Autism APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 04/05/2022

To raise awareness of issues affecting autistic people, their families and carers; to raise parliamentary awareness of autism; to campaign for changes to government policy to benefit autistic people and improve diagnosis or support for autistic people.

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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APPG Supplied Content

APPGs can register with Parallel Parliament and submit files and articles to be placed here.

Parallel Parliament offers the facility for APPGs to submit written content and files, which are made available through this page.

Submitters can draft and edit publications, and either release them on demand, or schedule release for a future date.

Both text content and attached files submitted through this facility is indexed by our website, and made available through both the search function and relevant e-mail alerts. Any of our users registered for an alert which matches your content, will receive a link making them aware of its publication.

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19 Current APPG Officers
Huw Merriman Portrait
Huw Merriman
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Bexhill and Battle
Joined: 31st August 2016
Jonathan Reynolds Portrait
Jonathan Reynolds
Vice Chair
Labour (Co-op) - Stalybridge and Hyde
Joined: 30th July 2015
Lord Touhig Portrait
Lord Touhig
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
4 APPG Memberships
Armed Forces Covenant , Belgium , France , Luxembourg
Thangam Debbonaire Portrait
Thangam Debbonaire
Officer
Labour - Bristol West
Joined: 30th July 2015
2 APPG Memberships
Friends of Syria , Parkrun
Lord Warner Portrait
Lord Warner
Officer
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Sterling of Plaistow Portrait
Lord Sterling of Plaistow
Officer
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 21st November 2018
1 APPG Membership
Disability
James Cartlidge Portrait
James Cartlidge
Officer
Conservative - South Suffolk
Joined: 24th February 2020
Lisa Cameron Portrait
Lisa Cameron
Officer
Scottish National Party - East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Joined: 21st November 2018
82 APPG Memberships
22q11 Syndrome , American Football , Antisemitism , Arctic and Nordic Councils , Armed Forces , Armed Forces Covenant , Assistive Technology , Australia and New Zealand , Bahrain , Banning Trophy Hunting , Bees and Pollinators , Belgium , Bermuda , Boys' Brigade , Breast Cancer , British Jews , British Overseas Territories , Canada , Caribbean , Cats , Cerebral Palsy , Channel 4 , Channel Islands , Childhood Trauma , Chile , China , Commonwealth , Crypto and Digital Assets , Cyprus , Darts , Diabetes , Digital Regulation and Responsibility , Disability , Dog Advisory Welfare , Down Syndrome , Dying Well , Eating Disorders , Entrepreneurship , Ethics and Sustainability in Fashion , Fair Business Banking , Financial Education for Young People , Foreign Affairs , Future of Retail , Global Health , Health , Holocaust Memorial , Inclusive Entrepreneurship , International Freedom of Religion or Belief , Japan , Learning Disability , Liechtenstein , Limits to Growth , Loan Charge and Taxpayer Fairness , Luxembourg , Maldives , Media , Montserrat , New Towns , Olympic and Paralympic Games , Pacific Islands , Pro-Life , Psychology , Pubs , Qatar , Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022 , Religion in the Media , Reserves and Cadets , Russia , San Marino , Small Island Developing States , Social Media , Spinal Cord Injury , Street Children , Switzerland , Textiles and Fashion , Thalidomide , Twelve Steps Recovery Programme from Addiction , United Nations , United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development , United Nations Women , Whistleblowing , Woods and Trees
Kieran Mullan Portrait
Kieran Mullan
Officer
Conservative - Crewe and Nantwich
Joined: 2nd June 2021
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Huw Merriman MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 8712.

Email: huw.merriman.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

David MacKenzie, The National Autistic Society, 391-393 City Road, London EC1V 1NG. Tel: 020 7923 5773

Email: david.mackenzie@nas.org.uk

Secretariat:

The National Autistic Society acts as the group's secretariat. http://www.autism.org.uk/

Group's Website:

https://www.autism.org.uk/get-involved/campaign/appga.aspx

Date
14 Jan 2021
Source
National Autistic Society
Description
Secretariat   From : 14/01/2021 To : 13/01/2022
Value
£16,501
Date
14 Jan 2020
Source
National Autistic Society
Description
Secretariat   From : 14/01/2020 To : 13/01/2021
Value
£9,001
Date
11 Jul 2019
Source
National Autistic Society
Description
Secretariat   From : 11/07/2019 To : 10/07/2020
Value
£9,001
Date
11 Jul 2018
Source
National Autistic Society
Description
Secretariat   From : 11/07/2018 To : 10/07/2019
Value
£9,001
Date
11 Jul 2017
Source
National Autistic Society
Description
Secretariat   From : 11/07/2017 To : 10/07/2018
Value
£9,001
Date
1 Jan 2016
Source
National Autistic Society
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/01/2016 To : 31/12/2016
Value
£9,001
Date
1 Jan 2015
Source
National Autistic Society
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/01/2015 To : 31/12/2015
Value
£13,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Autism APPG

Former APPG Officers
Cheryl Gillan Portrait
Cheryl Gillan
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Former Member for Chesham and Amersham
Joined: 31st January 2018
Departed: 10th March 2021
No other APPG Memberships
Anne-Marie Trevelyan Portrait
Anne-Marie Trevelyan
Officer
Conservative - Berwick-upon-Tweed
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 23rd October 2019
1 APPG Membership
Armed Forces Covenant
Mike Wood Portrait
Mike Wood
Officer
Conservative - Dudley South
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 23rd October 2019
Maria Caulfield Portrait
Maria Caulfield
Officer
Conservative - Lewes
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 10th October 2018
No other APPG Memberships
Cheryl Gillan Portrait
Cheryl Gillan
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Former Member for Chesham and Amersham
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 20th December 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Ronnie Cowan Portrait
Ronnie Cowan
Officer
Scottish National Party - Inverclyde
Joined: 31st August 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
Robert Flello Portrait
Robert Flello
Officer
Labour - Former Member for Stoke-on-Trent South
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Charlotte Leslie Portrait
Charlotte Leslie
Officer
Conservative - Former Member for Bristol North West
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships