Religious Education APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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To provide a medium through which parliamentarians and organisations with an interest in religious education can discuss the current provision of religious education, press for continuous improvement, promote public understanding and advocate rigorous education for every young person in religious and non-religious world views.

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Recent Documents related to Religious Education

1. HL Bill 56 (as introduced)
23/01/2020 - Bill Documents

Found: HL Bill 5658/1 Education (Assemblies) Bill [HL]CONTENTS1Entitlement to spiritual, moral, soci al and

2. Commission on Religious Education, Religion and Worldviews: The Way Forward
13/12/2018 - Parliamentary Research

Found: Smith | 13 December 2018 Commission on Religious Education, Religion and Worldviews: The Way Forward

3. HL Bill 18 Explanatory Notes
09/09/2021 - Bill Documents


4. Research review series: religious education
12/05/2021 - Ofsted
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Found: analysis Research review series: religious education A review of research into factors that

5. Religious education in local-authority-maintained schools
28/10/2019 - Department for Education
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Found: Religious education in local-authority-maintained schools - GOV.UK

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Religious Education

1. Education (Assemblies) Bill [HL]
10/09/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: mainly Catholic children who were excluded from religious worship at my secondary school. They were made - Speech Link

2. Religious Education
17/12/2018 - Grand Committee

1: made of the report by the Commission on Religious Education Religion and Worldviews: the way forward - Speech Link
2: substantial piece of work on the issue of religious education in our country since the 1970s. There was - Speech Link

3. Relationships and Sex Education
25/02/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: e-petition 235053 relating to relationship and sex education.It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship - Speech Link
2: long way, but does she not agree that inclusive education on sexuality and all kinds of families is vital - Speech Link
3: relationships education, and all maintained secondary schools to teach relationships and sex education. Importantly - Speech Link

4. China’s Policy on its Uighur Population
11/03/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: recent years, a vast network of so-called re-education centres has emerged. The first of these detention - Speech Link
2: undertake peaceful protest, human rights activism and religious practice without fear of the Chinese state coming - Speech Link
3: justify the systematic persecution of ethnic or religious groups, in this case the persecution of Muslims - Speech Link

5. Covid-19: Religious and Ethnic Minority Communities
22/06/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: considered the effect of the covid-19 pandemic on religious and ethnic minority communities throughout the - Speech Link
2: considered the effect of the covid-19 pandemic on religious and ethnic minority communities throughout the - Speech Link
3: pandemic, whereby those belonging to specific religious groups have been refused medical treatment on - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Religious Education
1. Religious Freedom
asked by: Brendan O'Hara
... (b) North Africa and (c) Asia.

2. Religious Freedom
asked by: Jim Shannon
... Eritrea and Pakistan.

3. Religious Freedom
asked by: Lord Alton of Liverpool
... forced marriage and forced conversions to determine the ages of victims; and what support they have provided to that country to enable such data to be included on its National Database and Registration Authority.

4. Religious Freedom
asked by: Stuart Anderson
... what steps he is taking to help tackle the persecution of religious minorities abroad.

5. Religious Freedom
asked by: Zarah Sultana
... what support his Department provides to projects (a) with and (b) for religious communities facing discrimination throughout the world.

Latest Questions
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5 Current APPG Officers
Luke Pollard Portrait
Luke Pollard
Vice Chair
Labour (Co-op) - Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport
Joined: 8th November 2017
Lord Singh of Wimbledon Portrait
Lord Singh of Wimbledon
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Peter Bottomley Portrait
Peter Bottomley
Vice Chair
Conservative - Worthing West
Joined: 5th November 2019
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Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Fiona Bruce MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 7042.


No benefits in kind are on record for the Religious Education APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Religious Education APPG

Former APPG Officers
Jeremy Lefroy Portrait
Jeremy Lefroy
Vice Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Stafford
Joined: 5th November 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
David Burrowes Portrait
David Burrowes
Vice Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Enfield, Southgate
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships