All-Party Parliamentary Groups

All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal cross-party groups that have no official status within Parliament. They are run by and for Members of the Commons and Lords, though many choose to involve individuals and organisations from outside Parliament in their administration and activities.

Guide to the Rules on APPGs

The Guide to the Rules on APPGs (HTML 136 KB) (PDF Version (PDF PDF 820 KB)) explains the rules that APPGs must comply with. These are mostly about the membership, meetings, publications and finances of APPGs. 

In addition to the Guide, supplementary guidance is provided below on:

Register of APPGs

The Register of All-Party Parliamentary Groups is the authoritative list of APPGs.

Forms for APPGs

In any given parliament a group can only be added to the Register of APPGs once it has held an Inaugural Meeting to elect its officers and completed the Registration Form for APPGs (DOCX DOCX 75 KB).

Once a group is on the Register of APPGs it must hold an AGM each year(see Advice Note 3 above for details) and register the result by completing the Registering the Result of an AGM Form (DOCX DOCX 46 KB).

Contacts for advice about the Rules on APPGs

The Office of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the rules on APPGs. You can contact them on or 020 7219 0401.

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