Midlands Engine APPG

First Registered: 07/08/2020 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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To bring together MPs and Peers in the Midlands to promote regional economic growth and development, raising awareness of aims and objectives of the Midlands Engine Partnership and providing a forum to support those ambitions and projects.

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Recent Documents related to Midlands Engine

1. Cutting-edge digital map to boost Midlands engine
11/01/2019 - Geospatial Commission
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Found: Cutting-edge digital map to boost Midlands engine - GOV.UK document

2. 5G project announced on first anniversary of Midlands Engine Strategy
10/03/2018 - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
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Found: project announced on first anniversary of Midlands Engine Strategy - GOV.UK

3. Midlands Engine Investment Fund
22/02/2018 - Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities
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Found: Midlands Engine Investment Fund - GOV.UK

4. 16 Jul 2019 - Regional investment and growth - oral evidence
16/07/2019 - Inquiry: Supporting regional investment and growth - Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee
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Found: 75-131 WitnessesI: Anthony May, Chairman, Midlands Engine Operational Board, Chris Hobson, Director of

5. Letter from Midlands Connect to the Chair (January 2020)
04/02/2020 - Inquiry: Letter from Midlands Connect to the Chair (January 2020) - Economic Affairs Committee
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Found: Committee on HS2 and its impact on the Midlands. The Midlands region has a population of over 11 million

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Midlands Engine

1. HS2: Phase 2B
08/02/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: assessment they have made of the impact on (1) the East Midlands, and (2) Yorkshire, of not delivering the eastern - Speech Link
2: Government are committed to ensuring that the Midlands, Yorkshire and the north-east realise the benefits - Speech Link
3: and Midlands Engine Rail—including the developments from regeneration around the HS2 East Midlands hub - Speech Link

2. Covid-19: Levelling-up Agenda
08/09/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: evidence from the Midlands Engine Observatory highlights the barriers to growth in the Midlands economy, leading - Speech Link
2: of the Midlands Engine partnership. I am pleased to say that 30 places in the Midlands Engine region - Speech Link

3. Devolution for the East Midlands
14/07/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: this important debate on devolution in the east midlands region. I understand that the forthcoming levelling-up - Speech Link

4. Trains: East Midlands
19/10/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: promoting strategic transport investment across the Midlands region. One proposal is to reduce journey times - Speech Link
2: particularly on the Newark to Nottingham stretch. Midlands Connect and Network Rail are looking at a feasibility - Speech Link
3: other rail enhancements across the Midlands, including the Midlands rail hub. Network Rail is already - Speech Link

5. Integrated Rail Plan and High Speed 2
17/11/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: hoping to foster benefits from a High Speed 2 east midlands hub at Toton.I entirely agree with the - Speech Link
2: connection from Birmingham to Toton, in the east midlands, and to Chesterfield, Sheffield and Leeds must - Speech Link
3: and, frankly, unacceptable to communities in the midlands that have suffered from decades of chronic under-investment - Speech Link

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Recent Questions related to Midlands Engine
1. Railways: Midlands
asked by: Claudia Webbe
01/12/2020
... Leicester and Nottingham as part of the Midlands Rail Hub project.

2. Railways: Midlands
asked by: Shabana Mahmood
20/10/2021
... (b) Birmingham City region and (c) the West Midlands.

3. Railways: Midlands
asked by: Shabana Mahmood
20/10/2021
... what assessment his Department has made of the vilability of proposals to reintroduce Birmingham Snow Hill Platform 4 as part of the Midlands Rail Hub.

4. Biodiversity: Midlands
asked by: Andrew Mitchell
09/03/2020
... what steps he is taking to increase biodiversity in the Midlands.

5. Transport: Midlands
asked by: Alex Norris
10/02/2020
... what comparative assessment he has made of the level of funding allocated from the public purse to transport programmes in the (a) East Midlands and (b) West Midlands.

Latest Questions
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12 Current APPG Officers
Darren Henry Portrait
Darren Henry
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Broxtowe
Joined: 7th August 2020
Lord Ravensdale Portrait
Lord Ravensdale
Co-Chair
Crossbench - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 7th August 2020
2 APPG Memberships
Energy Studies , Nuclear Energy
Baroness Burt of Solihull Portrait
Baroness Burt of Solihull
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 10th March 2021
Lord Coaker Portrait
Lord Coaker
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 2nd June 2021
Lord Taylor of Holbeach Portrait
Lord Taylor of Holbeach
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 10th March 2021
Baroness Verma Portrait
Baroness Verma
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 7th August 2020
Kate Griffiths Portrait
Kate Griffiths
Vice Chair
Conservative - Burton
Joined: 7th August 2020
1 APPG Membership
Domestic Violence and Abuse
Jane Stevenson Portrait
Jane Stevenson
Vice Chair
Conservative - Wolverhampton North East
Joined: 10th March 2021
Karl McCartney Portrait
Karl McCartney
Vice Chair
Conservative - Lincoln
Joined: 7th August 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Darren Henry MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 3000.

Email: darren.henry.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Gayle Aughton, Midlands Engine

Email: gayle.aughton@midlandsengine.org

No benefits in kind are on record for the Midlands Engine APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Midlands Engine APPG

Former APPG Officers
Lilian Greenwood Portrait
Lilian Greenwood
Vice Chair
Labour - Nottingham South
Joined: 7th August 2020
Departed: 21st April 2021
Nicola Richards Portrait
Nicola Richards
Vice Chair
Conservative - West Bromwich East
Joined: 7th August 2020
Departed: 27th January 2021