Jamaica APPG

First Registered: 16/03/2016 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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To promote the country of Jamaica.

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Recent Documents related to Jamaica

1. Jamaica: country policy and information notes
04/03/2020 - UK Visas and Immigration
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Found: Country Background Note Jamaica Version 3.0 September 2019 Page

2. Jamaica: country policy and information notes
04/03/2020 - UK Visas and Immigration
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Found: Country Policy and Information Note Jamaica: Actors of Protection Version 1.0 August

3. Overseas Business Risk - Jamaica
10/02/2021 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Guidance Overseas Business Risk - Jamaica Information on key security and political

4. Jamaica: lawyers
21/01/2020 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Guidance Jamaica: lawyers The following list of lawyers has been prepared

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

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Jamaica

1. Scheduled Mass Deportation: Jamaica
01/12/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: countries, and only 33 out of over 5,000 were to Jamaica—less than 1%. During the pandemic, we have continued - Speech Link
2: Government have said that this charter flight to Jamaica is specifically to remove relevant foreign national - Speech Link
3: the Minister assure me that on this flight to Jamaica tomorrow there are no individuals who were brought - Speech Link

2. Scheduled Mass Deportation: Jamaica
30/11/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: countries, and only 33 out of over 5,000 were to Jamaica—less than 1%. During the pandemic, we have continued - Speech Link
2: France and Italy as much as it does to people from Jamaica. There is no element of discrimination in this - Speech Link
3: with the Jamaican Government that people who left Jamaica as children will no longer be repatriated. Can - Speech Link

3. Deportation Flight to Jamaica
10/02/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: context of a planned deportation charter flight to Jamaica. I am not going to comment on leaks, but let me - Speech Link
2: In the wake of that, they suspended flights to Jamaica. The question today is why have the Government - Speech Link
3: have a far stronger connection to Britain than to Jamaica? As Stephen Shaw would put it, many are more British - Speech Link

4. Windrush Scheme
05/02/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: people? We have heard about deportation flights to Jamaica this week. You have detained up to 50 black British - Speech Link
2: understood him correctly, is about a charter flight to Jamaica of foreign national offenders only—every single - Speech Link
3: the Home Office is restarting charter flights to Jamaica. Like those of many MPs, my constituency office - Speech Link

5. MV “Empire Windrush”
18/01/2018 - Grand Committee

1: was the day when the MV “Empire Windrush” left Jamaica for the United Kingdom with 493 passengers, who - Speech Link
2: delighted to pay my tribute to our friends from Jamaica and other parts of the West Indies who chose to - Speech Link
3: across the world, who arrived in Britain from Jamaica in 1951 as a Rhodes scholar, was a great chronicler - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Jamaica
1. Deportation: Jamaica
asked by: Kim Johnson
16/12/2020
... has been (a) considered and (b) addressed.

2. Deportation: Jamaica
asked by: Daisy Cooper
15/12/2020
... if she will (a) cancel the deportation flight to Jamaica scheduled for 2 December 2020 and (b) halt any further such flights from the UK.

3. Deportation: Jamaica
asked by: Claire Hanna
10/12/2020
... if she will (a) cancel the deportation flight to Jamaica scheduled for 2 December 2020 to ensure that people on board are protected from the risk of contracting covid-19 and (b) allow no further deportation flights until the Windrush Lessons Learned Review has been fully implemented.

4. Jamaica: Floods
asked by: Lord Pendry
23/11/2020
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what aid they have provided to support those who have been affected by the flooding in Jamaica.

5. Jamaica: Floods
asked by: Stella Creasy
19/11/2020
... what steps his Department is taking to support people affected by flooding in Jamaica.

Latest Questions
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5 Current APPG Officers
Laurence Robertson Portrait
Laurence Robertson
Treasurer
Conservative - Tewkesbury
Joined: 16th December 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Dawn Butler MP, House of Commons , London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 8591.

Email: dawn.butler.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Laurence Jones, Jamaica Promotions Corporation, Jamaican High Commission, 1-2 Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BZ. Tel: 0207 584 8894

Email: ljones@jamprocorp.com

Benefits in Kind
Date
12 Sep 2018
Source
Jamaica Promotions Corporation
Description
Secretariat   From : 12/09/2018 To : 11/09/2019
Value
£7,501
Date
11 Feb 2016
Source
JAMPRO
Description
Secretariat   From : 11/02/2016 To : 11/02/2017
Value
£7,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Jamaica APPG

Former APPG Officers
Nigel Evans Portrait
Nigel Evans
Vice Chair
Conservative - Ribble Valley
Joined: 16th March 2016
Departed: 5th November 2019
8 APPG Memberships
Bahrain , Beer , Belize , Gibraltar , Music , Qatar , Taiwan , Wine and Spirits
Eleanor Smith Portrait
Eleanor Smith
Treasurer
Labour - Former Member for Wolverhampton South West
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Baroness King of Bow Portrait
Baroness King of Bow
Secretary
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 16th March 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
John Cryer Portrait
John Cryer
Treasurer
Labour - Leyton and Wanstead
Joined: 16th March 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017