Packaging Manufacturing Industry APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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To create a better understanding of the UK packaging manufacturing industry and its products; to address issues facing the industry from regulation; and to promote the UK as a centre of excellence for packaging manufacture.

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Recent Documents related to Packaging Manufacturing Industry

1. Food and Drink Federation - written evidence
12/06/2019 - Inquiry: Plastic food and drink packaging - Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
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Found: voice of the UK food and drink industry – the UK’s largest manufacturing sector. FDF represents and advises

2. Society for Applied Microbiology - written evidence
09/09/2019 - Inquiry: Plastic food and drink packaging - Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
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Found: Committee’s inquiry into plastic food and drink packaging. Members of the public are becoming increasingly

3. Manufacturing and importing tobacco products
20/05/2019 - HM Revenue & Customs
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Found: Manufacturing and importing tobacco products - GOV.UK

4. Dr Christian Reynolds - written evidence
08/05/2019 - Inquiry: Plastic food and drink packaging - Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
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Found: reducing food waste and packaging waste. The use of plastic packaging (along with packaging innovations and changes

5. Put unique identifiers (UIDs) on your tobacco products
01/05/2019 - HM Revenue & Customs
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Found: Home Business and enterprise Manufacturing Guidance Put unique

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Packaging Manufacturing Industry

1. Plastics Recycling
23/04/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: speech thus far. Picking up on that point on manufacturing, will he join me in congratulating Capital Valley - Speech Link
2: group for the packaging manufacturing industry. We have already spoken about manufacturing. Manufacturers - Speech Link
3: the debate—is that there need to be changes to packaging waste regulations. Does the right hon. Gentleman - Speech Link

2. Non-recyclable and Non-compostable Packaging
23/01/2017 - Westminster Hall

1: banning of non-recyclable and non-compostable packaging.It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship - Speech Link

3. Oral Answers to Questions
05/03/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: assure me that our strategically important fishing industry and processing sectors will be fully considered - Speech Link
2: elements are at the centre of the electronics industry which now defines our modern life. Some of the - Speech Link
3: mentioned earlier is focused on applied research and industry innovation and the commercialisation of the UK’s - Speech Link

4. Oral Answers to Questions
30/04/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: this country, can benefit from some of the manufacturing opportunities that we have talked about. As - Speech Link
2: of State’s industrial strategy states that manufacturing is crucial to the economy and promises to support - Speech Link
3: and I have a joint view on the importance of manufacturing, not least in the north-east. I hope that she - Speech Link

5. Environmental Protection (Plastic Straws, Cotton Buds and Stirrers) (England) Regulations 2020
10/07/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: were delayed to reduce the burden being placed on industry and to avoid adding further demands on local authorities - Speech Link
2: holistic view of the wider pressures faced by industry at this time, along with the attendant risks, - Speech Link
3: When will they bring forward plans to ban mixed packaging, which seems a particularly disgraceful waste - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Packaging Manufacturing Industry
1. Aerospace Industry: Manufacturing Industries
asked by: Lord Empey
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of the financial support they provided to the aerospace sector during the COVID-19 pandemic was allocated to aerospace manufacturers in the UK.

2. Packaging
asked by: Stuart Anderson
... what financial support is available to encourage businesses to manufacture environmentally friendly product packaging.

3. Packaging
asked by: Jim Shannon
... what steps he is taking to encourage online businesses to use environmentally friendly packaging.

4. Packaging
asked by: Anna McMorrin
... what steps his Department is taking to incentivise the adoption by manufacturers of packaging of environmentally friendly designs.

5. Aerospace Industry and Defence: Manufacturing Industries
asked by: Jack Lopresti
... Energy and Industrial Strategy what discussions he has had with the Prime Minister on the proposal submitted by ADS to the Government to establish a supply chain fund to support businesses in the aerospace and defence sectors; and if he will take steps to provide Government support for that initiative.

Latest Questions
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5 Current APPG Officers
Tom Tugendhat Portrait
Tom Tugendhat
Conservative - Tonbridge and Malling
Joined: 28th September 2017
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Mark Pawsey MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 7136.


Public Enquiry Point:

Dick Searle, The Packaging Federation, Audley House, 13 Palace Street, London SW1E 5HX. Tel: 020 7808 7217


No benefits in kind are on record for the Packaging Manufacturing Industry APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Packaging Manufacturing Industry APPG

Former APPG Officers
Ian C. Lucas Portrait
Ian C. Lucas
Labour - Former Member for Wrexham
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
John Pugh Portrait
John Pugh
Liberal Democrat - Former Member for Southport
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Heather Wheeler Portrait
Heather Wheeler
Vice Chair
Conservative - South Derbyshire
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 12th October 2016