Saudi Arabia APPG

First Registered: 13/11/2015 • Last updated on: 17/11/2021

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To encourage and develop diplomatic, cultural and social exchanges between the Royal Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the UK with the aim of achieving greater understanding and fostering mutual respect.

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Recent Documents related to Saudi Arabia

1. Saudi Arabia - List of medical facilities and practitioners
24/02/2020 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: S: \ Consular \ Local services provider in Saudi Arabia \ Dont use_Word document version \ Local Services

2. Saudi Arabia - List of medical facilities and practitioners
24/02/2020 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Guidance Saudi Arabia - List of medical facilities and practitioners Local

3. Saudi Arabia – List of Lawyers
23/08/2020 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Guidance Saudi Arabia – List of Lawyers List of English speaking lawyers and

4. Human Rights in Saudi Arabia and the detention of opponents of the regime
12/07/2019 - Parliamentary Research

Found: 2019-0187 (2019) | 12 July 2019 Human Rights in Saudi Arabia and the detention of opponents of the regime

5. Saudi Arabia - List of Funeral Directors
03/06/2021 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Saudi Arabia - List of Funeral Directors List of Funeral Directors in Saudi Arabia

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Saudi Arabia

1. Saudi Arabia: Arms Sales
10/07/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: to resume arms sales to Saudi Arabia for use in Yemen on the day after 20 Saudi officials were placed on - Speech Link
2: reprehensible killing of Mr Khashoggi. The UK and Saudi Arabia have a long-standing bilateral relationship - Speech Link
3: constitutes a pattern of very bloody violations by Saudi Arabia. For Liz Truss to say that it is okay to resume - Speech Link

2. Human Rights in Saudi Arabia
18/07/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: That this House has considered human rights in Saudi Arabia and the detention of opponents of the regime - Speech Link
2: That this House has considered human rights in Saudi Arabia and the detention of opponents of the regime - Speech Link

3. Saudi Arabia: Death Penalty
26/02/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: East and North Africa raised our concerns with the Saudi Deputy Justice Minister earlier this month. In September - Speech Link
2: acceleration of the use of the death penalty in Saudi Arabia, including mass executions —beheadings—of as - Speech Link
3: time. Indeed, when I visited the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, at its request, in my capacity as Human Rights - Speech Link

4. Arms Trade: Yemen
20/04/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: Government’s unwavering commitment to keep supplying Saudi Arabia and its coalition allies with arms and training - Speech Link
2: of the Yemeni Government have been helped by Saudi Arabia and, previously, by the United Arab Emirates - Speech Link
3: been committed by both sides. In particular, the Saudi-led coalition continues to carry out indiscriminate - Speech Link

5. Saudi Arabia: Arms Export Licences
26/09/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: of Appeal on 20 June about export licences to Saudi Arabia and its coalition partners. As the Government - Speech Link
2: will be given to how legitimate it is to supply Saudi Arabia, which has committed so many offences against - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Saudi Arabia
1. Saudi Arabia: Detainees
asked by: John McDonnell
17/11/2020
... what specific discussions his Department has had with its counterparts in Saudi Arabia on the release of senior political figures detained without charge in that country.

2. Saudi Arabia: Detainees
asked by: Chris Law
12/11/2020
... (b) Prince Turki bin Abdullah and (c) other political detainees.

3. Saudi Arabia: Detainees
asked by: Sarah Olney
02/11/2020
... what steps his Department is taking in response to reports of the detention and ill-treatment by Saudi authorities of people accused of cooperating or seeking to cooperate with the United Nations.

4. Saudi Arabia: Detainees
asked by: Virendra Sharma
05/11/2020
... (d) Prince Turki bin Abdullah and (e) other political detainees.

5. Saudi Arabia: Detainees
asked by: Wayne David
19/11/2020
... if he will raise the detention and treatment of all political detainees in Saudi Arabia at the G20 Summit and press for their immediate release.

Latest Questions
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9 Current APPG Officers
Scott Benton Portrait
Scott Benton
Vice Chair
Conservative - Blackpool South
Joined: 10th March 2021
Lord Sarfraz Portrait
Lord Sarfraz
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 10th March 2021
3 APPG Memberships
Burma , Oman , Sovereign Wealth Funds
Lord Astor of Hever Portrait
Lord Astor of Hever
Vice Chair
Conservative - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 10th March 2021
6 APPG Memberships
Bahrain , Kuwait , Laos , Polo , Thailand , War Heritage
Daniel Kawczynski Portrait
Daniel Kawczynski
Treasurer
Conservative - Shrewsbury and Atcham
Joined: 6th January 2017
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Mark Menzies MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 7073.

Email: mark.menzies.mp@parliament.uk

No benefits in kind are on record for the Saudi Arabia APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Saudi Arabia APPG

Former APPG Officers
Lord Robathan Portrait
Lord Robathan
Treasurer
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 27th January 2021
2 APPG Memberships
Belize , Cycling and Walking
Kevan Jones Portrait
Kevan Jones
Secretary
Labour - North Durham
Joined: 6th January 2017
Departed: 27th January 2021
Paul Scully Portrait
Paul Scully
Treasurer
Conservative - Sutton and Cheam
Joined: 13th November 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Graham P Jones Portrait
Graham P Jones
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Hyndburn
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 11th September 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Baroness Manzoor Portrait
Baroness Manzoor
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 16th March 2016
Departed: 29th August 2018
1 APPG Membership
Nutrition for Growth
Liam Byrne Portrait
Liam Byrne
Secretary
Labour - Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 29th August 2018
Lord Rogan Portrait
Lord Rogan
Secretary
Ulster Unionist Party - Life peer
Joined: 6th January 2017
Departed: 2nd May 2017
Charlotte Leslie Portrait
Charlotte Leslie
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Former Member for Bristol North West
Joined: 6th January 2017
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Ahmed Portrait
Lord Ahmed
Vice Chair
Non-affiliated - Retired on 14 November 2020
Joined: 13th November 2015
Departed: 12th October 2016
No other APPG Memberships
Baroness Mobarik Portrait
Baroness Mobarik
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 13th November 2015
Departed: 3rd February 2016