Political Literacy APPG

First Registered: 10/03/2021 • Last updated on: 25/08/2021

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The key aim of this APPG will be to provide evidence for the importance of political literacy education in promoting youth participation in democratic life. The ultimate goal of this APPG will be to ensure that all young people become politically literate by the time they finish their secondary education.

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 Political Literacy

1. Democracy and Digital Technologies
02/02/2020 - Inquiry: Democracy and Digital Technologies - Democracy and Digital Technologies Committee
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Found: crisis. There is an urgent need for reform of political advertising. Three years after the referendum

2. London School of Economics and Political Science - written evidence
04/12/2018 - Inquiry: Disinformation and ‘fake news’ - Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
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Found: and Political ScienceWritten evidence submitted by the London School of Economics and Political Science  Tackling

3. 5th Report - Disinformation and 'fake news': Interim Report
29/07/2018 - Inquiry: Disinformation and ‘fake news’ - Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
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Found: Cambridge Analytica, SCL and AIQ 4 Political campaigning What is a political advert? Electoral questions concerning

4. Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013
01/02/2020 - Inquiry: Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 - Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 Committee
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Found: Our work revolves around providing a Political Literacy course to secondary school students across

5. Amend the Online Harms Bill to take stronger action against misinformation
09/06/2021 - Petitions

Found: poses to political participation and trust. It needs concrete measures to boost media literacy skills to

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Political Literacy

1. Sound Reading System and Literacy
14/06/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: system and describe its promise for improving literacy. The sound reading system was developed in my - Speech Link

2. Office of Communications: Chair
18/03/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: chair to be someone with a long record of extreme political partisanship, and who, as a newspaper editor, - Speech Link

3. Digital Identification Protocol
20/05/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: equal digital opportunities, widespread digital literacy and strong digital security? For this to succeed - Speech Link
2: not accept the noble Lord’s assertion about the political complexion of recent appointments. All go through - Speech Link

4. Oral Answers to Questions
25/07/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: Administration to achieve the target. This is not a party political issue. Every single part of this House wants to - Speech Link
2: statutory codes of practice on candidate and political party spending. If enacted, these codes will provide - Speech Link
3: Commission, which are clear that the law on digital political advertising badly needs updating. Some people - Speech Link

5. Oral Answers to Questions
22/04/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: parliamentary group on political literacy, emphasises that political and media literacy go hand in hand. Considering - Speech Link
2: right. The commission has recently published political literacy resources to include a module on online campaigning - Speech Link
3: Decisions on whether to deploy such a mechanism are political and not for the commission. It has therefore made - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Political Literacy
1. Literacy
asked by: Baroness Rebuck
01/12/2020
... and (3) what steps they are taking to ensure that adequate funding is available for that programme.

2. Literacy
asked by: Baroness Rebuck
24/09/2020
... and (2) for one-to-one tutoring for those in greatest need returning to school after the COVID-19 lockdown.

3. Literacy
asked by: Scott Benton
11/03/2020
... what steps he is taking to encourage people to take part in adult literacy programmes in (a) Blackpool and (b) England.

4. Literacy
asked by: Jeremy Hunt
31/10/2019
... (b) at OECD literacy level 1 and (c) at OECD literacy level 2 in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

5. Literacy
asked by: Lord Bird
24/10/2019
... to increase literacy levels in England

Latest Questions
6 Current APPG Officers
Lord McNicol of West Kilbride Portrait
Lord McNicol of West Kilbride
Co-Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 10th March 2021
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Simon Fell MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 3000.

Email: simon.fell.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Danielle Vaughan, Shout Out UK, 240 Portobello Road, London W11 1LL. Tel: 0203 643 8133

Email: appg@shoutoutuk.org

Secretariat:

Shout Out UK acts as the group's secretariat. https://www.shoutoutuk.org/

Group's Website:

https://www.shoutoutuk.org/appg-on-political-literacy/

Benefits in Kind
Date
19 Jan 2021
Source
Shout Out UK
Description
Secretariat   From : 19/01/2021 To : 18/01/2022
Value
£24,001

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Political Literacy APPG