Humanist APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 21/04/2021

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To bring together non-religious MPs and peers to discuss matters of shared interests.

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 Humanist

1. Humanist marriage ceremonies
16/07/2019 - Parliamentary Research

Found: BRIEFING PAPER Number 05864, 16 July 2019 Humanist marriage ceremonies By Catherine Fairbairn Inside:

2. Bill 203 EN 2019-21
02/12/2020 - Bill Documents

Found: recognition for marriages conducted by the British Humanist Association (which currently operates under the

3. HL Bill 14 Explanatory Notes
21/04/2020 - Bill Documents

Found: recognition for marriages conducted by the British Humanist Association (which currently operates under the

4. Humanists UK - written evidence
09/09/2019 - Inquiry: Human rights: Freedom of religion and belief, and human rights defenders - Foreign Affairs Committee
- View source

Found: over 100 members of the All Party Parliamentary Humanist Group. Through our ceremonies, pastoral support

5. Anonymous - written evidence
07/05/2019 - Inquiry: Islamophobia - Home Affairs Committee
- View source

Found: be challenged or criticised.  A secular and a humanist view should be dominant. Religion is a personal

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Recent Speeches related to Humanist

1. Humanist Marriage Ceremonies
22/11/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: welcome the report of the All-Party Parliamentary Humanist Group, the APPHG, and are carefully considering - Speech Link
2: in favour of humanist marriage, and given that in Scotland more marriages are now humanist in kind than - Speech Link
3: as the noble Lord mentioned, we have seen that humanist marriages are attractive to many couples. It is - Speech Link

2. Registration of Marriage Bill [HL]
26/01/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: manage—about the need for legal recognition of humanist marriages and the opportunity for this Bill to - Speech Link
2: the scope of this Bill—the legal recognition of humanist marriages in England and Wales.,Let us - Speech Link

3. Covid-19: Wedding Venues
24/06/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: recognition to humanist marriages, which would mean that couples who want a humanist wedding would not - Speech Link
2: rejection of any thought being given to permitting humanist marriages, which would obviously save the couples - Speech Link

4. Marriage and Religious Weddings
30/06/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: Governments to bring about legal recognition for humanist marriages by ministerial order. Since then, successive - Speech Link
2: on this issue? Provision for legally recognised humanist marriages was overwhelmingly supported in the - Speech Link

5. Marriage: Humanist Ceremonies
21/01/2016 - Lords Chamber

1: Majesty’s Government what plans they have to establish humanist marriage ceremonies in England and Wales. - Speech Link
2: have a humanist marriage. Two gay people can now marry in a church but they cannot have a humanist wedding - Speech Link
3: opinion polls consistently show public support for humanist marriages, so can he tell us why the Government - Speech Link

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10 Current APPG Officers
Baroness Bakewell Portrait
Baroness Bakewell
Co-Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 7th August 2020
1 APPG Membership
Illicit Trade
Clive Lewis Portrait
Clive Lewis
Vice Chair
Labour - Norwich South
Joined: 30th July 2015
Lord Taverne Portrait
Lord Taverne
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
No other APPG Memberships
Jeff Smith Portrait
Jeff Smith
Vice Chair
Labour - Manchester, Withington
Joined: 28th September 2017
Baroness Burt of Solihull Portrait
Baroness Burt of Solihull
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 20th May 2020
Viscount Ridley Portrait
Viscount Ridley
Vice Chair
Conservative - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 7th August 2020
3 APPG Memberships
Freedom of Speech , Hong Kong , Vaping
Baroness Massey of Darwen Portrait
Baroness Massey of Darwen
Secretary
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Crispin Blunt MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 2254.

Email: crispinbluntmp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Karen Wright, Humanists UK, 39 Moreland Street, London EC1V 8BB. Tel: 0207 324 3009

Email: karen@humanism.org.uk

Secretariat:

Humanists UK acts as the group's secretariat. https://humanism.org.uk/

Group's Website:

https://humanism.org.uk/about/humanists-in-parliament/

Benefits in Kind
Date
25 Feb 2020
Source
Humanists UK
Description
Secretariat   From : 25/02/2020 To : 24/02/2021
Value
£10,501
Date
13 Sep 2018
Source
Humanists UK
Description
Secretariat   From : 13/09/2018 To : 12/09/2019
Value
£9,001
Date
13 Sep 2017
Source
Humanists UK
Description
Secretariat   From : 13/09/2017 To : 12/09/2018
Value
£9,001

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Humanist APPG

Former APPG Officers
Lord Warner Portrait
Lord Warner
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Garel-Jones Portrait
Lord Garel-Jones
Vice Chair
Conservative - Deceased - 24 March 2020
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Kelvin Hopkins Portrait
Kelvin Hopkins
Vice Chair
Independent - Former Member for Luton North
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 29th August 2018
No other APPG Memberships
Baroness Flather Portrait
Baroness Flather
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 29th August 2018