Civic Societies APPG

First Registered: 23/12/2015 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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To discuss issues related to civic society and the civic movement; to realise these issues on the parliamentary agenda; and to provide a forum for an exchange of views between stakeholders with an interest in making places more attractive, enjoyable and distinctive.

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 Civic Societies

1. G7 Foreign and Development Ministers' Meeting, May 2021: communiqué
05/05/2021 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: protection, promotion and encouragement of open societies and the democratic systems that underpin them

2. Written evidence submitted by Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO), Bond, National Council of Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), and Small Charities Coalition (SCC) (joint submission) (PCSCB18)
28/05/2021 - Bill Documents

Found: protest is integral to a healthy democracy and open societies. Through peaceful protests, civil society ensures

3. Legislation on Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Rwanda and England and Wales
07/10/2019 - Department for International Development
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Found: liberalised by the 2019 Organization of Civil Societies Proclamation (CSO Proclamation) . The

4. Development Needs Society - The Implications of Civic Space for the Sustainable Development Goals
27/02/2020 - Department for International Development
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5. UK Aid Connect
12/04/2019 - Department for International Development
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Found: (FoRB) for inclusive, interdependent and diverse societies Consortium - lead: Institute of Development

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Recent Speeches related to Civic Societies

1. Violent Extremism
28/06/2018 - Grand Committee

1: society fall within three broad areas—economic, civic and social. The economic factors in the region are - Speech Link
2: identified three areas of risk factors: economic, civic and social. In many countries from which the young - Speech Link
3: specific recommendations on targeting economic, civic and social factors. Given the time constraints this - Speech Link

2. Greater Manchester Combined Authority (Functions and Amendment) Order 2019
02/04/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: than 100 years: in sports, obviously, but also in civic matters—which is why we have an outstanding collection - Speech Link
2: noble Lord, Lord Stunell, rightly referred to the civic pride and sense of togetherness in Manchester, and - Speech Link

3. United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
01/03/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: home and around the world. Peaceful, inclusive societies, access to justice for all and effective, accountable - Speech Link
2: greatest contribution but through non-governmental civic society and the huge connectivity among the 2.4 - Speech Link

4. Patrick Finucane: Supreme Court Judgment
30/11/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: still, as she said, far too many families across societies in Northern Ireland who do not know what happened - Speech Link
2: have been talking to civic society, as I do regularly, and people across civic society and across the - Speech Link
3: we should do everything we can, working across civic society, to find a way forward that we can all come - Speech Link

5. EU Referendum: Voter Registration
12/05/2016 - Lords Chamber

1: exactly why we have been giving grants to civic societies to engage with the young. There have been several - Speech Link

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Recent Questions related to Civic Societies
1. Building Societies and Mutual Societies
asked by: Gareth Thomas
... whether an assessment was made on the effect of the demutualisation of building societies and financial mutuals on the events leading up to the financial crash in 2007-08; and if he will make a statement.

2. Building Societies
asked by: Gareth Thomas
... what assessment he has made of the effect of the decision by regulators not to consider the effect of demutualisation of building societies and friendly societies on the financial crash of 2007-08; and if he will make a statement.

3. Friendly Societies
asked by: Rachael Maskell
... what steps he is taking to reform the Friendly Societies Act 1992 in order that friendly societies are not limited to invest.

4. Friendly Societies: Reviews
asked by: Gareth Thomas
... if he will launch a review of the adequacy of legislation on friendly societies; and if he will make a statement.

5. Building Societies: Coronavirus
asked by: Karen Bradley
... what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the covid-19 pandemic on UK building societies; and if he will make a statement.

Latest Questions
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9 Current APPG Officers
Craig Mackinlay Portrait
Craig Mackinlay
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - South Thanet
Joined: 23rd December 2015
Peter Bone Portrait
Peter Bone
Vice Chair
Conservative - Wellingborough
Joined: 14th July 2021
3 APPG Memberships
Alevis , American Football , Esports
Yvette Cooper Portrait
Yvette Cooper
Vice Chair
Labour - Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford
Joined: 14th July 2021
No other APPG Memberships
Mark Garnier Portrait
Mark Garnier
Vice Chair
Conservative - Wyre Forest
Joined: 14th July 2021
Karl McCartney Portrait
Karl McCartney
Vice Chair
Conservative - Lincoln
Joined: 14th July 2021
Stephen Morgan Portrait
Stephen Morgan
Vice Chair
Labour - Portsmouth South
Joined: 14th July 2021
William Wragg Portrait
William Wragg
Vice Chair
Conservative - Hazel Grove
Joined: 23rd December 2015
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Craig Mackinlay MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 4442.


Public Enquiry Point:

Ian Harvey, Civic Voice, The Coffin Works, 13-15 Fleet Street, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham B3 1JP. Tel: 0121 792 8177


Benefits in Kind
16 Nov 2015
Civic Voice
Secretariat   From : 16/11/2015 To : 15/11/2016

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Civic Societies APPG

Former APPG Officers
Craig Tracey Portrait
Craig Tracey
Vice Chair
Conservative - North Warwickshire
Joined: 6th January 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
Mike Hill Portrait
Mike Hill
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Hartlepool
Joined: 23rd October 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Kelly Tolhurst Portrait
Kelly Tolhurst
Conservative - Rochester and Strood
Joined: 6th January 2017
Departed: 10th October 2018
No other APPG Memberships
William Wragg Portrait
William Wragg
Vice Chair
Conservative - Hazel Grove
Joined: 23rd December 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
Natascha Engel Portrait
Natascha Engel
Labour - Former Member for North East Derbyshire
Joined: 23rd December 2015
Departed: 24th November 2016
No other APPG Memberships
Cat Smith Portrait
Cat Smith
Labour - Lancaster and Fleetwood
Joined: 23rd December 2015
Departed: 24th November 2016
Baroness Andrews Portrait
Baroness Andrews
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 23rd December 2015
Departed: 24th November 2016