Mersey Dee North Wales APPG

First Registered: 16/03/2016 • Last updated on: 17/11/2021

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To forge further economic, social and political links in the unique, urban cross-border areas of North Wales, the Wirral and Cheshire West and Chester.

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Recent Documents related to Mersey Dee North Wales

1. Mr Ian Lucas MP
21/05/2019 - Inquiry: City Deals and Growth Deals in Wales - Welsh Affairs Committee
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Found: evidence submitted by Mr Ian Lucas MP (GDW0005) The North Wales Growth Deal was confirmed in the Budget in October

2. Water management catchment map and catchment coordinator list
01/08/2019 - Environment Agency
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Found: and Calder Humber 52North West Wales Western Wales 3 Alt/Crossens North West 53Northumberland Rivers

3. UK Government Minister to highlight North Wales’ low carbon potential in speech to energy leaders
11/04/2018 - Wales Office
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Found: UK Government Minister to highlight North Wales’ low carbon potential in speech to energy leaders

4. Liverpool Bay / Bae Lerpwl Special Protection Area extension: consultation outcome
31/08/2018 - Natural Resources Wales
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Found: While Natural England and Natural Resources Wales have the responsibility to advise their respective

5. Seascape assessments for North East, North West, South East, South West marine plan areas (MMO1134)
22/10/2018 - Marine Management Organisation
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Found: Seascape Character Assessment for the North West Inshore and Offshore marine plan areas

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Mersey Dee North Wales

1. Combined Authorities (Borrowing) Regulations 2018
01/05/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: new mayor, and I look forward to the same in the North of Tyne. Making these regulations will extend the - Speech Link
2: distinguished service in the National Assembly for Wales, that there are sub-regional economies that cross - Speech Link
3: authorities and mayoralties—particularly in the north and the Midlands—to seek to redress the great growth - Speech Link

2. Oral Answers to Questions
19/05/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: of north Wales to the pleasure beach in my constituency, popular tourist attractions across north Wales - Speech Link
2: those who live in Dudley, the nearest beach is in Wales, and access is almost mission impossible. What can - Speech Link
3: and other activity between the west midlands and Wales is well known, and we want to improve it. That is - Speech Link

3. Energy White Paper
14/12/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: the policy of the right hon. Member for Doncaster North (Edward Miliband) was a price freeze rather than - Speech Link
2: response to the right hon. Member for Doncaster North (Edward Miliband), there will be an opportunity - Speech Link
3: Clean Growth will know that in my area—the Mersey and Dee area—there is a strong proposition on hydrogen - Speech Link

4. HS2: North-west of England
11/10/2016 - Westminster Hall

1: That this House has considered HS2 in the North West of England.I am grateful for the opportunity - Speech Link

5. Wales: Regional Development Funding
07/05/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: considered the future of regional development funding in Wales.It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship - Speech Link
2: priority and the more funding it receives. West Wales and the valleys is ranked as a region of the highest - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Mersey Dee North Wales
1. Shellfish: Dee Estuary
asked by: Mark Tami
... if he will hold discussions with Natural Resources Wales on enabling it to refuse Dee Estuary cockle fisheries licences to applicants who have not made use of a previous such licence issued to them in order to increase availability of such licences for new applicants.

2. Construction: North Wales
asked by: Simon Baynes
... what support he is providing to small builders in North Wales.

3. Agriculture: North Wales
asked by: Simon Baynes
... what steps the Government is taking to ensure business readiness in the agricultural sector in northern Wales at the end of the transition period.

4. Police: North Wales
asked by: Simon Baynes
... what steps her Department is taking to increase the number of police officers in northern Wales.

5. Railways: North Wales
asked by: Virginia Crosbie
... what assessment he has made of the potential benefits of HS2 for people in Ynys Môn; and what plans he has for rail investment in North Wales.

Latest Questions
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6 Current APPG Officers
James Davies Portrait
James Davies
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Vale of Clwyd
Joined: 12th October 2016
Justin Madders Portrait
Justin Madders
Vice Chair
Labour - Ellesmere Port and Neston
Joined: 16th March 2016
David Jones Portrait
David Jones
Vice Chair
Conservative - Clwyd West
Joined: 16th March 2016
Lord Jones Portrait
Lord Jones
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 7th August 2020
No other APPG Memberships
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Dr James Davies MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 3000.


No benefits in kind are on record for the Mersey Dee North Wales APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Mersey Dee North Wales APPG

Former APPG Officers
Ian C. Lucas Portrait
Ian C. Lucas
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Former Member for Wrexham
Joined: 16th March 2016
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Harrison Portrait
Lord Harrison
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 16th March 2016
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships