Friday, 7 September 2012

APPGs at Westminster

All Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are – as the name suggests – parliamentary groups which are open to Members of either House and any party. Many are either issue or geographically based, and may be serious or have a more social side.

There are specific rules for a group to qualify for APPG status. The House of Commons Library has a Standard Note on them which is available at http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/SN06409.

There is a register of all APPGs which is available at http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm/cmallparty/register/register.pdf

As a matter of interest,I helped set up the latest All-Party Parliamentary Group on the British Constitution a couple of years ago.

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