Metal, Stone and Heritage Crime APPG

First Registered: 26/04/2018 • Last updated on: 17/11/2021

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To raise awareness of the social and economic impact of metal, stone and heritage crime.

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Recent Documents related to Metal, Stone and Heritage Crime

1. Metal, Stone and Heritage Crime
26/04/2018 - APPGs

Found: the social and economic impact of metal, stone and heritage crime.

2. HS2 Phase One planning forum: heritage subgroup meeting resources 2020
09/12/2020 - High Speed Two (HS2) Limited
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Found: HS2 PHASE 1 NORTH ENABLING WORKS CONTRACT (EWC) HERITAGE SUB - GROUP: SEPTEMBER 2020 Trenching Progress:

3. YORKSHIRE STONE THEFTS
20/10/2015 - Early Day Motions

Found: House expresses concern at the rising levels of stone theft across Yorkshire, with schools, homes, farms

4. Defence training estates Dartmoor training area surveys
26/08/2021 - Ministry of Defence
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Found: the statistics for stability and change for all heritage as- sets-ries, March 2018. Fig. 4 (right) The

5. Mine waters: challenges for the water environment
22/10/2021 - Environment Agency
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Found: actions 125. Future work 156. Case studies: abandoned metal mines 167. References 22Mining played a major part

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Recent Speeches related to Metal, Stone and Heritage Crime

1. Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013
10/05/2018 - Grand Committee

1: the Private Member’s Bill that became the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013. Almost exactly a year earlier - Speech Link

2. Stone Theft
22/06/2015 - Commons Chamber

1: to have been granted this Adjournment debate on stone theft, which is plaguing my local communities in - Speech Link
2: removed from his backyard. It seems to me that stone theft is not taken as seriously as it should be - Speech Link

3. Metal Theft
14/10/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: financial year to establish the National Infrastructure Crime Reduction Partnership. The partnership is going - Speech Link
2: does the Minister agree that the incidence of this crime can be reduced only by effective enforcement action - Speech Link
3: by 74%, but the amount of infrastructure-related metal theft has increased by 21% in the year ending March - Speech Link

4. Metal Theft
26/06/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: Government how they plan to counter the increase in metal theft on the railway network, from construction - Speech Link
2: distress that metal theft can cause. That is why we supported the introduction of the Scrap Metal Dealers Act - Speech Link
3: Lords, I agree with the Minister that the Scrap Metal Dealers Act has been very successful, not least - Speech Link

5. Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013
02/11/2017 - Lords Chamber

1: British Transport Police, and the work of the scrap metal task force. Is she aware that in the past two years - Speech Link
2: recognise the impact that they have, particularly on heritage assets. On enforcement, obviously the police and - Speech Link
3: used on public sculptures and memorials? Are scrap metal dealers being encouraged to check for such markers - Speech Link

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Recent Questions related to Metal, Stone and Heritage Crime
1. Stone: Theft
asked by: Graham P Jones
06/09/2019
... what plans she has to re-establish the Metal Theft Taskforce with an extended remit to include stone theft.

2. Dry Stone Walls
asked by: Alex Sobel
08/03/2021
... what assessment he has made of using the Environmental Land Management Scheme to promote the benefits of dry stone walls.

3. Metal Detectors: Coronavirus
asked by: Mohammad Yasin
26/11/2020
... what evidence basis his Department used to determine that metal detecting could continue in public outdoor spaces but not on privately owned land during the November 2020 covid-19 lockdown.

4. Cultural Heritage
asked by: John Hayes
11/11/2020
... what steps his Department is taking to protect the integrity of (a) contested heritage and (b) other aspects of the historic environment.

5. Cultural Heritage
asked by: Thangam Debbonaire
13/04/2021
... if he publish the minutes from his meeting held on 23 February 2021 with 25 heritage organisations in the UK.

Latest Questions
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Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Andrew Selous MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 8134.

Email: andrew.selous.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Antonia Grey, British Metals Recycling Association, 5 Ramsay Court, Hinchingbrooke Business Park, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE28 5AW. Tel: 01480 455 249

Email: antonia@recyclemetals.org

Group's Website:

https://www.recyclemetals.org/appgmshc/

Benefits in Kind
Date
17 Apr 2018
Source
British Metals Recycling Association
Description
Secretariat   From : 17/04/2018 To : 16/04/2019
Value
£1,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Metal, Stone and Heritage Crime APPG

Former APPG Officers
Graham P Jones Portrait
Graham P Jones
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Former Member for Hyndburn
Joined: 26th April 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Caroline Spelman Portrait
Caroline Spelman
Vice Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Meriden
Joined: 26th April 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Nic Dakin Portrait
Nic Dakin
Treasurer
Labour - Former Member for Scunthorpe
Joined: 26th April 2018
Departed: 19th June 2019
No other APPG Memberships