Assistive Technology APPG

First Registered: 15/02/2017 • Last updated on: 04/05/2022

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

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.
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15 Current APPG Officers
Paul Maynard Portrait
Paul Maynard
Acting Chair
Conservative - Blackpool North and Cleveleys
Joined: 21st April 2021
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
Independent - 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
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Lisa Cameron Portrait
Lisa Cameron
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Joined: 21st April 2021
82 APPG Memberships
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Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Paul Maynard MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 7017.

Email: paul.maynard.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/

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
Lilian Greenwood Portrait
Lilian Greenwood
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Nottingham South
Joined: 24th September 2020
Departed: 23rd March 2022
Matt Warman Portrait
Matt Warman
Officer
Conservative - Boston and Skegness
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 27th March 2019
No other APPG Memberships