Finland APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 29/12/2021

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To promote relations between Britain and Finland, their parliaments and people.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.

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Recent Documents related to Finland

1. Finland travel advice
22/11/2019 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Finland travel advice - GOV.UK // Bump

2. Series of workshops boost UK-Finland cooperation on natural resources
18/11/2020 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: of workshops boost UK-Finland cooperation on natural resources SIN Finland host UK-FI geology workshops

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

4. Overseas Business Risk - Finland
10/02/2021 - Department for International Trade
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Found: Guidance Overseas Business Risk - Finland Information on key security and political

5. Finland: doctors
31/05/2021 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Guidance Finland: doctors List of English-speaking medical facilities in Finland. From:

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Recent Speeches related to Finland

1. Ukraine
17/01/2022 - Commons Chamber

1: that choice. On my recent visit to Sweden and Finland, two non-NATO countries, it was clear that Kremlin - Speech Link
2: important to remind neighbouring states such as Finland that the right to choose is more important even - Speech Link
3: military invasion of Ukraine? I visited Sweden and Finland last week. When such countries—strong European - Speech Link

2. Council of Europe Convention on Access to Official Documents
20/07/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: democracy? A number of countries—Ukraine, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Norway, Sweden and others—have agreed - Speech Link
2: current adherents to the treaty are Bosnia, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Lithuania, Montenegro, Norway, the Republic - Speech Link

3. Transport Council
14/06/2018 - Written Statements

1: under the EU cycling strategy and, in reply to Finland, set out plans for an upcoming public consultation - Speech Link

4. Voting Rights Treaty with Poland
03/06/2020 - Written Statements

1: member states include: Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Ireland, Lithuania, Netherlands, Slovakia, Slovenia - Speech Link

5. General Affairs Council
15/10/2019 - Written Statements

1: meetings. This is largely an information-only item. Finland is keen to enhance the openness and transparency - Speech Link

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9 Current APPG Officers
Ben Spencer Portrait
Ben Spencer
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Runnymede and Weybridge
Joined: 8th April 2020
3 APPG Memberships
Japan , South Western Railway , Sweden
Baroness Ramsay of Cartvale Portrait
Baroness Ramsay of Cartvale
Co-Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
2 APPG Memberships
Israel , Kurdistan Region in Iraq
Lord Beith Portrait
Lord Beith
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 8th April 2020
3 APPG Memberships
East Coast Main Line , Lithuania , Norway
Lord Reay Portrait
Lord Reay
Vice Chair
Conservative - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 7th August 2020
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Mountevans Portrait
Lord Mountevans
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 7th August 2020
Viscount Craigavon Portrait
Viscount Craigavon
Secretary
Crossbench - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 30th July 2015
4 APPG Memberships
Denmark , Iceland , Norway , Sweden
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Dr Ben Spencer MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 6783.

Email: ben.spencer.mp@parliament.uk

No benefits in kind are on record for the Finland APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Finland APPG

Former APPG Officers
Ranil Jayawardena Portrait
Ranil Jayawardena
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - North East Hampshire
Joined: 29th March 2017
Departed: 8th April 2020
No other APPG Memberships
Angela Smith Portrait
Angela Smith
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Former Member for Penistone and Stocksbridge
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Robert Syms Portrait
Robert Syms
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Poole
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 15th February 2017
1 APPG Membership
Relocation