Arctic and Nordic Councils APPG

First Registered: 25/08/2021 • Last updated on: 29/12/2021

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Recent Documents related to Arctic and Nordic Councils

1. The Scottish Government - written evidence
13/03/2018 - Inquiry: Defence in the Arctic (Sub-Committee) - Defence Committee
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Found: responds to the Defence Sub-Committee’s Defence in the Arctic Inquiry. Whilst we understand the inquiry is not

2. Dr Jon Rahbek-Clemmensen - written evidence
07/03/2017 - Inquiry: Defence in the Arctic - Defence Committee
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Found: ConleySenior Vice President for Europe, Eurasia, and the Arctic, and Director, Europe ProgramCenter for Strategic

3. Royal Norwegian Embassy, London - written evidence
25/04/2017 - Inquiry: Defence in the Arctic - Defence Committee
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Found: submitted by the Royal Norwegian Embassy, London The Arctic continues to be a region characterised by peace

4. 01 Mar 2017 - Defence in the Arctic - oral evidence
06/03/2017 - Inquiry: Defence in the Arctic - Defence Committee
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Found: Defence in the Arctic - 1 Mar 2017Defence sub-CommitteeOral evidence: Defence in the Arctic, HC 879Wednesday

5. Scottish Global Forum - written evidence
07/03/2017 - Inquiry: Defence in the Arctic - Defence Committee
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Found: AND DEFENCE IMPLICATIONS FOR THE UK OF MELTING ARCTIC ICE? 2.               There is no immediate ‘hard’

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Recent Speeches related to Arctic and Nordic Councils

1. Arctic Ambassador: Appointment
29/11/2017 - Westminster Hall

1: this House has considered the appointment of an Arctic ambassador.It is an immense pleasure—indeed, an - Speech Link
2: and the Arctic—so will he explain why this debate is about an ambassador only to the Arctic? Surely, - Speech Link
3: will reveal, the proximity of the Arctic to Scotland makes Arctic issues much more relevant to our Government - Speech Link

2. Packaging: Extended Producer Responsibility
03/04/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: visit with the Environmental Audit Committee to the Arctic the impact plastic waste is having there, with - Speech Link
2: issue cannot be underlined too strongly.Local councils have a very important role to play, as has been - Speech Link
3: right, but this needs to come from more than local councils; it needs to come from the Government as well - Speech Link

3. Sexual Exploitation
09/12/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: of England and Wales what is called the Nordic model. The Nordic model is not about tackling trafficking - Speech Link

4. Arctic: Security and Co-operation
28/06/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: military build-up in the Arctic; and what progress was made at the meeting of the Arctic Ministerial Council - Speech Link
2: maintain high co-operation and low tension, as an Arctic Council observer. We welcome the commitment to - Speech Link
3: traffic travelling through the new sea lanes in the Arctic as they are opened up by melting ice. He also said - Speech Link

5. Health and Social Care
24/11/2020 - Ministerial Corrections

1: is far more accurate to compare Sweden with its Nordic neighbours. Sweden has 586 deaths per 1 million - Speech Link
2: is far more accurate to compare Sweden with its Nordic neighbours. Sweden has 582.3 covid-related deaths - Speech Link

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Recent Questions related to Arctic and Nordic Councils
1. Arctic
asked by: Douglas Chapman
01/07/2021
... whether the Government plans to review the UK's policy on arctic issues prior to COP26.

2. Arctic: Russia
asked by: Jim Shannon
02/07/2021
... what steps he is taking in response to the advance of Russia into the Arctic Circle.

3. Arctic: Shipping
asked by: John Healey
29/11/2021
... what assessment has he made of the UK's icebreaker ship strength to protect UK interests in the Arctic.

4. Canada: Arctic
asked by: Kevan Jones
09/12/2021
... which Royal Navy assets will be sent to the Arctic to support Canadian operations.

5. Canada: Arctic
asked by: Kevan Jones
10/12/2021
... under what legal framework the Government will offer military assistance to Canada in the Arctic.

Latest Questions
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15 Current APPG Officers
Douglas Chapman Portrait
Douglas Chapman
Chair & Registered Contact
Scottish National Party - Dunfermline and West Fife
Joined: 25th August 2021
Lisa Cameron Portrait
Lisa Cameron
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Joined: 25th August 2021
82 APPG Memberships
22q11 Syndrome , American Football , Antisemitism , Armed Forces , Armed Forces Covenant , Assistive Technology , Australia and New Zealand , Autism , Bahrain , Banning Trophy Hunting , Bees and Pollinators , Bermuda , Boys' Brigade , Breast Cancer , British Jews , British Overseas Territories , Canada , Cats , Cerebral Palsy , Channel 4 , Channel Islands , Childhood Trauma , Chile , China , Commonwealth , Crypto and Digital Assets , Cyprus , Darts , Dementia , Diabetes , Digital Regulation and Responsibility , Disability , Dog Advisory Welfare , Down Syndrome , Dying Well , Eating Disorders , Entrepreneurship , Estonia , Ethics and Sustainability in Fashion , Fair Business Banking , Financial Education for Young People , Foreign Affairs , Future of Retail , Global Health , Health , Holocaust Memorial , Hydrogen , Inclusive Entrepreneurship , International Freedom of Religion or Belief , Japan , Learning Disability , Liechtenstein , Limits to Growth , Loan Charge and Taxpayer Fairness , Media , Mentoring , Montserrat , Olympic and Paralympic Games , Pacific Islands , Pro-Life , Psychology , Pubs , Qatar , Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022 , Reserves and Cadets , Russia , San Marino , Serbia , Small Island Developing States , Social Media , Spinal Cord Injury , Street Children , Switzerland , Textiles and Fashion , Thalidomide , Twelve Steps Recovery Programme from Addiction , United Nations , United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development , United Nations Women , Vulnerable Groups to Pandemics , Whistleblowing , Woods and Trees
Angela Crawley Portrait
Angela Crawley
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Lanark and Hamilton East
Joined: 25th August 2021
Dave Doogan Portrait
Dave Doogan
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Angus
Joined: 25th August 2021
James Gray Portrait
James Gray
Vice Chair
Conservative - North Wiltshire
Joined: 25th August 2021
5 APPG Memberships
Armed Forces , Chile , Mongolia , Polar Regions , Polo
David Morris Portrait
David Morris
Vice Chair
Conservative - Morecambe and Lunesdale
Joined: 25th August 2021
Lord Alderdice Portrait
Lord Alderdice
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 25th August 2021
Lord Mountevans Portrait
Lord Mountevans
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 25th August 2021
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Douglas Chapman MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 6888.

Email: douglas.chapman.mp@parliament.uk

No benefits in kind are on record for the Arctic and Nordic Councils APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Arctic and Nordic Councils APPG