APPG for the Overseas Territories Zoom meeting
On Wednesday 01 July, the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the Overseas Territories, Chaired by Andrew Rosindell MP met. This cross-party group provides a forum where members of the House of Commons and House of Lords, with an interest in the UK’s Overseas Territories, can come together to discuss matters of interest relating to the Overseas Territories.
Normally these meetings are held in the House of Commons, but due to COVID-19 restrictions, this meeting had to take place via Zoom.
It was encouraging that, despite the difficulties caused by the current situation, a good number of MPs and Peers found the time to participate in this meeting.
Those Overseas Territory Representatives able to attend gave individual Territory updates, but the main topic for discussion was the impact of COVID-19 on the Territories and how they had each responded.
Whilst most Overseas Territories have their own APPG, this overarching APPG for the Overseas Territories as a collective group provides an important forum for engagement with interested Parliamentarians. We look forward to the next meeting where hopefully we will be able to meet again in person.