Blockchain APPG

First Registered: 31/01/2018 • Last updated on: 17/11/2021

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Ensuring industry and society benefit from the full potential of blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies (DLT).

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Recent Documents related to Blockchain

1. Use of distributed ledger technologies to verify the provenance of goods
02/10/2020 - Office for Product Safety and Standards
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Found: organisation have been withheld. Ambrosus Bext360 Blockchain Labs for Open Collaboration (BLOC) Cambridge

2. Use of distributed ledger technologies to verify the provenance of goods
02/10/2020 - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
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Found: organisation have been withheld. Ambrosus Bext360 Blockchain Labs for Open Collaboration (BLOC) Cambridge

3. HM Land Registry to explore the benefits of blockchain
01/10/2018 - HM Land Registry
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Found: HM Land Registry to explore the benefits of blockchain - GOV.UK document

4. The Food Standards Agency - written evidence
04/06/2019 - Inquiry: Work of the Food Standards Agency - Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
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Found: agreed to write with further information on: Blockchain Technology; and our work with Defra on imported

5. Ms S Roberto v Blockchain (GB) Ltd: 2201788/2019
31/12/2019 - HM Courts & Tribunals Service
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Found: Ms S Roberto v Blockchain (GB) Ltd: 2201788/2019 - GOV.UK

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Blockchain

1. Distributed Ledger Technologies
18/07/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: My Lords, does the Minister agree that if a blockchain platform were to be applied to our international - Speech Link

2. GovCoin
27/03/2017 - Lords Chamber

1: invite the Minister to explain how bitcoin and blockchain technology work, but I will take pity on him - Speech Link
2: right that very interesting ideas can come from blockchain and other things. I do not want to expand further - Speech Link

3. World Food Programme
27/06/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: Lords, is DfID using modern technologies, such as blockchain and smart contracts, to, in effect, cut out all - Speech Link

4. Oral Answers to Questions
05/07/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: an intellect in blockchain, having published a report yesterday on unlocking blockchain. My officials explore - Speech Link

5. St Petersburg International Economic Forum
30/04/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: which seem very important: “A Recent History of Blockchain”, which has apparently caused a sensation in - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Blockchain
1. International Assistance: Blockchain
asked by: Viscount Waverley
10/07/2019
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to support UK companies that are developing blockchain technology for the delivery of major international development contracts.

2. International Assistance: Blockchain
asked by: Viscount Waverley
10/07/2019
... and (2) to ensure that the UK remains a centre of excellence and is a preferred jurisdiction for such contracts.

3. International Assistance: Blockchain
asked by: Viscount Waverley
10/07/2019
... and that funding is secure.

4. Public Sector: Blockchain
asked by: Eddie Hughes
26/03/2018
... what steps his Department is taking to implement trials of the blockchain proof of conception (a) Government Departments and (b) other public bodies.

5. Public Sector: Blockchain
asked by: Adam Afriyie
23/03/2018
... what assessment he has made of the potential benefits of using blockchain in the public sector.

Latest Questions
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5 Current APPG Officers
Earl of Lindsay Portrait
Earl of Lindsay
Vice Chair
Conservative - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 24th February 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Martin Docherty-Hughes MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 4609.

Email: martin.docherty.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Prof Birgitte Andersen, Big Innovation Centre, 20 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0NF. Tel: 020 3713 4036

Email: appg-blockchain@biginnovationcentre.com

Secretariat:

Big Innovation Centre acts as the group's secretariat. http://www.biginnovationcentre.com/

Group's Website:

http://www.appg-blockchain.org/

Benefits in Kind
Date
28 Jan 2021
Source
Big Innovation Centre
Description
Big Innovation Centre is paid by British Standard Institution (BSI), CMS, Industria Tech, My Next Match, Publiq, SAP to act as the group's secretariat   From : 28/01/2021 To : 27/01/2022
Value
£69,001
Date
28 Jan 2020
Source
Big Innovation Centre
Description
Big Innovation Centre is paid by British Standard Institution (BSI), CMS, Industria Tech, My Next Match, Publiq, SAP to act as the group's secretariat   From : 28/01/2020 To : 27/01/2021
Value
£36,001
Date
22 Jan 2019
Source
Big Innovation Centre
Description
Big Innovation Centre is paid by CMS, SAP, Seal Software, Accord Projects, BSI, Accenture, IOTA and Oracle to act as the group's secretariat   From : 22/01/2019 To : 21/01/2020
Value
£97,501
Date
22 Jan 2018
Source
Progress Strategy Partners
Description
Secretariat   From : 22/01/2018 To : 21/01/2019
Value
£9,001
Date
22 Jan 2018
Source
Big Innovation Centre
Description
Big Innovation Centre is paid by CMS, SAP, Seal Software, Accord Projects, BSI, Accenture, IOTA and Oracle to act as the group's secretariat   From : 22/01/2018 To : 21/01/2019
Value
£84,001

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Blockchain APPG

Former APPG Officers
Lord Vaux of Harrowden Portrait
Lord Vaux of Harrowden
Treasurer
Crossbench - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 7th August 2020
Departed: 27th January 2021
2 APPG Memberships
Dark Skies , Financial Technology
Lord Bridges of Headley Portrait
Lord Bridges of Headley
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 31st January 2018
Departed: 27th January 2021
No other APPG Memberships
Eddie Hughes Portrait
Eddie Hughes
Vice Chair
Conservative - Walsall North
Joined: 19th June 2019
Departed: 8th April 2020
No other APPG Memberships
David Warburton Portrait
David Warburton
Vice Chair
Conservative - Somerton and Frome
Joined: 18th July 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
Damien Moore Portrait
Damien Moore
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Southport
Joined: 31st January 2018
Departed: 23rd October 2019
5 APPG Memberships
Belgium , Libya , Luxembourg , Tunisia , Veterans
Kemi Badenoch Portrait
Kemi Badenoch
Treasurer
Conservative - Saffron Walden
Joined: 31st January 2018
Departed: 23rd October 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Truscott Portrait
Lord Truscott
Vice Chair
Non-affiliated - Life peer
Joined: 19th June 2019
Departed: 23rd October 2019
2 APPG Memberships
Maldives , Taiwan
Grant Shapps Portrait
Grant Shapps
Co-Chair
Conservative - Welwyn Hatfield
Joined: 18th July 2018
Departed: 18th July 2018
No other APPG Memberships
David Jones Portrait
David Jones
Vice Chair
Conservative - Clwyd West
Joined: 18th July 2018
Departed: 18th July 2018