Assistive Technology APPG

First Registered: 15/02/2017 • Last updated on: 07/08/2020

Official Page

To disseminate knowledge, generate debate and facilitate engagement on assistive technology amongst members of both Houses of Parliament.


Current Members
Name Role Party Date Joined
Seema Malhotra Chair & Registered Contact Labour (Co-op) (Feltham and Heston) 15 Feb 2017
Lord Low of Dalston Co-Chair Crossbench 15 Feb 2017
John Cryer Officer Labour (Leyton and Wanstead) 15 Feb 2017
Neil Coyle Officer Labour (Bermondsey and Old Southwark) 15 Feb 2017
Mr Barry Sheerman Officer Labour (Co-op) (Huddersfield) 15 Feb 2017
Bill Esterson Officer Labour (Sefton Central) 15 Feb 2017
Alex Burghart Officer Conservative (Brentwood and Ongar) 18 Jul 2018
Lord Addington Officer Liberal Democrat 18 Jul 2018
Mrs Sharon Hodgson Officer Labour (Washington and Sunderland West) 18 Jul 2018
Lord Shinkwin Officer Conservative 24 Feb 2020
Baroness Uddin Officer Non-affiliated 24 Feb 2020
Lord Rennard Officer Liberal Democrat 24 Feb 2020
Assistive Technology APPG Contact Details as of 7 Aug 2020

Registered Contact:

Seema Malhotra MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 8957. Email: seema.malhotra.mp@parliament.uk.

Public Enquiry Point:

Geena Vabulas, Policy Connect, 7-14 Great Dover Street, London SE1 4YR. Tel: 020 7202 8582. Email: geena.vabulas@policyconnect.org.uk

Secretariat:

Policy Connect acts as the group's secretariat. http://www.policyconnect.org.uk/

Group's Website:

https://www.policyconnect.org.uk/appgat/

Benefits in Kind
Date Source Value Benefit Received
4 Feb 2020 Policy Connect Policy Connect is paid by the following to act as the group's secretariat: Blackboard Ally, Tobii Dynavox, TextHelp, Bournemouth University, Ace Centre, Douglas Stewart Edu, iansyst, ai-media, Connect, Inclusive Technology, Manchester Metropolitan University, Microsoft, Possum, Smartbox, Scanning Pens, Sight and Sound, Note Taking Express, Lexxic, Dolphin, Pretorian, AbilityNet   From : 04/02/2020 To : 03/02/2021 £99,001
4 Feb 2020 Policy Connect Policy Connect is paid by the following to act as the group's secretariat: Blackboard Ally, Tobii Dynavox, TextHelp, Bournemouth University, Ace Centre, Douglas Stewart Edu, iansyst, ai-media, Connect, Inclusive Technology, Manchester Metropolitan University, Microsoft, Possum, Smartbox, Scanning Pens, Sight and Sound, Note Taking Express, Lexxic, Dolphin, Pretorian, AbilityNet, Brain in Hand   From : 04/02/2020 To : 03/02/2021 £99,001
22 Jun 2019 Policy Connect Secretariat   From : 22/06/2019 To : 21/06/2020 £88,501
22 Jun 2018 Policy Connect Secretariat   From : 22/06/2018 To : 21/06/2019 £64,501
22 Jun 2017 Policy Connect Secretariat   From : 22/06/2017 To : 21/06/2018 £70,501
1 Feb 2017 Policy Connect Policy Connect is paid by Liberator Ltd, Possum Limited, and Smartbox Assistive Technology Ltd to act as the group's secretariat   From : 01/02/2017 To : 31/01/2018 £16,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Assistive Technology APPG

Former Members
Name Role Party Joined on Departed on
Lord Holmes of Richmond Co-Chair Non-affiliated 15 Feb 2017 5 Nov 2019
Matt Warman Officer Conservative (Boston and Skegness) 28 Sep 2017 27 Mar 2019