Register Of All-Party Parliamentary Groups [as at 21 November 2018] Religion or Belief

Title

All-Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom of Religion or Belief

Purpose

To raise awareness and profile of international Freedom of Religion or Belief (Article 18, UDHR) as a human right among UK parliamentarians, the media, government and the general public. The group also seeks to increase the effectiveness of the UK's contribution to international institutions charged with enforcing this human right.

Category

Subject Group

 

Officers

Role

Name

Party

Chair & Registered Contact

Jim Shannon

Democratic Unionist Party

Co-Chair

Baroness Berridge

Conservative

Co-Chair

Preet Kaur Gill

Labour (Co-op)

Vice-Chair

Baroness Anelay of St Johns

Conservative

Vice-Chair

Lord Singh of Wimbledon

Crossbench

Vice-Chair

Baroness Cox

Crossbench

Treasurer

Jeremy Lefroy

Conservative

Secretary

Dr Lisa Cameron

Scottish National Party

Secretary

Mr George Howarth

Labour

Secretary

Lord Suri

Conservative

Secretary

Brendan O'Hara

Scottish National Party

Secretary

Stephen Lloyd

Liberal Democrat

Secretary

Christian Matheson

Labour

 

Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Jim Shannon MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 7160. Email: jim.shannon.mp@parliament.uk.

 

Public Enquiry Point:

Katharine Thane, APPG for International Freedom of Religion or Belief, Room 80, Upper Committee Corridor South, Palace of Westminster, London SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 2446. Email: katharinee.thane@parliament.uk

 

Group's Website:

https://appgfreedomofreligionorbelief.org/

 

 

Annual General Meeting

Date of most recent AGM in this Parliament

24/10/2018

Did the group publish an income and expenditure statement relating to the AGM above?

Yes

Reporting year

18 Jul to 17 Jul

Next reporting deadline

18/11/2019

 

Registrable benefits received by the group

Financial Benefits

Source

Value £s

Received

Registered

Brigham Young University

5,300

01/12/2017

05/12/2017

Coptic Orthodox Church Centre

2,400

30/01/2018

31/01/2018

The Buddhist Society

1,600

01/03/2018

02/03/2018

The Al-Khoei Foundation

1,600

01/03/2018

02/03/2018

Open Doors (UK & Ireland)

1,600

01/03/2018

02/03/2018

Aid to the Church in Need

1,600

02/03/2018

02/03/2018

Release International

1,600

01/03/2018

02/03/2018

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community UK

1,600

15/03/2018

23/03/2018

St Michael's Church, Chester Square

1,600

15/03/2018

23/03/2018

The Ismaili Centre, London

1,600

15/03/2018

23/03/2018

Christian Solidarity Worldwide

1,600

03/04/2018

26/04/2018

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

2,400

23/04/2018

26/04/2018

Hindu Matters in Britain

2,500

15/05/2018

24/05/2018

Humanist UK

2,400

09/07/2018

17/07/2018

National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of the UK

2,400

20/07/2018

08/08/2018

The Cross Trust

37,500

28/09/2018

17/10/2018

 

Benefits In Kind

Source

Description

Value £s

In bands of £1,500

Received

Registered

Church of England

Administrative assistance for international meetings attended by members of the APPG

 

From : 04/11/2017

To : 03/04/2018

 

3,001-4,500

03/11/2017

03/04/2018

Church of England

Administrative assistance for international meetings attended by members of the APPG

 

From : 04/04/2018

To : 31/08/2018

 

3,001-4,500

04/04/2018

04/09/2018

Church of England

Administrative assistance for international meetings attended by members of the APPG

 

From : 01/09/2018

To : 23/10/2018

 

1,501-3,000

01/09/2018

23/10/2018