Freeports APPG

First Registered: 21/11/2018 • Last updated on: 02/06/2021

Note: This APPG was last registered on 2nd Jun 2021. The APPG was not registered in the latest release of 14th Jul 2021 and may be defunct.

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To promote freeports as a vehicle for economic growth to benefit the national and local economies.

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3. Freeports
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Recent Speeches related to Freeports

1. National Insurance Contributions Bill
14/06/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: insurance contributions relief for employees in freeports; an employer’s NICs relief for employers of veterans; - Speech Link
2: and protect British businesses and industries. Freeports may be part of the solution to increasing trade - Speech Link
3: Just to clarify, the hon. Member says that freeports might be part of the solution—to levelling up - Speech Link

2. Freeports
11/10/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: this House has considered the establishment of freeports in the UK.It is a pleasure to serve under - Speech Link

3. National Insurance Contributions Bill (First sitting)
22/06/2021 - Public Bill Committees

1: prioritised in the freeports assessment process. We will also be publishing costings of the freeports programme - Speech Link
2: that relate to freeports. In March 2021, the Chancellor announced that eight freeports would be created - Speech Link
3: the package of support that is being given to freeports, and the range of potential employees to which - Speech Link

4. Finance (No. 2) Bill
19/04/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: activity in areas directly adjacent to proposed freeports,(c) UK productivity, and(d) the - Speech Link
2: on—(a) job creation within the sites designated as freeports and across the UK as a whole,(b) revenue - Speech Link
3: Committee, of which I am a member, suggests that freeports will lead to the redistribution of jobs and investment - Speech Link

5. Finance Bill
24/05/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: With the introduction of the super deduction and freeports, which will be discussed when we debate the next - Speech Link
2: on each of the eight freeports in England, and on each of any further freeports that may be established - Speech Link
3: within which the freeport is located; and for freeports in Scotland and Wales, relative to the economy - Speech Link
4: within which the freeport is located; and for freeports in Scotland and Wales, relative to the economy - Speech Link
5: within which the freeport is located; and for freeports in Scotland and Wales, relative to the economy - Speech Link
6: within which the freeport is located; and for freeports in Scotland and Wales, relative to the economy - Speech Link

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Former APPG Members
Douglas Chapman Portrait
Douglas Chapman
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Dunfermline and West Fife
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 2nd June 2021
Alun Cairns Portrait
Alun Cairns
Vice Chair
Conservative - Vale of Glamorgan
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 2nd June 2021
Mick Whitley Portrait
Mick Whitley
Vice Chair
Labour - Birkenhead
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 2nd June 2021
Julia Lopez Portrait
Julia Lopez
Treasurer
Conservative - Hornchurch and Upminster
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 2nd June 2021
No other APPG Memberships
Virginia Crosbie Portrait
Virginia Crosbie
Vice Chair
Conservative - Ynys Môn
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 24th February 2020
Anna Turley Portrait
Anna Turley
Vice Chair
Labour (Co-op) - Former Member for Redcar
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Simon Clarke Portrait
Simon Clarke
Secretary
Conservative - Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Priti Patel Portrait
Priti Patel
Vice Chair
Conservative - Witham
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 31st July 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Martin Vickers MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 7212.

Email: martin.vickers.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Lianne Stephens, UK Major Ports Group, First Floor, 30 Park Street, London SE1 9EQ. Tel: 020 7260 1785

Email: Lianne.Stephens@ukmajorports.org.uk

No benefits in kind are on record for the Freeports APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Freeports APPG