Nepal APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 29/12/2021

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To encourage good relations between Britain and Nepal.

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Recent Documents related to Nepal

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

2. Nepal: country policy and information notes
08/05/2019 - UK Visas and Immigration
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Found: Country Name: Feder al Democratic Republic of Nepal 1 Area: total: 147,181 sq km (56,827 sq miles

3. UK praises strong Nepal relationship following Prime Minister Oli’s visit
13/06/2019 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: UK praises strong Nepal relationship following Prime Minister Oli’s visit

4. Profile of development work: Nepal
02/09/2020 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: DFID NEPAL poverty, deliver the Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs) and tackle

5. Adolescent girls’ experiences of cross-border and international migration in the adult entertainment sector in Nepal
11/08/2020 - Department for International Development
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Found: be a challenge in Nepal. According to the National Human Rights Commission of Nepal (NHRC) report (2019)

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Nepal

1. Covid-19 Vaccines: Nepal
06/07/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: for their interest in the debate.As chair of the Nepal all-party parliamentary group, I have spoken about - Speech Link
2: the Nepal all-party parliamentary group. It is absolutely right to debate vaccine access as Nepal recovers - Speech Link

2. Nepal: Covid-19 Vaccine Request
20/05/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: they have made of the request by the government of Nepal for two million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to tackle - Speech Link
2: 348,000 doses to Nepal. In total, COVAX has allocated almost 2 million doses to Nepal, which will be delivered - Speech Link
3: can be no greater champion in the Government for Nepal than my noble friend the Minister, in part because - Speech Link

3. Nepal
13/12/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: support at the most marginalised communities in Nepal, including Dalits, Adivasis, Janajatis and people - Speech Link
2: Adivasis comprise about 14% of the population of Nepal, and they suffer the same kind of extensive humiliations - Speech Link
3: I think there are some encouraging signs from Nepal. He will be aware that in 2017, when local elections - Speech Link

4. Mount Everest: Safety
18/07/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: representations they have made to the government of Nepal (1) to reduce the number of permits available for - Speech Link
2: Lords, official travel advice for travellers to Nepal, including for those intending to climb Everest - Speech Link
3: discusses mountain safety with the Government of Nepal, ensuring that their policies promote safety for - Speech Link

5. Gurkha Pensions
22/11/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: model, because the Brigade of Gurkhas was based in Nepal until 1 July 1997. Despite that, I understand that - Speech Link
2: shoulder with Nepal, making available support to help Gurkhas and their families in Nepal. We were one - Speech Link
3: agree on making sure that our relationship with Nepal, as well as the Gurkhas, is as strong as it can - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Nepal
1. Nepal: Coronavirus
asked by: Jim Shannon
27/07/2021
... if he will commit to leading on getting 40 million vaccine doses to Nepal in the coming months.

2. Nepal: Coronavirus
asked by: Jim Shannon
27/07/2021
... if the UK will donate at least five million covid-19 vaccine doses to Nepal in the next three months to lead a global plan to get the 40 million vaccine doses required urgently in that country.

3. Nepal: Coronavirus
asked by: Sarah Champion
14/07/2021
... what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the UK’s support to Nepal’s covid-19 vaccination programme; and what discussions he has had with international counterparts on further support from the international community to that programme.

4. Nepal: Coronavirus
asked by: Jim Shannon
16/07/2021
... if the UK will provide 40 million covid-19 vaccine doses to Nepal over the next few months to help the Government of Nepal meet its 72 per cent vaccination target.

5. Nepal: Coronavirus
asked by: Jim Shannon
16/07/2021
... what assessment he has of (a) the need for 1.4 million AstraZeneca vaccines in Nepal by mid-July and (b) the UK’s ability to meet that need.

Latest Questions
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11 Current APPG Officers
Earl of Sandwich Portrait
Earl of Sandwich
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 30th July 2015
Lord Bilimoria Portrait
Lord Bilimoria
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 24th November 2016
Lord Dholakia Portrait
Lord Dholakia
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 21st November 2018
Lord Lancaster of Kimbolton Portrait
Lord Lancaster of Kimbolton
Secretary
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 2nd June 2021
2 APPG Memberships
Bahrain , Belize
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Mr Virendra Sharma MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 6080.

Email: sharmav@parliament.uk

No benefits in kind are on record for the Nepal APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Nepal APPG

Former APPG Officers
Navendu Mishra Portrait
Navendu Mishra
Secretary
Labour - Stockport
Joined: 8th April 2020
Departed: 21st April 2021
Baroness Verma Portrait
Baroness Verma
Treasurer
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 8th April 2020
Departed: 21st April 2021
Baroness Flather Portrait
Baroness Flather
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 8th April 2020
Departed: 21st April 2021
Lord Anderson of Swansea Portrait
Lord Anderson of Swansea
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 8th April 2020
Departed: 21st April 2021
Lord Naseby Portrait
Lord Naseby
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 8th April 2020
Departed: 21st April 2021
Sam Tarry Portrait
Sam Tarry
Vice Chair
Labour - Ilford South
Joined: 8th April 2020
Departed: 21st April 2021
Jeremy Lefroy Portrait
Jeremy Lefroy
Secretary
Conservative - Former Member for Stafford
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Stephen Pound Portrait
Stephen Pound
Treasurer
Labour - Former Member for Ealing North
Joined: 24th November 2016
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Earl of Sandwich Portrait
Earl of Sandwich
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
Mark Pritchard Portrait
Mark Pritchard
Secretary
Conservative - The Wrekin
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
Wayne David Portrait
Wayne David
Vice Chair
Labour - Caerphilly
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 12th October 2016
Lord Mann Portrait
Lord Mann
Vice Chair
Non-affiliated - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 12th October 2016