Armed Forces Covenant APPG

First Registered: 23/12/2015 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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To inform Parliamentarians and influence Government on all aspects of the Armed Forces Covenant and its implementation nationally.

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Recent Documents related to Armed Forces Covenant

1. Businesses who have signed the Armed Forces Covenant (company names beginning with 1 to 9)
03/09/2020 - Ministry of Defence
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Found: Businesses who have signed the Armed Forces Covenant (company names beginning with 1 to 9)

2. Armed Forces Covenant annual report 2019
20/12/2019 - Ministry of Defence
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Found: Armed Forces Covenant annual report 2019 - GOV.UK

3. Armed Forces Covenant annual report 2020
07/12/2020 - Ministry of Defence
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Found: Armed Forces Covenant annual report 2020 Sets out major achievements of the Armed Forces Covenant

4. Armed Forces Covenant Report shows support for military community
20/12/2019 - Ministry of Defence
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Found: Armed Forces Covenant Report shows support for military community

5. Businesses who have signed the Armed Forces Covenant (company names beginning with 1 to 9)
03/09/2020 - Ministry of Defence
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Found: The Armed Forces Corporate Covenant 4exMilitary Jobs Ltd We, the undersigned, commit to honour

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Recent Speeches related to Armed Forces Covenant

1. Armed Forces Bill
08/02/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: a privilege to open this debate today on our Armed Forces Bill, not least because it carries with it such - Speech Link
2: this Bill, he deals with justice to our armed services and forces, but we are still waiting for protection - Speech Link
3: the service police. To support our world-class armed forces, we need a highly skilled and capable service - Speech Link

2. Report of the Select Committee on the Armed Forces Bill
22/06/2021 - Written Statements

1: welcomes the Select Committee’s report on the Armed Forces Bill (HC1281). I am grateful for the Committee’s - Speech Link

3. Armed Forces Bill
23/06/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: Deputy Speaker.Clause 1Duration of Armed Forces Act 2006Question proposed, That the clause - Speech Link
2: responsibility to have ‘due regard’ to the Armed Forces Covenant on central government and the devolved administrations - Speech Link
3: responsibility to have ‘due regard’ to the Armed Forces Covenant on central government and the devolved administrations - Speech Link
4: responsibility to have ‘due regard’ to the Armed Forces Covenant on central government and the devolved administrations - Speech Link

4. Armed Forces Bill
07/09/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: speaking to the Armed Forces Bill this afternoon. Without this Bill, the Armed Forces Act 2006—the legislation - Speech Link

5. Armed Forces Act (Continuation) Order 2021
11/02/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: intently to and reflected on the debate on the Armed Forces Bill as it passed through its Second Reading - Speech Link
2: Minister for her introduction. I pay tribute to our Armed Forces personnel for their service to the nation. I - Speech Link

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Recent Questions related to Armed Forces Covenant
1. Armed Forces Covenant
asked by: Kirsten Oswald
23/10/2020
... with representatives of the each of the devolved Administrations to discuss the development and implementation of the Armed Forces Covenant.

2. Armed Forces Covenant
asked by: Sharon Hodgson
02/11/2020
... when he plans to bring forward proposals to implement the Government’s policy on the further incorporation of the Armed Forces Covenant into law.

3. Armed Forces Covenant
asked by: Kevan Jones
02/11/2020
... what discussions he has had with local authorities on the Government’s policy to further incorporate the Armed Forces Covenant into law.

4. Armed Forces Covenant
asked by: Kevan Jones
05/11/2020
... if he will place in the Library a copy of the letter and consultation proposals his Department sent to local authority Chief Executives.

5. Armed Forces Covenant
asked by: Marie Rimmer
15/03/2021
...What recent steps he has taken to improve the Armed Forces Covenant; and if he will make a statement.

Latest Questions
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20 Current APPG Officers
Lord Touhig Portrait
Lord Touhig
Co-Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 10th March 2021
2 APPG Memberships
Autism , France
Lord Dannatt Portrait
Lord Dannatt
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 10th March 2021
1 APPG Membership
War Crimes
David Morris Portrait
David Morris
Vice Chair
Conservative - Morecambe and Lunesdale
Joined: 10th March 2021
Sarah Atherton Portrait
Sarah Atherton
Vice Chair
Conservative - Wrexham
Joined: 10th March 2021
No other APPG Memberships
Darren Henry Portrait
Darren Henry
Vice Chair
Conservative - Broxtowe
Joined: 10th March 2021
Gavin Robinson Portrait
Gavin Robinson
Vice Chair
Democratic Unionist Party - Belfast East
Joined: 28th September 2017
Marco Longhi Portrait
Marco Longhi
Vice Chair
Conservative - Dudley North
Joined: 10th March 2021
Lisa Cameron Portrait
Lisa Cameron
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Joined: 10th March 2021
Anne-Marie Trevelyan Portrait
Anne-Marie Trevelyan
Vice Chair
Conservative - Berwick-upon-Tweed
Joined: 23rd December 2015
1 APPG Membership
Microplastics
Stuart Anderson Portrait
Stuart Anderson
Vice Chair
Conservative - Wolverhampton South West
Joined: 10th March 2021
Antony Higginbotham Portrait
Antony Higginbotham
Vice Chair
Conservative - Burnley
Joined: 10th March 2021
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

James Sunderland MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 5032.

Email: james.sunderland.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Kingsley Donaldson, Causeway Institute, c/o 2 Market Place, Lisburn, Co Antrim BT28 1AN. Tel: 07850 162 671

Email: kingsley.donaldson@cipcr.org

Benefits in Kind
Date
29 Nov 2016
Source
McNeill & Stone
Description
Secretariat   From : 29/11/2016 To : 28/11/2017
Value
£9,001

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Armed Forces Covenant APPG

Former APPG Officers
Ruth Smeeth Portrait
Ruth Smeeth
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Former Member for Stoke-on-Trent North
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Michael Tomlinson Portrait
Michael Tomlinson
Treasurer
Conservative - Mid Dorset and North Poole
Joined: 23rd December 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Derek Twigg Portrait
Derek Twigg
Vice Chair
Labour - Halton
Joined: 23rd December 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
David Simpson Portrait
David Simpson
Vice Chair
Democratic Unionist Party - Former Member for Upper Bann
Joined: 23rd December 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Mike Gapes Portrait
Mike Gapes
Vice Chair
The Independent Group for Change - Former Member for Ilford South
Joined: 23rd October 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Robert Courts Portrait
Robert Courts
Vice Chair
Conservative - Witney
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
1 APPG Membership
Italy
Luke Pollard Portrait
Luke Pollard
Vice Chair
Labour (Co-op) - Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
Kevin Foster Portrait
Kevin Foster
Secretary
Conservative - Torbay
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 11th September 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Johnny Mercer Portrait
Johnny Mercer
Vice Chair
Conservative - Plymouth, Moor View
Joined: 23rd December 2015
Departed: 11th September 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Anne-Marie Trevelyan Portrait
Anne-Marie Trevelyan
Vice Chair
Conservative - Berwick-upon-Tweed
Joined: 23rd December 2015
Departed: 10th October 2018
1 APPG Membership
Microplastics
Kirsten Oswald Portrait
Kirsten Oswald
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - East Renfrewshire
Joined: 23rd December 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
Danny Kinahan Portrait
Danny Kinahan
Vice Chair
Ulster Unionist Party - Former Member for South Antrim
Joined: 23rd December 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships