Belarus APPG

First Registered: 15/02/2017 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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To promote and strengthen relations between the parliaments of Belarus and UK.

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Recent Documents related to Belarus

1. Authoritarianism in Belarus and arbitrary detention of prisoners of conscience
26/05/2021 - Early Day Motions

Found: partner Sofia Sapega; notes that the actions of Belarus are a breach of international civil and aviation

2. Belarus - List of translators and interpreters
21/04/2020 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Guidance Belarus - List of translators and interpreters The following list

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

4. Notice to exporters 2021/09: new UK trade sanctions on Belarus
10/08/2021 - Department for International Trade
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Found: sanctions on Belarus New trade sanctions measures imposed on the Republic of Belarus following amendments

5. Overseas Business Risk - Belarus
19/08/2021 - Department for International Trade
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Found: Guidance Overseas Business Risk - Belarus Information on security and political risks

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Belarus

1. Belarus: Presidential Elections
25/09/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: Frankly, hiding his inauguration from the people of Belarus only serves to reinforce his wholesale lack of - Speech Link
2: have already been working with our partners in Belarus to that effect, but we must do more. I have doubled - Speech Link
3: and human rights. That is what we are doing in Belarus, and I commend this Statement to the House.” - Speech Link

2. Belarus: Elections
22/07/2021 - Grand Committee

1: of experience. During that time, I have visited Belarus on a couple of occasions and Moscow on more than - Speech Link

3. Belarus
23/02/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: change has resulted in a human rights crisis in Belarus. The Government have been at the head of the international - Speech Link
2: voices, including our voice, so that the people in Belarus can hear them? What are we specifically going to - Speech Link
3: will note that the Association of Journalists in Belarus was given recognition for its work by Canada and - Speech Link

4. Belarus: Presidential Elections
24/09/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: on the situation in Belarus.As the House will recall, on 9 August Belarus held presidential elections - Speech Link
2: the House. It sends a message to the people of Belarus that this whole House stands with them on their - Speech Link

5. Belarus: Roman Protasevich
25/05/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: the government of Belarus regarding the emergency landing of a Ryanair flight in Belarus and the subsequent - Speech Link
2: hundreds of illegally detained political prisoners in Belarus? This state-sponsored piracy and the arrest takes - Speech Link
3: countries. The Foreign Secretary has discussed Belarus directly with the French, German and Lithuanian - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Belarus
1. Belarus
asked by: Catherine West
08/09/2020
... how many FTE staff in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office have been allocated to work dedicated to Belarus in each year since 2015.

2. Belarus
asked by: Tony Lloyd
10/03/2021
... what steps he has taken to pursue the ambition of free and fair elections in Belarus since November 2020; and what assessment he has made of the effect of controls on the capacity of the Government in Belarus to raise capital using (a) the London Stock Exchange and (b) other UK financial institutions.

3. Belarus: Sanctions
asked by: Sarah Olney
07/12/2020
... what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of extending the Government's list of sanctions against Belarus officials to all institutions which are assisting the funding of the Belarus regime.

4. Belarus: Detainees
asked by: Stewart Malcolm McDonald
21/12/2020
... what discussions he has had with his international counterparts on allegations of detained protestors being tortured in Belarus.

5. Belarus: Sanctions
asked by: Bell Ribeiro-Addy
26/11/2020
... whether he is taking steps to extend the sanctions list to (a) people responsible for violence in Belarus and (b) institutions which are assisting or funding the Belarusian regime.

Latest Questions
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9 Current APPG Officers
Lord Bowness Portrait
Lord Bowness
Vice Chair
Non-affiliated - Life peer
Joined: 15th February 2017
Wayne David Portrait
Wayne David
Vice Chair
Labour - Caerphilly
Joined: 15th February 2017
5 APPG Memberships
Belize , Devolution , Kyrgyzstan , Parkrun , Vietnam
Daniel Kawczynski Portrait
Daniel Kawczynski
Secretary
Conservative - Shrewsbury and Atcham
Joined: 24th February 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Tony Lloyd MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 1267.

Email: tony.lloyd.mp@parliament.uk

No benefits in kind are on record for the Belarus APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Belarus APPG

Former APPG Officers
John Whittingdale Portrait
John Whittingdale
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Maldon
Joined: 15th February 2017
Departed: 20th May 2020
2 APPG Memberships
Dark Skies , Nuclear Energy
Stephen Pound Portrait
Stephen Pound
Secretary
Labour - Former Member for Ealing North
Joined: 15th February 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Dan Carden Portrait
Dan Carden
Officer
Labour - Liverpool, Walton
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 23rd October 2019
Paul Farrelly Portrait
Paul Farrelly
Officer
Labour - Former Member for Newcastle-under-Lyme
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 23rd October 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Dubs Portrait
Lord Dubs
Officer
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 10th October 2018
Philip Davies Portrait
Philip Davies
Officer
Conservative - Shipley
Joined: 15th February 2017
Departed: 2nd May 2017