Refugees APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 24/01/2024

To provide a forum for the discussion of issues relating to refugees, both in the UK and abroad, and to promote the welfare of refugees.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.
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15 Current APPG Officers
David Simmonds Portrait
David Simmonds
Officer
Conservative - Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner
Joined: 7th August 2020
Andrew Western Portrait
Andrew Western
Officer
Labour - Stretford and Urmston
Joined: 28th June 2023
Anum Qaisar Portrait
Anum Qaisar
Officer
Scottish National Party - Airdrie and Shotts
Joined: 28th June 2023
Amy Callaghan Portrait
Amy Callaghan
Officer
Scottish National Party - East Dunbartonshire
Joined: 28th June 2023
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Anne McLaughlin MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 3000.

Email: anne.mclaughlin.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Hayden Banks, Refugee Council. Tel: 07780 664 598

Email: hayden.banks@refugeecouncil.org.uk

Secretariat:

Refugee Council acts as the group's secretariat. https://www.refugeecouncil.org.uk/

Group's Website:

https://appgrefugees.wordpress.com/

Date
29 Jan 2023
Source
Refugee Council
Description
Secretariat   From : 29/01/2023 To : 28/01/2024
Value
£3,001
Date
29 Jan 2022
Source
Refugee Council
Description
Secretariat   From : 29/01/2022 To : 28/01/2023
Value
£3,001
Date
29 Jan 2021
Source
Refugee Council
Description
Secretariat   From : 29/01/2021 To : 28/01/2022
Value
£3,001
Date
29 Jan 2020
Source
Refugee Council
Description
Secretariat   From : 29/01/2020 To : 28/01/2021
Value
£3,001
Date
11 Jul 2019
Source
Refugee Council
Description
Secretariat   From : 11/07/2019 To : 10/07/2020
Value
£3,001
Date
11 Jul 2018
Source
Refugee Council
Description
Secretariat   From : 11/07/2018 To : 10/07/2019
Value
£3,001
Date
11 Jul 2017
Source
Refugee Council
Description
Secretariat   From : 11/07/2017 To : 10/07/2018
Value
£3,001
Date
7 Jul 2016
Source
Refugee Council
Description
Secretariat   From : 07/07/2016 To : 06/07/2017
Value
£1,501
Date
7 Jul 2015
Source
The Refugee Council
Description
Secretariat   From : 07/07/2015 To : 31/12/2015
Value
£1,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Refugees APPG

Former APPG Officers
Peter Bottomley Portrait
Peter Bottomley
Vice Chair
Conservative - Worthing West
Joined: 22nd July 2022
Departed: 17th May 2023
83 APPG Memberships
12 Step Recovery , Adult Education , Afrikan Reparations , Ageing and Older People , Archaeology , Austria , BBC , British Muslims , British Overseas Territories , Carbon Monoxide , Children in Police Custody , Citizens' Rights , Closing the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility , Commonwealth , Community Development , Croatia , Cycling and Walking , Dark Skies , Democracy and Human Rights in the Gulf , Dentistry and Oral Health , Disability , Domestic Violence and Abuse , Ethnic Minority Business Owners , Ethnicity Transplantation and Transfusion , Explosive Threats , Fatherhood , Film and Broader Screen , Flags and Heraldry , Frozen British Pensions , Global Security and Non-Proliferation , Gypsies, Travellers and Roma , Haemophilia and Contaminated Blood , Holocaust Memorial , Hospice and End of Life Care , Immigration Detention , Internet, Communications and Technology , Ireland and the Irish in Britain , Leasehold and Commonhold Reform , Limits to Growth , Manufacturing , Maternity , Media , Media Freedom , Music , Muslim Women , National Parks , National Trust , Night Time Economy , No Recourse to Public Funds , Opera , Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development , Park Homes , Performing Arts Education and Training , Photography , Public Accountability , Race and Community , Religion in the Media , Religious Education , Rowing , Scientific , Scotch Whisky , Sexual and Reproductive Health in the UK , Single Parent Families , Social Enterprise , Social Integration , Social Science and Policy , South East , St George's Day , Sustainable Finance , Tibet , Transport Safety , Ukraine , United Nations , United Nations Women , Vascular and Venous Disease , Water, Sanitation and Hygiene , Western Sahara , White Ribbon UK , Wine and Spirits , Wine of Great Britain , Women and Work , Women in Transport , Zimbabwe
Thangam Debbonaire Portrait
Thangam Debbonaire
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Bristol West
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 20th May 2020
1 APPG Membership
Parkrun
Jeremy Lefroy Portrait
Jeremy Lefroy
Vice Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Stafford
Joined: 27th March 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Steve Double Portrait
Steve Double
Vice Chair
Conservative - St Austell and Newquay
Joined: 27th March 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Heidi Allen Portrait
Heidi Allen
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Former Member for South Cambridgeshire
Joined: 2nd January 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
David Linden Portrait
David Linden
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Glasgow East
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 23rd October 2019
Baroness Morgan of Cotes Portrait
Baroness Morgan of Cotes
Vice-Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 10th October 2018
David Burrowes Portrait
David Burrowes
Vice Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Enfield, Southgate
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Mark Pritchard Portrait
Mark Pritchard
Secretary
Conservative - The Wrekin
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 12th October 2016