Falkland Islands APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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To support the Falkland Islanders' right to self-determination, maintain a strong link between Parliament and the Falkland Islands, and support the Falkland Islands and their economic development.

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Recent Documents related to Falkland Islands

1. Merchant Shipping (Falkland Islands) (Amendment) Order 2019
17/07/2019 - Secondary Legislation

Found: 1109Merchant ShippingThe Merchant Shipping (Falkland Islands) (Amendment) Order 2019Made10th July 2019Laid

2. Trade and investment factsheets (partner names beginning with C to F)
12/02/2021 - Department for International Trade
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Found: Falkland Islands This factsheet provides the latest statistics on trade and investment between the

3. Falkland Islands (British Overseas Territory) travel advice
12/12/2019 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Falkland Islands (British Overseas Territory) travel advice - GOV.UK

4. Falkland Islands Government - written evidence
04/09/2019 - Inquiry: Global Britain and South America - Foreign Affairs Committee
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Found: Written evidence - Falkland Islands GovernmentWritten evidence from Falkland Islands Government (SAM0029)  Dear

5. Falkland Islands Government - written evidence
06/11/2018 - Inquiry: The future of the UK Overseas Territories - Foreign Affairs Committee
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Found: Written evidence - Falkland Islands GovernmentWritten evidence from the Falkland Islands Government (OTS0106)  The

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Recent Speeches related to Falkland Islands

1. Falkland Islands: Landmines
08/10/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: Majesty’s Government whether landmines laid in the Falkland Islands by the Argentinean forces in 1982 have been - Speech Link
2: convention, the UK is obliged to clear the Falkland Islands as its only mined territory. After the conflict - Speech Link
3: we are mindful that the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands is that of the United Kingdom. We have taken - Speech Link

2. British Overseas Territories: Transport and Infrastructure
07/09/2017 - Grand Committee

1: south Atlantic islands are interrelated; both are both hugely relevant to the islands’ economies. Saints - Speech Link
2: live before I got as far as saying, “And the Falkland Islands”. There has, perhaps, not been sufficient - Speech Link

3. Exiting the European Union
24/11/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: arrangements? I am aware of serious concerns from the Falkland Islands in particular in respect of their squid industry - Speech Link
2: makes an excellent point about squid in the Falkland Islands that I was not aware of. It is important to - Speech Link
3: responds, because my understanding is that the Falkland Islands have been raising their concerns. There are - Speech Link

4. Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council
14/12/2020 - Written Statements

1: Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, the Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, Pitcairn - Speech Link

5. Defence
14/03/2017 - Ministerial Corrections

1: vital role in safeguarding the security of the Falkland Islands and other British overseas territories in - Speech Link
2: continue but will enhance the protection of the Falkland Islands. I know that many colleagues from the House - Speech Link
3: continue but will enhance the protection of the Falkland Islands. I know that many colleagues from the House - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Falkland Islands
1. Falkland Islands
asked by: Andrew Rosindell
23/07/2019
... what plans the Government has to provide additional support to the Falkland Islands in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

2. Falkland Islands: Fisheries
asked by: Stephen Doughty
26/04/2021
... what progress he has made on securing access for Falkland Islands fisheries to the EU single market.

3. Falkland Islands: Fisheries
asked by: Stephen Doughty
02/02/2021
... what progress he has made on negotiations on access for Falkand Islands fisheries to EU markets.

4. Falkland Islands: Sovereignty
asked by: Andrew Rosindell
15/09/2021
... what assessment his Department has made of reports of proposals from Argentina’s ruling party to criminalise opposition to Argentina's claim of sovereignty over the Falkland Islands.

5. Falkland Islands: Fisheries
asked by: Andrew Rosindell
14/12/2020
... what steps his Department is taking to secure continued tariff-free market access for the Falkland Islands fisheries exports.

Latest Questions
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12 Current APPG Officers
Derek Twigg Portrait
Derek Twigg
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Halton
Joined: 30th July 2015
Baroness Smith of Newnham Portrait
Baroness Smith of Newnham
Treasurer
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 21st November 2018
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Derek Twigg MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 1039.

Email: derek.twigg.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Richard Hyslop, Falkland Islands Government, Falkland Islands Government Office, Falkland House, 14 Broadway, London SW1H 0BH. Tel: 020 7222 2542

Email: representative@falklands.gov.fk

No benefits in kind are on record for the Falkland Islands APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Falkland Islands APPG

Former APPG Officers
David Crausby Portrait
David Crausby
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Bolton North East
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Philip Boswell Portrait
Philip Boswell
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Former Member for Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
David Crausby Portrait
David Crausby
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Bolton North East
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 6th January 2017
No other APPG Memberships