Western Gateway APPG

First Registered: 07/08/2020 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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To bring together parliamentarians in support of the Western Gateway, a cross-border economic partnership of local authorities, city regions, Local Enterprise Partnerships and governments covering south Wales and western England.

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 Western Gateway

1. Cross-border Western Gateway will form new 'powerhouse' in UK economy
01/11/2019 - Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities
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Found: Cross-border Western Gateway will form new 'powerhouse' in UK economy -

2. Motorists saving hundreds of thousands per day since Severn tolls’ abolition
17/12/2019 - Wales Office
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Found: UK Government’s abolition of the tolls, the Western Gateway partnership was launched last month to maximise

3. Western Gateway
07/08/2020 - APPGs

Found: together parliamentarians in support of the Western Gateway, a cross-border economic partnership of local

4. Western Sussex hospitals: antenatal and newborn screening
04/11/2019 - Public Health England (PHE)
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Found: Western Sussex hospitals: antenatal and newborn screening - GOV.UK

5. Swindon and Wiltshire LEP
04/08/2020 - Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities
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Found: At the intersection of the Cyber Valley, Western Gateway and MOD cyber centre, the B usiness Cyber

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Recent Speeches related to Western Gateway

1. Devolution in England
22/09/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: partnerships such as the Midlands Engine, the western gateway and northern powerhouse, to promote economic - Speech Link
2: nations. As vice-chair of the APPG on the western gateway, I assure the Minister that I am a great supporter - Speech Link

2. Christmas Adjournment
17/12/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: co-ordinator of the Western Sahara Campaign, and the all-party parliamentary group on Western Sahara. They have - Speech Link
2: freeport, led by the ports of Tilbury and London Gateway. Members have often heard me claim that Thurrock - Speech Link

3. 5G Network
24/11/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: which also forms part of the western gateway region. Also in the western gateway economic region lies the - Speech Link
2: Through a combination of a prolonged poverty of western strategic thinking and Chinese Communist party - Speech Link

4. Foreign Policy: UK-EU Dialogue
14/01/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: that the FCDO expects to cut expenditure on its western Balkans programme from the current £80 million - Speech Link
2: Minister agree that Britain has always been seen as a gateway to the EU and that now is an opportunity, with - Speech Link

5. Oral Answers to Questions
20/07/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: fund, it is likely to include support for Trinity Gateway, Le Mans Crescent, Church Wharf and Crompton Place—a - Speech Link
2: the new all-party parliamentary group on the Western Gateway, the Welsh Government and local authorities - Speech Link
3: chairing the APPG. We were pleased to launch the Western Gateway initiative at the end of last year. I think - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Western Gateway
1. Thames Gateway Bridge: Costs
asked by: John Spellar
24/06/2020
... what the projected costs for the Thames Gateway Bridge were; and what recent estimate he has made of the cost of the new Thames Tunnel.

2. Mersey Gateway Bridge: Tolls
asked by: Faisal Rashid
20/12/2018
... if he will end the toll on the Mersey Gateway Bridge.

3. Mersey Gateway Bridge
asked by: Mike Amesbury
25/10/2017
... whether funding for the Mersey Gateway Bridge is included in the responsibilities of the Chief Secretary to the Treasury.

4. Mersey Gateway Bridge: Tolls
asked by: Maria Eagle
07/09/2018
... (ii) Mersey Gateway since the ruling of the Traffic Penalty Tribunal on the legal enforceability of the Mersey Gateway Bridge tolls; and if he will make a statement.

5. Mersey Gateway Bridge: Finance
asked by: Maria Eagle
07/09/2018
... whether the financial guarantee given to ensure the operators of the Mersey Gateway Bridge have no financial shortfall as a result of lower than expected traffic across that bridge has yet been called upon.

Latest Questions
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8 Current APPG Officers
Mark Harper Portrait
Mark Harper
Co-Chair
Conservative - Forest of Dean
Joined: 7th August 2020
1 APPG Membership
Learning Disability
Alun Cairns Portrait
Alun Cairns
Vice Chair
Conservative - Vale of Glamorgan
Joined: 6th October 2021
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Jessica Morden MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 6213.

Email: mordenj@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Western Gateway Secretariat, Bristol City Council, College Green, Bristol BS1 5TR. Tel: 01179 224 737

Email: secretariat@western-gateway.co.uk

No benefits in kind are on record for the Western Gateway APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Western Gateway APPG

Former APPG Officers
Laurence Robertson Portrait
Laurence Robertson
Vice Chair
Conservative - Tewkesbury
Joined: 7th August 2020
Departed: 25th August 2021
Geraint Davies Portrait
Geraint Davies
Vice Chair
Labour (Co-op) - Swansea West
Joined: 7th August 2020
Departed: 25th August 2021
Chris Skidmore Portrait
Chris Skidmore
Secretary
Conservative - Kingswood
Joined: 7th August 2020
Departed: 25th August 2021