All-Party Parliamentary Game and Wildlife Conservation Group

Notice: Over the period of the General Election (3 May until 8 June), whilst the House is dissolved, this APPG will be inactive and has no status as an All-Party Parliamentary Group.

APPGThe first APPG was held in December 2010 when, in partnership with the CLA, we presented “Common-sense Conservation” at Westminster. The APPGs are valuable in that they are a forum that allows us regular direct access to politicians. Held at Westminster about three times a year, MPs from all parties and members of the House of Lords are invited to meet us, often supported by other industry and media representatives, for discussions and presentations aimed at helping them navigate some topical and sometimes controversial rural subjects. Their opinion and influence in Parliament and into policy can therefore be driven by science. It is also an opportunity to deliver our latest research findings and inform them of current projects.

Our formal purpose is defined and agreed as:

“To provide a forum for discussion of science-based wildlife conservation policies in the countryside.”

Alastair Leake addressing conferenceThe GWCT provides the secretariat for the group and the ministerial members of the APPG are elected on an annual basis. For the 2016/2017 period, the members are as follows:

Chairman
Sir Nicholas Soames MP

Vice Chairman
Angela Smith MP

Officer
Lord De Mauley

Officer
Kate Hoey MP

Upcoming meetings

  • Tuesday 11 July 2017, 12.30-1.30pm, in the Jubilee Room, Westminster Hall. Topic: A continuation of our discussion about balancing agriculture and environmental policy in the post-Brexit era. By invitation only. Detail to follow.

Previous meetings

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