All-Party Parliamentary Group on Egypt

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The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Egypt was set up with an aim 'to strengthen relations between British and Egyptian parliamentarians and promote British-Egyptian relations amongst both chambers of the UK parliament.'[1]


Some members of the group visited Cairo from 13-16 June 2014. The cost of flights, accommodation meals and internal travel was covered by the British University in Egypt.[1]


Officers, April 2016

Officers, March 2015

Members, March 2015

Conservative Party - Baroness Elizabeth Berridge | Alistair Burt | Gerald Howarth | Baron Inglewood | Baron Risby | David Ruffley | Robert Walter | Tim Yeo Labour - Richard Burden | Jeremy Corbyn | Jim Fitzpatrick | Meg Munn | Andy Slaughter | Lord Stone of Blackheath DUP - Jeffrey Donaldson [1]


Samir Takla provides the official secretariat to the group in an unpaid capacity. He funds Sarah Chilman to act as secretary to the APPGE, a role in which she helps conduct administrative tasks as well as event management.[1]

Registered Benefits

It was registered in July 2015 that Takla had paid Chilman (in bands of £1,500) £7,501-£9000 in benefits to perform her secretarial role. [1]

On 16 November 2015, it was registered that Takla had paid (in bands of £1,500) £7,501-£9,000 for two administrative assistants to work for the group.

He also paid $4,501-£6,000 for travel, accommodation and other expenses for a speaker at a meeting held 3 November 2015. [2]


The public enquiry point is Sarah Chilman.

She can be contacted on the following email:


The group does not at present have a website.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 'APP Register 30 March 2015',, accessed 5 November 2015
  2. 2.0 2.1 Egypt APPG,, accessed 27 April 2016
  3. Egypt APPG, Register Feb16,, accessed 28 April 2016
  4. Egypt APPG, Register 28 April 2016,, accessed 10 May 2016