Zoos and Aquariums APPG

First Registered: 13/11/2015 • Last updated on: 10/03/2021

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To raise awareness of the conservation, education, research and animal welfare work of British zoos and aquariums, highlighting best practice and promoting the international reputation of zoos and aquariums; and to facilitate relevant conversations around the issues faced by this profession.

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 Zoos and Aquariums

1. Government funding for zoos and aquariums
29/09/2020 - Early Day Motions

Found: months of covid-19 related restrictions, and zoos and aquariums entering an extremely challenging winter

2. Help Urgently needed for UK zoos during covid-19 outbreak
16/04/2020 - Petitions

Found: care needed for zoos, wildlife parks and aquariums during the coronavirus outbreak, as zoos have very little

3. Protect our zoos, wildlife parks and aquariums during the corona virus pandemix
05/04/2020 - Petitions

Found: Our zoos, wildlife parks and aquariums etc are in danger of closing, and this puts the animals in their

4. Reopen zoos and aquariums, save the animals
08/06/2020 - Petitions

Found: Simple reopen the zoos and aquariums to the public to help save the animals

5. Allow UK wildlife centres to open
03/06/2020 - Petitions

Found: Allow UK Zoos, aquariums and wildlife sanctuaries to open in line with Covid-19 safety measures

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Zoos and Aquariums

1. Covid-19: Zoos and Aquariums
08/02/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: members of the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums contribute more than £31 million to conservation - Speech Link

2. Zoos, Aquariums and Wildlife Sanctuaries: Reopening
11/06/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: animal welfare. Indeed, our great British zoos, aquariums and wildlife sanctuaries demonstrate the very - Speech Link
2: heritage is reliant on the work of zoos, safari parks, aquariums and wildlife sanctuaries, and when the - Speech Link
3: survive and thrive there.We must support our zoos to carry on their incredible work, which is so admired - Speech Link

3. Animal Charities: Covid-19
19/01/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: given the sudden increase in demand for pets.Zoos are also a crucial part of animal welfare in this - Speech Link

4. Animals in Peril
18/10/2017 - Commons Chamber

1: between 2007 and 2010, and as chairman of the zoos and aquariums all-party parliamentary group since 2010 - Speech Link

5. Business of the House
12/11/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: Government set up a £100 million fund to support zoos and aquariums, but the criteria for it are so restrictive - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Zoos and Aquariums
1. Aquariums and Zoos: Coronavirus
asked by: Justin Madders
06/11/2020
... what proportion of all zoos and aquariums are under (a) tier 2 and (b) tier 3 local covid alert level restrictions.

2. Aquariums and Zoos: Coronavirus
asked by: Scott Benton
16/02/2021
... what discussions he is having with zoos and aquariums in relation to providing information which would give those organisation sufficient preparation time to allow them to open up their attractions to the public later in 2021.

3. Aquariums and Zoos: Coronavirus
asked by: Luke Pollard
12/02/2021
... what assessment he has made of the effect on zoos and aquaria in the event that those venues are not open to visitors over Easter 2021 as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

4. Aquariums and Zoos: Coronavirus
asked by: Alex Sobel
10/02/2021
... what plans he has to support zoos and aquaria beyond March 2021 as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

5. Aquariums: Coronavirus
asked by: Alex Sobel
29/06/2020
... what plans his Department has for the reopening of aquariums as covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased.

Latest Questions
14 Current APPG Officers
Charles Walker Portrait
Charles Walker
Vice Chair
Conservative - Broxbourne
Joined: 13th November 2015
3 APPG Memberships
Angling , Chalk Streams , Taxis
Bill Wiggin Portrait
Bill Wiggin
Vice Chair
Conservative - North Herefordshire
Joined: 28th September 2017
3 APPG Memberships
Cayman Islands , Cider , Listed Properties
Daniel Kawczynski Portrait
Daniel Kawczynski
Vice Chair
Conservative - Shrewsbury and Atcham
Joined: 31st July 2019
None Portrait
Lord Steel of Aikwood
Vice Chair
Joined: 13th November 2015
Gavin Robinson Portrait
Gavin Robinson
Vice Chair
Democratic Unionist Party - Belfast East
Joined: 24th February 2020
Greg Smith Portrait
Greg Smith
Vice Chair
Conservative - Buckingham
Joined: 24th February 2020
Lord Paul Portrait
Lord Paul
President
Non-affiliated - Life peer
Joined: 31st July 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Andrew Rosindell MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 8475.

Email: andrew.rosindell.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Dr Madelon Willemsen, British Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Regent's Park, London NW1 4RY. Tel: 0207 449 6367

Email: director@biaza.org.uk

Benefits in Kind
Date
12 Jul 2016
Source
Biaza
Description
Secretariat   From : 12/07/2016 To : 11/07/2017
Value
£1,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Zoos and Aquariums APPG

Former APPG Officers
Lord Dodds of Duncairn Portrait
Lord Dodds of Duncairn
Vice Chair
Democratic Unionist Party - Life peer
Joined: 13th November 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Charles Walker Portrait
Charles Walker
Vice-Chair
Conservative - Broxbourne
Joined: 13th November 2015
Departed: 11th September 2019
3 APPG Memberships
Angling , Chalk Streams , Taxis
Simon Hart Portrait
Simon Hart
Treasurer
Conservative - Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire
Joined: 13th November 2015
Departed: 31st July 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Paula Sherriff Portrait
Paula Sherriff
Vice-Chair
Labour - Former Member for Dewsbury
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 29th August 2018
No other APPG Memberships
Will Quince Portrait
Will Quince
Vice Chair
Conservative - Colchester
Joined: 21st July 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Hoyle Portrait
Lord Hoyle
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 13th November 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
2 APPG Memberships
Gibraltar , Rugby League
Lord Dodds of Duncairn Portrait
Lord Dodds of Duncairn
Vice Chair
Democratic Unionist Party - Life peer
Joined: 13th November 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
None Portrait
Lord Redesdale
Vice Chair
Joined: 13th November 2015
Departed: 3rd June 2016