Oracy APPG

First Registered: 06/06/2018 • Last updated on: 24/01/2024

The APPG is committed to helping every child to be a confident communicator and find their voice, in order to succeed in school and life beyond. It aims to coordinate research, promote best practice and encourage the overarching principles of oracy in education and society at large.

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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6 Current APPG Officers
Baroness Blower Portrait
Baroness Blower
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 2nd June 2021
Matt Rodda Portrait
Matt Rodda
Vice Chair
Labour - Reading East
Joined: 9th August 2023
1 APPG Membership
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Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Emma Hardy MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA.

Email: emma.hardy.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Gemma Carroll, Voice 21, Kings Cross Academy, 4 Wollstonecraft St, London N1C 4BT. Tel: 0207 391 7045

Email: inquiry@oracyappg.org.uk

Secretariat:

Voice 21 acts as the group's secretariat. https://voice21.org/

Group's Website:

https://oracy.inparliament.uk

Date
14 Jan 2022
Source
Voice 21
Description
Voice 21 is paid by Big Change Foundation and Research England (via University of Oxford) to act as the group's secretariat.   From : 14/01/2022 To : 13/01/2023
Value
£3,001
Date
14 Jan 2021
Source
Voice 21
Description
Voice 21 is paid by Big Change Foundation and Research England (via University of Oxford) to act as the group's secretariat.   From : 14/01/2021 To : 13/01/2022
Value
£15,001
Date
14 Jan 2020
Source
Voice 21
Description
Voice 21 is paid by Big Change Foundation to act as the group's secretariat.   From : 14/01/2020 To : 13/01/2021
Value
£6,001
Date
16 May 2019
Source
Voice 21
Description
Secretariat   From : 16/05/2019 To : 15/05/2020
Value
£7,501
Date
16 May 2018
Source
Voice 21
Description
Secretariat   From : 16/05/2018 To : 15/05/2019
Value
£1,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Oracy APPG

Former APPG Officers
Mark Fletcher Portrait
Mark Fletcher
Vice Chair
Conservative - Bolsover
Joined: 9th August 2023
Departed: 1st November 2023
1 APPG Membership
Domestic Violence and Abuse
Tom Hunt Portrait
Tom Hunt
Vice Chair
Conservative - Ipswich
Joined: 2nd June 2021
Departed: 5th April 2023
Andy Carter Portrait
Andy Carter
Vice Chair
Conservative - Warrington South
Joined: 2nd June 2021
Departed: 4th May 2022
Stephanie Peacock Portrait
Stephanie Peacock
Officer
Labour - Barnsley East
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 21st April 2021
William Wragg Portrait
William Wragg
Officer
Conservative - Hazel Grove
Joined: 6th June 2018
Departed: 21st April 2021
Thelma Walker Portrait
Thelma Walker
Officer
Labour - Former Member for Colne Valley
Joined: 6th June 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Kelvin Hopkins Portrait
Kelvin Hopkins
Officer
Independent - Former Member for Luton North
Joined: 19th June 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Robert Halfon Portrait
Robert Halfon
Officer
Conservative - Harlow
Joined: 6th June 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Peter Bottomley Portrait
Peter Bottomley
Officer
Conservative - Worthing West
Joined: 19th June 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
83 APPG Memberships
12 Step Recovery , Adult Education , Afrikan Reparations , Ageing and Older People , Archaeology , Austria , BBC , British Muslims , British Overseas Territories , Carbon Monoxide , Children in Police Custody , Citizens' Rights , Closing the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility , Commonwealth , Community Development , Croatia , Cycling and Walking , Dark Skies , Democracy and Human Rights in the Gulf , Dentistry and Oral Health , Disability , Domestic Violence and Abuse , Ethnic Minority Business Owners , Ethnicity Transplantation and Transfusion , Explosive Threats , Fatherhood , Film and Broader Screen , Flags and Heraldry , Frozen British Pensions , Global Security and Non-Proliferation , Gypsies, Travellers and Roma , Haemophilia and Contaminated Blood , Holocaust Memorial , Hospice and End of Life Care , Immigration Detention , Internet, Communications and Technology , Ireland and the Irish in Britain , Leasehold and Commonhold Reform , Limits to Growth , Manufacturing , Maternity , Media , Media Freedom , Music , Muslim Women , National Parks , National Trust , Night Time Economy , No Recourse to Public Funds , Opera , Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development , Park Homes , Performing Arts Education and Training , Photography , Public Accountability , Race and Community , Religion in the Media , Religious Education , Rowing , Scientific , Scotch Whisky , Sexual and Reproductive Health in the UK , Single Parent Families , Social Enterprise , Social Integration , Social Science and Policy , South East , St George's Day , Sustainable Finance , Tibet , Transport Safety , Ukraine , United Nations , United Nations Women , Vascular and Venous Disease , Water, Sanitation and Hygiene , Western Sahara , White Ribbon UK , Wine and Spirits , Wine of Great Britain , Women and Work , Women in Transport , Zimbabwe
Tracy Brabin Portrait
Tracy Brabin
Vice Chair
Labour (Co-op) - Former Member for Batley and Spen
Joined: 6th June 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Chris Ruane Portrait
Chris Ruane
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Vale of Clwyd
Joined: 19th June 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Judith Cummins Portrait
Judith Cummins
Vice Chair
Labour - Bradford South
Joined: 19th June 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
Ben Bradley Portrait
Ben Bradley
Vice Chair
Conservative - Mansfield
Joined: 19th June 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
Lord Boateng Portrait
Lord Boateng
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 6th June 2018
Departed: 8th May 2019
Nic Dakin Portrait
Nic Dakin
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Scunthorpe
Joined: 6th June 2018
Departed: 8th May 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Eleanor Smith Portrait
Eleanor Smith
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Wolverhampton South West
Joined: 6th June 2018
Departed: 8th May 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Lucy Powell Portrait
Lucy Powell
Vice Chair
Labour (Co-op) - Manchester Central
Joined: 6th June 2018
Departed: 8th May 2019
Lucy Allan Portrait
Lucy Allan
Vice Chair
Conservative - Telford
Joined: 6th June 2018
Departed: 8th May 2019