Publishing APPG

First Registered: 23/12/2015 • Last updated on: 04/05/2022

To promote the value of high quality publishing to UK society, culture and the economy. To foster a better understanding among parliamentarians about publishers, booksellers and associated fields, all of whom contribute to a world-leading publishing sector.

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.

If you wish to register as an authorised representative of the Publishing APPG and use this facility, click below

11 Current APPG Officers
Baroness Rebuck Portrait
Baroness Rebuck
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 23rd December 2015
No other APPG Memberships
Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury Portrait
Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 23rd December 2015
Lord Foster of Bath Portrait
Lord Foster of Bath
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 20th May 2020
3 APPG Memberships
Gambling Related Harm , Media , Taiwan
David Jones Portrait
David Jones
Conservative - Clwyd West
Joined: 21st April 2021
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Andrew Lewer MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 3870.


Public Enquiry Point:

Amy Price, The Publishers Association, 50 Southwark Street, London SE1 1UN. Tel: 07799 068 459


Group's Website:

4 Dec 2017
The Publishers Association
Secretariat   From : 04/12/2017 To : 03/12/2018

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Publishing APPG

Former APPG Officers
David Amess Portrait
David Amess
Conservative - Former Member for Southend West
Joined: 21st April 2021
Departed: 6th October 2021
No other APPG Memberships
John Whittingdale Portrait
John Whittingdale
Vice Chair
Conservative - Maldon
Joined: 20th May 2020
Departed: 10th March 2021
7 APPG Memberships
Armenia , Latvia , Lithuania , Nuclear Energy , Polo , Qatar , Writers
Alex Chalk Portrait
Alex Chalk
Vice Chair
Conservative - Cheltenham
Joined: 20th December 2017
Departed: 27th March 2019
Iain Wright Portrait
Iain Wright
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Former Member for Hartlepool
Joined: 23rd December 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Ben Howlett Portrait
Ben Howlett
Vice Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Bath
Joined: 23rd December 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships