British Sikhs APPG

First Registered: 24/09/2020 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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To support and promote the interests of Sikhs in the UK, work with British Sikhs to celebrate Sikh culture in the UK, and ensure full equality for all British Sikhs.

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Recent Documents related to British Sikhs

1. British Sikhs
24/09/2020 - APPGs

Found: support and promote the interests of Sikhs in the UK, work with British Sikhs to celebrate Sikh culture in the

2. The changing nature of activism amongst Sikhs in the UK today
07/10/2019 - Commission for Countering Extremism
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Found: The changing nature of activism among Sikhs in the UK today Commission for Countering Extremism

3. Contribution of Sikhs to the UK
29/04/2019 - Parliamentary Research

Found: Number CDP-0101, 25 April 2019 Contribution of Sikhs to the UK Compiled by Sarah Priddy Summary

4. Would like to add British punjabi as column to ethnicity .
29/01/2021 - Petitions

Found: treatment of Sikhs in India, and in the past , I would like Sikhs to be stabilised at punjab British from British

5. Sikh Network - written evidence
06/02/2018 - Inquiry: Hate crime and its violent consequences - Home Affairs Committee
- View source

Found: in discrimination and serious hate crime towards Sikhs and Sikh institutions linked to wider terror attacks

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Recent Speeches related to British Sikhs

1. Sikhs: Contribution to the UK
30/04/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: That this House has considered the contribution of Sikhs to the UK.It is a pleasure to serve under - Speech Link
2: significant, particularly in places such as Burma. Sikhs played a prominent part in the battles of El Alamein - Speech Link
3: centenary later.Despite the background of Sikhs’ contribution to the UK, it is extraordinary that - Speech Link

2. Census (Return Particulars and Removal Of Penalties) Bill [Lords]
07/10/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: The ethnic groups in subsection (1) must include Sikhs.” —(Preet Kaur Gill.)This new clause would - Speech Link
2: numbers and inadequate allocation of resources to Sikhs based on current census statistics to be overturned - Speech Link
3: international freedom of religion or belief, in which the Sikhs are a stakeholder, I think that her point is very - Speech Link

3. Census
06/05/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: one in five Sikhs had encountered discrimination in public places over a year, with Sikhs who wear religious - Speech Link
2: “Sikh”.Why does this matter? First, because Sikhs have been legally recognised as an ethnic group - Speech Link
3: implementing those changes. After a decade of many UK Sikhs making the case for Sikhism to be counted as a separate - Speech Link

4. Jallianwala Bagh Massacre
09/04/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: at the Bagh in the days before 13 April 1919. British Army officers greatly feared an uprising in or - Speech Link
2: certainly support the hon. Gentleman in asking the British Government to apologise, because what he has described - Speech Link

5. Religious Groups: Financial Support
06/01/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: My Lords, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on British Muslims, in its recent inquiry, received evidence - Speech Link
2: who point the finger at any community, including British Muslims. I absolutely commend the role taken by - Speech Link
3: lorry drivers at Dover, and similar initiatives by Sikhs have been applauded in other parts of the world - Speech Link

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Recent Questions related to British Sikhs
1. Sikhs
asked by: Preet Kaur Gill
07/10/2019
... if she will publish the (a) research and (b) reports that her Department has commissioned and requested on (i) the Sikh community and (ii) Sikh groups and organisations in each of the last three years.

2. Sikhs
asked by: Preet Kaur Gill
09/09/2019
... if he will publish all (a) research and (b) reports his Department has commissioned and requested on (i) the Sikh community and (ii) Sikh groups and organisations in each of the last three years.

3. Sikhs
asked by: Preet Kaur Gill
09/09/2019
... if she will publish the (a) research and (b) reports that her Department has commissioned and requested on (i) the Sikh community and (ii) Sikh groups and organisations in each of the last three years.

4. Sikhs
asked by: Preet Kaur Gill
30/01/2019
... if he will include Sikhs in the next Race Disparity Audit.

5. Sikhs
asked by: Preet Kaur Gill
28/01/2019
... what estimate his Department has made of the number of Sikhs in England and Wales.

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14 Current APPG Officers
Preet Kaur Gill Portrait
Preet Kaur Gill
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour (Co-op) - Birmingham, Edgbaston
Joined: 24th September 2020
Joy Morrissey Portrait
Joy Morrissey
Vice Chair
Conservative - Beaconsfield
Joined: 24th September 2020
No other APPG Memberships
Nicola Richards Portrait
Nicola Richards
Vice Chair
Conservative - West Bromwich East
Joined: 24th September 2020
Lord Suri Portrait
Lord Suri
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 24th September 2020
No other APPG Memberships
Jane Stevenson Portrait
Jane Stevenson
Vice Chair
Conservative - Wolverhampton North East
Joined: 2nd June 2021
Naz Shah Portrait
Naz Shah
Vice Chair
Labour - Bradford West
Joined: 2nd June 2021
Pat McFadden Portrait
Pat McFadden
Vice Chair
Labour - Wolverhampton South East
Joined: 24th September 2020
Wes Streeting Portrait
Wes Streeting
Vice Chair
Labour - Ilford North
Joined: 24th September 2020
Kirsten Oswald Portrait
Kirsten Oswald
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - East Renfrewshire
Joined: 24th September 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Preet Kaur Gill MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 2879.

Email: preet.gill.mp@parliament.uk

Secretariat:

Sikh Federation UK acts as the group's secretariat. http://www.sikhfeduk.com/

Benefits in Kind
Date
20 Jan 2021
Source
Sikh Federation UK
Description
Secretariat   From : 20/01/2021 To : 20/01/2022
Value
£9,001

No direct financial benefits are on record for the British Sikhs APPG

Former APPG Officers
Stuart Anderson Portrait
Stuart Anderson
Vice Chair
Conservative - Wolverhampton South West
Joined: 24th September 2020
Departed: 21st April 2021
Kate Green Portrait
Kate Green
Vice Chair
Labour - Stretford and Urmston
Joined: 24th September 2020
Departed: 21st April 2021
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Ranger Portrait
Lord Ranger
Treasurer
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 24th September 2020
Departed: 21st April 2021
3 APPG Memberships
Côte d’Ivoire , Indo-Pacific , Sri Lanka
Lord Singh of Wimbledon Portrait
Lord Singh of Wimbledon
Treasurer
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 24th September 2020
Departed: 21st April 2021