Vegetarianism and Veganism APPG

First Registered: 15/02/2017 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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To provide a forum for discussing issues around vegetarianism and veganism. These include vegan and vegetarian rights and catering, public health, environmental issues and animal rights.

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 Vegetarianism and Veganism

1. Add veganism to the national curriculum and require schools offer vegan meals
26/07/2021 - Petitions

Found: Veganism should be added to the national curriculum so that children learn about veganism. I also believe

2. Require ALL Eateries to Have At Least One Vegan Option and Donate Unwanted Food
06/11/2020 - Petitions

Found: Veganism is one of the fastest growing lifestyles in the world. Vegans don't eat, use or wear any animal

3. Make Veganism a Protected Characteristic under The Equality Act 2010
16/03/2020 - Petitions

Found: We want to add veganism as a protected characteristic to The Equality Act 2010

4. Include ethical veganism on the 2021 census.
25/04/2020 - Petitions

Found: Given that ethical veganism has now been confirmed as a protected characteristic under the Equality Act

5. Make abuse against people based on dietary choice a hate crime & Equalities Act.
18/08/2020 - Petitions

Found: people based on dietary choice a hate crime. Make veganism and vegetarians a protected characteristic under

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Vegetarianism and Veganism

1. Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill [HL]
16/06/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: undergone a sort of convulsive conversion to vegetarianism, and this was his attempt to work out some rationale - Speech Link

2. Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations
12/11/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: health concerns associated with this environment. Veganism is something that more and more people are taking - Speech Link

3. Jain Community: Contribution to the UK
01/05/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: themselves alone? They bring their message of vegetarianism, tolerance and equality to wider society, promoting - Speech Link

4. Armed Forces: Baltic Defence
24/02/2015 - Lords Chamber

1: the sheep to pass resolutions in favour of vegetarianism if the wolf is of another opinion. Is my noble - Speech Link

5. Amazon Deforestation
07/10/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: the all-party parliamentary group on vegetarianism and veganism. I do not know that I am as good at pursuing - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Vegetarianism and Veganism
1. Veganism
asked by: Luke Pollard
08/06/2020
... what estimate he has made of the effect of people moving to a vegan diet on levels of carbon emissions from agriculture.

2. Veganism
asked by: Lord Blencathra
23/03/2020
... Supporting veganism in the workplace: a guide for employers; and whether they will issue guidance on supporting veganism in the workplace.

3. Veganism
asked by: Lord Blencathra
17/03/2020
... what plans they have to amend that Act.

4. Veganism
asked by: Kerry McCarthy
02/04/2019
... (ii) supplement drinks and (iii) feeds.

5. Veganism
asked by: Jim Shannon
04/12/2018
... whether his Department holds information on the proportion of people in (a) England and (b) the UK who are vegan.

Latest Questions
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6 Current APPG Officers
Baroness Gale Portrait
Baroness Gale
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 2nd June 2021
2 APPG Memberships
Banning Trophy Hunting , Parkinson's
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Christina Rees MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 5783.

Email: christina.rees.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Tim Thorpe, The Vegan Society, Donald Watson House, 34-35 Ludgate Hill, Birmingham B3 1EH. Tel: 0121 323 1800

Email: vegAPPG@vegansociety.com

Secretariat:

The Vegan Society acts as the group's secretariat. https://www.vegansociety.com/

Group's Website:

https://vegappg.org.uk/

Benefits in Kind
Date
17 Feb 2021
Source
The Vegan Society
Description
Secretariat   From : 17/02/2021 To : 16/02/2022
Value
£1,501
Date
17 Feb 2020
Source
The Vegan Society
Description
Secretariat   From : 17/02/2020 To : 16/02/2021
Value
£1,501
Date
17 Jul 2019
Source
The Vegan Society
Description
Secretariat   From : 17/07/2019 To : 16/07/2020
Value
£4,501
Date
17 Jul 2018
Source
National Council for Voluntary Organisations
Description
NCVO is paid by Vegan Society, Vegetarian Society, and Vegetarian For Life to act as the group's secretariat   From : 17/07/2018 To : 16/07/2019
Value
£4,501
Date
17 Jul 2017
Source
National Council for Voluntary Organisations
Description
NCVO is paid by Vegan Society, Vegetarian Society, and Vegetarian For Life to act as the group's secretariat   From : 17/07/2017 To : 16/07/2018
Value
£4,501
Date
1 Dec 2016
Source
National Council for Voluntary Organisations
Description
NCVO is paid by Vegan Society, Vegetarian Society, and Vegetarian For Life   From : 01/12/2016 To : 30/11/2017
Value
£4,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Vegetarianism and Veganism APPG

Former APPG Officers
Thangam Debbonaire Portrait
Thangam Debbonaire
Vice Chair
Labour - Bristol West
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 21st April 2021
4 APPG Memberships
Autism , Eritrea , Friends of Syria , Parkrun
Baroness Hussein-Ece Portrait
Baroness Hussein-Ece
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 31st July 2019
Departed: 21st April 2021
Lord Stone of Blackheath Portrait
Lord Stone of Blackheath
Vice Chair
Non-affiliated - Life peer
Joined: 31st July 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
2 APPG Memberships
Egypt , Olympic and Paralympic Games
Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb Portrait
Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb
Officer
Green Party - Life peer
Joined: 15th February 2017
Departed: 19th June 2019