War Heritage APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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To promote and support the protection, conservation and interpretation of war graves, war memorials and battlefield sites.

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Recent Documents related to War Heritage

1. Historic England - written evidence
10/07/2019 - Inquiry: Lessons from the First World War Centenary - Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
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Found: by Historic England  Lessons from the First World War Centenary: Historic England’s Submission to a Select

2. National Lottery Heritage Fund - written evidence
26/03/2019 - Inquiry: Lessons from the First World War Centenary - Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
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Found: National Lottery Heritage FundWritten evidence submitted by The National Lottery Heritage Fund DCMS Select

3. Bottesford Community Heritage Group - written evidence
10/07/2019 - Inquiry: Lessons from the First World War Centenary - Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
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Found: Bottesford Community Heritage GroupWritten evidence submitted by Bottesford Community Heritage Group   The Digital

4. Carnegie Heritage Centre - written evidence
10/07/2019 - Inquiry: Lessons from the First World War Centenary - Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
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Found: Carnegie Heritage CentreWritten evidence submitted by Carnegie Heritage Centre  The Carnegie Heritage Centre

5. Neatishead, Irstead and Barton Turf Community Heritage Group - written evidence
10/07/2019 - Inquiry: Lessons from the First World War Centenary - Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
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Found: Neatishead, Irstead and Barton Turf Community Heritage Group  Written evidence submitted by Neatishead

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Recent Speeches related to War Heritage

1. Public Statues
25/09/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: an important part of our country’s culture and heritage, and they are erected for many different reasons - Speech Link
2: remove difficult and contentious parts of our heritage, we risk harming our own understanding of our - Speech Link

2. Nagorno-Karabakh
18/01/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: concerned by allegations of war crimes, desecration of cultural heritage and the humanitarian situation - Speech Link
2: welcome the recent news of an exchange of prisoners of war that took place on 14 December. However, atrocities - Speech Link
3: co-operation, so that those who have perpetrated war crimes and acts against humanity are brought to justice - Speech Link

3. Tourism: East of England
20/03/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: comes to heritage. Whether people are discovering our Anglo-Saxon, Roman and Norman heritage at Gosbecks - Speech Link
2: course I would advise anybody coming to sample our heritage and tourist attractions, who choose to base themselves - Speech Link
3: main line. We also have wonderful culture and heritage, despite being the first new town. Rooks Nest - Speech Link

4. Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013
10/05/2018 - Grand Committee

1: from church roofs, metal plaques being stolen from war memorials, manhole covers disappearing, signalling - Speech Link
2: these matters stems from my involvement with the War Memorials Trust. I was a trustee for 20 years and - Speech Link

5. Nagorno-Karabakh
27/05/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: last year’s conflict and wider allegations that war crimes were committed. My colleague the Minister - Speech Link
2: countries, the importance of retaining and protecting heritage is a key priority for everyone. The noble Lord - Speech Link
3: weakened and insecure—and all this with allegations of war crimes on both sides? What steps is the United Kingdom - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to War Heritage
1. Cultural Heritage
asked by: John Hayes
11/11/2020
... what steps his Department is taking to protect the integrity of (a) contested heritage and (b) other aspects of the historic environment.

2. Cultural Heritage
asked by: Thangam Debbonaire
13/04/2021
... if he publish the minutes from his meeting held on 23 February 2021 with 25 heritage organisations in the UK.

3. Cultural Heritage
asked by: John Hayes
17/02/2021
... what steps the Government is taking to measure Intangible Cultural Heritage.

4. Cultural Heritage
asked by: Lord Porter of Spalding
13/02/2020
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the role of local councils in preserving heritage; and what plans they have to meet with the Local Government Association and the National Trust to discuss a strategy for the future of local heritage assets.

5. English Heritage
asked by: Jim Cunningham
22/10/2019
... what steps the Government is taking to protect English heritage sites from decay and neglect.

Latest Questions
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12 Current APPG Officers
Lord Astor of Hever Portrait
Lord Astor of Hever
Vice Chair
Conservative - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 30th July 2015
6 APPG Memberships
Bahrain , Kuwait , Laos , Polo , Saudi Arabia , Thailand
Lord Selkirk of Douglas Portrait
Lord Selkirk of Douglas
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 26th April 2018
1 APPG Membership
Veterans
Lord Clark of Windermere Portrait
Lord Clark of Windermere
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Lord Boswell of Aynho Portrait
Lord Boswell of Aynho
Vice Chair
Non-affiliated - Life peer
Joined: 21st April 2021
Lord Rooker Portrait
Lord Rooker
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 21st April 2021
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Sir Jeffrey M Donaldson MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 3407.

Email: jeffrey.donaldson.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Peter Doyle, 17 Fairlawn Drive, Woodford Green, Essex IG8 9AW. Tel: 0208 504 0381

Email: doyle268@btinternet.com

No benefits in kind are on record for the War Heritage APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the War Heritage APPG

Former APPG Officers
Lord Cope of Berkeley Portrait
Lord Cope of Berkeley
Vice Chair
Conservative - Retired on 13 May 2020
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 20th May 2020
No other APPG Memberships
Jeffrey M Donaldson Portrait
Jeffrey M Donaldson
Chair & Registered Contact
Democratic Unionist Party - Lagan Valley
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
Baroness Golding Portrait
Baroness Golding
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 6th January 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts Portrait
Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 26th April 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
Lord Tope Portrait
Lord Tope
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 26th April 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
Jeffrey M Donaldson Portrait
Jeffrey M Donaldson
Chair & Registered Contact
Democratic Unionist Party - Lagan Valley
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 3rd June 2016