Western Sahara APPG

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

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To promote issues of mutual concern between British MPs and the Western Sahara, and ensure the subject is never far from the political agenda of the UK Parliament.

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Recent Documents related to Western Sahara

1. Western Sahara
14/12/2020 - Early Day Motions

Found: House recognises the right of the people of Western Sahara to their own self-determination; urges the

2. Path to Providing Self-Determination for the People of Western Sahara
01/11/2018 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Providing Self-Determination for the People of Western Sahara - GOV.UK document

3. Western Sahara
07/02/2018 - Parliamentary Research

Found: PAPER Number CBP 8225, 6 February 2018 Western Sahara By Ben Smith Contents: 1. Background 2.

4. North Africa regional overview 2018
29/11/2018 - Parliamentary Research

Found: 2. Egypt 3. Libya 4. Morocco 5. Tunisia 6. Western Sahara 2 North Africa Contents Regional overview

5. Guidance: Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF)
21/06/2019 - Department for International Development
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Found: KUWAIT IRAN IRAQ PAKISTAN AFGHANISTAN INDIA Western Sahara ALGERIA TUNISIA TURKEY ARMENIA GEORGIA MOLDOVA

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Western Sahara

1. Continuity Agreement: Kingdom of Morocco
09/03/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: failed to consult adequately with the people of Western Sahara; and calls on the Government to ensure a trade - Speech Link
2: of the House, with particular reference to Western Sahara as, in the view of the committee, the inclusion - Speech Link

2. Western Sahara: Self-determination
20/04/2016 - Westminster Hall

1: move,That this House has considered Western Sahara and self-determination.It is a pleasure - Speech Link

3. 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

4. Oral Answers to Questions
23/01/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: England and Wales confirmed that the territory of Western Sahara is separate from Morocco under international - Speech Link

5. Global Britain
30/01/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: enable them to dump subsidised products on to western markets that undercut our domestic producers. The - Speech Link
2: agreement, which purports to cover Western Sahara. Western Sahara is categorised as a non self-governing - Speech Link
3: any Chinese companies? Can we develop our own western capability, so that we can wean ourselves off the - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Western Sahara
1. Western Sahara: Sovereignty
asked by: Navendu Mishra
20/04/2021
... whether it is his policy that the status of Western Sahara is as a Non-Self-Governing Territory in the process of decolonisation.

2. Western Sahara: Sovereignty
asked by: Navendu Mishra
20/04/2021
... what assessment he has made of whether the exercise of self-determination includes the option of independence.

3. Western Sahara: Morocco
asked by: Grahame Morris
20/04/2021
... if he will make representations to the UN Security Council to send a fact finding mission to investigate the human rights of Saharawis in the (a) occupied territory and (b) prisons in Morocco.

4. Western Sahara: Sovereignty
asked by: Navendu Mishra
29/01/2021
... whether Morocco has sovereignty over the territory of Western Sahara.

5. Morocco: Western Sahara
asked by: Rachel Hopkins
28/05/2021
... whether Morocco claims sovereignty over all of Western Sahara.

Latest Questions
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10 Current APPG Officers
Navendu Mishra Portrait
Navendu Mishra
Secretary
Labour - Stockport
Joined: 24th February 2020
Peter Bottomley Portrait
Peter Bottomley
Vice Chair
Conservative - Worthing West
Joined: 29th September 2015
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Jeremy Corbyn Portrait
Jeremy Corbyn
Vice Chair
Independent - Islington North
Joined: 29th September 2015
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Ben Lake MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA.

Email: ben.lake.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

John Gurr, Western Sahara Campaign, Manora, Cwmystwyth, Ceredigion SY23 4AF. Tel: 01974 282 214

Email: coordinator@wsahara.org.uk

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

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

Former APPG Officers
Lord Davies of Stamford Portrait
Lord Davies of Stamford
Treasurer
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
4 APPG Memberships
Estonia , Germany , Romania , Switzerland
Paul Flynn Portrait
Paul Flynn
Secretary
Labour - Former Member for Newport West
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 10th October 2018
No other APPG Memberships
Mark Williams Portrait
Mark Williams
Chair & Registered Contact
Liberal Democrat - Former Member for Ceredigion
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships