Weddings APPG

First Registered: 14/07/2021 • Last updated on: 17/11/2021

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To ensure that the issues and challenges that the wedding industry faces are represented by parliamentarians in policy debates, and to promote the wedding industry and its contribution to society.

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Recent Documents related to Weddings

1. CMA open letter to the weddings sector
07/09/2020 - Competition and Markets Authority
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Found: Correspondence CMA open letter to the weddings sector In light of the pandemic's impact

2. Further financial assistance to the wedding industry during covid
19/10/2020 - Petitions

Found: further financial assistance to wedding industry. Weddings have been prominate with strict restrictions,

3. Covid Safe weddings of up to 30, already booked in the next 3 months happen.
22/09/2020 - Petitions

Found: Most weddings involve two families that are already in bubbles, and would be safer than sitting in a

4. lift wedding restrictions
29/08/2020 - Petitions

Found: lift the restrictions on weddings. Pubs and churches have NO restrictions to how many people they can

5. Extend the limit for weddings to 30 with COVID 19 restrictions
22/09/2020 - Petitions

Found: The limit for weddings is 15 whilst for funerals it is 30. Extend the exemption from the Rule of Six

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Weddings

1. Live Events and Weddings: Covid-19 Support
09/11/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: 332789, relating to support for live events and weddings during covid-19.E-petition 329339 relates - Speech Link

2. Covid-19: Wedding Venues
24/06/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: are supporting commitment by lifting the ban on weddings, but marriages also need supporting. The Government - Speech Link
2: great delight that we received news yesterday that weddings will once again be permitted. This will be an - Speech Link
3: can actually take place. For a number of months, weddings have not been allowed and managers have had to - Speech Link

3. Registration of Marriages Regulations 2021
23/03/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: churches just reopening and the Covid guidance on weddings (and other things) likely to change again soon - Speech Link
2: not aware of those weddings and they are not registered with them—hence, those weddings have no legal status - Speech Link
3: consider further changes to our arrangements for weddings in this country—as, it is clear, does the noble - Speech Link

4. Regulatory Impact Assessments (Legislative Scrutiny)
02/09/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: of 107,000 weddings across the United Kingdom justified? Could any of the 4,452 weddings which should - Speech Link
2: have a reasonable handle on retail, hospitality, weddings and the beauticians who do eyebrows and beard - Speech Link
3: gauged from them. May I make a quick suggestion on weddings? It is possible, in a bigger venue, to have people - Speech Link

5. Marriage and Religious Weddings
30/06/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: Meanwhile, 6,000 couples who have had humanist weddings have also been required to have a second marriage - Speech Link
2: education—but lockdown has shown the need for simpler weddings and more certainty in formalities, to increase - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Weddings
1. Coronavirus: Weddings
asked by: Rosena Allin-Khan
17/11/2020
... whether his Department has made available mental health support to small businesses in the wedding sector affected by the covid-19 restrictions on weddings since March 2020.

2. Weddings: Coronavirus
asked by: Rosena Allin-Khan
09/11/2020
... whether the wedding industry is included in the hospitality category for the purpose of covid-19 financial support.

3. Weddings: Coronavirus
asked by: Mike Amesbury
24/11/2020
... what plans his Department has for the long-term recovery of the wedding sector from the covid-19 outbreak.

4. Weddings: Coronavirus
asked by: Mark Hendrick
03/02/2021
... what assessment he has made of the long-term effect on society of fewer marriages taking place during the covid-19 lockdowns.

5. Weddings: Coronavirus
asked by: Sajid Javid
13/01/2021
... what steps his Department is taking to assess the potential merits of easing covid-19 restrictions on weddings through the use of (a) pilot schemes and (b) further consultation with the UK Weddings Taskforce.

Latest Questions
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13 Current APPG Officers
Siobhan Baillie Portrait
Siobhan Baillie
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Stroud
Joined: 14th July 2021
Carla Lockhart Portrait
Carla Lockhart
Vice Chair
Democratic Unionist Party - Upper Bann
Joined: 14th July 2021
Lord Popat Portrait
Lord Popat
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 14th July 2021
3 APPG Memberships
Africa , Commonwealth , Rwanda
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Siobhan Baillie MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 4920.

Email: siobhan.baillie.mp@parliament.uk

Group's Website:

https://ukweddings.org/appg

No benefits in kind are on record for the Weddings APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Weddings APPG