Rural Services APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 10/03/2021

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To promote a debate on the provision of rural services and to issue periodic reports.

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 Rural Services

1. Rural transport, travel and accessibility statistics
24/10/2019 - Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
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Found: ) accessibility indicators for eight key services: employment centres, primary and secondary schools

2. Rural transport, travel and accessibility statistics
24/10/2019 - Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
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Found: Rural transport, travel and accessibility statistics - GOV.UK

3. Apply for the rural mobility fund
06/02/2020 - Department for Transport
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Found: Apply for the rural mobility fund Funding to trial on-demand bus services in rural or suburban areas

4. Rural transport, travel and accessibility statistics
24/10/2019 - Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
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Found: of a ccessibility of services This measure of a ccessibility of services is determined by looking

5. Rural transport, travel and accessibility statistics
24/10/2019 - Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
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Found: who has access to and therefore benefits from services and who might be disadvantaged. One way of

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Rural Services

1. Rural Bus Services
11/11/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: including those in rural areas. The Government have established a £20 million rural mobility fund to support - Speech Link
2: council-supported bus services have been lost. This has hit rural areas particularly badly. I am glad to hear - Speech Link
3: role to play in ensuring that we protect rural bus services. To that extent, local authorities receive - Speech Link

2. Bus Services: Cumbria
29/10/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: move,That this House has considered bus services in Cumbria.It is a huge privilege to serve - Speech Link
2: compare the number of cuts, the funding and the services that we have in south Yorkshire and Cumbria with - Speech Link
3: of the people who live in them of having these services is worth the money we put into them. It makes - Speech Link

3. Buses: Rural Services
16/07/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: operators and communities to provide improved bus services in rural areas. Furthermore, our Total Transport pilot - Speech Link
2: certain areas it is a challenge to access certain services using public transport. The Government are doing - Speech Link
3: the 25% cut in local authority funding for bus services over the last four years, literally hundreds of - Speech Link

4. Rural Economy (Rural Economy Committee Report)
08/10/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: the Select Committee on the Rural Economy Time for a strategy for the rural economy (HL Paper 330). - Speech Link
2: impact on the rural economy, namely Brexit. While I can see no good news for the rural economy coming - Speech Link

5. Rural Post Offices
09/07/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: to ensure that rural post offices are able to (1) continue, and (2) extend, the services they provide to - Speech Link
2: and protecting rural services. The Government have invested over £2 billion since 2010 to ensure the - Speech Link
3: reflect the vital services rural post offices provide, their long hours and the other services for which the - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Rural Services
1. Bus Services: Rural Areas
asked by: Jim Shannon
07/07/2020
... what assessment he has made of the potential merits of allocating additional ringfenced funding to support rural bus routes.

2. Bus Services: Rural Areas
asked by: Kevin Hollinrake
26/06/2020
... what steps he is taking to increase the number of zero emission buses in rural areas.

3. Bus Services: Rural Areas
asked by: Laurence Robertson
23/03/2020
... what steps he is taking to expand bus services in rural areas; and if he will make a statement.

4. Bus Services: Rural Areas
asked by: Marion Fellows
20/02/2020
... (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland.

5. Health Services: Rural Areas
asked by: Jeremy Hunt
11/03/2020
... what assessment his Department has made of the implications for his policies of the recommendation that NHS England should consider extending the review of requirements to sustain safe provision to other services to develop and promote a positive way of working in remote and rural environments.

Latest Questions
8 Current APPG Officers
Philip Dunne Portrait
Philip Dunne
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Ludlow
Joined: 14th March 2018
Julie Marson Portrait
Julie Marson
Vice Chair
Conservative - Hertford and Stortford
Joined: 20th May 2020
Lord Carrington Portrait
Lord Carrington
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 10th March 2021
Lord Crathorne Portrait
Lord Crathorne
Treasurer
Conservative - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 21st July 2016
2 APPG Memberships
Arts and Heritage , Photography
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Philip Dunne MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 2388.

Email: philip.dunne.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Graham Biggs, Rural Services Network, C/o West Devon Borough Council Offices, Kilworthy Park, Drake Road, Tavistock, Devon PL19 0BZ. Tel: 07966 790 197

Email: graham.biggs@sparse.gov.uk

Secretariat:

Rural Services Network acts as the group's secretariat. http://www.rsnonline.org.uk/

Group's Website:

https://www.rsnonline.org.uk/category/appg

Benefits in Kind
Date
28 Jan 2021
Source
Rural Services Network
Description
Secretariat   From : 28/01/2021 To : 27/01/2022
Value
£3,001
Date
28 Jan 2020
Source
Rural Services Network
Description
Secretariat   From : 28/01/2020 To : 27/01/2021
Value
£3,001
Date
7 Sep 2018
Source
Rural Services Network
Description
Secretariat   From : 07/09/2018 To : 06/09/2019
Value
£3,001
Date
1 Jan 2018
Source
Rural Services Network
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/01/2018 To : 31/12/2018
Value
£3,001
Date
1 Jan 2017
Source
Rural Services Network
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/01/2017 To : 31/12/2017
Value
£3,001
Date
1 Jan 2016
Source
Rural Services Network
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/01/2016 To : 31/12/2016
Value
£3,001
Date
1 Jan 2015
Source
Rural Services Network
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/01/2015 To : 31/12/2015
Value
£3,001

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Rural Services APPG

Former APPG Officers
Chris Loder Portrait
Chris Loder
Vice Chair
Conservative - West Dorset
Joined: 20th May 2020
Departed: 27th January 2021
Scott Mann Portrait
Scott Mann
Vice Chair
Conservative - North Cornwall
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 27th January 2021
Philip Dunne Portrait
Philip Dunne
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Ludlow
Joined: 14th March 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
Rebecca Pow Portrait
Rebecca Pow
Deputy Chair
Conservative - Taunton Deane
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
1 APPG Membership
Rowing
David Drew Portrait
David Drew
Vice Chair
Labour (Co-op) - Former Member for Stroud
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Ruth George Portrait
Ruth George
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for High Peak
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Baroness Byford Portrait
Baroness Byford
Secretary
Conservative - Retired on 5 May 2020
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Rachel Maclean Portrait
Rachel Maclean
Vice Chair
Conservative - Redditch
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 21st November 2018
2 APPG Memberships
Data Analytics , Women's Health
Jo Churchill Portrait
Jo Churchill
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Bury St Edmunds
Joined: 21st July 2016
Departed: 31st January 2018
No other APPG Memberships
Victoria Atkins Portrait
Victoria Atkins
Vice Chair
Conservative - Louth and Horncastle
Joined: 24th November 2016
Departed: 31st January 2018
No other APPG Memberships
Cat Smith Portrait
Cat Smith
Vice Chair
Labour - Lancaster and Fleetwood
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
Helen Goodman Portrait
Helen Goodman
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Bishop Auckland
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Simon Hoare Portrait
Simon Hoare
Vice Chair
Conservative - North Dorset
Joined: 24th November 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
Graham Stuart Portrait
Graham Stuart
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Beverley and Holderness
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 12th October 2016
No other APPG Memberships
Neil Parish Portrait
Neil Parish
Treasurer
Conservative - Tiverton and Honiton
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 3rd June 2016
2 APPG Memberships
Cider , Wood Panel Industry