West Midlands APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 17/11/2021

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To provide a forum for cross-party parliamentarians and interested stakeholders from the West Midlands, to monitor policy and maintain a dialogue with government, business, councils and organisations, and to help maximise future investment in the region for the benefit of all its local communities.

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 West Midlands

1. Personal tax credits finalised award and Child Benefit statistics - Small area data (LSOA and Data Zone) 2017 to 2018
25/02/2021 - HM Revenue & Customs
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Found: Data at Lower Layer Super Output Area for West Midlands Families benefiting at 31st August 2017 Revised

2. Child Benefit Small Area Statistics: August 2020
29/04/2021 - HM Revenue & Customs
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Found: One child Two children Three or more children West Midlands 1228355 301000 419380 340560 167415 627690

3. Early years funding: 2021-2022
17/12/2020 - Education and Skills Funding Agency
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Found: funding rateEAST MIDLANDS 831Derby5.36EAST MIDLANDS 830Derbyshire5.36EAST MIDLANDS 856Leicester5.36EAST

4. Early years funding rates and step-by-step calculation: 2022 to 2023
25/11/2021 - Education and Skills Funding Agency
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Found: funding rateEAST MIDLANDS 831Derby5.57EAST MIDLANDS 830Derbyshire5.57EAST MIDLANDS 856Leicester5.57EAST

5. Coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency accommodation survey data: November 2020
08/01/2021 - Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities
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Found: Allerdale E07000026 North West E12000002 21 Amber Valley E07000032 East Midlands E12000004 0 Arun E07000224

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Recent Speeches related to West Midlands

1. Stop and Search: West Midlands
17/11/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: considered the use of Stop and Search in the West Midlands.It is a pleasure to serve under your - Speech Link

2. Birmingham Commonwealth Games Bill [Lords]
11/06/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: most important cities in our country, and the west midlands. I pay tribute to all those, including my predecessor - Speech Link
2: and Sandwell councils, as well as the team at West Midlands Combined Authority, for doing the impossible—bringing - Speech Link
3: example for the many girls who live not just in the midlands, but across the UK, as it will enable them to - Speech Link

3. Railway Connectivity: East to West Midlands
19/06/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: That this House has considered East to West Midlands railway connectivity.It is a pleasure - Speech Link
2: head is spent on rail infrastructure in the east midlands and more than 10 times that is spent in London - Speech Link
3: in my constituency, it is hard to go from east to west, so I welcome the debate. The hon. Gentleman is - Speech Link

4. Crime (West Sandwell)
27/02/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: clearly that I would not allow the people of West Bromwich West to be abandoned again. That is why I am here - Speech Link
2: Labour police and crime commissioner for the west midlands took office in August 2014, we have seen month-on-month - Speech Link
3: Singh-Sohal, the Conservative candidate for West Midlands police and crime commissioner, for his steadfast - Speech Link

5. Birmingham Commonwealth Games Bill [Lords]
09/03/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: billion people, it will showcase Birmingham, the west midlands and the entire country as an amazing place to - Speech Link
2: Committee? The Government, the Mayor and the West Midlands authority have been generous and very supportive - Speech Link
3: opened up to people across the whole of the west midlands, particularly those in North Warwickshire and - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to West Midlands
1. Railways: West Midlands
asked by: Stuart Anderson
11/11/2020
... what plans he has for investment in the Birmingham-Black Country-Shrewsbury Line.

2. Exports: West Midlands
asked by: Stuart Anderson
23/11/2020
... what steps the Government is taking to support the West Midland's economic recovery from the covid-19 outbreak through exports.

3. Police: West Midlands
asked by: Lord Grocott
17/11/2020
... how many police officers there are per head of the population in each Police Force Area in the West Midlands.

4. Construction: West Midlands
asked by: Stuart Anderson
01/02/2021
... what steps he is taking to (a) support the recovery of the construction sector and (b) build new houses in the West Midlands.

5. Cycling: West Midlands
asked by: Colleen Fletcher
11/01/2021
... how much central Government funding has been spent on upgrading the cycling network in (a) Coventry and (b) the West Midlands in each of the last five years.

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7 Current APPG Officers
Jonathan Gullis Portrait
Jonathan Gullis
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Stoke-on-Trent North
Joined: 24th February 2020
Preet Kaur Gill Portrait
Preet Kaur Gill
Co-Chair
Labour (Co-op) - Birmingham, Edgbaston
Joined: 28th September 2017
Taiwo Owatemi Portrait
Taiwo Owatemi
Vice Chair
Labour - Coventry North West
Joined: 24th February 2020
Lord Austin of Dudley Portrait
Lord Austin of Dudley
Officer
Non-affiliated - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Jonathan Gullis MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 3000.

Email: jonathan.gullis.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Connect, Third Floor, Millbank Tower, London SW1P 4QP. Tel: 020 7592 9592

Email: westmidlandsappg@connectpa.co.uk

Secretariat:

Connect acts as the group's secretariat. https://connectpa.co.uk/

Group's Website:

https://connectpa.co.uk/west-midlands-appg/

Benefits in Kind
Date
4 Feb 2021
Source
Connect
Description
Connect is paid by the following to act as the group's secretariat: Barratt Developments, WMG (Warwick University), Midland Heart.   From : 04/02/2021 To : 03/02/2022
Value
£16,501
Date
4 Feb 2020
Source
Connect
Description
Connect is paid by the following to act as the group's secretariat: City Redi (The University of Birmingham), Barratt Developments, WMG (Warwick University), Midland Heart..   From : 04/02/2020 To : 03/02/2021
Value
£19,501
Date
18 Jul 2018
Source
Connect
Description
Connect is paid by the following to act as the group's secretariat: City Redi (The University of Birmingham), Barratt Developments, WMG (Warwick University).   From : 18/07/2018 To : 17/07/2019
Value
£19,501
Date
18 Jul 2017
Source
Connect
Description
Connect is paid by the following to act as the group's secretariat: City Redi (The University of Birmingham), Barratt Developments, WMG (Warwick University).   From : 18/07/2017 To : 17/07/2018
Value
£13,501
Date
18 Jul 2017
Source
Connect
Description
Secretariat   From : 18/07/2017 To : 17/07/2018
Value
£13,501
Date
7 Dec 2016
Source
Connect Communications
Description
Secretariat   From : 07/12/2016 To : 06/12/2017
Value
£15,001

No direct financial benefits are on record for the West Midlands APPG

Former APPG Officers
Eddie Hughes Portrait
Eddie Hughes
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Walsall North
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 24th February 2020
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Austin of Dudley Portrait
Lord Austin of Dudley
Chair & Registered Contact
Non-affiliated - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
Jeremy Lefroy Portrait
Jeremy Lefroy
Co-Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Stafford
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Ruth Smeeth Portrait
Ruth Smeeth
Vice-Chair
Labour - Former Member for Stoke-on-Trent North
Joined: 6th January 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Mark Garnier Portrait
Mark Garnier
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Wyre Forest
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 12th October 2016
Richard Burden Portrait
Richard Burden
Joint Secretary
Labour - Former Member for Birmingham, Northfield
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 12th October 2016
No other APPG Memberships