Hungary APPG

First Registered: 28/09/2017 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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To foster good relations between both countries.

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Recent Documents related to Hungary

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

2. Hungary economic factsheet
21/11/2019 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Hungary economic factsheet - GOV.UK

3. Dr Bence Nemeth - written evidence
24/04/2019 - Inquiry: Finding a diplomatic route: European responses to irregular migration - Foreign Affairs Committee
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Found: in 2015. Their main entry points to the EU were Hungary and Croatia, and they travelled further mostly

4. Townhall meeting for British nationals - opening remarks
14/01/2019 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Iain Lindsay and I am the British Ambassador to Hungary. Thank you for coming this evening. Grateful to

5. Emergency powers in Hungary
29/04/2020 - Early Day Motions

Found: effectively undermine democracy and the rule of law in Hungary; stresses that any emergency measures must be temporary

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Hungary

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

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

2. Global LGBTI+ Rights
17/12/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: been blamed for spreading the virus, while others—Hungary is often cited—have used the crisis to roll back - Speech Link
2: the pandemic as cover for repressive action. On Hungary, our embassy in Budapest is closely monitoring - Speech Link

3. Homelessness
20/12/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: who will undoubtedly have a family somewhere in Hungary. Like me, many of your Lordships daily walk past - Speech Link
2: many in this country as well as in his native Hungary. In answer to the noble Baroness, I do speak to - Speech Link

4. Conduct Committee Report
02/12/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: corrupt regime? What is a repressive regime? Is Hungary a repressive regime? If someone is in contact with - Speech Link

5. Summit of Democratic Governments
30/11/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: minority into second-class citizens; the EU includes Hungary, led by Viktor Orbán, who is creating an illiberal - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Hungary
1. Football: Hungary
asked by: Lord Mann
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Hungary about the health impact and outcomes of Hungarian football allowing spectators to attend Hungarian football matches.

2. Hungary: Coronavirus
asked by: Stephen Farry
... what the Government's position is on the emergency powers granted to the Prime Minister of Hungary during the covid-19 pandemic; and what representations he has made to his Hungarian counterpart on that matter.

3. Hungary: Antisemitism
asked by: Jim Shannon
... what discussions he has had with his Hungarian counterpart on threats to Jewish people by far right groups in that country.

4. Hungary: Human Rights
asked by: Lisa Nandy
... on 28 May 2021.

5. Hungary: LGBT People
asked by: Catherine West
... whether the Government has expressed concerns on the recent changes to LGBT+ legislation in Hungary to representatives of the (a) EU and (b) Hungarian Government.

Latest Questions
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5 Current APPG Officers
Craig Mackinlay Portrait
Craig Mackinlay
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - South Thanet
Joined: 21st November 2018
Lord Anderson of Swansea Portrait
Lord Anderson of Swansea
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
Lord Boswell of Aynho Portrait
Lord Boswell of Aynho
Non-affiliated - Life peer
Joined: 14th July 2021
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Craig Mackinlay MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 4442.


No benefits in kind are on record for the Hungary APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Hungary APPG

Former APPG Officers
John Whittingdale Portrait
John Whittingdale
Vice Chair
Conservative - Maldon
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 2nd June 2021
2 APPG Memberships
Dark Skies , Nuclear Energy
Robert Neill Portrait
Robert Neill
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Bromley and Chislehurst
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
Paul Farrelly Portrait
Paul Farrelly
Labour - Former Member for Newcastle-under-Lyme
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Baroness Rawlings Portrait
Baroness Rawlings
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships