Critical Minerals APPG

First Registered: 08/04/2020 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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To highlight the UK's need for a secure, sustainable supply of critical minerals to deliver the nation's industrial strategy.

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Recent Documents related to Critical Minerals

1. Critical Minerals
08/04/2020 - APPGs

Found: need for a secure, sustainable supply of critical minerals to deliver the nation's industrial strategy

2. Access to Critical Materials
13/09/2019 - Parliamentary Research

Found: parliament.uk/post Number 609 September 2019 Critical materials (CMs) such as cobalt, helium and rare

3. The Natural History Museum - written evidence
03/09/2019 - Inquiry: Decarbonisation of the UK Economy and Green Finance - Treasury Committee
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Found: Richard Herrington and fellow expert members of SoS MinErals (an interdisciplinary programme of NERC-EPSRC-Newton-FAPESP

4. Sheffield City Council - written evidence
23/04/2018 - Inquiry: Planning guidance on fracking inquiry - Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee
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Found: extraction are minerals applications of a similar scale and complexity as other large minerals applications

5. Peak District National Park Authority - written evidence
23/04/2018 - Inquiry: Planning guidance on fracking inquiry - Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee
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Found: one of the richest sources of minerals in England. The three main minerals of commercial interest being

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Recent Speeches related to Critical Minerals

1. UK Renewables: Critical Minerals
15/03/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: for critical minerals, I am delighted to have secured this debate on the use of critical minerals in the - Speech Link

2. Deep Seabed Mining
06/09/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: of the best solutions is recycling and reusing minerals such as magnesium, cobalt and zinc, which are - Speech Link
2: will produce massive demand for many of those minerals, so investing in two new interdisciplinary circular - Speech Link
3: supporter of our net-zero policy, but many of the critical minerals found on the deep seabed are important and - Speech Link

3. UK Deep Sea Mining Industry
20/02/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: timely and important. This year, we reached a critical point in the development of the UK’s deep sea - Speech Link

4. Transport Decarbonisation Plan
16/06/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: £2.8 billion.Electric vehicles will be critical because, as I said, cars account for 55% of emissions - Speech Link
2: still awaiting a hydrogen strategy, which will be critical if we are going to rely on hydrogen-powered trains - Speech Link
3: debates on hydrogen and the first debate on critical minerals in the UK Parliament, and I shall speak about - Speech Link

5. Minerals Mining (Barford)
29/10/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: by Warwickshire County Council as part of its minerals plan. The purpose of the site is the excavation - Speech Link
2: unable to comment on the detail of individual minerals local plans. I am sure he knew that I would say - Speech Link
3: plan for housing allocation, as they have to with minerals. That is why we have a system for how these things - Speech Link

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Recent Questions related to Critical Minerals
1. Minerals
asked by: Alexander Stafford
22/07/2020
... how many British companies mine rare earth minerals; and what proportion of total global output do they produce.

2. Minerals
asked by: Steve Double
09/03/2021
... what steps he is taking to develop a critical mineral circular economy industry in the UK.

3. Minerals
asked by: Alexander Stafford
09/03/2021
... whether critical minerals supply will be part of the UK's G7 objectives.

4. Minerals
asked by: Alexander Stafford
09/03/2021
... what steps the Government is taking to attract critical mineral processors to the UK.

5. Minerals
asked by: Alexander Stafford
09/03/2021
... whether the Government has an official critical minerals list.

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5 Current APPG Officers
Steve Double Portrait
Steve Double
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - St Austell and Newquay
Joined: 8th April 2020
Lord Bishop of Birmingham Portrait
Lord Bishop of Birmingham
Officer
Bishops - Bishops
Joined: 2nd June 2021
1 APPG Membership
Inclusive Growth
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Steve Double MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 4408.

Email: steve.double.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Kirsty Benham, Critical Minerals Association, 125 Old Broad Street, London EC2N 1AR. Tel: 07895 028 439

Email: kirsty@criticalmineral.org

Secretariat:

Critical Minerals Association acts as the group's secretariat. https://www.criticalmineral.org/

Group's Website:

https://www.criticalmineral.org/all-parliamentary-group-appg

Benefits in Kind
Date
26 Feb 2021
Source
Critical Minerals Association
Description
Secretariat   From : 26/02/2021 To : 25/02/2022
Value
£6,001
Date
26 Feb 2020
Source
Critical Minerals Association
Description
Secretariat   From : 26/02/2020 To : 25/02/2021
Value
£1,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Critical Minerals APPG

Former APPG Officers
Scott Mann Portrait
Scott Mann
Secretary
Conservative - North Cornwall
Joined: 8th April 2020
Departed: 21st April 2021
2 APPG Memberships
Football Club , Vaping