All Party Parliament Groups are voluntary groups which bring together politicians from all parties, from both the Commons and the Lords, who have a shared interest in a particular topic.
I am a member of several different groups:
Armed Forces Covenant (Treasurer)
To inform parliamentarians on all aspects of the Armed Forces Covenant and its implementation.
To raise awareness of issues affecting people with autism and Asperger syndrome, their families and carers; to raise parliamentary awareness of autism; to campaign for changes to government policy to benefit people with autism and Asperger syndrome and improve diagnosis or support for people with autism and Asperger syndrome.
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.
Bees (Vice Chair)
To inform parliamentarians about bees, other pollinators and beekeeping and to campaign and raise awareness of impacted issues.
Broadband and Digital Communications (Vice Chair)
To further the roll out of broadband in rural and urban areas and to look at digital communication across the UK.
To support and promote the interests of cricket at all levels.
To promote interest in and knowledge of Jordan and to establish contacts between parliamentarians of the two countries.
Romania (Vice Chair)
To promote interest in and knowledge of Romania and to establish contacts between parliamentarians of the two countries.
To promote debate on the provision of rural services and to issue periodic reports.
Singapore (Vice Chair)
To promote and advance relations with Singapore.
Youth employment (Chair)
To promote youth employment in all its forms, the role of young people within the economy and their voices. To highlight the need for quality opportunities and share best practice. Their website is here.