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 820 KB)) explains the rules that APPGs must comply with. These are mostly about the membership, meetings, publications and finances of APPGs. The last edition of the Guide was published in March 2015. It was re-published in May 2017 but with no substantive changes.
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
To qualify for inclusion on the Register of APPGs a group must first hold an Inaugural Meeting to elect its officers then complete the Registration Form for APPGs ( DOC 201 KB) (the 'Registering the Result of an AGM' form should not be used for this purpose). The latest edition of the form was issued in October 2017. Quick links are given to all APPG forms in the side panel of this webpage .
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 [email protected] or 020 7219 0401.