Waterways APPG

First Registered: 29/09/2015 • Last updated on: 10/03/2021

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To consider matters relating to navigable (and formerly navigable) rivers, canals, estuaries and lakes in the UK, including the potential social, economic and cultural impact of the regeneration of those waterways and extension of the system.

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 Waterways

1. Environment Agency waterways: coronavirus (COVID-19) update
02/04/2020 - Environment Agency (EA)
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Found: Guidance Environment Agency waterways: coronavirus (COVID-19) update Guidance

2. Anglian waterways: registration charges
21/02/2020 - Environment Agency (EA)
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Found: Anglian waterways: registration charges A list of registration charges for Anglian Waterways.

3. Government to fund a programme to improve safety of inland waterways.
17/09/2019 - Petitions

Found: Make the waterways of Britain safer by funding a programme of safety measures across the waterways of our

4. Boat registration: refunding or transferring your registration
09/03/2021 - Environment Agency (EA)
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Found: transferring your boat registration on their waterways. We are able to offer you a refund in the following

5. Anglian waterways: powered vessel - short period application
20/02/2019 - Environment Agency (EA)
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Found: Anglian waterways: powered vessel - short period application - GOV

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Waterways

1. Inland Waterways
08/03/2018 - Grand Committee

1: declare my interests as a member of the Inland Waterways Association and honorary president of the Monmouth - Speech Link

2. Restoration of Canals
04/06/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: getting reminded—with Michael Haig from the Inland Waterways Association and Michael Limbrey, who heads the - Speech Link
2: as we have heard—as well as boaters using the waterways. During this pandemic, canal towpaths have reportedly - Speech Link

3. Middle Level Bill
16/10/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: way—comparable with a similar system used on other waterways—to seek a contribution from those using the waterway - Speech Link
2: Canoeing before they are able to use particular waterways rather than paying individual fees to each individual - Speech Link
3: those concerns. It would be quite common on other waterways to have a system whereby if someone was a member - Speech Link

4. Middle Level Bill: Revival
17/10/2017 - Commons Chamber

1: hopelessly out of date and based on a different era of waterways usage. Our forebears in the 19th century viewed - Speech Link
2: stuff have to be pumped out?—and traffic on the waterways cannot get out of this sunken level? I admit that - Speech Link
3: from the Middle Level to other waterways. It connects to some waterways that have much more modern systems - Speech Link

5. Middle Level Bill
28/02/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: Commissioners must ensure that the water in the waterways is maintained to a minimum depth of three feet - Speech Link
2: not receive any income from navigation of the waterways.”With the passage of the Bill, they will - Speech Link
3: the key point is that if navigation, locks and waterways are funded through this charge, there will be - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Waterways
1. Inland Waterways
asked by: Gareth Thomas
03/05/2019
... what steps his Department is taking to ensure the statutory right of navigation on water in relation to shared access for recreation.

2. Inland Waterways
asked by: Laura Smith
11/03/2019
... to improve access to inland waterways.

3. Inland Waterways
asked by: Pauline Latham
19/02/2019
... what steps his Department is taking to ensure that waterways are open to all.

4. Inland Waterways
asked by: Pauline Latham
19/02/2019
... what assessment his Department has made of the total length of unmanaged waterways that have an undisputed right of navigation in the UK.

5. Inland Waterways
asked by: Adam Afriyie
20/11/2017
... whether he has made an assessment of the potential benefits to waterways management of the proposals by the Inland Waterways Association to transfer management of the waterways from the Environment Agency to the Canal and River Trust.

Latest Questions
14 Current APPG Officers
Michael Fabricant Portrait
Michael Fabricant
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Lichfield
Joined: 28th September 2017
3 APPG Memberships
Albania , North Macedonia , Woods and Trees
Simon Baynes Portrait
Simon Baynes
Vice Chair
Conservative - Clwyd South
Joined: 20th May 2020
John Cryer Portrait
John Cryer
Vice Chair
Labour - Leyton and Wanstead
Joined: 24th November 2016
Mark Garnier Portrait
Mark Garnier
Vice Chair
Conservative - Wyre Forest
Joined: 20th May 2020
Karl McCartney Portrait
Karl McCartney
Vice Chair
Conservative - Lincoln
Joined: 10th March 2021
Jo Gideon Portrait
Jo Gideon
Vice Chair
Conservative - Stoke-on-Trent Central
Joined: 10th March 2021
Gagan Mohindra Portrait
Gagan Mohindra
Vice Chair
Conservative - South West Hertfordshire
Joined: 10th March 2021
Baroness Randerson Portrait
Baroness Randerson
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 24th November 2016
Lord Bradshaw Portrait
Lord Bradshaw
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 10th March 2021
Lord German Portrait
Lord German
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 29th September 2015
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Michael Fabricant MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 5022.

Public Enquiry Point:

Alison Smedley, The Inland Waterways Association, Island House, Moor Road, Chesham HP5 1WA. Tel: 01494 783 453

Email: alison.smedley@waterways.org.uk

Secretariat:

The Inland Waterways Association acts as the group's secretariat. www.waterways.org.uk

Group's Website:

https://www.waterways.org.uk/about-us/all-party-parliamentary-group-for-the-waterways

Benefits in Kind
Date
25 Feb 2021
Source
The Inland Waterways Association
Description
Secretariat   From : 25/02/2021 To : 24/02/2022
Value
£9,001
Date
25 Feb 2020
Source
Policy Connect
Description
Policy Connect is paid by Inland Waterways Association to act as the group's secretariat   From : 25/02/2020 To : 24/02/2021
Value
£9,001
Date
25 Feb 2020
Source
The Inland Waterways Association
Description
Secretariat   From : 25/02/2020 To : 24/02/2021
Value
£3,001
Date
18 Jul 2019
Source
Policy Connect
Description
Policy Connect is paid by Inland Waterways Association to act as the group's secretariat   From : 18/07/2019 To : 17/07/2020
Value
£9,001
Date
18 Jul 2018
Source
Policy Connect
Description
Secretariat   From : 18/07/2018 To : 17/07/2019
Value
£9,001
Date
18 Jul 2017
Source
Policy Connect
Description
Secretariat   From : 18/07/2017 To : 17/07/2018
Value
£9,001
Date
1 Jun 2016
Source
Inland Waterways Association
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/06/2016 To : 01/06/2017
Value
£3,001
Date
8 Sep 2015
Source
Shaw Business Partnership
Description
Inland Waterways Association funds the Shaw Business Partnership to act as the group's secretariat.   From : 08/09/2015 To : 31/12/2015
Value
£3,001

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Waterways APPG

Former APPG Officers
Glyn Davies Portrait
Glyn Davies
Vice Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Montgomeryshire
Joined: 31st July 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
John Grogan Portrait
John Grogan
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Former Member for Keighley
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Benyon Portrait
Lord Benyon
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
David Drew Portrait
David Drew
Vice Chair
Labour (Co-op) - Former Member for Stroud
Joined: 31st July 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Jonathan Lord Portrait
Jonathan Lord
Vice Chair
Conservative - Woking
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
Andrew Bridgen Portrait
Andrew Bridgen
Vice Chair
Conservative - North West Leicestershire
Joined: 31st July 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
2 APPG Memberships
Serbia , Uzbekistan
Ranil Jayawardena Portrait
Ranil Jayawardena
Vice Chair
Conservative - North East Hampshire
Joined: 24th November 2016
Departed: 19th June 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Wendy Morton Portrait
Wendy Morton
Vice Chair
Conservative - Aldridge-Brownhills
Joined: 24th November 2016
Departed: 6th June 2018
No other APPG Memberships
Chris White Portrait
Chris White
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Former Member for Warwick and Leamington
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Justin Madders Portrait
Justin Madders
Vice Chair
Labour - Ellesmere Port and Neston
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 12th October 2016