Rugby League APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 25/08/2021

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To support the sport of rugby league football.

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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Recent Documents related to Rugby League

1. Financial support for football and rugby league clubs during the covid-19 outbreak
08/10/2020 - Early Day Motions

Found: is concerned about the future of football and rugby league clubs without fans being able to attend stadiums;

2. RUGBY LEAGUE EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
26/10/2018 - Early Day Motions

Found: House welcomes the European Championship of rugby league between Scotland, Ireland, Wales and France

3. SUPER LEAGUE GRAND FINALS
15/10/2018 - Early Day Motions

Found: teams that reached the men's and women's Super League Grand Finals held on 13 October 2018; further congratulates

4. ENGLAND RUGBY LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL FIXTURES
25/10/2018 - Early Day Motions

Found: this House welcomes the Autumn 2018's England rugby league international fixtures; notes that the England

5. STATE OF MIND SUPER LEAGUE ROUND
13/06/2018 - Early Day Motions

Found: That this House welcomes the State of Mind Super League round, taking place for the eighth year in Round

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Rugby League

1. Covid-19: Support for Rugby League
02/11/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: know how strongly you have always supported rugby league and its impact on our communities. This morning - Speech Link

2. Petition
22/10/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: Pontefract and Castleford calling for support for rugby league clubs during the covid crisis. The petition - Speech Link

3. Women’s Rugby: Government Support
13/10/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: spend his 50th birthday than talking about women’s rugby with us. I wish him many happy returns.Madam - Speech Link

4. Sport Sector: Financial Support
19/11/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: announced a £16 million emergency bail-out for rugby league to prevent the sport’s collapse, and the Treasury’s - Speech Link
2: who rely on swimming, their football team, their rugby game, their running club or their round of golf - Speech Link
3: announcement is very welcome. Rugby league, rugby union and the national league have all expressed to me their - Speech Link

5. Professional and Amateur Sport: Government Support
30/09/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: this year the Government stepped in to protect rugby league from the imminent threat of collapse. Both those - Speech Link
2: coming from, but its urgency relates to the national league starting on Saturday. Therefore, the reassurances - Speech Link
3: of the Premier League. We have had constructive conversations with the Premier League and the EFL, which - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Rugby League
1. Rugby Football League: Finance
asked by: Marie Rimmer
16/11/2017
... how much funding her Department has provided to the Rugby Football League in each of the last 10 years; and on what projects that funding has been spent.

2. Rugby
asked by: Tulip Siddiq
03/03/2020
... what recent discussions his Department has had with (a) Premiership Rugby Limited and (b) the Rugby Football Union on the governance of rugby clubs.

3. Rugby
asked by: Lord Kennedy of Southwark
17/02/2020
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of rugby league in England and Wales.

4. Rugby: Coronavirus
asked by: Colleen Fletcher
14/12/2020
... (b) criteria such applications will be judged against and (c) funding will be allocated in the form of (i) grants or (ii) loans.

5. Rugby: Coronavirus
asked by: Tracey Crouch
02/12/2020
... when he plans to make a decision on the timescale for the resumption of grassroots rugby during the period of covid-19 restrictions.

Latest Questions
19 Current APPG Officers
Lord Hoyle Portrait
Lord Hoyle
Joint President
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
1 APPG Membership
Gibraltar
Lindsay Hoyle Portrait
Lindsay Hoyle
Joint President
Speaker - Chorley
Joined: 30th July 2015
1 APPG Membership
Gibraltar
James Grundy Portrait
James Grundy
Vice Chair
Conservative - Leigh
Joined: 2nd June 2021
No other APPG Memberships
Charlotte Nichols Portrait
Charlotte Nichols
Vice Chair
Labour - Warrington North
Joined: 2nd June 2021
Baroness Blake of Leeds Portrait
Baroness Blake of Leeds
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 2nd June 2021
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Caine Portrait
Lord Caine
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
1 APPG Membership
Union
Lord Mann Portrait
Lord Mann
Vice Chair
Non-affiliated - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
Mike Amesbury Portrait
Mike Amesbury
Vice Chair
Labour - Weaver Vale
Joined: 2nd June 2021
Scott Benton Portrait
Scott Benton
Vice Chair
Conservative - Blackpool South
Joined: 2nd June 2021
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Judith Cummins MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 8607.

Email: judith.cummins.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Paul Kenny, Office of Yvonne Fovargue MP, Wigan Investment Centre, Waterside Drive, Wigan WN3 5BA. Tel: 01942 824 029

Email: paul.kenny@parliament.uk

Group's Website:

http://www.apprlg.org.uk/

Benefits in Kind
Date
5 Jul 2016
Source
MR Group
Description
MR Group is part funded by Rugby Football League to act as secretariat to the APPG   From : 05/07/2016 To : 04/07/2017
Value
£24,001
Date
2 Jun 2015
Source
Mark Ramsdale Ltd
Description
Mark Ramsdale Ltd is part funded by Rugby Football League to act as secretariat to the APPG   From : 02/06/2015 To : 31/12/2015
Value
£18,001
Financial Benefits Received
Date
14 Jun 2019
Source
RFL
Value
£9,000
Date
14 Jun 2019
Source
RFL
Value
£3,600
Date
24 Dec 2018
Source
RFL
Value
£4,500
Date
5 Sep 2018
Source
RFL
Value
£8,100
Date
4 Jul 2018
Source
RFL
Value
£4,500
Date
3 May 2018
Source
RFL
Value
£4,500
Date
7 Mar 2018
Source
RFL
Value
£4,500
Date
5 Jan 2018
Source
Kingstone Press
Value
£3,360
Date
11 Oct 2017
Source
RFL
Value
£4,500
Date
25 Sep 2017
Source
RFL
Value
£3,600
Date
22 Aug 2016
Source
Rugby Football League
Value
£3,600
Date
25 Jul 2016
Source
Rugby Football League
Value
£8,100
Date
22 May 2015
Source
Rugby Football League
Value
£3,600
Date
20 Mar 2015
Source
RSA Oakwood Insurance
Value
£6,000
Former APPG Officers
None Portrait
Lord Smith of Leigh
Treasurer
Joined: 5th November 2019
Departed: 14th July 2021
Tracy Brabin Portrait
Tracy Brabin
Vice Chair
Labour (Co-op) - Former Member for Batley and Spen
Joined: 10th October 2018
Departed: 21st April 2021
No other APPG Memberships
Andy Carter Portrait
Andy Carter
Vice Chair
Conservative - Warrington South
Joined: 20th May 2020
Departed: 21st April 2021
Lord Thomas of Gresford Portrait
Lord Thomas of Gresford
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 21st April 2021
2 APPG Memberships
Rowing , Rugby Union Football Club
Paula Sherriff Portrait
Paula Sherriff
Vice-Chair
Labour - Former Member for Dewsbury
Joined: 21st July 2016
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Lindsay Hoyle Portrait
Lindsay Hoyle
Vice-Chair
Speaker - Chorley
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 20th December 2017
1 APPG Membership
Gibraltar
Greg Mulholland Portrait
Greg Mulholland
Chair & Registered Contact
Liberal Democrat - Former Member for Leeds North West
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
David Mowat Portrait
David Mowat
Vice Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Warrington South
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Marie Rimmer Portrait
Marie Rimmer
Secretary
Labour - St Helens South and Whiston
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 15th February 2017