Learning Disability APPG

First Registered: 29/09/2015 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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To look at the issues facing people with a learning disability and their families. The group looks at the key issues of the day, across areas including health, social care, education, employment and benefits.

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 Learning Disability

1. Closed consultation: Learning disability and autism training for health and care staff
12/04/2019 - Department of Health and Social Care
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Found: Learning disability and autism training for health and care staff Please tell us what you

2. Closed consultation: Learning disability and autism training for health and care staff
12/04/2019 - Department of Health and Social Care
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Found: Learning disability and autism training for health and care staff A consultation Contents

3. HL Bill 35 (as introduced)
16/01/2020 - Bill Documents

Found: Training on Learning Disabilities and Autism Bill [HL] 1ABILLTOMandate training on learning disability and

4. Mental health and learning disability statistics in Northern Ireland: financial year ending March 2020
23/09/2020 - Department of Health (Northern Ireland)
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Found: National Statistics Mental health and learning disability statistics in Northern Ireland: financial

5. Shortage of learning disability nurses
23/09/2020 - Early Day Motions

Found: 134 per cent increase in deaths of people with learning disabilities that happened between 10 April and

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Learning Disability

1. Health: Learning Disability and Autism Training
10/02/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: steps they are taking to mandate training on learning disability and autism for all health and social care - Speech Link
2: therapeutic resources to empower people with learning disability and autism and to educate those who support - Speech Link

2. Learning Disabilities Mortality Review Programme: Fifth Annual Report
10/06/2021 - Written Statements

1: report of the learning disability mortality review (LeDeR) programme, now known as “Learning from lives - Speech Link

3. Learning Disabilities Mortality Review
15/05/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: the response given to an Urgent Question on the learning disabilities mortality review originally made - Speech Link
2: with a learning disability have worse physical and mental health than people without a learning disability - Speech Link

4. Reports on Seclusion and Restrictive Practice for People with Autism, Mental Health Conditions and Learning Disabilities
21/07/2021 - Written Statements

1: restrictive practice in the care of people with a learning disability or autistic people. The first response is - Speech Link

5. Learning Disabilities Mortality Review
15/05/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: deaths among those of our population with a learning disability and to addressing the persistent health inequalities - Speech Link
2: Minister doing now to ensure that no more people with learning disabilities die early because of poor care?Lastly - Speech Link
3: recommendations that improve care for people with learning disabilities and autism and address the shameful - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Learning Disability
1. Learning Disability
asked by: Baroness Jolly
27/05/2020
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they are putting in place to ensure that policies applied to people with learning disabilities recognise their individual needs.

2. Learning Disability
asked by: Sharon Hodgson
07/02/2020
... what steps he is taking to support disabled students with visual stress.

3. Learning Disability
asked by: Lloyd Russell-Moyle
17/07/2018
... what estimate his Department has made of the number of day centres for adults with complex learning abilities that have closed since 2010.

4. Learning Disability
asked by: Lisa Cameron
27/06/2018
... what steps his Department is taking to ensure that information on learning disability is included in the training of healthcare staff.

5. Learning Disability
asked by: Lisa Cameron
27/06/2018
... what steps his Department is taking to support the provision of continuing professional development in respect of learning disabilities for all front-line health staff.

Latest Questions
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21 Current APPG Officers
Mark Harper Portrait
Mark Harper
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Forest of Dean
Joined: 24th November 2016
1 APPG Membership
Western Gateway
Lisa Cameron Portrait
Lisa Cameron
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Joined: 29th September 2015
Lord Wigley Portrait
Lord Wigley
Officer
Plaid Cymru - Life peer
Joined: 29th September 2015
1 APPG Membership
Hydrogen
Neil Coyle Portrait
Neil Coyle
Officer
Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark
Joined: 24th November 2016
Andy McDonald Portrait
Andy McDonald
Officer
Labour - Middlesbrough
Joined: 29th September 2015
2 APPG Memberships
Acquired Brain Injury , Epilepsy
Lord Wei Portrait
Lord Wei
Officer
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 10th March 2021
Stephen McPartland Portrait
Stephen McPartland
Officer
Conservative - Stevenage
Joined: 24th November 2016
2 APPG Memberships
Bingo , Leasehold and Commonhold Reform
William Wragg Portrait
William Wragg
Officer
Conservative - Hazel Grove
Joined: 24th November 2016
Lord Bishop of Ely Portrait
Lord Bishop of Ely
Officer
Bishops - Bishops
Joined: 7th August 2020
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Adebowale Portrait
Lord Adebowale
Officer
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 24th November 2016
Baroness Thomas of Winchester Portrait
Baroness Thomas of Winchester
Officer
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 24th November 2016
1 APPG Membership
Muscular Dystrophy
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Mr Mark Harper MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 5056.

Email: mark.harper.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Matthew Harrison, Royal Mencap Society, 123 Golden Lane, London EC1Y 0RT. Tel: 020 7696 6009

Email: matthew.harrison@mencap.org.uk

Secretariat:

Royal Mencap Society acts as the group's secretariat. https://www.mencap.org.uk/

Group's Website:

https://www.mencap.org.uk/get-involved/campaigning/our-work-parliament/all-party-parliamentary-group-learning-disability

Benefits in Kind
Date
28 Jan 2021
Source
Royal Mencap Society
Description
Secretariat   From : 28/01/2021 To : 27/01/2022
Value
£9,001
Date
28 Jan 2020
Source
Royal Mencap Society
Description
Secretariat   From : 28/01/2020 To : 27/01/2021
Value
£9,001
Date
11 Jul 2018
Source
Royal Mencap Society
Description
Secretariat   From : 11/07/2018 To : 10/07/2019
Value
£9,001
Date
11 Jul 2017
Source
Royal Mencap Society
Description
Secretariat   From : 11/07/2017 To : 10/07/2018
Value
£9,001
Date
15 Jul 2016
Source
Royal Mencap Society
Description
Secretariat   From : 15/07/2016 To : 14/07/2017
Value
£9,001
Date
15 Jul 2015
Source
Royal Mencap Society
Description
Secretariat   From : 15/07/2015 To : 31/07/2016
Value
£9,001

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Learning Disability APPG

Former APPG Officers
Kate Green Portrait
Kate Green
Vice Chair
Labour - Stretford and Urmston
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 27th January 2021
No other APPG Memberships
Paul Williams Portrait
Paul Williams
Officer
Labour - Former Member for Stockton South
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Tom Brake Portrait
Tom Brake
Officer
Liberal Democrat - Former Member for Carshalton and Wallington
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Heidi Allen Portrait
Heidi Allen
Officer
Liberal Democrat - Former Member for South Cambridgeshire
Joined: 24th November 2016
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Justin Tomlinson Portrait
Justin Tomlinson
Officer
Conservative - North Swindon
Joined: 24th November 2016
Departed: 29th August 2018
No other APPG Memberships
Mark Durkan Portrait
Mark Durkan
Officer
Social Democratic & Labour Party - Former Member for Foyle
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
William Wragg Portrait
William Wragg
Officer
Conservative - Hazel Grove
Joined: 24th November 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
None Portrait
Bishop of Ely
Officer
Joined: 24th November 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
Chris Heaton-Harris Portrait
Chris Heaton-Harris
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Daventry
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 12th October 2016
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Rix Portrait
Lord Rix
Co-Chair
Crossbench - Deceased - 20 August 2016
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 21st July 2016
No other APPG Memberships