Metal, Stone and Heritage Crime APPG

First Registered: 26/04/2018 • Last updated on: 27/01/2021

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

2. 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

3. COM/3204108 – proposed works on Allendale Common, Mohope Moor and Pinch Park, Northumberland – 24 October 2018
27/12/2018 - Planning Inspectorate (The Planning Inspectorate)
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Found: dig peat, turves and crow coal; to quarry stone ; and to use watering places . The applicant

4. HS2 Phase 2a environmental reports and maps: Stone to Swynnerton
17/07/2017 - High Speed Two (HS2) Limited (HS2 Ltd)
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Found: Introduction 1 1.1 Stru cture of the cultural heritage a ppendices 1 1.2 Study area 1 1.3

5. HS2 Phase 2a environmental reports and maps: Stone to Swynnerton
17/07/2017 - High Speed Two (HS2) Limited (HS2 Ltd)
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Found: HS2 Phase 2a environmental reports and maps: Stone to Swynnerton - GOV.UK

Latest Documents
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
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
4: In the specific case of railways, the national crime tasking and co-ordination group brings rail and - Speech Link
5: guidelines on theft highlight that where a theft of heritage assets causes disruption to infrastructure, this - Speech Link
6: of Trafford—stated:“Metal theft is down by 73% since the scrap metal Act was introduced in 2013” - Speech Link

4. 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
4: chemical markers have been used, particularly on heritage assets. However, I can write to him about it. - Speech Link
5: encourage enforcement of the need to register scrap metal dealers with local authorities, as well as not selling - Speech Link
6: scrap metal for cash is now an offence. I declare an interest in that I was chairman of the Heritage Lottery - Speech Link

5. Historic Battlefields
12/09/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: area of Ambion Hill, where Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre is based. Ambion Hill seems more likely - Speech Link

6. Dead Man’s Penny Memorial Plaque
23/10/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: headstones, but that did not happen due to the fear of metal pilfering after the war. They were struck only for - Speech Link
2: disposal policy—in fact, as Minister for the arts and heritage, I have to sign off when it wishes to dispose - Speech Link

7. Catalytic Converter Thefts
20/06/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: that a rise in the value of metal may be a driver of recent increases in metal theft. We do not have specific - Speech Link
2: which is that we do not know how widespread this crime is. I declare at this point that my interest was - Speech Link
3: behind crime. Of all types of crime, this is one where a technical solution is relevant. Metal theft is - Speech Link
4: recycling system here by being taken to illegal scrap metal dealers who are openly offering to pay cash for - Speech Link
5: a number of dealers advertising cash for scrap metal, as the noble Lord mentions. Often, however, when - Speech Link

8. Children: Forced Marriage
10/07/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: general and not just directed at those of Asian heritage. I am aware of at least one case in Wales where - Speech Link
2: children will understand the concept of having a metal spoon they can hide as they are taken forcibly through - Speech Link

9. Oral Answers to Questions
12/07/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: Environment Agency an extra £60 million to tackle waste crime, as well as additional powers to take stronger enforcement - Speech Link
2: and supported by Chris Salmon, former police and crime commissioner for Dyfed-Powys, will look at exactly - Speech Link
3: Gentleman, like me, is tough on crime and tough on the causes of crime. Therefore, we will give consideration - Speech Link
4: criminal investigations by the police and the National Crime Agency into this alleged wrongdoing, so that the - Speech Link
5: concentration of reported attacks on churches for metal theft has been in Leicestershire and Northamptonshire - Speech Link

10. Oral Answers to Questions
26/04/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: Government and the insurance industry on the theft of metal, stone and decorative objects from churches. [904972] - Speech Link
2: Government and the insurance industry on the theft of metal, stone and decorative objects from churches. [904973] - Speech Link
3: Church is concerned about the significant rise in metal theft, which is not unconnected to the fact that - Speech Link
4: hon. Friend tell the House what impact the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013—pioneered by Sir Richard Ottaway—has - Speech Link
5: legislation on metal theft. However, there are new thefts—not just of metal, but of stone, ornamental artefacts - Speech Link
6: Ministers to introduce a scrap stone Act along the lines of the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013, which improved - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Metal, Stone and Heritage Crime
1. Metals and Stone: Theft
asked by: Graham P Jones
16/07/2018
... in what form his Department records incidents of (a) metal and (b) stone theft from heritage buildings; and how many of those incidents to place in each month of this year.

2. 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.

3. Metals and Stone: Theft
asked by: Graham P Jones
03/07/2018
... what guidance his Department issues to police forces on tackling the resale of stolen metal and stone.

4. Metals and Stone: Theft
asked by: Graham P Jones
03/07/2018
... whether he has plans to ensure that (a) churches and (b) other places of worship continue to have adequate insurance for metal and stone theft after making a claim.

5. Metals: Theft
asked by: Catherine West
26/06/2019
... if he will publish the incidences of metal crime that have occurred in each county since the implementation of the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013.

Latest Questions
5 Current APPG Officers
Lord Birt Portrait
Lord Birt
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 26th April 2018
2 APPG Memberships
Media , Sri Lanka
Baroness Browning Portrait
Baroness Browning
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 7th August 2020
No other APPG Memberships
Ruth Jones Portrait
Ruth Jones
Officer
Labour - Newport West
Joined: 7th August 2020
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