River Thames APPG

First Registered: 16/03/2016 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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The Thames catchment has many millions dependent upon the health of the Royal River Thames. It provides drinking water, sewage disposal, recreation, peace and tranquillity on its banks. It provides drainage and at times takes flood waters out to the sea. The APPG provides an essential conduit to delivering sustainable management.

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Recent Documents related to River Thames

1. River Thames: boat registration charges
13/11/2019 - Environment Agency
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2. River Thames: mooring charges
27/02/2020 - Environment Agency
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Found: Guidance River Thames: mooring charges Charges for Environment Agency base

3. River Thames: visiting launch short period application
13/11/2019 - Environment Agency
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Found: River Thames: visiting launch short period application - GOV.UK

4. River Thames accommodation licence: application form
31/01/2020 - Environment Agency
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Found: Form River Thames accommodation licence: application form Apply to keep, install

5. River Thames: application for registration of a launch
13/11/2019 - Environment Agency
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Found: River Thames: application for registration of a launch - GOV.UK

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to River Thames

1. Passenger Boats and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency
17/03/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: located on the Thames estuary, I am all too conscious of the role that our great River Thames has played - Speech Link

2. Vessel Emissions: River Thames
04/09/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: has considered emissions from vessels on the River Thames.It is a pleasure to serve under your - Speech Link
2: against emissions from the Thames. My constituency is right across the Thames from his, and I was happy - Speech Link
3: toxic emissions relating to activity on the River Thames has been solved for those living in my constituency - Speech Link

3. Degraded Chalk Stream Environments
22/07/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: all from their source to where they join a bigger river. That is our record and it is one that none of us - Speech Link
2: be praised for all the efforts that he and the River Chess Association put into trying to maintain and - Speech Link
3: the River Beane by 90%, which was actually a very brave thing to do. Yet that part of the river has not - Speech Link

4. Thames Water Reservoir at Abingdon
12/12/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: That this House has considered plans for a Thames Water reservoir at Abingdon.I am grateful - Speech Link

5. Water Industry (Specified Infrastructure Projects) (English Undertakers) (Amendment) Regulations 2020
08/06/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: stakeholders were consulted, five of which—Ofwat, Thames Water, Bazalgette Tunnel Ltd, Bazalgette Tunnel - Speech Link
2: concern about them. First, as the Minister said, the Thames tideway tunnel—which predates these regulations—is - Speech Link
3: have certainly done an extremely good job for the Thames tideway tunnel project. It will remain to be seen - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to River Thames
1. River Thames: Shipping
asked by: Barry Sheerman
01/03/2021
... (b) Transport for London and (c) the Port of London Authority on encouraging the use of 100 per cent renewable diesel by scheduled Thames passenger services and other commercial river traffic.

2. River Thames: Closures
asked by: Sarah Olney
21/04/2021
... what discussions his Department has had with representatives of the (a) London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham and (b) Port of London Authority on legal responsibility for the closure of the River Thames at Hammersmith Bridge.

3. River Thames: Whales
asked by: Matthew Offord
16/06/2021
... what assessment his Department has made of the circumstances that led to the stranding of a minke whale in the Thames in May 2021; and what steps he is taking to prevent future similar incidents from occurring.

4. Boats: River Thames
asked by: Barry Sheerman
20/07/2021
... whether he has had recent discussions with local authority leaders in London on increasing the number of jetties on the River Thames to (a) encourage more sustainable craft using that river and (b) mitigate the number of vehicles on London roads.

5. River Thames: Pollution
asked by: Barry Sheerman
20/07/2021
... what steps he is taking with local authorities in London to mitigate the levels of water and air pollution in and around the River Thames.

Latest Questions
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6 Current APPG Officers
John Howell Portrait
John Howell
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Henley
Joined: 16th March 2016
Lord Leigh of Hurley Portrait
Lord Leigh of Hurley
Officer
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 10th March 2021
2 APPG Memberships
Entrepreneurship , Running
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

John Howell MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 6676.

Email: howelljm@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Michael Shefras, River Thames Alliance Co Ltd, 843 Finchley Road, London NW11 8NA

Email: rtacoltd@shefras.com

Benefits in Kind
Date
4 Jul 2019
Source
River Thames Alliance Co Ltd
Description
Secretariat   From : 04/07/2019 To : 03/07/2020
Value
£1,501
Date
4 Jul 2018
Source
River Thames Alliance Co Ltd
Description
Secretariat   From : 04/07/2018 To : 03/07/2019
Value
£1,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the River Thames APPG

Former APPG Officers
Alberto Costa Portrait
Alberto Costa
Officer
Conservative - South Leicestershire
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 25th August 2021
Robert Neill Portrait
Robert Neill
Officer
Conservative - Bromley and Chislehurst
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 27th January 2021
Gareth Johnson Portrait
Gareth Johnson
Officer
Conservative - Dartford
Joined: 23rd October 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
David Evennett Portrait
David Evennett
Officer
Conservative - Bexleyheath and Crayford
Joined: 23rd October 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
1 APPG Membership
Sustainable Resource
Neil Coyle Portrait
Neil Coyle
Officer
Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
Gillian Keegan Portrait
Gillian Keegan
Officer
Conservative - Chichester
Joined: 23rd October 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Robert Courts Portrait
Robert Courts
Deputy Chair
Conservative - Witney
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 11th September 2019
1 APPG Membership
Italy
Jim Fitzpatrick Portrait
Jim Fitzpatrick
Deputy Chair
Labour - Former Member for Poplar and Limehouse
Joined: 16th March 2016
Departed: 11th September 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Paul Beresford Portrait
Paul Beresford
Officer
Conservative - Mole Valley
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 11th September 2019
David T C Davies Portrait
David T C Davies
Officer
Conservative - Monmouth
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 11th September 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Benyon Portrait
Lord Benyon
Officer
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 11th September 2019
2 APPG Memberships
Environment , Woods and Trees
James Duddridge Portrait
James Duddridge
Officer
Conservative - Rochford and Southend East
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 10th October 2018
1 APPG Membership
Running
Matt Rodda Portrait
Matt Rodda
Officer
Labour - Reading East
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 10th October 2018
No other APPG Memberships
Kelly Tolhurst Portrait
Kelly Tolhurst
Officer
Conservative - Rochester and Strood
Joined: 16th March 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Fiona Mactaggart Portrait
Fiona Mactaggart
Officer
Labour - Former Member for Slough
Joined: 16th March 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships