Assistive Technology APPG

First Registered: 15/02/2017 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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

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Recent Documents related to Assistive Technology

1. Cabinet Office data sets: annual report and accounts 2020 to 2021
12/08/2021 - Cabinet Office
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Found: This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

2. HS2 property scheme maps by constituency
26/05/2021 - High Speed Two (HS2) Limited
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Found: This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

3. Cabinet Office data sets: annual report and accounts 2019 to 2020
27/08/2020 - Cabinet Office
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Found: of assistive technology. Request an accessible format. If you use assistive technology

4. Reference Documents for The Customs Tariff (Preferential Trade Arrangements) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020
10/09/2021 - Department for International Trade
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Found: This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

5. Multi-agency public protection arrangements (MAPPA) annual reports 2019 to 2020
28/01/2021 - Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service
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Found: This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

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Recent Speeches related to Assistive Technology

1. Disabled Students’ Allowance: Assistive Technology
10/12/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: Allowance scheme have sufficient capacity to run assistive technology and modern operating systems effectively - Speech Link
2: purpose and takes account of developments in technology. The DfE and the Student Loans Company are currently - Speech Link
3: are not powerful enough to handle the important technology or the basic operating systems, and you are paying - Speech Link

2. Improving Lives: The Future of Work, Health and Disability
30/11/2017 - Lords Chamber

1: a wider range of people, and new advances in technology offer more opportunities than ever before. For - Speech Link
2: is important because Microlink provides assistive technology and designs support for those who are disabled - Speech Link
3: noble Lord, Lord Addington, asked about assistive technology, and he was absolutely right to do so. One - Speech Link

3. Down Syndrome Awareness Month
22/10/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: greater use of assistive technology and supporting the transport of assistive technology from workplaces - Speech Link

4. Disabled Students’ Allowance
08/05/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: students and provide the necessary technology—both hardware and assistive software—to give them the best - Speech Link

5. Schoolchildren: Dyslexia and Neurodiverse Conditions
04/03/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: am chairman of Microlink PC, which is an assistive technology company—there are probably a couple of other - Speech Link
2: The noble Lord, Lord Addington, referred to assistive technologies. We recognise their potential to - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Assistive Technology
1. Technology
asked by: Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick
23/11/2020
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to grow the UK's technology sector.

2. Technology
asked by: Mark Hendrick
17/12/2020
... what steps he is taking to grow the UK tech sector.

3. Technology
asked by: Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick
22/02/2021
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to develop the technology sector.

4. Technology
asked by: Lord Mann
10/07/2020
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what data exploitative technologies they are aware are in use in the UK; and what steps they are taking to ensure that such technologies cannot be exploited by anti-abortion activists.

5. Technology
asked by: Alexander Stafford
10/06/2021
... if he will allocate resources to the undertaking of practical proofs of value and pilots in assured data technology on a joint collaborative and open Government and industry basis.

Latest Questions
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16 Current APPG Officers
Lilian Greenwood Portrait
Lilian Greenwood
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Nottingham South
Joined: 24th September 2020
Lord Shinkwin Portrait
Lord Shinkwin
Co-Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 24th February 2020
Lord Low of Dalston Portrait
Lord Low of Dalston
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 15th February 2017
John Cryer Portrait
John Cryer
Officer
Labour - Leyton and Wanstead
Joined: 15th February 2017
Neil Coyle Portrait
Neil Coyle
Officer
Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark
Joined: 15th February 2017
Alex Burghart Portrait
Alex Burghart
Officer
Conservative - Brentwood and Ongar
Joined: 18th July 2018
1 APPG Membership
Boxing
Paul Maynard Portrait
Paul Maynard
Officer
Conservative - Blackpool North and Cleveleys
Joined: 21st April 2021
Lisa Cameron Portrait
Lisa Cameron
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Joined: 21st April 2021
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Lilian Greenwood MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 7122.

Email: lilian.greenwood.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
4 Feb 2021
Source
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, Scanning Pens, Sight and Sound, Note Taking Express (list continued in Description)
Description
Dolphin, Pretorian, AbilityNet, Brain in Hand, British Assistive Technology Association, Hereward College, eQuality Solutions, Hands Free Computing, NRS Healthcare, University of Dundee   From : 04/02/2021 To : 03/02/2022
Value
£106,501
Date
4 Feb 2020
Source
Policy Connect
Description
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
Value
£99,001
Date
4 Feb 2020
Source
Policy Connect
Description
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
Value
£99,001
Date
22 Jun 2019
Source
Policy Connect
Description
Secretariat   From : 22/06/2019 To : 21/06/2020
Value
£88,501
Date
22 Jun 2018
Source
Policy Connect
Description
Secretariat   From : 22/06/2018 To : 21/06/2019
Value
£64,501
Date
22 Jun 2017
Source
Policy Connect
Description
Secretariat   From : 22/06/2017 To : 21/06/2018
Value
£70,501
Date
1 Feb 2017
Source
Policy Connect
Description
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
Value
£16,501

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

Former APPG Officers
Matt Warman Portrait
Matt Warman
Officer
Conservative - Boston and Skegness
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 27th March 2019
No other APPG Memberships