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.
Many receive donations and funding from organisations in order to advance their cause
To raise awareness and understanding of what constitutes a ‘left behind’ neighbourhood and to explore, propose and advocate for the implementation of approaches designed to 'level up’ the social and economic outcomes of their residents and make their communities stronger and more resilient, including by applying learning about the impact of COVID-19.
To be a parliamentary source of knowledge and utilisation of the 12 step recovery programme for addictions. To convene meetings, undertake research and create a cross-addiction network.
To increase recognition and understanding of the Syndrome across policy makers and the medical profession. Eventually aiming for, once diagnosed, life-long health strategy for sufferers.
The APPG will champion the historic peace agreements known as the Abraham Accords.
To highlight the importance of access to justice as a fundamental principle of the rule of law and empower individuals to exercise their rights, challenge discrimination, and reduce inequalities.
To examine pricing, funding and wider access issues relating to the availability of medicines and medical technologies on the NHS in England.
To provide a forum to discuss the future of finance and the vital role that the accountancy sector will play in boosting economic growth, productivity, trade and sustainability across the UK.
To raise awareness of Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) and seek improvements in support and services for people with ABI and their carers; to provide a voice for people with ABI in parliament; and to raise issues across health, social care and welfare which affect people living with ABI.
The APPG has the objective of ensuring that the UK places ‘Action on Conflict’ at the heart of its international strategy alongside climate change and COVID recovery.
To amplify the voices and experiences of children and families engaged in adoption and other forms of permanence to inform parliamentarians and promote the development and implementation of effective policy and practice. To provide an opportunity for the ambitious exploration of innovative solutions to enable adoptive children and families to thrive.
To celebrate the contribution of adult education to the social, economic and cultural wellbeing of the UK and to raise the profile of adult education through exploring the need for policy change and developing new evidence to demonstrate its impact.
To act as a forum for members of the House of Commons and Lords to enagage with the wider adult social care sector, with the aim of engaging in a cross-party and non-partisan manner to influence government policy on the reform of the adult social care system.
To campaign for the full restoration of pensions from the AEA Technology Pension Scheme.
To promote awareness of all aspects of the British Aerospace sector in parliament and government.
To promote the needs of Afghan women and girls within policy making and raise awareness across Parliament in respect of this vulnerable group whilst enabling the vital role that Afghan women must play in peacebuilding, mediation and post conflict reconstruction in Afghanistan.
To address all aspects of Afghanistan's development, security and humanitarian situation to improve HMG's policies toward the country.
To facilitate mutually beneficial relationships between Africa and the UK by amplifying African perspectives to further understanding of contemporary UK-African relations and pan-African matters within UK parliament. The group also seeks to challenge negative stereotypes pertaining to Africa where they persist.
To bring together parliamentarians, campaigners, communities, and other stakeholders to examine issues of African Reparations and the repatriation of art and cultural artefacts, as well as exploring policy proposals on reparations and development, and how best to redress the legacies of African enslavement and colonialism.
To provide a cross-party forum in which to hold the government to account on issues affecting ageing older people.
Seeks to make all parliamentarians aware of the extensive positive work done by the Ahmadiyya community and speak up on issues of persecution and extremism that Ahmadiyya muslims face abroad and in the UK.
To promote the scaling up of cost-effective aid policy and practice, namely proven aid matching mechanisms to unleash more funds, for more direct delivery to front line organisations. To inform debate and propose Real Aid recommendations and action towards reducing aid wastage to boost the impact of international development
To positively impact the air ambulance sector and facilitate lasting advancements in the field of air ambulance services. By championing crucial improvements and addressing challenges faced by air ambulance charities, the APPG will elevate the delivery of lifesaving pre-hospital care to new heights.
To bring together parliamentarians, experts, and stakeholders to discuss and promote measures to tackle poor air quality; and to work to raise the profile of both the problem and its solutions in Parliament.
To consider the economic, environmental and social impacts of airport operations on local communities, including expansion plans.
To help bilateral relations between the UK and Albania and improve parliamentary relations.
To promote discussion of alcohol related issues and to raise issues of concern and make recommendations to government and other policy makers.
To recognise the important contribution that the Alevi community makes to British society; to ensure that British Alevis are represented in Parliament by giving them a platform to express their legitimate socio-political aspirations, so they achieve recognition for their rights and religion in Britain and overseas.
To build relations between the UK and Algeria and to strengthen parliamentary links.
To improve the lives of all people living with allergy across the UK; to improve National Health Service allergy services and allow greater access to existing services; to raise awareness of the condition, severity and prevalence and encourage greater understanding.
To promote the present and historic benefits of almshouses to the nation's housing needs.
To help change the culture of dispute resolution in the country by providing a valuable forum within Parliament to discuss the latest developments in Alternative Dispute Resolution and to promote its wider use.
To support the sport of American football.
To promote angling and conservation.
To use the influence of experts and politicians to raise awareness of animal welfare issues and to develop solutions through evidence based inquiries and policy development.
Building a fair and transparent tax system. Campaigning against corruption and financial crime. Working cross-party for real change.
The APPG focuses on the barriers faced by the housing sector in addressing anti-social behaviour (ASB) and how landlords, homeowners, local authorities, the police, and others can work together to address it. It will also consider what central government can do to support housing providers and others to address and reduce ASB.
To raise the profile of antibiotic resistance, the need to preserve antibiotics through education on their appropriate use including non-human uses, the lack of new treatments for bacterial infections and to help accelerate efforts to discover, research and develop new treatments.
To encourage political interest in Antigua and Barbuda; to meet with politicians who are visiting the UK; to meet with the High Commissioners of Antigua and Barbuda; and to discuss Antiguan, Barbudan and UK politics.
To combat antisemitism and help develop and seek implementation of effective public policy to combat antisemitism.
To provide a forum for parliamentarians and employers to discuss how to promote the role of high quality apprenticeships.
To encourage discussion and debate about the Arab world, including the UK's relations with it.
To further the understanding of archaeology and promote archaeology and archaeological education.
The promotion and understanding of matters related to archives and history.
To better understand both bodies and their roles, and to build strategic friendships and alliances across areas of shared interest.
To maintain relations between the two countries and to build links with the Argentine Congress.
To promote better understanding of His Majesty's Armed Forces in Parliament.
To inform Parliamentarians and influence Government on all aspects of the Armed Forces Covenant and its implementation nationally.
To encourage links between the UK parliament and the Republic of Armenia and to increase awareness of that country in the UK parliament.
The group believes that art, craft and design education is essential to the economy and to the cultural, spiritual, creative and social wellbeing of all; that it empowers individuals, enabling them to engage with our rich visual and cultural heritage, express themselves and become visually literate and perceptive, and that access to high quality art, craft and design education is an entitlement for everyone.
To address the economic, social and ethical implications of developing and implementing Artificial Intelligence (including machine learning, natural language understanding, automated reasoning, autonomous systems etc).
Since 1974 the APPG has built up a close relationship with all our national museums and galleries, The Arts Council, English Heritage, The National Trust and with other leading arts and heritage bodies. We hold regular meetings with their leaders and with ministers. We arrange numerous visits and also have the privilege of attending private views of most of the major exhibitions in London.
To enable parliamentarians, of all parties and in both Houses, to be informed about significant practice and developments in the field of the arts, health and wellbeing; discuss relevant government and opposition policies; and provide a springboard for parliamentary action, such as debates and questions for oral and written answer.
To disseminate knowledge, generate debate and facilitate engagement on assistive technology amongst members of both Houses of Parliament.
To encourage political interest in Australia and New Zealand; to meet with ANZAC politicians who are visiting the UK; to meet with the High Commissioners of Australia and New Zealand; and to discuss Australian, New Zealand and UK Politics.
To raise awareness and understanding of the AUKUS security pact and its implications for the UK. The group will work with Government, NGOs, think tanks, the MOD and its agencies, industry, and experts, to understand the opportunities and risks flowing from the multiple programmes of work that AUKUS represents, and why this programme matters to the UK.
To foster and advance relations between the nations and regions of the UK and Austria.
To raise awareness of issues affecting autistic people, their families and carers; to raise parliamentary awareness of autism; to campaign for changes to government policy to benefit autistic people and improve diagnosis or support for autistic people.
To promote the objective - as set out by the British Government - of making the UK the best country in the world for General Aviation through inspiring both current and future generations to take up science, technology, engineering and mathematics, thereby creating high-tech jobs and growth in our economy.
To raise awareness of Axial Spondyloarthritis, including Ankylosing Spondylitis, and strive for improved outcomes for all those who are affected by the condition.
To develop good relations between the legislatures and governments of our two countries.
To develop policy that supports families dealing with the grief and loss of a baby, and to raise awareness of what more can be done by the government, Parliament or other agencies to help those affected.
To raise awareness on the Bahá'í faith and the efforts of the Bahá'í community to contribute to British society, and to seek action in respect of the persecution of Bahá'ís in Iran and other instances where Bahá'ís are subject to discrimination on the grounds of their faith.
To foster good relationships between the UK and Bahrain.
To foster a greater understanding of the country of Bangladesh and provide a conduit for the Bangladeshi community here in the UK.
To secure a comprehensive and properly-enforced UK ban on all trophy hunting imports, and for Britain to be a global leader in helping to end trophy hunting.
To promote participation in and the development of the sport of basketball at all levels in the UK.
To inform MPs and Members of the House of Lords about historical military campaigns in Europe by taking them to where events occurred, examining what happened and paying respects at the connected Commonwealth War Cemetery.
To encourage debate and engage in discussion about all elements of the BBC, including the BBC World Service and the BBC’s role within the creative industries.
To provide a forum for parliamentary discussions on the issues around beauty, aesthetics and wellbeing. To support the beauty and aesthetics industry, celebrate its economic and social contribution and discuss the challenges it faces, particularly the need for improved standards around non-surgical cosmetic procedures.
To promote the wholesomeness and enjoyment of beer and the unique role of the pub in UK society; to increase understanding of the social, cultural and historic role of brewing and pubs in the UK and their value to tourism; to broaden recognition of the contribution of brewing and pubs to employment and to the UK's economy; to promote understanding of the social responsibility exercised by the brewing and pub industries; to support the UK's brewing industry worldwide.
To inform parliamentarians about bees and other pollinators. To raise awareness of the issues surrounding bees and pollinators, promote their importance for the national economy and natural environment, and highlight pathways to both conservation and growth of insect and pollinator populations.
To promote and support the cause of democracy and human rights in Belarus.
To consolidate and strengthen cultural, economic, political and social ties between the United Kingdom and Belgium and foster positive relations now the United Kingdom has left the European Union.
To improve links and mutual understanding between Britain and Bermuda.
To provide a forum to discuss issues affecting the bingo industry, including their thousands of employees and customers across the UK; to represent the interests of the bingo industry in Parliament.
To promote awareness of the biodiversity in the UK overseas territories and crown dependencies.
To support women who have experienced birth trauma; to influence the UK Government's Women's Health Strategy to include birth trauma; to advocate for mothers across the UK to have improved aftercare.
As highlighted in the Dispatches documentary 'The Black Maternity Scandal', Black women are four times more likely to die in pregnancy and childbirth. The APPG aims to raise awareness of the issue of racial disparities within maternal healthcare and offer solutions to end this.
To break the taboo by raising awareness of bladder and bowel continence for adults and children and to promote cost effective funding for assessment, treatment and appropriate product provision.
The group will explore the potential of this powerful emerging technology for UK businesses, the public sector and the wider UK economy. The group will engage industry including global firms, alongside other industry experts and leading academics. The group proposes to engage with international governments and bodies and others.
To raise awareness and promote the needs of blood cancer patients with parliamentarians, government, NHS and charity stakeholders, and to create a forum for broader issues affecting blood cancer patients.
To enhance relations and mutual co-operation between the UK and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
To create a forum to advocate for issues affecting bowel cancer patients in order to improve patient outcomes, promote best practice, encourage collaboration between patients, parliamentarians, government and the NHS and ensure bowel cancer becomes a higher priority disease area both at a national and local level.
To engage with government and parliament to support all aspects of boxing; set out the benefits of boxing to individuals and wider society; reduce barriers to participation in boxing; celebrate the success of our nation’s boxers; and highlight the potential for boxing clubs to promote diversity, inclusion and regeneration in the UK.
To raise awareness of the issues facing the brain tumour community in order to improve research, diagnosis, information, support, treatment and care outcomes.
To foster good international relations between the UK and Brazil and to assist in raising awareness amongst parliamentarians and the public of the developments that have been taking place in Brazil.
Raises the profile of breast cancer issues within parliament. Provides a forum for MPs and Peers to discuss important issues affecting patients with breast cancer. Encourages dialogue between parliamentarians, government, the NHS and those living with or affected by the disease.
To provide a forum for discussion of issues relevant to the British offshore oil and gas industry and other related industries, and to raise matters with government and industry itself.
To help parliamentarians learn more about and better understand the British Council and its work, at home and abroad, to promote the English language alongside British education, culture and values; and to support the British Council, offering advice and encouragement in both its everyday and long-term work.
To ensure that the economic, health, social and cultural needs of the British Gujarati community are reflected in parliament, with a particular emphasis, on health, education, and elderly care.
To support and promote the interests of British Hindus to Parliament; to encourage political parties in the UK to actively engage with the British Hindu community; to consider campaigns and issues on behalf of British Hindus; to press for more government engagement with the Hindu community; to highlight and acknowledge the exceptional and significant contribution of the British Hindu community in all walks of life.
To promote understanding of the aspirations and challenges of the UK's Jewish community, with topics including religious freedom, faith based education, welfare and social justice. To celebrate the culture, contribution and achievements of the UK's Jewish community.
To establish a partnership between Parliament and the British Museum, including work with local and regional museums, and an understanding of its role as a leading world museum.
To inform parliament and parliamentarians of, and harness their support for, the aspirations and challenges of British Muslim communities; to promote and celebrate their contributions; and to investigate the forms, manifestations and extent of prejudice, discrimination and hatred against Muslims in the UK.
To foster good relations between the British Overseas Territories and Parliament.
To support and promote the interests of Sikhs in the UK, work with British Sikhs to celebrate Sikh culture in the UK, and ensure full equality for all British Sikhs.
To promote and work in the best interests of the people of the British Virgin Islands (BVI). To be a supportive voice for BVI within Parliament, encourage debate and engagement between BVI and Parliamentarians, and represent BVI interests with the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.
To further the rollout of broadband in rural and urban areas, and to look at digital communication across the UK.
To provide democratic change in Burma.
To provide a forum for parliamentarians to discuss policies to support the UK bus and coach industries.
To focus on macro issues affecting businesses in the UK to ensure that we are commercially resilient.
The APPG brings entrepreneurialism to the heart of government, looking at how funding structures could break the cycle of poverty rather than reinforce it. We work with business-minded organisations invested in creating long-term solutions that lift people out of poverty and into self-sufficiency.
To champion the UK business travel sector and to raise awareness of its contribution to the UK economy, and as a driver of international trade.
To meet and discuss matters of interest to the work of CAFOD, current humanitarian crises and the role of the Catholic church in international development.
To encourage political interest in Canada; to meet with politicians from Canada who are visiting the UK; to meet with the Canadian High Commissioner; and to discuss Canadian and UK politics.
To encourage interest in the political concept of CANZUK; promote CANZUK among UK parliamentarians; meet with interested politicians, commentators, academics and political figures visiting the UK from Canada, Australia, and New Zealand; promote research and policy ideas around CANZUK; and discuss Canadian, Australian, New Zealand and UK politics.
To keep cancer on the political agenda, monitor implementation of government initiatives, provide briefings to parliamentarians, and ensure policy-making is evidence-based and patient-centred.
To provide a forum for the discussion of issues relevant to the development of carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) technologies for the purposes of mitigating carbon dioxide emissions from energy intensive industries, heating and power.
The APPG is the leading forum for parliamentarians from both Houses and all parties to work together to discuss ways of tackling CO poisoning, improve government policy on CO safety and raise public awareness of the threat posed by deadly CO gas.
To promote amongst parliamentarians the issue of cardiac risk in the young (CRY); to inform policy decisions and public debate relating to CRY; and to enable communications between interested parties and relevant parliamentarians.
To promote the voice of care-experienced children and young people, in order to promote first-class government policy for children in care and care leavers.
The group will bring together parliamentarians and policy and practice experts, to promote awareness, to share knowledge, and to better understand of the needs of unpaid carers. It will work to improve legislation for carers and provide a forum for parliamentarians and stakeholders to discuss solutions to improve carers’ lives.
To encourage political interest in the Caribbean; to meet Caribbean politicians visiting the UK; and to discuss British-Caribbean politics.
To develop links between parliamentarians in this country and in Catalonia. To keep Members of Parliament abreast of the ongoing events and debates about Catalan self-determination and to help ensure that debate is carried out in the most democratic way.
The APPG is a group of MPs, peers and associate organisations with an interest in feline welfare, aiming to promote and further feline welfare. It seeks to support discussion and debate about what the public, politicians and the government can do to further feline welfare.
To maintain links with and develop an understanding of the Cayman Islands.
To highlight the economic and transportation potential of the Celtic Sea within the UK parliament.
To encourage political interest in Central America and to meet with politicians from that area who are visiting the UK.
The APPG will focus on interoperability, international regulated digital currencies but not virtual crypto. It will look at all digital currencies including Central Bank Digital Currencies.
To get the most out of the Central South region and to encourage collaborative work to make the case for emerging opportunities and taking full advantage of the best possible chances to level it up.
To help bring about a resolution of the issues concerning the future of the Chagos Islands (British Indian Ocean Territory) and the Chagossians.
To bring together supporters of England's chalk streams to champion their biodiversity through promoting environmental good practice, centred on sustainable flows and sensitive land management.
To provide a forum for discussion of Channel 4's content, strategy and contribution to public service broadcasting in the UK, as well as wider relevant regulatory issues.
To promote a better understanding of the issues facing the Channel Islands and develop better relations between the UK and the Channel Islands.
To provide a forum for discussing the issues affecting the voluntary and community sector.
To brief Members on issues affecting chemical and pharmaceutical businesses in the UK and act as a forum for Members to express views.
To further chess in the UK.
To raise greater awareness in Parliament of the work of the National Association of Child Contact Centres in supporting children during separation; and of the important role of child contact centres and services in facilitating contact with non-residential parents.
To evaluate policies which reduce child criminal exploitation (CCE) and knife crime. To gain better understanding of the scale and impact of CCE in the wider context of serious violence. To amplify young people’s voices and develop recommendations for new measures at both acute and preventative stages to combat CCE, knife crime and violence.
To raise awareness of the processes and powers of the Child Maintenance Services when it comes to the enforcement of child maintenance payments between separated parents. To analyse the failings of the current system and come up with recommendations.
Building a fairer future for children across the North of England.
The APPG works with the sector to support and promote private, voluntary and independent (PVI) childcare settings, and the value of high-quality early education in helping every child to have the best start in life.
To promote increased awareness and understanding of the impact of complex childhood trauma and the implications for children's services.
To raise greater awareness in the Houses of Parliament of aspects of the well-being of the nation's children aged 0-18 years, and our obligations under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child; and to work with children, young people, children's organisations, and politicians from all sides, to promote first-class government policy for children.
To raise awareness of the experiences of children in police custody; for parliamentarians to hear from children, professionals and experts about the impacts of police custody on children, their families, carers and communities; to develop recommendations for reform to ensure that children's rights are upheld and respected in police custody.
To inform policy which secures the best quality of life and death for the growing number of babies, children and young people with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions. To improve awareness of their needs and to make sure they are understood by those who can help, including government and parliament.
To raise awareness of the issues around children's media and arts within a wide cultural, social and educational context, and support the provision of both as specified in Articles 17 and 31 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Cross-party group of MPs and peers which aims to raise awareness of the issues affecting children, teenagers and young adults with cancer and their families in parliament.
To highlight to primary aged children the importance of democracy and to bring together students, parliamentarians and industry to demonstrate and educate on parliamentary and democratic procedure.
Parliament's platform for discussion on all issues of importance to the bilateral UK-China relationship
To improve the experience of dying in the UK by promoting and expanding people's choices at the end of life. To promote a change in the law to allow the choice of assisted dying for terminally ill, mentally competent adults.
To promote the heritage and contemporary role of Christianity in the Holy Land, for it to remain a place where the Christian community contributes to the peace and wellbeing of the whole society, and where Christians continue to live, flourish and thrive.
To support Christians of all denominations and parties in their work in the Houses of Parliament.
To inform Members of Parliament about issues relating to the rights of EU citizens in the UK and Britons in Europe.
To promote parliamentary debate and promote discussion of transport issues in the metropolitan areas.
To bring together parliamentarians who have an interest in and wish to further the appreciation of classical music; to act as an interface between British orchestras' on and off-stage activities, the wider classical music industry, including broadcasters and the recording industry, and key decision makers and opinion formers; and to look at the potential for establishing parliamentary classical music awards and promoting the supporting young musicians.
To promote safe and sensible regulations for quarries and to examine the impact quarries have on our local communities.
To promote the importance of cleaning and hygiene to the wellbeing of people, health and safety, and the protection of the environment. The pandemic has demonstrated the critical importance of cleaning and hygiene products and services, and the essential work carried out by cleaning operatives.
To advance understanding of the issues surrounding climate and security by communicating salient information and analysis though events and activities in Parliament, with the purpose of supporting informed cross-party discussion and action on climate security policy.
To run events and activities in parliament with the purpose of advancing understanding of policy issues surrounding climate change and enabling cross-party discussion and action on climate policy.
To promote the sporting and recreational interests of climbers, hill walkers and mountaineers; to raise awareness of the physical and social benefits of climbing, hill walking and mountaineering; and to campaign for sustainable access to cliffs, mountains and open countryside.
To urge the US Administration to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, to ensure the safe resettlement of those approved for release, and to ensure that due process is expedited for all the remaining prisoners.
To encourage the further economic, social and cultural development of the UK's former coalfield communities, by bringing together MPs, external stakeholders and others to develop credible proposals for further coalfields regeneration.
To look at coastal strategies on a cross-party basis and establish a framework for policy to help boost coastal communities across the United Kingdom
To discuss, develop and promote policy solutions to improve the lives of the coeliac community across the United Kingdom.
To foster and promote relations between the UK and Colombia and to assist in raising awareness amongst parliamentarians and the public of the developments that have been taking place in Colombia.
To seek a better understanding between broadcasters and parliamentarians about the vital role that radio plays in our communities and our economy.
To work for an end to commercial sexual exploitation. To lead research and advocacy in Parliament to tackle all forms of commercial sexual exploitation. To seek public policy that works effectively to support victims, hold perpetrators to account and combat demand for sexual exploitation.
To inform Members about the Commonwealth Secretariat's developments to strengthen the Commonwealth network; to keep members aware of the range of non-parliamentary activities and programmes carried out underneath the Commonwealth brand, both on governmental and non-governmental levels; and to take advantage of opportunities within the developing Commonwealth network for Britain's political and commercial activities and for Britain's positioning in the new international landscape.
To support and promote the Commonwealth Games, and particularly the 2022 Commonwealth Games, from bid to legacy - including home nations, participating sports and athletes taking part in the games.
To provide practical models for conducting productive debates on difficult topics between young and old; to facilitate evidence-based, transformative discussions on equality and identity (e.g. race, faith, climate, migration); to interrogate 'culture wars' and ‘gesture politics' on and off campus; to create intergenerational communities of inquiry with parliamentarians, universities and young citizens.
To raise awareness among British Parliamentarians of methods and best practice to improve the stability of families and communities; to develop contacts accordingly between European parliamentarians; and to evaluate evidence from methods and good practice, including that from voluntary and private institutions and from partnerships between public and private sectors.
To promote the community-owned and community-run renewable energy sector in Parliament and to support Members of both Houses in understanding the technical, policy and other aspects related to the sector, through briefings, newsletters and events for parliamentarians.
To give parliamentarians a greater understanding of the barriers faced by those with complex needs or dual diagnosis who may have to negotiate a number of issues (mental health, substance misuse issues) in their lives while often living in deprivation and lacking access to stable housing or meaningful daily activities.
To promote a holistic approach to the antenatal and post-natal period, specifically with regards to the early years and infant mental health; to hold evidence-based enquiries into best practice for the 1001 critical days to help policymakers make informed decisions on provision in this period; and to uphold cross-party consensus for this age group.
To support built and historic environment conservation as the means to deliver successful places, which are economically, environmentally and socially sustainable. This includes using heritage to help places adapt to the diverse needs of current and future communities, whilst supporting enterprise, transport connectivity, health, climate change efforts and quality of life.
To provide a voice for ordinary retail consumers across a range of sectors in the UK economy; to raise awareness of issues, rights and obligations in the field of consumer protection with parliamentarians and the wider public.
To ensure that lessons are learned from the UK's handling of the Coronavirus outbreak so that the UK's response and preparedness may be improved in future.
To develop and increase understanding of corporate governance through the promotion of a culture based on responsible leadership and investments. This enables corporates and their shareholders to enhance prosperity for the benefit of shareholders, economies and society.
To promote debate and understanding of corporate responsibility.
To campaign to increase the number of council houses being built, as a central part of the solution to the housing crisis, and seek to represent the interests of council tenants in parliament.
To support and take up issues raised by Council of Sri Lankan Muslim Organisations UK (COSMOS UK) relating to Sri Lankan Muslims; working toward protecting their rights while promoting peaceful coexistence and thereby ushering in a strong relationship between the peoples of the UK and Sri Lanka
To promote the importance of county councils to parliamentarians.
To ensure scrutiny of the safety profile of Covid-19 vaccinations; provide a forum for those harmed or bereaved from Covid-19 vaccinations and review financial arrangements available to them; to ensure that the health services respond and provide care to those who have continuing conditions caused by Covid-19 vaccinations.
To enhance the understanding and promotion of craft in the UK, and to ensure that craft skills are supported and passed on to future generations.
To identify and tackle obstacles to diversity and inclusion in the creative sector, establish effective practices in recruiting, retaining and developing diverse talent and provide recommendations for industry and government.
To support and promote the interests of cricket at all levels.
To highlight the UK's need for a secure, sustainable supply of critical minerals to deliver the nation's industrial strategy.
To raise awareness of Croatia among British Parliamentarians for the purpose of fostering closer relations between the United Kingdom and the Republic of Croatia.
To and work with parliamentarians and stakeholders to raise awareness of Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis to ensure and high quality, sustainable, patient-centred clinical care and improve access to services across the UK.
To provide a forum for parliamentarians to discuss the challenges and opportunities relating to the growth and competitiveness of the crypto sector and to explore the need for future regulation.
To meet and exchange views with visitors from Cuba and discuss developments within the country, to encourage government links between the UK and Cuba.
To promote and support the sustainability of the curry industry in the UK.
To raise awareness and understanding of customer service, including its impact on economic growth. To improve public services, business performance and employability through customer service skills training and provide an improved outcome for customers and citizens.
To be a forum for cyber security briefings and discussion. To address developments in cyber security systems and techniques affecting consumers, business and its role in defence, the UK economy/society and the Critical National Infrastructure. To examine security, identity, regulation and fraud. To raise awareness and understanding for non-specialists.
To champion cycling and walking in the context of the growing importance of all forms of active travel. Our main aim is to get more people cycling and walking in the UK, more often and more safely.
To promote positive relations between the UK and the Republic of Cyprus and their elected parliamentarians and people.
To provide a forum for parliamentarians to discuss issues of interest on the dairy industry and ensure parliamentarians are fully briefed on developments or potential issues within the dairy supply chain.
To draw attention to the discrimination against Dalits (the former untouchables) wherever it occurs and support attempts to eliminate it.
To promote dance as an art form and physical activity amongst Parliamentarians and policy makers and the unique and important role it has to play in education, health and wellbeing, community cohesion, social mobility and diversity. To support and build resilience for the sector and its workforce for the long term, including in particular for freelancers and independent artists.
To highlight the importance of preserving our ability to see a dark sky at night; promote the adoption of dark sky friendly lighting and planning policies; protect existing UK Dark Sky reserves and support potential new reserves; and collaborate with overseas groups such as the International Dark Sky Association.
To disseminate knowledge, generate debate and facilitate engagement on data analytics amongst Members of both Houses of Parliament.
To bring parliamentarians together with regulators and internet providers to build support for social tariff broadband products, and explore long-term solutions to data poverty in Britain.
To promote the interests of people who are deaf or have a hearing loss.
To campaign for the abolition of the death penalty in all circumstances and to raise awareness of death penalty cases.
To improve Foreign and Commonwealth Office consular services and assistance, including the process for bereaved families who have had loved ones murdered abroad, die abroad in suspicious circumstances, missing abroad, or in jail abroad.
To provide a forum for MPs and peers to discuss debt and personal finance issues; to monitor legislative and other developments in this area; and to provide an opportunity for liaison between members and consumer organisations with an interest in these issues.
To provide a forum for parliamentary discussion on the issues surrounding sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) and defibrillators, whilst providing evidence-based solutions to improve the survival rate of SCA.
To raise awareness of dementia among parliamentarians and to influence legislation and policy making in order to improve the lives of people with dementia and their carers.
To protect and promote human rights and democracy in Gulf countries.
To disseminate knowledge, generate debate, and facilitate engagement on democratic and constitutional issues amongst members of both houses of Parliament and the public.
To promote bilateral trade and diplomatic relations and interests between the United Kingdom and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
To promote relations between Britain and Denmark, their parliaments and people.
To act as a forum for dental and oral health issues in parliament, and to work to raise the profile of dentistry, highlighting the views of both patients and the profession.
To encourage the exchange of knowledge and understanding between Parliament and the design industry and innovation communities, helping to raise the profile of design both inside and outside of Parliament.
To provide a cross-party parliamentary space for an open discussion on the need for a UK-wide devolution settlement.
To highlight the benefits and promote the greater use of diagnostic testing, and to further promote the diagnostics profession.
To accelerate the evolution of the digital transformation of our world-class financial market infrastructure to deliver new and greater productivity, growth, and prosperity to the UK economy.
To raise awareness of Digital ID issues by providing a forum for briefings and discussion. The group will address how Digital ID systems and techniques affect consumers and businesses and its role in the smooth working of the UK economy and society. The group will promote inclusion and understanding for non-specialists.
To explore how the UK can deliver a robust, effective and world-leading digital regulatory regime.
To provide a forum for parliamentarians, educators and employers to promote the importance of digital skills and to encourage a greater understanding of digital skills for personal, educational and career development.
To work on all-party basis within Parliament for the interests of all disabled people, their families, friends and carers.
To work to promote the interests of district councils, support closer working with parliamentarians and to raise awareness of the opportunities for districts in shaping the evolving local government agenda.
The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Diversity and Inclusion in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) aims to promote the inclusion and progression of people from diverse backgrounds in STEM, and to encourage government, parliamentarians, academics, businesses and other stakeholders to work towards a STEM sector that is representative of the population.
To help explore, highlight, discuss, educate, and challenge dog-related activities, legislation, campaigns, petitions, and trends; with the overall aim of improving the health and welfare of the UK's dogs, dog owners, human welfare, and our society in general.
To work towards the elimination of domestic violence and abuse, to highlight issues arising for survivors and specialist support services, and to contribute to the development of policy and legislation in this area.
To campaign for equal access and provision to ensure equality and promote respect at all stages of life for people with Down syndrome.
To enable debate about evidence-based drug policy reform that promotes the overall public good.
To provide a policy forum for frontline drug and alcohol treatment sector providers and interested parliamentarians with a focus on evidence-based harm reduction, treatment and recovery. We believe in evidence, not prejudice, in policy – and treatment, not punishment, in practice.
To promote excellence in palliative care and stand against the legalisation of doctor assisted suicide.
To understand Dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties and the need to keep government appraised of the situation in schools, education and in general in the UK. The group will also look at what statutory and non-statutory bodies are achieving in this field. The aim is to achieve a dyslexia friendly society by enabling individuals with dyslexia to achieve their potential across all ages and sectors of society.
To campaign on securing investment for one of the UK's most strategic rail routes; on improving passenger experience, capacity and reliability; and on shorter journey times - as well as on the economic growth that could be unlocked in the areas the East Coast Main Line serves.
To bring together MPs and Peers from across the East Midlands region, in coordination with leaders in local government, commerce and civil society, to identify priorities for development and maximise future investment in the region, to the benefit of all its communities.
To bring together east of England's MPs and Peers with elected local leaders - and the private and third sectors - to give a strong political voice for policies which support the east of England's economy and promote its potential as a place to work, study, live and invest.
To improve policy, in particular improving access and treatment for people affected by eating disorders and measures that support prevention and early intervention.
To promote and stimulate debate across all sectors of education.
To raise concern and interest for the egg, pig and poultry sectors.
To strengthen relations between British and Egyptian parliamentarians and promote British-Egyptian relations amongst both chambers of the UK Parliament.
To build alliances, strengthen parliamentary work towards proportional representation and broader electoral reform in the UK, and develop the evidence base.
The APPG consists of Members of both Houses of Parliament who have come together to promote Britain's excellence and expertise within the electric and sustainable aviation sector.
To engage parliamentarians interested in electric vehicles by considering issues relating to manufacturing, energy supply and infrastructure requirements amongst others. The group will also consider the impacts of automated vehicles and other forms of electric mobility by bringing together manufacturers, businesses and experts to promote awareness and debate future policy options.
To raise awareness of endometriosis and investigate how those who suffer from the condition can receive the support they need.
To promote evidence-based discussion on all aspects of energy costs; to inform energy policy decisions and to enable communications between interested parties and relevant parliamentarians.
To promote the security of energy supply in the UK.
Informing the government of the day of the energy issues of the day.
To enthuse and inspire school children about opportunities for a career in engineering through discussions with prominent engineers, parliamentarians and young engineers.
To encourage, support and promote entrepreneurship. Also ensures that parliament is kept up to date on what is needed to create and sustain the most favourable conditions for entrepreneurship.
To strengthen the influence of parliamentarians on public policy and public debate on the environment, and to assist parliamentarians by improving their access to specialist information.
To act as the forum for business, government, and the consumer to discuss issues of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ES&G) and to drive forward measures which will ensure a sustainable, responsible, and successful UK economy
To advance equality, diversity and inclusivity (EDI) in government policy considerations from those in EDI roles. To ensure the knowledge and expertise of EDI professionals is nationally recognised to support improvements in the delivery of services and work relations.
To campaign for justice for the victims of the Equitable Life scandal.
To raise awareness of the human rights abuses that are taking place in Eritrea; to examine and debate how the human rights situation in the country might be improved; and to raise matters of concern with, and make representations to, government and other policy makers.
To promote good relations between Britain and Estonia and specifically to facilitate contact between parliamentarians and other representative bodies in both countries.
To focus on both the ethical and environmental aspects of the fashion industry. Addressing climate change, environmental impacts, social justice, workers' rights, sustainable business models and transparency, the APPG will address the issues and impacts facing the sector with long-term and far reaching sustainable solutions.
To promote knowledge of, and interest in, Ethiopia and Djibouti; to maintain good relations with those countries; and for connected purposes.
To bring together parliamentarians from all parties and both Houses with key players in Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) businesses to promote the growth of successful BAME businesses across the UK. A key aim is to promote an inclusive national strategy of policy, support and resources to enable the growth of BAME owned businesses for the benefit of the overall UK economy.
Highlighting how the lack of donor participation affects patients with ethnically diverse backgrounds. Raising awareness of health inequalities faced by mixed and minority ethnic patients requiring an organ, stem cell or bone marrow transplant or a blood transfusion. Advocating equitable access of treatment for mixed and minority ethnic patients.
Cross-party group made up of members from both Houses which acts as a voice in Parliament for the UK’s vital £84 billion world-leading events sector.
To consider the humanitarian consequences of explosive weapons and the assistance needed by victims of explosive violence. Through research and inquiry advocate for appropriate policy change, act as a focal point for debate and exchange of ideas, views and information.
To examine extraordinary rendition and related issues, in response to allegations of British involvement in the extraordinary rendition programme.
To provide a focal point in the UK parliament for discussion on extreme poverty. To convene key stakeholders working towards the eradication of extreme poverty. To provide practical recommendations for the UK government to tackle extreme poverty.
To promote the interests and concerns of blind and partially sighted people.
To identify the failings within the financial service sector and work with industry, regulators and businesses to encourage and promote positive proposals for change.
To represent major issues that impact on UK drivers, from motorists to hauliers. Notably current fuel taxation, congestion charges, ULEZ/CAZs, parking costs, roads investment, fairer treatment for carbon based fuelled vehicle owners, solutions to lower emissions, cleaner fuel incentives, alternative technology options and transparent pricing at the fuel pumps. The APPG will also formulate a long term approach to the future of road taxation and a positive road transport strategy.
To address, as a matter of national interest, power imbalances within the food supply chain and encourage fair margins and contract terms at every stage, from primary producer to retailer to secure the future of British food production.
To assist the industry in convening meetings with government departments who are introducing legislation to change that which already exists to the detriment of the fairgrounds and circuses industry, to that which will bring positive change.
To promote fairtrade within parliament; to deepen the relationship between local fairtrade organisations and parliamentarians and to further raise awareness of the importance of fairtrade.
To highlight the contribution to society by faith-based organisations, to identify best practice, and to promote understanding of the groups providing innovative solutions around the country.
To support the Falkland Islanders' right to self-determination, maintain a strong link between Parliament and the Falkland Islands, and support the Falkland Islands and their economic development.
To promote education and changes to the law and practice relating to separating parents and the welfare of their children which would: protect children from the stresses and trauma of their parents' separation; maintain healthy relationships; achieve more agreement outside the family court system; reduce delay and financial cost.
The APPG will allow Members to learn more about the world of British Farming. Through engagements and visits to an array of sites across the industry, the APPG will encourage parliamentarians to develop greater understanding and appreciation for the vital role that farming plays to our nation’s health and economy.
To foster good relations and cultural exchange with the people of the Faroes.
The APPG for Fatherhood promotes the wellbeing of children by ensuring that legal and policy frameworks keep up with the changing nature of family life and that legislation encourages active and responsible fatherhood.
To represent the views of independent festivals across the UK and support the industry in Parliament.
To enhance understanding of and promotion of the British film industry, film culture and the wider moving image in the UK.
To provide a forum for parliamentarians and organisations to discuss the current provision of financial education in schools, further education and higher education, and ensure that all young people - regardless of background - are equipped to make informed financial decisions.
To provide parliamentarians with a unique forum for briefings and constructive debate on issues relating to the financial sector with senior city practitioners, advisors, economists and academics.
To explore factors impacting people’s financial resilience and wellbeing. The group will investigate financial safety nets, looking in particular at the middle income group, focusing on the policy issues affecting people’s ability to cope with financial shocks in the immediate term, and their future financial preparedness.
To provide a progressive forum for parliamentarians to discuss the challenges and opportunities relating to the growth and competitiveness of the Financial Technology (FinTech) industry.
To promote relations between Britain and Finland, their parliaments and people.
To meet and consider important fire safety and rescue issues with appropriate specialists in these fields, consulting wider with other related agencies to create a safer built environment; contributing to fire safety events both inside and outside Parliament, whilst raising issues of concern to government through its ministers.
To raise awareness of and build support for the recommendations in 'First Do No Harm', the report of the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review, and to ensure the implementation of the recommendations by the UK government and others.
To promote and support the UK fishing industry in Parliament, whilst exploring key questions for the future of fishing, processing, coastal communities and the marine environment.
To promote evidence-based discussion and produce reports on all aspects of childhood health and wellbeing including obesity; to inform policy decisions and public debate relating to childhood and to enable communications between interested parties and relevant parliamentarians.
To promote the flying of the Union Flag and flags associated with the UK, British territories, dependencies, the Commonwealth, heraldry, British symbols and related issues.
To discuss and further flood prevention across the UK, and minimise the impact of flooding on members of the public and British businesses.
To act as the voice of food and drink in parliament. The Group serves to raise the profile of the food and drink industry, allowing MPs and Peers to explore issues affecting the industry through a programme of events, topical discussions, and site visits.
To promote understanding of food and health issues in Parliament, including advice on diet and nutrition.
To bring together parliamentarians from all parties with an interest in and commitment to ending the need for food banks; discussing the solutions that are needed; making recommendations to the relevant government departments that are key to ending the need for food banks.
To hold meetings for parliamentarians about football issues and raise matters of importance with the football authorities.
Playing football with other parliaments and groups to raise money and awareness for charities and humanitarian initiatives
To represent the interests of match-going football fans and to support the aims and objectives of the Football Supporters' Association.
To promote the importance of foreign affairs; to inform and stimulate debate on issues of relevance; and to introduce parliamentarians to experts and practitioners in the field.
A successful forestry and wood-processing sector is positive for the economy, environment, biodiversity, recreation and health. But its future is under threat unless urgent action is taken. The sector needs a secure supply of timber and woodlands must be managed responsibly. The APPG will help tackle both of these issues.
To support the sport and industry of Formula One.
To foster good relations between both Houses of Parliament and the Assemblée National and Sénat in Paris.
To provide a forum to promote and protect freedom of speech
To bring together parliamentary supporters of the case to unfreeze British state pensions overseas and to campaign for reform.
To raise awareness and understanding of the domestic horticulture industry and be the voice of fruit, vegetable and horticultural growers both inside and outside parliament.
To maintain awareness in Parliament of fuel poverty issues; to monitor and comment on progress against government targets across the UK to eradicate fuel poverty; to advocate policies that deliver affordable warmth for low income and vulnerable households with emphasis on improved domestic energy efficiency and efficient heating systems.
To provide a forum for the discussion of funeral and bereavement issues.
To raise awareness of the furniture industry and to publicise and promote the industry in the UK in order to protect jobs and investment.
To promote and develop the interests of further education, adult learning, skills sectors and to advise government ministers on matters of concern to those sectors.
To inform the present status of research. The APPG will look at how to maximise UK industry income and export potential; how fusion can benefit from government investment; how fusion fits into the new research landscape under UKRI; and how to to fully exploit the synergies between fusion research and advanced nuclear fission technologies.
To review the regulations of the banking and financial sector and to promote fair competition, removing entry barriers and encouraging diversity of service.
To create space for cross-party dialogue on combating short-termism and to identify ways to internalise concern for future generations into today's policy making.
To promote policies that allow the UK's aviation, travel and tourism industries to recover from the impacts of COVID-19 and to call for the government to support and protect these industries and the jobs that they provide as vital parts of our national economy.
To act as a forum to build meaningful consensus around challenges and opportunities stemming from digitisation, automation, and AI; with a focus on lifelong learning, reskilling, productivity, social mobility, equity, and job fulfilment.
To provide a cross-party forum for parliamentarians to promote the value of the retail sector in collaboration with industry, to explore policy trends, develop support for the sector, maintain dialogue with government and engage stakeholders.
To raise awareness and understanding amongst policymakers, legislators and industry of the benefits of free trade between the UK and Australia. The APPG will also promote private sector investment between the two countries and explore how Government can strengthen our historic ties.
To advance (i) understanding and discussion about the impacts of technology on work (ii) dialogue and collaboration between government, business, unions, academics and civil society and (iii) practical solutions in response to key challenges and opportunities aimed at shaping a future of better work across the UK
To address the issues associated with gambling related harm.
To provide a forum for discussion of science-based game and wildlife conservation policies in the countryside.
To promote and facilitate communication and understanding between representatives of the world of gardening and horticulture and Members of both Houses.
To raise awareness about Haemochromatosis (Iron Overload)
Providing parliamentarians with the information to act together to prevent genocides and crimes against humanity; learning from past genocides; supporting victims of genocides and crimes against humanity; promoting active peace building.
To facilitate greater parliamentary awareness on developments in Georgia.
To promote mutual understanding and good relations between the UK and Germany and to facilitate meetings and contacts between parliamentarians of both countries.
To raise awareness and promote the needs of women trapped in Jewish religious marriage and to promote their interests. The group will seek to encourage the exchange of knowledge and understanding between Parliament and all relevant stakeholders and promote policies to address these needs.
To foster good relations between both countries.
To provide a cross-party forum to discuss and promote greater awareness of the impacts of global deforestation, for communities, the climate, for nature and human rights. The group will consider the UK's role in contributing to global deforestation, as well as considering UK and international approaches to addressing global deforestation.
To raise greater awareness of the factors affecting education in developing countries, and the government's obligations to help meet international goals for education for all. To work with all parties, international development organisations, education stakeholders (including unions) both nationally and internationally, to help secure a good quality education for all.
To provide a parliamentary platform to identify and debate global health issues and concerns, raise the profile of global health within Parliament and government, and to prepare reports and make recommendations as appropriate.
To ensure that global lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) issues are permanently part of the government’s agenda and the wider national conversation about human rights and equality, raised by well-briefed and motivated parliamentarians both nationally and internationally.
To exchange information and increase understanding of arms control, security and non-proliferation issues among British parliamentarians in particular, with the expectation that a more informed debate will have a positive impact on Britain's contribution to international disarmament and stability.
To accelerate the progress towards ending the TB epidemic.
To support the sport of golf.
To raise the issue of inclusive leadership and governance in all areas of society with the aim of tackling the barriers prohibiting people from visible minorities from achieving positions of power and influence throughout the UK.
Furthering relations between the British parliament and the Greek parliament and all related activities to enhance the relationship between the UK and Greece.
To gather evidence from constituents who have been mis-sold home improvements such as solar panels or insulation from rogue traders operating under the Green Deal. The group aims to find solutions for affected constituents and to prevent similar problems occurring under the new Green Deal.
To provide a cross-party platform for the development of a transformative Green New Deal for the UK.
To strengthen the UK-Greenland relationship on matters political, economic, social, cultural and scientific. To raise greater awareness about Greenland within the UK and promote closer cooperation with the Greenlandic parliament (The Inatsisarsut).
To raise parliamentary awareness of issues relating to the greyhound industry. To promote the sport and related welfare issues.
The APPG provides the opportunity for stakeholders from across the private, public and third sectors to engage with policy makers on the issues, challenges and opportunities in the energy sector relating to grid connectivity and investment.
To provide a forum for parliamentarians concerned about issues facing Gypsy, Traveller and Roma communities and seek to address these issues and challenge inequalities.
To promote the 150 mile long UNESCO world heritage site and associated tourism outside of the north-east region; and to explore ways of increasing the importance of Hadrian's wall as an economic and cultural asset for every part of its route across the north-east and Cumbria.
To promote awareness of, and campaign for, people with haemophilia and other bleeding disorders and people infected with blood-borne viruses due to contaminated blood and blood products used in their healthcare treatment.
To foster greater bilateral relations between the UK and Haiti; to facilitate a space for parliamentarians to exchange views and information about Haiti on different areas; and to contribute to further Haiti's long-term development.
To establish facts about the UK Hajj and Umrah sectors, promote and enable an industry led partnership with government to set minimum standards and good practice for Hajj and Umrah services sold in the UK, promote active and precautionary health and wellbeing, and have appropriate consular and other support services.
In recognising the persecution and other atrocities committed against Hazaras, the group will work towards protecting and enhancing the human rights and status of Hazaras around the world.
To provide a cross-party forum that brings together parliamentarians and senior health leaders to discuss key issues on the NHS, health reform and future trends.
The group examines the effects of all national public policy on the health of the UK population with an emphasis on health inequalities between different population groups. It provides a discussion forum for parliamentarians and acts as a source of well-evidenced information on social, health and public health issues.
To highlight the importance of high-quality healthcare infrastructure to support the NHS in meeting the demands of the future, including post-pandemic care.
To bring together MPs and Peers of all parties together with policy makers, business leaders and industry experts to highlight the health and cost benefits which can be derived from constructing our buildings and homes to the highest levels of comfort, safety and energy efficiency.
To improve the detection, diagnosis and treatment of heart valve disease; to promote awareness of the symptoms; to ensure equitable access to the right treatment at the right time across the UK.
To brief parliamentarians about heritage railways, the contribution they make to their local and regional economies and the skills training opportunities involved.
To promote the importance of the historic counties of the United Kingdom to our history, heritage, and culture; to promote their use as the standard general-purpose geography for the whole of the UK; and to further encourage their use as a basis for social, sporting, and cultural activities and organisations.
To encourage interest in, and the promotion and use of, vintage historic and classic vehicles.
To fight for the rights of people living with HIV and work to ensure all people living with HIV are able to access affordable medicines and a decent quality of life, free from stigma, discrimination and fear.
To promote holocaust memorial and education in parliament; and to support the establishment of a holocaust memorial and learning centre.
To foster friendly relations between the UK and the Holy See.
To bring together parliamentarians of all parties with an interest in and commitment to ending homelessness; focus on all types of homelessness and differing solutions needed; make recommendations for the work of a wide range of departments who are key to ending homelessness.
To promote democracy and the rule of law, and to defend human rights in Hong Kong, to share information about Hong Kong, to nurture relations between the United Kingdom and the people of Hong Kong; and to provide a welcome to Hongkongers coming to the United Kingdom.
To raise awareness of families affected by the use of the drug ‘Primodos’ and call for the implementation of recommendations in the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review
To promote the welfare of horses (including all equines, horse riders and users) and matters affecting the horse industry.
To raise awareness and promote the needs of adults and children living with terminal or life-limiting conditions, and their families and carers, in parliament; and to promote person-centred, evidence-based policies to improve end of life care in all settings, including hospices, hospitals, care homes, and in people's own homes.
To examine key issues, opportunities and challenges facing the hospitality sector across the UK.
To inform members of the innovations, markets, trading and other economic activity of the sectors involved; to help raise awareness of the economic value of the sectors to Wales and to offer support, where possible, to the businesses and their employees to help the promotion of job retention, future growth and sustainability.
The group will meet to discuss and campaign on issues related to households living in temporary accommodation.
To promote discussion and set the agenda for developing better, more joined up housing care for older people, promising greater choices in later life.
To provide a forum for parliamentarians to discuss issues arising from housing and planning policy, primarily the delivery of housing, infrastructure and placemaking via the planning system.
To champion social housing providers that support communities to secure meaningful employment. To examine evidence led insights into the role that government, housing providers and stakeholders can play to best support social housing tenants and communities to access long-term, rewarding employment.
Provides a forum for parliamentarians to discuss and advance housing and related policy across the three northern regions and seeks to ensure the needs and ambitions of northern communities are addressed in housing policy development.
To inform and stimulate debate on relevant areas of policy affecting the UK housing market; to promote the importance of the delivery of new homes across all tenures; and to introduce parliamentarians to those involved in delivering housing and other experts and practitioners in the field.
To raise the profile of international human rights issues within Parliament and to investigate and publicise human rights abuses occurring.
To raise awareness of the scale and effects of human trafficking into the UK and EU; to seek solutions to reduce supply and demand and to improve welfare provisions for victims.
To bring together MPs and Peers of all parties to accelerate the development and uptake of human relevant science in the UK.
To bring together non-religious MPs and peers to discuss matters of shared interests.
To foster good relations between both countries.
To provide a forum for parliamentarians to engage with leading businesses and organisations that are working to enable the UK to meet its net-zero targets through implementation of hydrogen projects, and discuss policy options to support these.
To maintain good relations between the Icelandic and British Parliaments.
To raise awareness in parliament about immigration detention in the UK and its impacts; to connect parliamentarians with relevant research, organisations and experts, including people with lived experience of detention; and to advocate for evidence-based policy reforms and the welfare of detainees.
To provide a cross-party forum to discuss the issue of the detention of autistic people and people with learning disabilities in Assessment and Treatment Units (ATUs) and other forms of inappropriate institutional care arrangements and to campaign to reduce the use of ATUs and other forms of inappropriate institutional care arrangements.
To ensure that Parliament is fully informed on what is needed to create and sustain the most beneficial conditions for inclusive economic growth. To stimulate, encourage and nurture inclusive entrepreneurship throughout the country, and to engage with entrepreneurs who have protected characteristics, particularly disabled entrepreneurs.
To create a parliamentary space for a high-level dialogue between MPs, peers, businesses, faith groups, trade unions and academics. The goal is to identify how to reconnect wealth creation and social justice.
To provide a forum to discuss developments in the independent education sector, discuss issues facing the sector, highlight best practice, explore the wider contribution of the sector, share knowledge, and raise matters affecting the sector with government and sector leaders.
To promote understanding and co-operation between Indian and British parliamentarians and peoples.
To promote trade and investment between India and the UK for the mutual betterment of their citizens, whilst building an inclusive living bridge between the two countries.
To promote and facilitate informed discussions on issues concerning all Indian Traditional Sciences practised in the UK and abroad (Ayurveda, Yoga, Jyotish, Vastu, Unani and Sangeet) for inclusion into the NHS by providing a forum for cross-party parliamentarians, senior policy makers, academics, practitioners, leading community figures and stakeholders.
The APPG aims to supply an overall perspective on the Indo-Pacific region. It will focus on security and will include other matters relating to geo-politics, and their impact globally. It will also counter any false propaganda and provide information on the region to drive more cooperation between like-minded democracies
To encourage the development of UK regulation on CBD products that reflects evidence-based policy, clear regulation and the most certain basis for investors and entrepreneurs to enable this industry to safely serve the public and the wider national interests engaged in public wellness and economy.
To promote the industrial heritage of the United Kingdom and aim to help support British industrial heritage sites in a time of austerity.
To raise awareness of infant feeding and allow MPs, peers and policy stakeholders an opportunity to meet regularly to ensure that this topic remains a priority for HM Government with a view to reducing inequalities and improving health.
To highlight the importance of economic infrastructure in the UK amongst parliamentarians, decision makers and industry and to discuss how to ensure society gets the infrastructure it needs.
To examine issues of interest to the insurance and broader financial sectors, especially where there are legislative or regulatory implications.
To debate and highlight the value of intellectual property and the importance of its promotion and protection. The Group meets several times a year on topical issues relating to intellectual property.
To highlight the role and work of intensive care and critical care within the health system and strengthen the understanding of Members about the impact of intensive care on the treatment and recovery of patients.
To provide a forum to address wildlife conservation and biodiversity issues affecting our planet including but not limited to ecosystem collapse, species extinctions, land degradation, invasive species, illegal fishing and other threats to the natural world.
To raise awareness and profile of international Freedom of Religion or Belief (Article 18, UDHR) as a human right among UK parliamentarians, the media, government and the general public. The group also seeks to increase the effectiveness of the UK's contribution to international institutions charged with enforcing this human right.
To protect freedom of human rights by raising the issue of justice and accountability in response to atrocity crimes and other gross human rights violations globally under the Universal declaration of human rights. We will work on comprehensive strategies and responses to such crimes to assist in ending impunity.
To recognise the internationalisation and global prominence of UK education; promote the value of international students to UK education, economy and 'soft power'; raise awareness of issues which affect international students and UK education; and provide a platform for collaboration between parliamentarians, international education institutions and professionals and business leaders.
To further understanding of policy issues affecting the internet, communications and technology sectors between parliamentarians, the industry, consumer groups, academia and other relevant and diverse stakeholders.
To campaign on behalf of investment fraud victims.
To develop friendship and understanding between the Republic of Iraq and the UK, and to promote mutually beneficial economic and political aims.
To promote good relations between Ireland and the UK, foster understanding of issues affecting the British-Irish relationship; celebrate links between both countries and their people; and represent and raise issues affecting the Irish community in Britain.
To highlight and improve areas of Islamic and ethical finance.
To promote and foster good relations and co-operation between the Isle of Man and the United Kingdom.
To create a better understanding of Israel and to foster and promote links between Britain and Israel; to unite parliamentarians from across both Houses who are proud to be friends of Israel; and to make the case for Israel and for Britain's bilateral relationship with the Jewish state.
To raise awareness of disadvantages and poor outcomes faced by men and boys in education, mental/physical health and law; to influence attitudes, role models, policy and legislation that will lead to positive differences to their well-being and lives.
Furthering relations between the British Parliament and the Italian Parliament and all related activities to enhance the relationship between the UK and Italy.
To provide a forum for parliamentarians to consider and discuss the role and contribution of ITV in broadcasting in the UK and regulatory issues.
To raise the profile of Jainism in the UK.
To promote the country of Jamaica.
To develop and improve links between the British and Japanese parliaments and encourage a deeper understanding of their respective cultures. The APPG also has an important role to play in promoting trade between the two countries.
To encourage wider and deeper enjoyment of jazz, to increase parliamentarians' understanding of the jazz industry and issues surrounding it, to promote jazz as a musical form and to raise its profile inside and outside Parliament.
To promote interest in and knowledge of Jordan and to establish contacts between parliamentarians of the two countries.
To promote the sport of Kabaddi in the UK and worldwide. To work with the British Kabaddi League (BKL) and other Kabaddi linked organisations to explore how we use Kabaddi to promote inclusion and the benefits of sport to some of the most diverse and deprived communities across the UK.
To support the right to self-determination of the Kashmiri people through dialogue; to seek support from British parliamentarians; to highlight the abuses of human rights in Kashmir; and to seek justice for the people there.
To foster good relations between the UK and Kazakhstan.
To offer a forum for parliamentarians to discuss matters of mutual interest across the UK's key cities. The Key Cities organisation is a cross-party initiative whose members are committed to ensuring that all UK cities are placed on a sustainable footing to deliver continued, inclusive economic growth.
To improve understanding in Parliament of kidney disease and transplant medicine and promote improvements in the health and care services that are available to improve the health of people with renal failure.
To raise awareness of, and support for, kinship care and kinship carers by amplifying the voices and experiences of children in kinship care and their families. To inform parliamentarians and to promote policy and practice which supports more children to live safely within their family and friends network, when they cannot live with their parents.
To help bilateral relations between the UK and Kosovo and improve parliamentary relations.
Raising the condition of the Kurdish people in Turkey and Syria; raising awareness of solidarity and engagement for building democratic, free relationships by encouraging dialogue and discussion; supporting efforts of developing and consolidating democracy, peaceful co-existence and harmony in the region; organising cultural and social events, workshops, and seminars to raise awareness of solidarity, development and the needs of the region.
To promote friendship and understanding between the peoples and representatives of the Kurdistan Region in Iraq and the UK.
To foster good relations with Kuwait and to build a greater understanding in Parliament of Kuwait and its role in the Middle East region.
To foster good relations between the UK and Kyrgyzstan.
To work in partnership with national and local government departments, land developers and others to create a forum for parliamentarians and interested stakeholders to discuss and develop innovative proposals to capture increases in land value, for the public benefit.
To foster good relations between parliamentarians from Britain and parliamentarians from Latin American countries.
To raise parliamentary awareness of the negative impacts of lead ammunition use on human and animal health, wildlife conservation and the wider environment and to press for solutions.
To campaign for the re-opening of the Leamside Line in full, which would provide significant economic, social and environmental benefits for the North-East of England and positively impact the East Coast Main Line ensuring an uplift in capacity.
To look at the issues facing people with a learning disability and their families. The group looks at the key issues of the day, across areas including health, social care, education, employment and benefits.
To consider matters relating to leasehold and commonhold legislation and regulation. Reduce opportunities for exploitation and improve cladding. Review the leasehold property Tribunal as a low-cost forum for disputes and redress including leasehold insurance and service charges which fall outside FCA regulation. Meet with and monitor government departments and publicly funded bodies working on leasehold.
To strengthen political and economic relationships between the United Kingdom and Lebanon.
The group brings together members of the House of Lords and the House of Commons with the singular purpose to discuss issues relating to legal aid. The group meets regularly when parliament is sitting to discuss topics that are important in the legal aid sector and to hear from those that work within it.
To raise awareness and build understanding of legal and constitutional issues, and provide a source of debate and expertise on these subjects.
To advocate for Birmingham’s levelling up strategy by engaging with key stakeholders in both the public and private sector to secure the powers, resources, and system change required to create prosperity across the city, at the start of a golden decade of opportunity.
To focus on the contribution of knowledge, information and libraries to the UK’s social, economic and industrial development.
To foster good relations and understanding between the UK and Libya and the Libyan people.
To foster good relations between parliamentarians of both countries and better mutual understanding of each.
To raise awareness and understanding of the valuable contribution the life sciences sector provides to the health and wealth of the nation.
To create the space for cross-party dialogue on environmental and social limits to growth; to assess the evidence for such limits, identify the risks and build support for appropriate responses; and to contribute to the international debate on redefining prosperity.
To speak up for listed properties in the UK and raise awareness in parliament of the role played by their owners in protecting the nation's heritage; and to advocate policies that support owners in preserving listed properties, including tax and planning reform.
The APPG is committed to ensuring parliamentary knowledge and support for the latest research, policy, and best practice in the field of literacy. The APPG will highlight the importance of raising literacy levels across the country, and will raise awareness of the importance of taking a multi-sector and multi-partner approach to literacy improvement.
To promote and strengthen relations between the parliaments of Lithuania and the UK.
To raise awareness of liver disease and liver cancer with parliamentarians and government and to advocate for improvements in policy to secure better outcomes and care for liver disease and liver cancer patients.
To bring MPs and Peers of all parties together with key leaders, including the Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor and those in local government, the private sector and social enterprise, to help maximise future investment in the wider City Region for the benefit of all its local communities.
To raise concerns about the Loan Charge and associated tax laws which affects thousands of freelance, contract and locum workers in the UK, as well as the wider context of fairness of tax legislation and the conduct of His Majesty's Revenue and Customs.
To discuss the issues and concerns of local authority pension funds and the work of the Local Authority Pension Fund Forum.
To discuss issues of interest and concern to parliamentarians and councillors about local government.
Fostering dialogue between parliament, local government, the armed and emergency services, businesses and charities to evaluate the effectiveness of the UK's preparedness and ability to respond to locally. To monitor and consider the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 and any changes to, or the introduction of, new emergency powers/civil defence legislation.
To promote London in the interests of all its people, places and businesses as a global city and powerhouse of the national economy.
The APPG will bring together parliamentarians and London business to promote awareness of the vital role London plays as the UK’s global city and the policies needed to support this position. It will encourage investment in London’s continued success for the benefit of Global Britain’s reputation and competitiveness.
To campaign for local construction firms to continue to use volumetric concrete mobile plants (VCMs) at 38.4 tonnes on 4 axles and 44 tonnes on 5 axles to provide concrete services in every community with zero waste, fewer journeys and a lower carbon footprint.
To consolidate and strengthen cultural, economic, political and social ties between the United Kingdom and Luxembourg and foster positive relations now the United Kingdom has left the European Union.
To raise the profile of human rights and anti-corruption sanctions within parliament, to examine specific situations where sanctions may be appropriate, and to consider changes to the operation of the UK’s Magnitsky Sanctions legislation to improve its efficiency and impact.
To inform parliamentarians of the devastation that malaria and the neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) cause. Malaria and many of the NTDs are tractable disease. Suffering from malaria is avoidable. Malaria and many of the NTDs are treatable.
To promote understanding and awareness among parliamentarians; support positive relations between our countries; and provide a forum for discussion on relevant issues affecting politics, society, culture and the economy in Malawi.
To raise awareness of key issues in the Maldives including environmental, educational, political and social issues and problems facing the country.
To drive UK productivity and social well-being through promoting closer understanding between parliamentarians and UK managers and leaders from across all sectors.
To encourage the exchange of knowledge and understanding between Parliament and the UK's diverse manufacturing industries, helping to raise the profile of manufacturing both inside and outside Parliament.
To promote the economic, supply chain and energy security benefits from the development of marine energy resources in and around the UK.
To provide a forum for the exchange of views between parliamentarians and leading figures in the shipping, ports and maritime business industries.
To ensure the viability and stress the economic importance of the UK’s retail markets industry.
To improve the quality of maternity services, raise awareness of the contribution maternity care can make to public health, and improve support during the first 1000 days of parenthood.
To provide a forum for the discussion of public policy on the media.
To promote media freedom in countries around the world and to strengthen the protection of journalists.
Forum for parliamentarians to discuss how to equip young people and wider society with the critical thinking skills needed today. To work with industry, regulators and businesses to put forward positive proposals for change.
To help secure appropriate access to medical cannabis on the NHS in its various forms including full plant extract containing both CBD and THC in formulations produced to a consistent high quality pharmaceutical grade and manufactured to GMP standard.
To provide a forum and network for parliamentarians with an interest in medical research; to protect and strengthen the UK's world-leading medical research environment by facilitating collaboration between parliamentarians and medical research bodies and providing up-to-date information on developments in medical research, including aspects of public health, the ethics of research and the implications of research findings for society.
To tackle the lack of understanding around menopause amongst policymakers, the public and employers. The APPG will also provide a platform in the heart of Parliament that highlights the issues and challenges around menopause that deserve attention, as well as act as a forum for discussion.
To inform parliamentarians about all aspects of mental health.
In recognition of the transformative nature of the Metaverse and Web 3 technology with its profound effect on our society and the future of our children, the APPG will consider influence of its application on policy within parliament, industry, and society at large particularly regarding data protection, safeguarding system security as well as user safety.
To keep Mexico on the political agenda of the UK parliament, and to strengthen bilateral relations.
To raise awareness of the effect microplastics have on the environment. The group will also work cross-party with stakeholders to discuss potential policy solutions.
To bring together MPs and Peers in the Midlands to promote regional economic growth and development, raising awareness of aims and objectives of the Midlands Engine Partnership and providing a forum to support those ambitions and projects.
To support the emergence of mainstream, progressive policy debate on migration in the UK parliament.
To review research evidence, current best practice, extent and success of implementation, and potential developments in the application of mindfulness within a range of policy areas, and to develop policy recommendations for government based on these findings.
To drive awareness of minimally invasive cancer therapies and to ensure that eligible patients across the UK can have timely access.
To examine the structural problems within the criminal justice system which result in miscarriages of justice and to provide a forum from which to improve access to justice for those who have been wrongly convicted.
To examine the capabilities and commitments driving contemporary warfare (including working by, with and through partners, use of drones and technological capabilities, and increase in covert operations) which are outpacing conventional oversight mechanisms and safeguarding regimes, and resulting in rising civilian casualties worldwide.
To explore the educational, skills-related, employment, competitive and cultural benefits of learning and using languages throughout the UK; to provide a parliamentary forum for information exchange and consultation on languages and linguists; to encourage and support policies and action improving the take-up of languages in schools, further and higher education, in the workplace and in the community.
The APPG is a cross-party group of Members of both Houses who share an interest in understanding how the UK labour market can lead the world in driving growth and providing a level playing field for everyone.
To promote and strengthen relations between the parliaments of Moldova and the UK.
Informing MPs and Peers about topical issues affecting Mongolia.
To help bilateral relations between the UK and Montenegro and improve parliamentary relations.
To foster links between the UK and Montserrat and improve the quality of life of citizens of Montserrat.
To promote links and mutual understanding between Britain and Morocco.
Solving the problems caused to mortgage prisoners in the UK by ensuring that all of them get a fair deal and fair treatment.
To discuss issues related to motherhood, including but not limited to pregnancy, parenting, wellbeing, finance, employment, childcare, support services, and childhood; to be a voice for mothers in politics and those who wish to be more involved; and to raise the profile of issues related to motherhood in Parliament.
To debate current and future issues of strategic importance to the UK’s automotive industry, motorsport industry and vehicle users, focusing on the role of the motor vehicle, including the environmental impact; and to promote dialogue between politicians, these industries, users and other stakeholders. The joint-secretariat partners collaborate to support this mission.
To raise awareness of Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and to provide a forum for discussion of the issues facing people with MND and their families.
To safeguard motorcycling interests by monitoring legislation for matters affecting motorcycling and taking remedial action where necessary; to represent motorcycling to fellow parliamentarians; to foster a positive image for motorcycling, and, by example, encourage others to take up motorcycling.
To support motorsport.
To promote the interests of people affected by MS (Multiple Sclerosis).
Raises awareness of all types of muscular dystrophy and neuromuscular conditions and promotes links between parliament, individuals and families affected by these muscle-wasting conditions, charities, scientists, health professionals and decision-makers.
To provide a discussion forum between the music industry and parliamentarians.
To support parliamentarians engaging in discussions relating to music education through early years, primary, secondary, SEND, further and higher education, and lifelong learning. The Group has a particular focus on Curriculum, the National Plan for Music Education, challenges facing higher education,and progression into the creative and cultural sector.
To support social justice and equality for Muslim women and transform their lives by debating, scrutinising, investigating and raising awareness of issues affecting them to influence practice, policy, legislation and attitudes.
To discuss and support mutuals.
To seek to improve health, social care, education and employment opportunities for people with ME and encourage biomedical research into the cause and treatment of ME.
To inform members of key issues relating to England's national parks (NPs), their authorities and areas that may merit NP status; to discuss issues of common concern; to advance the place of NPs in society within Parliament, focusing on conservation and enhancement, opportunities for public learning and enjoyment, and the well-being of NP communities.
To apply parliamentary scrutiny to the operational and strategic direction of the National Trust.
To encourage good relations between Britain and Nepal.
To secure a low carbon and clean industrial and economic future for the UK, embed zero carbon solutions and accelerate the UK's commitment to deliver net zero growth and innovation and a net zero carbon economy.
To promote good relations between the people and parliaments of the UK and the Netherlands.
To celebrate the contribution made by the UK’s New Towns and highlight the challenges and opportunities they face. This APPG aims to change attitudes to the New Towns and gain recognition for them; make the case for investment in their growth and renewal; and positively help shape future government policy.
To create a better understanding of issues relating to Nigeria; to promote links between the UK and Nigeria; and to support development and democracy in Nigeria.
To recognise the cultural and economic importance of nightlife to the UK. To provide a cross-party voice for nightlife businesses, supply chains and patrons. To support parliamentarians’ understanding of how the sector operates. To identify solutions to challenges facing the sector and how nightlife can support the UK’s economic recovery from Covid-19.
To draw attention to the challenges faced by destitute migrants who have no recourse to public funds, with a particular focus on families and vulnerable adults, and to contribute to the development of policy and legislation in this area.
To promote and strengthen the historic ties between the people of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland and the people of Norfolk Island.
To provide a strong and united voice for the North East in Westminster and bring together political and business leaders to build consensus and drive future investment and growth for the benefit of the communities throughout the North East region.
To formulate solutions that promote and support human rights, democracy and security in the Democratic People's Republic of North Korea; to establish relations with the exiled North Korean community to foster understanding of the DPRK and the challenges which face its people; and to explore meaningful relations between the parliaments of the UK and the DPRK.
To help bilateral relations between the UK and North Macedonia and improve parliamentary relations.
To promote and champion the huge economic contribution made by the north's cultural sector and build consensus.
Promoting Northern Ireland in Westminster and fostering closer relationships between politicians of all the nations of the UK by creating greater understanding of the opportunities and issues of Northern Ireland.
To support and encourage the growth of business in Northern Ireland.
To promote relations between the UK and Norway.
A forum for parliamentarians to discuss civil nuclear energy on a cross-party basis.
To promote the role of high quality early childhood education in improving children's life chances; and to provide opportunities for parliamentarians to discuss early years policy issues with practitioners and researchers.
To support and challenge the UK government to maintain their leadership on global nutrition and to make a significant pledge at the Nutrition for Growth summit in Tokyo 2020.
To raise parliamentary awareness and stimulate informed debate around regional, national and global nutrition issues; and to champion nutrition science to support evidence-based policy making in areas surrounding nutrition and health challenges.
To call on the government to prioritise and drive increased investment and resource into both the prevention and treatment of obesity.
To provide a forum for the discussion and promotion of issues relating to occupational safety and health; to provide information to members of both Houses of Parliament on topical issues; and to publish reports as and when necessary.
To provide a collective space where all parliamentarians can support and promote ocean research and awareness, to develop greater understanding of the ocean and its role in tackling challenges such as climate change, and to debate wider issues.
To promote further understanding and good relations between the United Kingdom and the Sultanate of Oman.
To look at justice and sentencing reform, and raising awareness of one punch assaults.
To raise parliamentary awareness of issues relating to electrical safety online and in domestic dwellings and to promote the prevention of accidents with electricity; to provide a forum for parliamentarians to discuss issues pertinent to their constituents on electrical safety; and to hold inquiries into policy issues and provide reports.
To drive policy change that mitigates the negatives and maximises the positives of social media for young people.
To ensure that Open Banking delivers maximum benefit and value to consumers, businesses and government; promotes effective competition and choice; reduces the cost of payments; supports innovation; and ensures that customers benefit from technological advances, and that new entrants and smaller providers can compete more fairly.
To provide a focal point for MPs and Peers with an interest in opera; to further the appreciation of opera; and to provide a link between this art form and Parliament.
The APPG is committed to helping every child to be a confident communicator and find their voice, in order to succeed in school and life beyond. It aims to coordinate research, promote best practice and encourage the overarching principles of oracy in education and society at large.
To facilitate information sharing between the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and UK parliamentarians, through the facilitation of meetings and events to contribute to and strengthen policy debate and policy formation in the UIK, raising awareness among parliamentarians of the work of the OECD.
To raise awareness of osteoporosis amongst parliamentarians and to influence legislation and policy makers to improve the lives of people living with the condition. The APPG will consider how to promote behavioural change and systems changes so people of all ages can strengthen their bones and prevent osteoporosis.
To provide a platform and focus for the various representative organisations involved in the outdoor learning sector; to encourage their access to parliamentarians; and to enable collaboration and discussion.
To provide a forum for MPs and peers to discuss ovarian cancer related issues; to raise areas of concern with government or other policy makers; to raise the profile of ovarian cancer within parliament and seek opportunities to help improve survival and quality of life for women.
To encourage political interest in the South Pacific and to meet with politicians from that area who are visiting the UK.
To create a better understanding of the UK packaging manufacturing industry and its products; to address issues facing the industry from regulation; and to promote the UK as a centre of excellence for packaging manufacture.
To provide a forum to discuss all matters related to Pakistan and also pertinent issues related to Pakistanis living in the UK.
To raise awareness of and help eliminate discrimination and persecution by the state and others; and to help develop an inclusive and tolerant Pakistan.
To foster good relations and understanding between Britain and Palestine and to promote a just and lasting peace in the Middle East.
To provide a forum for politicians, scientists, health professionals, economists, business leaders and other experts; to facilitate broad, balanced and open discussion; to inform a more focussed and flexible approach to government policy; to reach for new solutions in pandemic management which prevent avoidable suffering and loss in the future.
To raise awareness about PANS (Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome) and PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections) and provide a forum in Parliament with a focus on current legislation, policy and evidence on treatment in order to improve detection, diagnosis and provision of treatment.
To promote the benefits of parents being actively engaged in their children’s education and building close and successful relationships between homes and schools.
To bring together parliamentarians, park homeowners and industry representatives to discuss issues of common interest including legislation and its enforcement to eliminate abuse and disadvantage.
The group aims to keep Parkinson's on the political agenda to ensure government initiatives and policies meet the needs of people with the condition and their families and carers.
To support parkrun and improve public health.
To address the most urgent issues affecting our parks and green spaces, including but not limited to funding, skills, inequality of access and provision, climate change, biodiversity and the impact they have on the nation’s health and wellbeing.
To increase members' knowledge of penal affairs and to work through parliamentary channels to reform the penal system.
To address the low uptake of pension credit and ensure that eligible pensioners are aware of their right to claim pension credit and associated passport benefits. To ensure that billions of pounds of pension credit do not go unclaimed and that pensioners are supported throughout the ongoing cost of living crisis.
To develop and encourage pensions arrangements in the UK.
To work alongside the unions of the Performers' Alliance - Equity, the Musicians' Union and the Writers' Guild of Great Britain - to raise issues affecting performers and writers across the arts community and to provide a forum for issues relating to arts and culture policy.
To support parliamentarians in discussions relating to: appropriate training, education, assessment and professional practices across the performing arts, particularly drama, dance and musical theatre; practitioners continuing professional development within the creative and cultural industries; wider benefits of engagement with the performing arts for students, practitioners and audiences.
To ensure MPs and Peers have access to information about (a) perpetrators of domestic violence and (b) what makes an effective and safe perpetrator programme. To link MPs and Peers with local programmes, in order to increase their understanding of the above.
To identify aspects of personal banking and financial services where the service providers or regulators have not delivered, or are not delivering, excellence and appropriate consumer protection; to facilitate and encourage all stakeholders to work together to resolve past and present shortcomings, and to bring about positive changes.
To maintain and build relations between Peru and the UK.
To raise awareness of the profession of pharmacy, and to promote pharmacists' current and potential contribution to the health of the nation.
To further understanding of the role of philanthropy, giving and social investment in parliament, and to act as a discussion forum for politicians, philanthropists, social investors and experts to develop policy to improve and increase the amount of giving and social investment to good causes in the UK.
To bring together all who are interested in philately; to promote and educate others about philately; to co-operate with the Royal Mail and the Royal Philatelic Society; and to hold meetings, discussions and events relating to philately.
To foster closer relations with the Philippines as an important overseas partner.
To promote interest in photography.
To raise awareness of the photonics industry and recognise the impact it makes on the UK economy and its potential for future economic growth.
To promote the Pitcairn Islands as a British overseas territory.
To foster a good relationship between Poland and the UK and to promote the contribution of the Polish community to the UK and bilateral trade.
Informing MPs and Peers about topical issues affecting the Arctic and Antarctic.
To promote better understanding of policing and security issues amongst both Houses of Parliament.
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.
To support and promote the sport of polo in the UK.
To ensure the full implementation of the International Conference on Population and Development's programme of Action with specific reference to stabilisation of the world's population through choice and ensuring sustainable development in the UK and abroad.
To raise awareness amongst MPs and Peers of the political situation in Portugal; to host meetings to enable MPs and Peers to meet Portuguese parliamentarians and business leaders; and generally to improve the political, trade and business relations between the UK and Portugal.
To raise awareness of the important economic and social contribution post offices and post masters make; to ensure their position as a vital public service; and to provide input into the areas of public policy which affect the post office.
To provide awareness of the impact of poverty, its causes and consequences, and to encourage the spread of good practice to alleviate and eliminate it.
To promote evidence-based discussion and action on all aspects of prepayment meters; to inform energy policy decisions and to enable communications between interested parties and relevant parliamentarians. The group aims to find solutions to the inequitable treatment of customers on prepayment meters.
To recognise, address and reduce the harm caused by prescribed drug dependence.
To raise greater awareness of the private rented housing sector in Parliament; to provide a forum for parliamentarians to discuss issues pertinent to the sector and engage with ministers, landlords, tenants and other interested parties; and to hold inquiries into policy and operational issues on the sector and produce reports.
To provide a forum for discussion of pro-life issues including abortion, euthanasia and research upon the human embryo.
To raise awareness amongst parliamentarians and policymakers of the importance and relevance of psychology, combining research and best practice briefings to ensure that MPs have access to a psychological evidence- based approach to policy development.
To examine the need for greater public accountability to address systemic failures, past and ongoing, with a view to learning why public institutions failed to act in the public interest. To call for a duty of candour to protect those who have been failed by the existing law and justice system.
To promote the value of high quality publishing to UK society, culture and the economy. To foster a better understanding among parliamentarians about publishers, booksellers and associated fields, all of whom contribute to a world-leading publishing sector.
To promote and campaign for the interests of pubs, landlords, and the communities around these pubs.
To foster good relations between the UK and Qatar.
The group focuses on issues of racial justice. It aims to increase the coverage in parliament of issues relating to race and ethnicity; to update members on these issues as well as on up-to-date research; and to connect the group with charities and other organisations working on these issues around the country.
To keep parliamentarians and the government up to date with issues in horseracing and bloodstock; to foster good relations with the various parts of horseracing, and between them; and for connected purposes.
To provide an effective voice for radiotherapy and improve access to radiotherapy for cancer patients, ensuring no-one has to travel more than 45 minutes to their nearest radiotherapy unit. To ensure radiotherapy receives increased funding so that patients are allowed to have the best radiotherapy for their individual cancer.
To facilitate an informed debate amongst parliamentarians regarding all aspects of the UK's railway industries.
To discuss rail services in the North of England.
To provide a forum for parliamentarians to discuss issues related to the rail network and industry in Wales. To conduct specific inquiries, and to hear directly from representatives of the rail industry.
To increase awareness in Parliament of rare, genetic and undiagnosed conditions and help to ensure that patients and families affected by those conditions have access to appropriate care and support.
To provide a forum for the discussion of issues relating to refugees, both in the UK and abroad, and to promote the welfare of refugees.
To inform and stimulate debate on relevant areas of policy affecting regeneration and levelling up and to introduce parliamentarians to experts and practitioners in the field.
To promote and develop marriage and relationship skills and support, identifying best practice within the UK and internationally, to help reduce interparental conflict as well as family breakdown, and support both adult and child mental health and wellbeing.
To improve religious literacy in media and politics and to provide a platform where the regulatory, commercial and cultural factors which influence depictions of faith can be discussed.
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.
To create a lasting and inspirational relationship between legislators and employee relocation practitioners to empower British industry in the UK and abroad.
To promote renewable and sustainable energy in Parliament and to support Members of both Houses in understanding the technical, policy and other aspects of renewable and sustainable energy technologies, including energy efficiency, through regular briefings, newsletters and regular events for parliamentarians.
To raise the conditions of renters and provide a space in Parliament to have their voices heard; receive briefings from external organisations about the latest studies and research with concerns to the private rented sector; work co-operatively and in a cross-party way with the government on the introduction of the forthcoming Rental Reform Bill; arrange events in Parliament to allow for tenant organisations to meet with MPs to raise their concerns.
To increase the understanding of British parliamentarians of Korea, its politics, policies, culture and people.
To raise awareness of the importance of respiratory health and to promote effective policy for improving treatments and outcomes for respiratory illnesses.
To examine the use of restorative justice principles within the UK justice system and beyond; to raise the profile of restorative justice principles within Parliamnent; and to provide opportunities for policy discussion and consultation.
The APPG will cover all issues around safety and security on the high street including ensuring that the high street gets the investment it needs to be sustainable and deal with issues around anti-social behaviour and safe and secure access.
The Thames catchment has many millions dependent upon the health of the Royal River Thames. It provides drinking water, sewage disposal, recreation, peace and tranquillity on its banks. It provides drainage and at times takes flood waters out to the sea. The APPG provides an essential conduit to delivering sustainable management.
To promote and represent the interests of the UK road haulage, logistics and coaches sector and provide a forum to discuss opportunities and challenges.
To provide a forum for all stakeholders in the road passenger transport industry to consider and raise awareness of matters relating to the industry’s recovery from the effects of the Covid19 Pandemic and renewal in the face of climate change
In recognising the persecution, murder and other atrocities committed against the Rohingya, the group will work towards protecting and enhancing the human rights and status of the Rohingya, and will assess and scrutinise any repatriation agreement made between Bangladesh and Myanmar.
To promote better relations between the UK and Romania and between their parliaments.
To support the sport of rugby league football.
To play and promote the sport of rugby union within Parliament, between national parliaments, within the community and for charitable purposes.
To promote parliamentary and public discussion of the rule of law as a practical concept and to mainstream the importance of the rule of law in Parliament.
To provide government and related bodies with a better understanding of the running sector and to increase recognition and support for safe, standardised, consistent running and racing.
To examine the areas that would reduce the productivity gap between urban and rural areas.
To promote a debate on the provision of rural services and to issue periodic reports.
To promote good relations between the parliaments and peoples of the UK and the Russia.
To focus on safeguarding concerns relevant to any community of faith, belief or religion. The APPG is attempting to raise awareness and improve policy and practice in relation to safeguarding in faith communities and by encouraging both the opportunity and responsibility of those faith groups and communities in creating safer places for all.
Furthering relations between the British Parliament and the San Marino Parliament and all related activities to enhance the relationship between the UK and San Marino.
To encourage and develop diplomatic, cultural and social exchanges between the Royal Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the UK with the aim of achieving greater understanding and fostering mutual respect.
To improve outcomes for vulnerable children by facilitating upstream working to reduce preventable exclusions and improve the quality of education for children excluded from school.
To provide a cross-party parliamentary platform for the discussion of school food with stakeholders; to keep school food, child hunger and food education on the political agenda following the spot-light given during the pandemic; and to campaign to ensure that children receive high quality meals in and outside of school.
To promote and support school level education and the quality of learning and assessment for all pupils.
To provide a forum for parliamentarians and stakeholders to debate and highlight the value of science and technology in agriculture.
To be a primary focus for scientific and technological issues, providing a long-term liaison between parliamentarians and scientific bodies, science-based industry and the academic world.
To promote and facilitate communication and understanding between representatives of the Scotch Whisky industry and MPs.
To discuss and advance issues of importance to Scottish sport by complementing the work of the Scottish government and all Scottish governing bodies.
To provide a forum for discussion and raising awareness of the self-commissioned homes sector, including custom and self-build, community housing, co-housing, and co-operative housing, and the sector’s contribution to making better places.
To provide a forum for parliamentarians, industry and academics to promote the economic, environmental and safety benefits of self-driving vehicles for a variety of use cases across all parts of the UK.
To provide a medium through which parliamentarians, organisations and those affected by Sepsis can discuss the current provision for the condition, which claims 48,000 lives in the UK every year, promote public understanding and advocate for simple, timely interventions to be implemented as standard across the NHS; whilst considering sepsis as a critical component of the response to infections management including infection prevention and a patient-centred approach to antimicrobial stewardship.
To foster the good relationship between Serbia and the UK and promote the Serbian contribution to the UK.
To promote awareness and understanding in Parliament of a range of issues relating to women’s reproductive health across the life course.
The APPG will bring together parliamentarians with an interest in the works of Shakespeare both as a key part of our national culture but also a means of fostering inter-cultural dialogue around the world. It will provide a forum for parliamentarians to facilitate discussions and produce policy ideas.
To promote and support the UK shellfish aquaculture industry in Parliament, exploring the challenges to, and opportunities for, the industry.
To ensure UK sovereign defence capability in the maritime sphere, and to ensure that UK companies and supply chains compete on a level playing field.
To inform parliamentarians and to act as a forum for the exchange of views on shooting and conservation.
To combat racism through enabling role models, who are predominantly but not exclusively footballers, to present anti-racism education to young people and others.
To reduce the inequalities faced by sickle cell and thalassaemia patients in the UK. To improve standards of care and address other critical issues, as recommended by the key stakeholders.
To promote and advance relations with Singapore.
To collaborate across the political spectrum to campaign against legislative loopholes that disadvantage single parents, and for positive representation of a category which is increasingly common yet still all too often stigmatised.
To promote and support the interests of institutions that deliver sixth form education, and to advise government on the challenges facing 16 to18 education.
Cross-party coalition of parliamentarians devoted to raising the profile of skills and employment policy. Brings together Parliament, employers, and the skills sector to ensure that skills policy promotes social mobility, lifelong learning opportunities and local economic growth.
To improve outcomes in sleep disorders and chronic insomnia for individuals and society.
To foster and promote a good relationship between Slovakia and the UK and to provide a platform for mutual inspiration and experience sharing between members of both parliaments in areas of common interest.
To strengthen ties between the UK and Slovenia and celebrate our cultural and political heritage.
To raise awareness of small and micro business issues in parliament.
To support the roll-out of small modular reactors (SMR) to sites across the UK, to champion the SMR model, to encourage a diversity of design and providers and to engage UK industry in the development of SMRs including supporting engineering jobs in the UK.
To examine the operations of SME (Small and Medium-sized Enterprises) house builders in the UK; discover and highlight best practice; review the regulatory environment affecting the market, looking at ways of improving the delivery of new homes, and making recommendations on how Parliament can improve regulation to deliver more effective building of homes by SMEs.
To monitor and discuss the health and social effects of smoking; to review potential changes to existing legislation to reduce levels of smoking; to assess the latest medical techniques to assist in smoking cessation; and to act as a resource for the group's members on all issues relating to smoking and public health.
To support the sport of snooker.
To showcase social enterprises and discuss issues important to the social enterprise sector.
To drive forward a cross-party conversation on policy solutions to break down barriers to integration and create opportunities for people from all walks of life to connect with each other and build bonds of trust.
To discuss and evaluate key issues and indicators of social mobility and barriers to it. To hold seminars and meetings to present and highlight the latest research on social mobility.
To bring together parliamentarians and social scientists and by doing so demonstrate the relevance and value of social science research.
To promote knowledge and understanding of social work, the role that social workers have, and the issues that impact the lives of those in receipt of social work support.
To promote understanding of and support for Somaliland's achievements in building peace, democratic governance and a sovereign state in the Horn of Africa, its important role in combatting terrorism and piracy in the region and beyond, and the need for continued UK assistance for Somaliland's development.
To foster mutually beneficial relationships between the UK and the Republic of South Africa, in particular between the two parliaments, civil society, business and commerce, and arts and culture.
To provide a forum for Parliamentarians to discuss, with others, how to maintain the South East region as a great place to live, work and do business.
To promote the economic and social advancement of the South West region as a great place to live, work and do business.
To champion the needs of constituents and passengers who travel on the railway that operates in/out of London Waterloo and the geographical area that extends from London Waterloo to Portsmouth, Weymouth, Exeter, Bristol and Reading, the network within these points and connecting lines.
To represent the interests, heritage and people of Southern Yemen.
To facilitate a continuing discussion on how the UK can sustain a sovereign defence manufacturing capability.
To highlight the role of sovereign wealth funds in the UK and global economies, to discuss what risks and opportunities major wealth funds see in investing in the UK and to highlight the role of wealth funds in addressing key challenges such as climate change and the post-Covid recovery.
To raise awareness in Parliament of the importance and opportunities of space based capabilities to the UK economy, policy making, society and the space community; to highlight and promote the benefits from the UK's investment in space and its leading role within the global space economy.
To promote good relations between the parliaments and peoples of the UK and Spain.
To support special schools and SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) provision in mainstream school and college settings.
To make parliament aware that the ability to communicate is a crucial life skill for all; to increase awareness about the impact communication difficulties have on other people's lives; to highlight the importance of early identification and intervention; and to press for increased provision of speech and language therapy.
To address specific issues being faced by Spinal Cord Injured (SCI) people, particularly relating to medical treatment, care and support and developments in treatments, as well as the wider issues that affect the lives of SCI people.
To be the central, constructive, cross-party voice for sport in parliament and to promote the wider societal benefits of sport and physical activity in the UK.
To be the central, constructive, cross-party voice in parliament that promotes the benefits of sport-based interventions and physical activity as effective tools for the diversion and prevention of crime and the rehabilitation of people involved with the criminal justice system.
To further Anglo-Sri Lankan relations.
To promote 23rd April as an annual celebration of England and the country's patron saint, St George, and to campaign for St George's Day to be established as a public holiday for the people of England.
Group focuses on St Helena.
To strengthen relations with St Kitts and Nevis; to encourage political interest in the country; to meet with visiting politicians; to meet with the High Commissioner of St Kitts and Nevis; and to discuss St Kitts and Nevis and UK politics.
To provide a cross-party forum in which to hold the government to account on the issue of transitional arrangements to compensate 1950's-born women who are affected by changes to the state pension age and to campaign on issues around the state pension age.
To ensure a fair deal for the UK steel and metal related industries by liaising with and lobbying the government, to raise the profile of cultural, environmental and social issues in the industry and its communities, and to research and develop policies which will promote thriving steel and cast metal industries in the UK.
To inform parliamentarians about the use of stem cell transplantation and advanced cellular and gene therapies in saving lives; to facilitate scrutiny of equitable access to and outcomes from stem cell transplantation and advanced cellular and gene therapies; and to promote the expansion of stem cell donation in the UK.
To raise awareness of the rights of children in street situations worldwide, and the government’s obligations to help ensure their protection. To promote good practice and ensure that children in street situations are on the government’s agenda and are part of the broader national conversation about child rights and protection.
To keep stroke high on the parliamentary agenda. The Group aims to be the voice in Parliament of all those affected by stroke, and provides influence, challenge and scrutiny on multiple issues, including stroke rehabilitation, acute care, workforce and research.
To provide a forum for all parliamentarians to develop greater understanding of the range of issues affecting students in further and higher education. To ensure that student views and experiences are heard in Parliament, facilitate interaction between students and MPs and Peers, and ensure education policy takes account of student views.
To influence the UK government's policy and practice by promoting the cause of peace, human rights, justice and development for all the people of Sudan and South Sudan across the political spectrum in Westminster and Whitehall.
To raise awareness within Parliament and encourage discussion and debate of all issues surrounding suicide and self-harm prevention.
The APPG is dedicated to boosting the employment prospects for disabled people and reducing the disability employment gap.
To raise awareness of mesh and the plight of mesh-injured men and women amongst the public, healthcare professionals, welfare assessors and government. To campaign for the recommendations of the First Do No Harm report to be accepted and implemented by government.
To fully review our surrogacy laws, encourage and promote debate on the issues, facilitate further research into how surrogacy is conducted, bring the law into line with modern social realities, and encourage domestic surrogacy in the first instance.
To promote support and knowledge in parliament of the aviation industry's efforts to achieve sustainability, specifically their goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2050 in line with the government's overall target for the UK.
To support parliamentarians to understand more about sustainable finance. To bring together policy makers, industry experts, academics and practitioners to build knowledge and political consensus for the changes required in the finance sector to help reach net zero.
To develop a deeper understanding between government, parliament and the sustainable resource management sector of the sustainable management of waste.
To promote relations between Britain and Sweden, their parliaments and people.
To promote swimming and other aquatic disciplines and to highlight the importance of swimming and water safety in schools.
To promote ever better relations between British and Swiss parliamentarians and foster an ever deeper understanding of our respective countries.
To increase cross-party parliamentarian awareness and understanding of T Levels; to spread awareness and understanding of T Levels more broadly; and to provide a forum for discussion of the public policy issues around T Levels, involving all the key groups, including employers, young people, the education sector and parliamentarians.
To drive forward cross-party work among parliamentarians to influence legislation and policy making in order to reduce loneliness and build on the work of the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness.
To promote understanding and relations between Britain and Taiwan.
To promote in Parliament peace with justice and dignity for Tamils in the Island of Sri Lanka and advance their development so as to recognise their legitimate socio-political aspirations.
To look at and understand tax policy and taxation on all levels including simplification and digitalisation, EU Brexit and its impact on the UK’s taxation system, and international taxation. To work in partnership with HM Treasury to create a 'safe space' for Parliamentarians and interested stakeholders to meet, discuss and develop innovative proposals to reform, simplify and make the UK’s taxation system fairer.
To support and promote the interests of the taxi trade in parliament.
The APPG will focus on: the recruitment and retention of high-quality teachers for every school and college; routes into teaching; the nature of the training and preparation provided for graduates; and the provision of continuing professional development of teachers.
New technologies present opportunities to strengthen our national security and vulnerabilities that threaten it. This APPG will improve the narrative and policy debate around technology and national security, bring together leading experts in this field, and build understanding of the technological capabilities needed to protect national interests.
To promote the sport of tennis, and to enable MPs and peers to play tennis matches together and compete with outside tennis teams.
To maintain links with and develop an understanding of Thailand, its culture and politics.
To raise awareness of the blood disorder known as thalassaemia and to encourage policy changes that will support patients with this condition.
To promote the interests of people affected by Thalidomide.
To support the resilience and relevance of theatre in the UK for audiences, society and the industry. To identify and debate potential opportunities and issues for theatre in the UK. To support parliamentarians' understanding of the theatre and performing arts industry at a national and local level.
To promote awareness about the risk and management of venous thromboembolism, also known as thrombosis, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and blood clots. To increase understanding of its causes, promote priority research, monitor implementation of recommended practice, increase awareness of long-term impacts, and advocate timely access to diagnosis and treatments.
To put pressure on His Majesty's Government to encourage negotiations between the Chinese Government and representatives of the Tibetan Government in exile, whilst recognising that Tibet is an occupied country which had independent ties with Britain.
To promote and provide a forum for the discussion of issues relating to the sale and resale of tickets, for events, with a particular focus on devising solutions to the problem of ticket touting.
To discuss issues related to local environmental quality; to raise these issues on the parliamentary agenda and to provide a forum for an exchange of views between parliamentarians and those with local environmental quality issues.
Our primary purpose is to grow the use of timber in order to help: expand our low-carbon, high-performance offsite manufacturing base for construction; decarbonise the built environment; create safer and higher quality buildings and building supply chains; contribute to growing, sustainably managed forests and biodiverse landscapes.
To promote parliamentary and public understanding of the importance of high streets, town centres and city centres in order to build environments that are healthy, sustainable and socially inclusive.
The APPG will explore how trade has a real-life impact, including how trade interacts with: food standards, farming and animal welfare; the environment and climate change; jobs and workers’ rights; sustainable development in the Global South; human rights and rule of law; digital rights and online harms; public services, health and the NHS.
Organises seminars, inquiries, research and education campaigns to raise awareness in Parliament on removing barriers to trade and using trade as an engine for development in poor countries. The APPG aims to help developing countries achieve inclusive growth and prosperity through trade and investment.
To seek a resolution to the cases of people from the UK who were trafficked by Daesh, and are now detained in North East Syria.
Brings together parliamentarians, industry representatives and consumer groups to discuss and raise awareness of trailer and towing safety in the UK.
To provide a focus for UK parliamentary cross-party support for a comprehensive transatlantic trade and investment agreement; to contribute to greater public debate and understanding of potential benefits and drawbacks for British consumers, workers and businesses; to strengthen parliamentary and public scrutiny to help secure a successful agreement.
To promote discussion and investment in all modes of transport across the North of England and to provide better opportunities for MPs representing Northern constituencies to meet with senior officials and receive briefings from Transport for the North.
To provide opportunities to debate transport safety matters (on road, rail, air and water) and to encourage the government to address transport safety issues, where appropriate.
To foster and promote relations between the UK and Turkey and to assist in raising awareness amongst parliamentarians and the public of the developments that have been taking place in Turkey.
To promote the interest of the people of Northern Cyprus.
To encourage and foster better relations between the Turks and Caicos Islands and the UK government and parliament, and to bring greater attention to the issues facing the Turks and Caicos Islands and all the Overseas Territories.
To increase the understanding of the uses of ceramics and broaden the understanding of ceramic manufacturing in the UK among parliamentarians; to promote ceramic manufacturing and the ceramics industry as an asset within the UK economy, and to provide a forum for parliamentary discussion on the issues impacting the industry.
The EU is the largest financial contributor to UK regional development. After Brexit the government will establish a UK Shared Prosperity Fund. The APPG intends to shape thinking and engage in the details of the fund and new system of regional funding and policies after Brexit.
To promote and strengthen relations between the UK and Ukrainian parliaments.
To promote the economic, social, cultural and constitutional benefits of the union of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; To foster good relations between the four countries of the UK and their devolved administrations; and for connected purposes.
To promote good relations between the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates.
The primary objective of the APPG is to raise awareness of the UN among MPs and Peers; about its contributions across the areas of peace and security, development and human rights; about the scope of international law and its relevance to the UK; and about the applicability of the UN to the British electorate.
To promote the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development and monitor their implementation.
To drive policy change that seeks to: ‘build back better' for women and girls in the UK post-COVID-19; accelerate progress on gender equality and the SDGs in the UK in the lead up to 2030; create game-changing solutions for women's safety in public spaces across the UK.
To monitor Universal Credit as it is rolled out; to share best practice in supporting constituents; and to make recommendations to government to improve policy.
To act as a high-level forum for discussion between university leaders and parliamentarians on issues affecting the higher education sector.
To raise awareness and understanding of the issues facing farmers in upland areas and champion hill farmers both inside and outside Parliament. The group will serve as the voice of communities dependent on hill farming throughout the United Kingdom, raising concerns with government ministers, departments and relevant national assemblies.
To raise issues relating to the challenges faced by those living with Usher Syndrome and their families and for connected purposes.
To raise awareness of the persecution against the Uyghur community in Xinjiang, China.
To develop good relations between the people, legislatures and governments of our two countries.
Raising the political profile of the importance of routine vaccinations, ensuring equitable access to vaccines for everyone, no matter where they live.
To raise government awareness of the dangers of Valproate and other anti-epileptic drugs in pregnancy and to support and advocate for those harmed by the drugs taken by the mother in pregnancy.
To explore the most appropriate parliamentary and regulatory response to e-cigarettes and to raise education and literacy amongst policy makers regarding e-cigarettes and related public policy questions.
To raise awareness of vascular and venous disease and to encourage actions to promote a greater priority for its prevention and treatment; to encourage research into the causes of vascular and venous disease; to advance excellence and innovation in vascular and venous disease and related cardiovascular conditions.
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.
To ensure that Venezuela is on the political agenda of the UK Parliament and to strengthen UK policies addressing issues relating to human rights, democracy, good governance and economic development; to act as a channel for contacts with experts, NGOs and regional stakeholders; to establish relations with the Venezuelan community to foster understanding of Venezuela and the challenges which face its people.
To provide a platform within Parliament to promote veterans; to secure support and understanding for the needs of veterans; to scrutinise and hold government, institutions, public sector, business and the third sector, to account to ensure that the UK is the best place in the world to be a veteran.
To work with the games and interactive entertainment industry, including with its trade body UK Interactive Entertainment, to promote the industry's economic, technological and cultural contributions within Parliament.
To conduct a dialogue with the socialist republic of Vietnam, in particular with the Vietnamese National Assembly and the Vietnamese ambassador and embassy in London, and to take an interest in the Vietnamese community in the UK.
The APPG provides a forum for parliamentarians to discuss the role played by the visual arts in the UK. It informs parliamentarians about the latest issues affecting the visual arts community, the contribution the visual arts make to our society and economy and puts forward ideas about how it can remain a vibrant and world-leading sector.
To provide a forum for parliamentarians and stakeholders to consider the needs of vulnerable groups to pandemics and to provide an effective voice in parliament; to raise awareness of specific vulnerable patients; to encourage actions to promote a greater priority for prevention, treatment and support for those groups; to inform better policy decisions and public debate related to the needs of vulnerable groups.
To generate awareness of and to consider the profile of Wales on the international stage, and in doing so to consider themes and ideas to support the development and profile of Wales.
To look into matters relating to the presence of alleged Rwandan war criminals in the UK and the prosecution of those who participated in the Rwandan genocide against the Tutsis in 1994.
To promote and support the protection, conservation and interpretation of war graves, war memorials and battlefield sites.
To provide a focus for members to monitor government and regulatory policy and maintain a dialogue with consumers and those with an interest or a duty in relation to the environment and the water industry.
To establish more accessible water safety education across the UK to prevent future drownings. The group will primarily focus on how information can better be integrated into the education system, especially to those with existing inequalities and barriers, and communities with geographical risk factors.
To raise awareness within parliament and government of the impact that a lack of water, sanitation and hygiene has on the lives of people around the world, and the governments obligation to help meet the Sustainable Development Goal on water and sanitation.
To consider matters relating to navigable (and formerly navigable) rivers, canals, estuaries and lakes in the UK, including the potential social, economic and cultural impact of the regeneration of those waterways and extension of the system.
To work in consultation with the West Coast Rail 250 Campaign for the upgrading and continued renewal of the infrastructure and rolling stock on the West Coast Main Line.
To promote understanding of the situation in West Papua and the human rights of the West Papuan people.
To bring together parliamentarians in support of the Western Gateway, a cross-border economic partnership of local authorities, city regions, Local Enterprise Partnerships and governments covering south Wales and western England.
To support the case for and delivery of the Western Rail Link to Heathrow.
To promote issues of mutual concern between British MPs and the Western Sahara, and ensure the subject is never far from the political agenda of the UK Parliament.
To build awareness, engagement and support amongst parliamentarians for the policies and partnerships required to restore and create wetlands, as well as ensure they are well managed and protected into the future.
Whistleblowers are a vital element of a transparent society. In 1998 the Public Interest Disclosure Act was introduced to protect employees who speak out. In the face of many recent scandals the APPG is looking at the effectiveness of this legislation and how it might be improved.
To engage parliamentarians (particularly male parliamentarians) in raising awareness and challenging male violence against women and girls in all forms.
For parliamentarians to learn more about and better understand and support Wilton Park, offering advice and encouragement in both its everyday and long-term work.
To promote and inform on the economic and commercial benefits of the UK wine and spirit trade; to inform and stimulate debate on issues of relevance to the trade and to consumers, including English wine and British spirits; and to introduce parliamentarians to members of the trade from their constituencies.
To identify how Whitehall departments, in conjunction with Members of the Commons and Lords, can support producers of wine from grapes grown across the UK, to ensure that relevant legislation and regulations, combined with innovative support and trade deals can deliver a profitable sector for the domestic and export markets.
This group works to ensure the challenges and opportunities for women entrepreneurs are considered and promoted cross party and across both houses.
To promote discussion around women and work.
To increase the knowledge and awareness of the experiences of women in contact with the justice system and promote approaches that reduce criminalisation and meet women’s needs.
For the promotion of all women in the defence community.
Brings together MPs and peers to discuss and campaign for increasing the number of women in parliament in all parties and, to support women in parliament and those standing for public office.
To provide a forum to discuss and overcome the under-representation of women in transport by promoting best practice examples of employers leading the way in gender diversifying their workforce and by being the voice for all women using our networks.
To promote women's football.
To empower women to ensure that they can make an informed choice about the best treatment for them and that they are treated with dignity and respect.
To provide a forum for the discussion and analysis of issues relating to the Women, Peace and Security agenda. To bring together parliamentarians, policymakers, academia and civil society to scrutinise and strengthen the UK government's implementation of commitments to women and girls' rights in fragile and conflict-affected states.
To highlight the vital contribution that wood panel manufacturers make to the regional and national economies within the UK and to ensure growth for this domestic industry through addressing concerns in terms of the impact of energy policy upon wood security.
To raise awareness of the UK's woods and trees and to discuss the steps necessary to protect, restore and expand them in a time of climate and nature crises.
Falls from height and falling objects from height account for the highest number of preventable fatalities and injuries across all sectors in UK industry. The APPG will seek to understand the root causes and propose effective, sensible measures to reduce this toll and send people safely home from work.
To promote, support, and raise awareness of professional wrestling; to work with the industry to improve it and to build confidence; to celebrate British success in professional wrestling.
To represent the interests of all writers; to safeguard their intellectual property rights; and to ensure they receive a fair level of recognition and reward for their contribution to the economy and society as a whole.
To raise the issue of the Daesh genocide against the Yazidis and ensure comprehensive responses, including justice for the victims and survivors, assistance with their needs, and ensure non-repetition of the atrocities in the future.
To educate parliamentarians about Yemen and to influence the UK government's policy and practice by promoting the cause of peace, human rights, justice and development for all the people of Yemen.
To support wellbeing across the UK by disseminating the benefits of yoga through a biomedical lens. The APPG is focused on designing constructive ways to integrate yoga into schools, healthcare, occupational health, and criminal justice, and within Parliament by endeavouring to offer free classes to all who work there.
To bring MPs of all parties together with key leaders - those in local government, the private sector and social enterprise - to help maximise future investment in the region for the benefit of all local communities and economies.
A forum for key issues affecting young carers and young adult carers, championing their involvement and voice, to be addressed collaboratively by parliamentarians. To encourage improved support, services and recognition. Other key stakeholders such as the public and third sectors will also be brought together.
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.
To promote youth employment in all its forms and the role of young people within the economy; to ensure that young people's voices are heard; to highlight the need for quality opportunities; and to share best practice.
The group will endeavour to deepen the relationship between the UK and Zambia, and will meet with diplomats, politicians and businesses based in Zambia towards that end.
To support democratic governance in Zimbabwe and to foster good relations between Zimbabwe and the UK.
To raise awareness of the conservation, education, research and animal welfare work of British zoos and aquariums, highlighting best practice and promoting the international reputation of zoos and aquariums; and to facilitate relevant conversations around the issues faced by this profession.
To promote the interests of the British Zoroastrian community and interest in the Zoroastrian faith both inside and outside parliament, as well as improving links with fellow Zoroastrian parliamentarians from around the world.