Youth Affairs APPG

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

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To raise the profile of issues which affect and concern young people; to encourage dialogue between parliamentarians, young people and youth services; and to encourage a co-ordinated and coherent approach to policy making on youth affairs.

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Recent Documents related to Youth Affairs

1. 16th Report - Serious youth violence
31/07/2019 - Inquiry: Serious violence - Home Affairs Committee
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Found: 'dataLayer','GTM-WPBXM6N'); Serious youth violence - Home Affairs Committee - House of Commons

2. Restless Development - written evidence
12/02/2019 - Inquiry: UK progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - International Development Committee
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Found: people each year.   Restless Development coordinates Youth Power - the campaign to support young people and

3. 2nd African Girls Summit: speech by DFID Country Director Philip Smith
26/11/2018 - Department for International Development
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Found: Social Protection, AU Commissioner for Social Affairs, traditional and religious leaders, development

4. National Youth Agency - written evidence
21/01/2019 - Inquiry: Funding of local authorities’ children’s services - Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee
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Found: evidence - National Youth AgencyWritten evidence submitted by the National Youth Agency [ACS 031] Executive

5. Letter to the Home Secretary on the Chair's re-election as Chair of the Committee dated 5 February 2020
08/04/2020 - Inquiry: Letter to the Home Secretary on the Chair's re-election as Chair of the Committee dated 5 February 2020 - Home Affairs Committee
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Found: Home Affairs Committee Committee Office House of Commons London SW1A 0AA Tel +44 (0)20 7219 2049

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Youth Affairs

1. Youth Services
24/07/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: House has considered the role and sufficiency of youth services.The Government have called this - Speech Link
2: Friend join me in paying tribute to the voluntary youth workers, both in my constituency of Crawley and - Speech Link

2. Serious Violence
15/05/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: nurses who fight to save lives; I have talked to youth workers, who try to turn people away from violence; - Speech Link
2: but the reality on the ground is that locally our youth services have been cut, our school budgets have - Speech Link
3: Government help these excellent Members of the Youth Parliament get the message out to other people that - Speech Link

3. House of Lords Commission
28/01/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: of Lord Haskel and Lord Thurlow.Economic Affairs CommitteeThat, as proposed by the Committee - Speech Link
2: appointment of a time-limited special inquiry into youth unemployment. These give effect to recommendations - Speech Link

4. Oral Answers to Questions
11/04/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: authorities’ duty to provide appropriate local youth services. In addition, I am delighted to announce - Speech Link
2: parliamentary group on youth affairs. Evidence submitted to our recent cross-party inquiry into youth work shows - Speech Link
3: report on youth policy and funding. The Office for Civil Society has allocated £195 million to youth programmes - Speech Link

5. Full-time Social Action
08/05/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: debate. I also thank City Year UK and the National Youth Agency for their important work, and for their help - Speech Link
2: Gentleman will agree that we can do more to reinstate youth clubs, which played a vital role in the past. Does - Speech Link
3: agree that youth work is important; I am very involved in that through the National Youth Agency, which - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Youth Affairs
1. Youth Services
asked by: Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi
18/11/2020
... what steps she is taking to increase youth intervention services in (a) Slough and (b) England.

2. Youth Services
asked by: Fleur Anderson
23/10/2020
... what steps she is taking to increase youth intervention services.

3. Youth Custody
asked by: Peter Kyle
19/11/2020
... what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing a right to review for children held in custody cells for more than 20 hours per day.

4. Youth Custody
asked by: Lyn Brown
15/12/2020
... if she will make an assessment of the adequacy of existing guidance for the implementation of reverse cohorting measures in youth custody.

5. Youth Justice
asked by: Tulip Siddiq
11/01/2021
... HC 306.

Latest Questions
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11 Current APPG Officers
Jo Gideon Portrait
Jo Gideon
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Stoke-on-Trent Central
Joined: 2nd June 2021
Taiwo Owatemi Portrait
Taiwo Owatemi
Officer
Labour - Coventry North West
Joined: 2nd June 2021
Peter Bottomley Portrait
Peter Bottomley
Vice Chair
Conservative - Worthing West
Joined: 24th November 2016
69 APPG Memberships
Adult Education , Ageing and Older People , Arts and Heritage , Austria , BBC , Black Maternal Health , Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Business Owners , British Overseas Territories , Carbon Monoxide , Citizens Rights , Commonwealth , Cycling and Walking , Dalits , Dark Skies , Democracy and Human Rights in the Gulf , Disability , Domestic Violence and Abuse , Equitable Life Policyholders , Fatherhood , Flags and Heraldry , Gasworks Redevelopment , Global Security and Non-Proliferation , Governance and Inclusive Leadership , Gypsies, Travellers and Roma , Haemophilia and Contaminated Blood , Haiti , Hospice and End of Life Care , Immigration Detention , Insurance and Financial Services , Internet, Communications and Technology , Ireland and the Irish in Britain , Kosovo , Leasehold and Commonhold Reform , Limits to Growth , Longevity , Media , Music , No Recourse to Public Funds , Olympic and Paralympic Games , Opera , Park Homes , Period Equality , Photography , Race and Community , Religious Education , Republic of Korea , Retail Crime , Road Freight and Logistics , Rowing , Scientific , Scotch Whisky , Sexual and Reproductive Health in the UK , Single Parent Families , Social Enterprise , Social Integration , Social Science and Policy , Social Work , St George's Day , Tibet , Transport Safety , United Nations , United Nations Women , Vascular and Venous Disease , Votes at 16 , Western Rail Link to Heathrow , Western Sahara , Wine and Spirits , Wine of Great Britain , Women in Transport
Beth Winter Portrait
Beth Winter
Officer
Labour - Cynon Valley
Joined: 2nd June 2021
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Jo Gideon MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 8131.

Email: jo.gideon.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

David Bridson, YMCA England & Wales, 10-11 Charterhouse Square, London EC1M 6EH. Tel: 020 7186 9553

Email: david.bridson@ymca.org.uk

Secretariat:

YMCA England & Wales and British Youth Council jointly act as the group's secretariat. https://www.ymca.org.uk/ and http://www.byc.org.uk/

Group's Website:

https://appgyouthaffairs.wordpress.com/

Benefits in Kind
Date
29 Jan 2021
Source
British Youth Council
Description
Joint Secretariat   From : 29/01/2021 To : 28/01/2022
Value
£1,501
Date
29 Jan 2021
Source
YMCA England and Wales
Description
Joint Secretariat   From : 29/01/2021 To : 28/01/2022
Value
£1,501
Date
29 Jan 2020
Source
British Youth Council
Description
Joint Secretariat   From : 29/01/2020 To : 28/01/2021
Value
£1,501
Date
29 Jan 2020
Source
YMCA England and Wales
Description
Joint Secretariat   From : 29/01/2020 To : 28/01/2021
Value
£1,501
Date
2 Nov 2018
Source
YMCA England & Wales
Description
Joint Secretariat   From : 02/11/2018 To : 01/11/2019
Value
£1,501
Date
2 Nov 2018
Source
British Youth Council
Description
Joint Secretariat   From : 02/11/2018 To : 01/11/2019
Value
£1,501
Date
25 May 2018
Source
National Youth Agency
Description
Costs met for an Inquiry held from May 2018 to January 2019
Value
£72,001
Date
2 Nov 2017
Source
YMCA England & Wales
Description
Joint Secretariat   From : 02/11/2017 To : 01/11/2018
Value
£1,501
Date
2 Nov 2017
Source
British Youth Council
Description
Joint Secretariat   From : 02/11/2017 To : 01/11/2018
Value
£1,501
Date
15 Nov 2016
Source
YMCA England
Description
YMCA England is funded by the British Youth Council to act as the group's secretariat   From : 15/11/2016 To : 14/11/2017
Value
£1,501
Date
15 Jul 2015
Source
YMCA England
Description
YMCA England is funded by the British Youth Council and National Council for Voluntary Youth Services to act as the group's secretariat   From : 15/07/2015 To : 15/07/2016
Value
£4,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Youth Affairs APPG

Former APPG Officers
Ben Bradley Portrait
Ben Bradley
Vice Chair
Conservative - Mansfield
Joined: 27th March 2019
Departed: 21st April 2021
Olivia Blake Portrait
Olivia Blake
Officer
Labour - Sheffield, Hallam
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 21st April 2021
James Murray Portrait
James Murray
Officer
Labour (Co-op) - Ealing North
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 21st April 2021
2 APPG Memberships
Armenia , Council Housing
Claudia Webbe Portrait
Claudia Webbe
Officer
Independent - Leicester East
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 21st April 2021
Amanda Solloway Portrait
Amanda Solloway
Co-Chair
Conservative - Derby North
Joined: 24th November 2016
Departed: 1st July 2020
No other APPG Memberships
Karen Lee Portrait
Karen Lee
Treasurer
Labour - Former Member for Lincoln
Joined: 20th December 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Gillian Keegan Portrait
Gillian Keegan
Vice Chair
Conservative - Chichester
Joined: 20th December 2017
Departed: 13th February 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Karen Lee Portrait
Karen Lee
Secretary
Labour - Former Member for Lincoln
Joined: 20th December 2017
Departed: 20th December 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Vicky Foxcroft Portrait
Vicky Foxcroft
Vice Chair
Labour - Lewisham, Deptford
Joined: 24th November 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
Chloe Smith Portrait
Chloe Smith
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Norwich North
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 12th October 2016
No other APPG Memberships
Stephen Pound Portrait
Stephen Pound
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Ealing North
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 12th October 2016
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Purvis of Tweed Portrait
Lord Purvis of Tweed
Secretary
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 12th October 2016
Paul Blomfield Portrait
Paul Blomfield
Treasurer
Labour - Sheffield Central
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 12th October 2016