Wednesday, 10 February 2010
All Party Parliamentary Groups can, and are, formed for all kinds of topics. The current list (with links to details of each APPG) can be found here. Some represent particular industries; others - such as the All-Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group exist "to promote the use and enjoyment of jazz as a music form." The Jazz Appreciation Group has an annual awards ceremony at Westminster.
The APPG on Agriculture and Food for Development has just published a report on global food security entitled Why No Thought for Food? It's an example of the very important; and often influential, work done by these barely reported groups of parliamentarians.