with him that the economic and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela is all the - Speech Link

3. Venezuela
29/01/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: important debate about the political situation in Venezuela. The debate can last one hour, and lots of people - Speech Link
2: House has considered the political situation in Venezuela.I thank the House staff, you, Mr Hollobone - Speech Link
3: Bolívar’s revolution in the 1820s gave Venezuela a legacy of freedom and self-determination. Chávez - Speech Link

4. Venezuela: Russian Troops
02/04/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: supports a resolution to the current crisis in Venezuela through a peaceful, democratic transition following - Speech Link
2: aid to Venezuela. Troops arriving in public view do not help to resolve the crisis in Venezuela, and the - Speech Link
3: have talked about the situation prevailing in Venezuela. He is quite right that the humanitarian situation - Speech Link

5. Venezuela
07/02/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: Government what steps they are taking to assist Venezuela in holding a free, fair and democratic presidential - Speech Link
2: Guaidó as the constitutional interim President of Venezuela until credible presidential elections can be held - Speech Link
3: the more than 3.2 million people who have fled Venezuela since the crisis began. On his second, very pertinent - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Venezuela
1. Venezuela: Coronavirus
asked by: Anthony Browne
02/06/2020
... whether his Department has plans to arrange a repatriation flight from Venezuela for UK residents that have been unable to secure a commercial flight to the UK via Mexico.

2. Venezuela: Elections
asked by: Marquess of Lothian
23/12/2020
... and (2) calling for democracy to be restored in Venezuela.

3. Venezuela: Sanctions
asked by: Hilary Benn
25/03/2021
... whether he plans to follow the steps taken by the EU and add 19 further names to the UK's Venezuelan sanction list.

4. Venezuela: Refugees
asked by: Neil Coyle
04/11/2019
... what steps the UK Government is taking to support Venezuelan refugees and migrants in the countries bordering Venezuela.

5. Immigration: Venezuela
asked by: Neil Coyle
31/10/2019
... what estimate he has made of the number of Venezuelan nationals living in the UK in each year since 2015.

Latest Questions
5 Current APPG Officers
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Andrew Lewer MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 3870.

Email: andrew.lewer.mp@parliament.uk

No benefits in kind are on record for the Venezuela APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Venezuela APPG

Former APPG Officers
Graham P Jones Portrait
Graham P Jones
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Former Member for Hyndburn
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Peter Bottomley Portrait
Peter Bottomley
Vice Chair
Conservative - Worthing West
Joined: 23rd October 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
Mike Gapes Portrait
Mike Gapes
Vice Chair
The Independent Group for Change - Former Member for Ilford South
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Mark Pritchard Portrait
Mark Pritchard
Vice Chair
Conservative - The Wrekin
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 10th October 2018
Phil Wilson Portrait
Phil Wilson
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Sedgefield
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 10th October 2018
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Watts Portrait
Lord Watts
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 10th October 2018
4 APPG Memberships
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