Disability APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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To work on all-party basis within Parliament for the interests of all disabled people, their families, friends and carers.

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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Recent Documents related to Disability

1. Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018 (Disability Assistance for Children and Young People) (Consequential Modifications) Order 2021
01/07/2021 - Secondary Legislation

Found: SecurityThe Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018 (Disability Assistance for Children and Young People) (Consequential

2. Warm Home Discount Scheme 2021 to 2022
14/10/2020 - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
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Found: child tax credit which includes a disability or severe disability element OR Receives a disabled child

3. Disability Confident: how to sign up to the employer scheme
25/11/2019 - Department for Work and Pensions
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Found: Disability Confident: how to sign up to the employer scheme - GOV

4. UK Disability Survey research report, June 2021
20/09/2021 - Disability Unit
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Found: Research and analysis UK Disability Survey research report, June 2021 An analysis

5. Office for Disability Issues becomes part of Equalities Hub
29/10/2019 - Office for Disability Issues (ODI)
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Found: Office for Disability Issues becomes part of Equalities Hub - GOV.UK

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Disability

1. Draft Tax Credits Reviews and Appeals (Amendment) Order 2020
11/01/2021 - General Committees

1: tax credit awards and, where appropriate, apply disability elements in retrospect. The legislative change - Speech Link

2. Health: Learning Disability and Autism Training
10/02/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: they are taking to mandate training on learning disability and autism for all health and social care staff - Speech Link
2: therapeutic resources to empower people with learning disability and autism and to educate those who support them - Speech Link

3. Disability-inclusive Development
31/10/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: International Development Committee, DFID’s work on disability-inclusive development, Session 2017-19, HC 1880 - Speech Link
2: International Development Committee, DFID’s work on disability-inclusive development, Session 2017-19, HC 1880 - Speech Link

4. Learning Disabilities Mortality Review Programme: Fifth Annual Report
10/06/2021 - Written Statements

1: publication of the fifth annual report of the learning disability mortality review (LeDeR) programme, now known - Speech Link

5. Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018 (Disability Assistance, Young Carer Grants, Short-term Assistance and Winter Heating Assistance) (Consequential Provision and Modifications) Order 2021
29/06/2021 - Grand Committee

1: consider the Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018 (Disability Assistance, Young Carer Grants, Short-term Assistance - Speech Link
2: disabled people in Scotland, called disability assistance. Disability assistance will replace the three - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Disability
1. Disability
asked by: Margaret Greenwood
14/07/2020
... what recent progress she has made on the development of a national strategy for disabled people?.

2. Disability
asked by: Stephen Timms
25/01/2021
... and whether that Strategy will be consulted on as a command paper.

3. Disability
asked by: Marion Fellows
04/02/2021
... what steps the Government is taking to improve and enhance accessibility through domestic legislation.

4. Disability
asked by: Lilian Greenwood
11/01/2021
... whether further engagement events are planned as part of the national strategy for disabled people.

5. Disability
asked by: Florence Eshalomi
11/01/2021
... what plans the Government has for a public consultation on the forthcoming National Disability Strategy.

Latest Questions
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12 Current APPG Officers
Lisa Cameron Portrait
Lisa Cameron
Chair & Registered Contact
Scottish National Party - East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Joined: 30th July 2015
Lord Shinkwin Portrait
Lord Shinkwin
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 24th February 2020
Lord Low of Dalston Portrait
Lord Low of Dalston
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 31st July 2019
Peter Bottomley Portrait
Peter Bottomley
Vice Chair
Conservative - Worthing West
Joined: 21st April 2021
69 APPG Memberships
Adult Education , Ageing and Older People , Arts and Heritage , Austria , BBC , Black Maternal Health , Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Business Owners , British Overseas Territories , Carbon Monoxide , Citizens Rights , Commonwealth , Cycling and Walking , Dalits , Dark Skies , Democracy and Human Rights in the Gulf , Domestic Violence and Abuse , Equitable Life Policyholders , Fatherhood , Flags and Heraldry , Gasworks Redevelopment , Global Security and Non-Proliferation , Governance and Inclusive Leadership , Gypsies, Travellers and Roma , Haemophilia and Contaminated Blood , Haiti , Hospice and End of Life Care , Immigration Detention , Insurance and Financial Services , Internet, Communications and Technology , Ireland and the Irish in Britain , Kosovo , Leasehold and Commonhold Reform , Limits to Growth , Longevity , Media , Music , No Recourse to Public Funds , Olympic and Paralympic Games , Opera , Park Homes , Period Equality , Photography , Race and Community , Religious Education , Republic of Korea , Retail Crime , Road Freight and Logistics , Rowing , Scientific , Scotch Whisky , Sexual and Reproductive Health in the UK , Single Parent Families , Social Enterprise , Social Integration , Social Science and Policy , Social Work , St George's Day , Tibet , Transport Safety , United Nations , United Nations Women , Vascular and Venous Disease , Votes at 16 , Western Rail Link to Heathrow , Western Sahara , Wine and Spirits , Wine of Great Britain , Women in Transport , Youth Affairs
Lord Sterling of Plaistow Portrait
Lord Sterling of Plaistow
Officer
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 31st July 2019
2 APPG Memberships
Autism , Health
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Dr Lisa Cameron MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 6855.

Email: lisa.cameron.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Roberta Kirosingh, Office of Dr Lisa Cameron MP, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA . Tel: 020 7219 6855

Email: kirosinghr@parliament.uk

Secretariat:

Disability Rights UK and Warwick Business School jointly act as the group's secretariat. https://www.disabilityrightsuk.org/ and https://www.wbs.ac.uk/

Benefits in Kind
Date
14 Jan 2021
Source
Disability Rights UK
Description
Joint Secretariat   From : 14/01/2021 To : 13/01/2022
Value
£3,001
Date
14 Jan 2021
Source
Warwick Business School
Description
Joint Secretariat   From : 14/01/2021 To : 13/01/2022
Value
£18,001
Date
14 Jan 2020
Source
Disability Rights UK
Description
Joint Secretariat   From : 14/01/2020 To : 13/01/2021
Value
£3,001
Date
14 Jan 2020
Source
Warwick Business School
Description
Joint Secretariat   From : 14/01/2020 To : 13/01/2021
Value
£13,501
Date
13 Jul 2019
Source
Disability Rights UK
Description
Disability Rights UK is funded by Warwick Business School to act as the group's secretariat   From : 13/07/2019 To : 12/07/2020
Value
£18,001
Date
13 Jul 2019
Source
Disability Rights UK
Description
Disability Rights UK is part-funded by Warwick Business School to act as the group's secretariat   From : 13/07/2019 To : 12/07/2020
Value
£19,501
Date
13 Jul 2019
Source
Disability Rights UK
Description
Joint Secretariat   From : 13/07/2019 To : 12/07/2020
Value
£4,501
Date
13 Jul 2019
Source
Warwick Business School
Description
Joint Secretariat   From : 13/07/2019 To : 12/07/2020
Value
£16,501
Date
13 Jul 2018
Source
Disability Rights UK
Description
Disability Rights UK is funded by Warwick Business School to act as the group's secretariat   From : 13/07/2018 To : 12/07/2019
Value
£15,001
Date
13 Jul 2017
Source
Disability Rights UK
Description
Secretariat   From : 13/07/2017 To : 12/07/2018
Value
£10,501
Date
13 Jul 2017
Source
Disability Rights UK
Description
Disability Rights UK is funded by Warwick Business School to act as the group's secretariat   From : 13/07/2017 To : 12/07/2018
Value
£15,001
Date
21 Jul 2016
Source
Disability Rights UK
Description
Secretariat   From : 21/07/2016 To : 20/07/2017
Value
£7,501
Date
1 Jan 2015
Source
Disability Rights UK
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/01/2015 To : 20/07/2016
Value
£7,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Disability APPG

Former APPG Officers
Thangam Debbonaire Portrait
Thangam Debbonaire
Vice Chair
Labour - Bristol West
Joined: 29th August 2018
Departed: 10th March 2021
4 APPG Memberships
Autism , Eritrea , Friends of Syria , Parkrun
Julia Lopez Portrait
Julia Lopez
Secretary (Commons)
Conservative - Hornchurch and Upminster
Joined: 29th August 2018
Departed: 10th March 2021
No other APPG Memberships
Stephen Lloyd Portrait
Stephen Lloyd
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Former Member for Eastbourne
Joined: 29th August 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Heidi Allen Portrait
Heidi Allen
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Former Member for South Cambridgeshire
Joined: 12th October 2016
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Ruth George Portrait
Ruth George
Officer
Labour - Former Member for High Peak
Joined: 31st July 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Jared O'Mara Portrait
Jared O'Mara
Vice Chair
Independent - Former Member for Sheffield, Hallam
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 19th June 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Stephen McPartland Portrait
Stephen McPartland
Vice Chair
Conservative - Stevenage
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 18th July 2018
Lord Addington Portrait
Lord Addington
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 18th July 2018
Neil Coyle Portrait
Neil Coyle
Secretary (Commons)
Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark
Joined: 12th October 2016
Departed: 18th July 2018
Baroness Campbell of Surbiton Portrait
Baroness Campbell of Surbiton
Secretary (Lords)
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 12th October 2016
Departed: 18th July 2018
1 APPG Membership
Dying Well
Johnny Mercer Portrait
Johnny Mercer
Vice Chair
Conservative - Plymouth, Moor View
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 31st January 2018
No other APPG Memberships
Neil Gray Portrait
Neil Gray
Officer
Scottish National Party - Former Member for Airdrie and Shotts
Joined: 12th October 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Baroness Thomas of Winchester Portrait
Baroness Thomas of Winchester
Officer
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017