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Tuesday, 28 July 2009
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On July 23 the UK's  All-Party Parliamentary Group on Portugal visited Quinta da Póvoa.


The group, whose remit is to increase awareness amongst British MPs and Peers of the political situation in Portugal, to host meetings to enable MPs and Peers to meet Portuguese parliamentarians,  and generally to improve the relations between the UK and Portugal, were escorted by members of the Portuguese parliament, local government, and BHSP, acting as guide.
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British all-party groups are regarded as relatively informal compared with other cross-party bodies such as select committees of the UK Parliament. The membership of all-party groups mainly comprises backbench Members of the House of Commons and House of Lords but may also include ministers and non-parliamentarians.
On this occasion the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Portugal was led by its chairman, Lord Dubs (fourth from the left in the photo above), and included Lord Roper, Chris Ruane, Tim Boswell and Andrew Dismore.  During their stay the group had opportunity to visit the replica signal station on Monte Socorro summit and inspect some of  Póvoa's Penninsular artifacts , which provided occasion for more photographs - on the next page.
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