Arctic and Nordic Councils APPG

First Registered: 25/08/2021 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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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 - 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: I also went on that Committee visit. In the Arctic in 2017, a new garbage pile was discovered to rival - Speech Link
3: cannot be underlined too strongly.Local councils have a very important role to play, as has been - 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. Arctic Committee Report
03/11/2015 - Lords Chamber

1: nearest state, other than the eight members of the Arctic Council—I will talk about that organisation later - Speech Link

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

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

3. Arctic
asked by: James Gray
... what representations his Department has received from Arctic Indigenous peoples on his proposed revised Arctic Policy Framework.

4. Arctic: Defence
asked by: Nia Griffith
... when she plans to publish the Defence Arctic Strategy.

5. Arctic: Navy
asked by: Kevan Jones
... what steps her Department is taking to increase UK maritime capabilities in the Arctic and the High North.

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
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
3 APPG Memberships
Banning Trophy Hunting , Engineering , Norway
James Gray Portrait
James Gray
Vice Chair
Conservative - North Wiltshire
Joined: 25th August 2021
5 APPG Memberships
Armed Forces , Armenia , Chile , Polar Regions , Polo
David Morris Portrait
David Morris
Vice Chair
Conservative - Morecambe and Lunesdale
Joined: 25th August 2021
Theresa Villiers Portrait
Theresa Villiers
Vice Chair
Conservative - Chipping Barnet
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.


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

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