The 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.”
The GWCT provides the secretariat for the group (to contact us please email firstname.lastname@example.org) and the officers of the APPG are elected on an annual basis.
Rt Hon Robert Goodwill MP
Deputy Chair (joint)
The Rt Hon the Earl of Caithness
The Baroness Young of Old Scone
Rt Hon Philip Dunne MP
Mr Richard Holden MP
The Lord Colgrain DL
To be announced
Previous meetings (current parliament)
Meetings in previous parliaments
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