Bangladesh APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 17/11/2021

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To foster a greater understanding of the country of Bangladesh and provide a conduit for the Bangladeshi community here in the UK.

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Recent Documents related to Bangladesh

1. Bangladesh - list of medical facilities
04/04/2020 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Bangladesh - list of medical facilities list of medical facilities in Bangladesh

2. Trade and investment factsheets (partner names beginning with A or B)
12/02/2021 - Department for International Trade
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Found: Bangladesh This factsheet provides the latest statistics on trade and investment between the UK and

3. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh’s independence
23/03/2021 - Early Day Motions

Found: their lives for the freedom and independence of Bangladesh and its citizens; commends and recognises the

4. Overseas Business Risk: Bangladesh
12/07/2021 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Guidance Overseas Business Risk: Bangladesh Information on key security and political

5. Rohingya refugee crisis
09/09/2019 - Parliamentary Research

Found: have fled violence in Rakhine State, Burma, into Bangladesh. Over 900,000 are now living in highly congested

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Bangladesh

1. Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh
13/02/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: Rohingya crisis response in both Bangladesh and Myanmar. In Bangladesh, our assistance includes the provision - Speech Link
2: agree that DfID’s commitment to the Rohingya in Bangladesh has been tremendous. On Tuesday, along with the - Speech Link
3: leading donors and work with the Government of Bangladesh to come up with longer-term planning for the - Speech Link

2. Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis: Covid-19
03/11/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: that the Rohingya are recent immigrants from Bangladesh are simply untrue. I say that because, when we - Speech Link
2: and access to services. The UK must urge the Bangladesh authorities to review urgently their approach - Speech Link
3: approximately 1 million Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, a country already facing significant challenges - Speech Link

3. India: Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019
25/02/2020 - Grand Committee

1: complained of infiltration by millions of Muslims from Bangladesh, but a census of its 33 million people showed - Speech Link
2: who have come from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh, the three Muslim-majority countries in the neighbourhood - Speech Link
3: three neighbouring Islamic countries—Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan—to acquire Indian citizenship - Speech Link

4. Rohingya: Monsoon Season
08/05/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: hits Bangladesh. Nearly 1 million Rohingya refugees who have fled Burma are in camps in Bangladesh. During - Speech Link
2: came; they are now in a sort of no man’s land in Bangladesh, and children are obviously particularly vulnerable - Speech Link
3: raised more than £30,000 through the Cardiff Bangladesh Association, spearheaded by my Labour colleague - Speech Link

5. Burma: Humanitarian Situation
13/09/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: been killed, with a further 700,000 displaced in Bangladesh. Those numbers are horrendous, given that it - Speech Link
2: debate on Burma.Over the last year, Burma, Bangladesh and the Rohingya crisis has been a priority area - Speech Link
3: the development programmes that we fund in both Bangladesh and Burma, but there is the crucial question - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Bangladesh
1. Bangladesh: Rohingya
asked by: Yasmin Qureshi
... what representations he has made to his Bangladeshi counterpart on the relocation of Rohingya refugees to the island of Bhasan Char.

2. Bangladesh: Rohingya
asked by: Yasmin Qureshi
... what steps he is taking to ensure that the Government of Bangladesh works with (a) the UN and (b) international NGOs to assess the safety of the island Bhasan Char for Rohingya refugees.

3. Bangladesh: Rohingya
asked by: Afzal Khan
... what recent representations he has made to his Bangladeshi counterpart on the decision by the Government of Bangladesh to relocate Rohingya refugees to Bhasan Char island.

4. Bangladesh: Rohingya
asked by: Theresa Villiers
... what steps his Department is taking to prevent an outbreak of covid-19 in the Rohingya Refugee Camps in Bangladesh.

5. Bangladesh: Females
asked by: Sarah Owen
... what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of reports by Human Rights Watch of women and girls in Bangladesh facing widespread violence and sexual assault without reliable protection or legal recourse.

Latest Questions
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19 Current APPG Officers
Rushanara Ali Portrait
Rushanara Ali
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Bethnal Green and Bow
Joined: 30th July 2015
Mohammad Yasin Portrait
Mohammad Yasin
Vice Chair
Labour - Bedford
Joined: 8th April 2020
Lord Dholakia Portrait
Lord Dholakia
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 8th April 2020
Shabana Mahmood Portrait
Shabana Mahmood
Vice Chair
Labour - Birmingham, Ladywood
Joined: 8th April 2020
1 APPG Membership
Commonwealth Games
Tom Hunt Portrait
Tom Hunt
Vice Chair
Conservative - Ipswich
Joined: 8th April 2020
Tahir Ali Portrait
Tahir Ali
Vice Chair
Labour - Birmingham, Hall Green
Joined: 8th April 2020
Lord Bilimoria Portrait
Lord Bilimoria
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 5th November 2019
Imran Hussain Portrait
Imran Hussain
Vice Chair
Labour - Bradford East
Joined: 2nd June 2021
Jonathan Reynolds Portrait
Jonathan Reynolds
Vice Chair
Labour (Co-op) - Stalybridge and Hyde
Joined: 12th October 2016
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Rushanara Ali MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 7200.


No benefits in kind are on record for the Bangladesh APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Bangladesh APPG

Former APPG Officers
Anne Main Portrait
Anne Main
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Former Member for St Albans
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Jim Fitzpatrick Portrait
Jim Fitzpatrick
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Poplar and Limehouse
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Paul Scully Portrait
Paul Scully
Vice Chair
Conservative - Sutton and Cheam
Joined: 12th October 2016
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Nic Dakin Portrait
Nic Dakin
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Scunthorpe
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Theresa Villiers Portrait
Theresa Villiers
Vice Chair
Conservative - Chipping Barnet
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 23rd October 2019
Will Quince Portrait
Will Quince
Vice Chair
Conservative - Colchester
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 27th March 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Ahmed Portrait
Lord Ahmed
Non-affiliated - Retired on 14 November 2020
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 10th October 2018
No other APPG Memberships
Mark Field Portrait
Mark Field
Vice Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Cities of London and Westminster
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Simon Danczuk Portrait
Simon Danczuk
Vice Chair
Independent - Former Member for Rochdale
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships