Hong Kong APPG

First Registered: 05/11/2019 • Last updated on: 29/12/2021

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To promote democracy and the rule of law, and to defend human rights in Hong Kong, to share information about Hong Kong, to nurture relations between the United Kingdom and the people of Hong Kong; and to provide a welcome to Hongkongers coming to the United Kingdom.

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 Hong Kong

1. Country policy and information note: Hong Kong national security law, September 2021 (35 pages)
17/01/2022 - Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration
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Found: Country Policy and Information Note China : Hong Kong National Security Law Version 2.0 September

2. Six-monthly report on Hong Kong: 1 January to 30 June 2021
14/12/2021 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: 1 THE SIX - MONTHLY REPORT ON HONG KONG 1 J ANUARY TO 3 0 JUNE 2021 Deposited

3. Country Information and guidance: Hong Kong protests, February 2020 (49 pages)
15/12/2020 - UK Visas and Immigration
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Found: Country Policy and Information Note China : Hong Kong p rotests Version 1.0 February 2020

4. Hong Kong in 2019
17/09/2019 - Parliamentary Research

Found: 2019 Hong Kong in 2019 By Louisa Brooke-Holland Contents: 1. Background: the UK and Hong Kong 2. The

5. Six-monthly report on Hong Kong: July to December 2020
10/06/2021 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: THE SIX - MONTHLY REPORT ON HONG KONG 1 J ULY TO 3 1 DECEMBER 2020 Deposited

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Hong Kong

1. Hong Kong: Human Rights
04/06/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: they have made of the impact on human rights in Hong Kong of the national security law proposed by the National - Speech Link
2: systems”, the framework agreed before Britain handed Hong Kong over to China in 1997 that protected its special - Speech Link

2. Hong Kong: Covid-19
19/03/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: takes note of the problems facing the citizens of Hong Kong as a result of COVID-19; and the case for Her - Speech Link
2: Motion. There are major concerns for the people of Hong Kong. It is a pity that we have to raise issues affecting - Speech Link

3. Human Rights in Hong Kong
09/06/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: [Relevant document: e-petition 585237, Sanction Hong Kong officials responsible for human rights violations - Speech Link
2: move,That this House has considered human rights in Hong Kong.It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship - Speech Link

4. Hong Kong: Sentencing of Pro-democracy Activists
07/12/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: will make a statement on the sentencing of the Hong Kong pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow - Speech Link
2: developments in Hong Kong. As the Foreign Secretary made clear in the most recent six-monthly report on Hong Kong - Speech Link

5. Hong Kong: Democracy Movement
08/03/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: the government of Hong Kong regarding the mass arrests of leaders of the Hong Kong democracy movement - Speech Link
2: was the law’s intended purpose. Officials in Hong Kong raised our concerns with the Chinese Ministry - Speech Link
3: Party’s draconian national security law, and all of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy leaders are either in jail - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Hong Kong
1. Hong Kong
asked by: Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle
17/09/2020
... covering January to June 2020.

2. Hong Kong: Immigrants
asked by: Lord Green of Deddington
09/11/2020
... of the new immigration route.

3. HSBC: Hong Kong
asked by: Andrew Rosindell
25/01/2021
... in the context of the announcement of the appointment on 18 January 2021 of HSBC's Group Chairman to the Prime Minister’s Business Council to Build Back Better.

4. Hong Kong: China
asked by: Baroness Eaton
23/11/2020
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to remove any special legal status differentiating Hong Kong from China following the resignation of Hong Kong’s opposition lawmakers.

5. Asylum: Hong Kong
asked by: Lord Alton of Liverpool
03/02/2021
... and (c) 2021 to date.

Latest Questions
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24 Current APPG Officers
Lord Shinkwin Portrait
Lord Shinkwin
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 5th November 2019
Bob Seely Portrait
Bob Seely
Vice Chair
Conservative - Isle of Wight
Joined: 5th November 2019
Lord Falconer of Thoroton Portrait
Lord Falconer of Thoroton
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 24th February 2020
1 APPG Membership
War Crimes
Lord Pendry Portrait
Lord Pendry
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 7th August 2020
No other APPG Memberships
Layla Moran Portrait
Layla Moran
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Oxford West and Abingdon
Joined: 16th December 2020
Stewart Malcolm McDonald Portrait
Stewart Malcolm McDonald
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Glasgow South
Joined: 16th December 2020
Tom Randall Portrait
Tom Randall
Vice Chair
Conservative - Gedling
Joined: 10th March 2021
Baroness D'Souza Portrait
Baroness D'Souza
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 21st April 2021
4 APPG Memberships
China , Food Banks , Rwanda , Taiwan
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Mr Alistair Carmichael MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 8181.

Email: carmichaela@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Christopher Whitehouse, Whitehouse Communications Ltd, 10 Polperro Mews, London SE11 4TY. Tel: 020 3855 5760

Email: chris.whitehouse@whitehousecomms.com

Secretariat:

Whitehouse Communications Ltd acts as the group's secretariat. https://whitehousecomms.com

Benefits in Kind
Date
8 Jan 2021
Source
The Whitehouse Consultancy Ltd
Description
The Whitehouse Consultancy Ltd is funded by Stand With Hong Kong to act as the group's secretariat.   From : 08/01/2021 To : 07/01/2022
Value
£46,501
Date
8 Jan 2021
Source
Whitehouse Communications Ltd
Description
Whitehouse Communications Ltd is funded by Stand With Hong Kong to act as the group's secretariat.   From : 08/01/2021 To : 07/01/2022
Value
£46,501
Date
8 Jan 2020
Source
The Whitehouse Consultancy Ltd
Description
The Whitehouse Consultancy Ltd is funded by Stand With Hong Kong to act as the group's secretariat.   From : 08/01/2020 To : 07/01/2021
Value
£34,501
Date
5 Nov 2019
Source
The Whitehouse Consultancy Ltd
Description
The Whitehouse Consultancy Ltd is funded by Stand With Hong Kong to act as the group's secretariat.   From : 05/11/2019 To : 04/11/2020
Value
£34,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Hong Kong APPG

Former APPG Officers
Mark Pritchard Portrait
Mark Pritchard
Vice Chair
Conservative - The Wrekin
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 17th November 2021
Viscount Ridley Portrait
Viscount Ridley
Vice Chair
Conservative - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 21st April 2021
Departed: 17th November 2021
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Sharpe of Epsom Portrait
Lord Sharpe of Epsom
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 10th March 2021
Departed: 6th October 2021
1 APPG Membership
Financial Markets and Services
Steve Double Portrait
Steve Double
Vice Chair
Conservative - St Austell and Newquay
Joined: 5th November 2019
Departed: 25th August 2021
Cheryl Gillan Portrait
Cheryl Gillan
Vice Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Chesham and Amersham
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 10th March 2021
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Gordon of Strathblane Portrait
Lord Gordon of Strathblane
Vice Chair
Labour - Deceased - 1 April 2020
Joined: 5th November 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Bob Seely Portrait
Bob Seely
Vice Chair
Conservative - Isle of Wight
Joined: 5th November 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
Nigel Evans Portrait
Nigel Evans
Vice Chair
Conservative - Ribble Valley
Joined: 5th November 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
8 APPG Memberships
Bahrain , Beer , Belize , Gibraltar , Music , Qatar , Taiwan , Wine and Spirits