Race and Community APPG

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

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The group focuses on issues of racial justice. It aims to increase the coverage in parliament of issues relating to race and ethnicity; to update members on these issues as well as on up-to-date research; and to connect the group with charities and other organisations working on these issues around the country.

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 Race and Community

1. Faith, Race and Hate Crime Grant scheme 2020 to 2021
06/03/2020 - Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities
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Found: Faith, Race and Hate Crime Grant scheme 2020 to 2021 Guidance for charities and community interest

2. An early history of British race relations legislation
09/07/2018 - Parliamentary Research

Found: papers@parliament.uk | @commonslibrary 1. Race Relations Act 1965 The Race Relations Act 1965 was the first piece

3. Kingston Race and Equalities Council - written evidence
12/02/2019 - Inquiry: The Macpherson Report: Twenty Years On - Home Affairs Committee
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Found: evidence - Kingston Race and Equalities CouncilWritten evidence submitted by Kingston Race and Equalities

4. Ministry of Defence Police awarded a gold banding in the Business in the Community Diversity Benchmark
10/07/2017 - Ministry of Defence
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Found: awarded a gold banding in the Business in the Community Diversity Benchmark - GOV.UK

5. Race at work 2018: McGregor-Smith review - one year on
11/10/2018 - Race Disparity Unit
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Found: Race at work 2018: McGregor-Smith review - one year on - GOV.UK

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Race and Community

1. Islamophobia
13/02/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: Islamophobia is of great concern to the Muslim community. I have raised this subject before in your Lordships’ - Speech Link
2: Equality Act 2010. Section 9 of the Act defines race as comprising “colour, nationality” and “ethnic - Speech Link
3: discrimination of any kind against the Muslim or any other community. We take a zero-tolerance approach and recognise - Speech Link

2. Racism
15/03/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: the Prime Minister established the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities last July, to examine all - Speech Link
2: Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities reports in a few days’ time, it must include a Covid-19 race equality - Speech Link
3: seriously, bring forward a plan for a comprehensive race equality strategy and, in doing so, implement the - Speech Link

3. Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Communities: Inequalities
25/02/2020 - Grand Committee

1: registration yet? The recent Timpson report did not include race discrimination, but I hope the Minister will accept - Speech Link
2: Traveller children face racial abuse. The Government’s race audit showed that GRT pupils“had the lowest - Speech Link
3: makes it difficult to become part of the wider community, along with the difficulty of accessing suitable - Speech Link

4. Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: BAME Communities
12/10/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: Time for Talking Is Over. Now Is the Time to Act: Race in the Workplace, makes a number of specific recommendations: - Speech Link
2: minority-ethnic backgrounds, partly as a result of the race disparity audit and the work done by the noble Lord - Speech Link
3: by 140,000 people is calling for a proper Covid race equality strategy. On the new job support scheme - Speech Link

5. Mental Health Act Reform
18/01/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: people are 10 times more likely to be placed on a community treatment order. We also know that people from - Speech Link
2: that appropriate support is available in the community rather than in institutional settings. I thank - Speech Link
3: of State has announced the new patient and carer race equality framework, which was recommended by Sir - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Race and Community
1. Race Disparity Unit
asked by: Helen Hayes
... what progress the Race Disparity Unit has made in its work on health inequalities in response to the Public Health England report on disparities in the risk and outcomes of covid-19.

2. Race Relations: Curriculum
asked by: Andrea Jenkyns
... what steps his Department is taking to ensure that discussions of race-related issues in the curriculum and schools are politically impartial.

3. Race Disparity Unit: Staff
asked by: Helen Hayes
... how many people (a) work and (b) have worked in the Race Disparity Unit.

4. Race Disparity Unit: Finance
asked by: Helen Hayes
... what his Department's budget for the Race Disparity Unit was in (a) each year since its inception and (b) 2020; and what the forecast budged for that Unit is in future years.

5. Race and Ethnicity Board
asked by: Yasmin Qureshi
... how many people are members of the Race and Ethnicity Board that was established as a result of the Lammy Review; how many hours the members of that Board have worked in the last 12 months; what the budget is of that Board; and whether the Budget has remained the same in each year since that Board was established.

Latest Questions
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11 Current APPG Officers
Clive Lewis Portrait
Clive Lewis
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Norwich South
Joined: 4th November 2020
Naz Shah Portrait
Naz Shah
Vice Chair
Labour - Bradford West
Joined: 28th September 2017
Imran Hussain Portrait
Imran Hussain
Vice Chair
Labour - Bradford East
Joined: 28th September 2017
6 APPG Memberships
Bahrain , Bangladesh , Boxing , Hajj and Umrah , Kashmir , Pakistan
Peter Bottomley Portrait
Peter Bottomley
Vice Chair
Conservative - Worthing West
Joined: 30th July 2015
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 , Disability , 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 , 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
Apsana Begum Portrait
Apsana Begum
Labour - Poplar and Limehouse
Joined: 4th November 2020
Helen Grant Portrait
Helen Grant
Conservative - Maidstone and The Weald
Joined: 28th September 2017
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Clive Lewis MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 5593.

Email: clive.lewis.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Alba Kapoor, The Runnymede Trust. Tel: 020 7377 9222

Email: alba@runnymedetrust.org


The Runnymede Trust acts as the group's secretariat. http://www.runnymedetrust.org/

Group's Website:


Benefits in Kind
7 Oct 2020
The Runnymede Trust
Secretariat   From : 07/10/2020 To : 06/10/2021
12 Sep 2019
Runnymede Trust
Secretariat   From : 12/09/2019 To : 11/09/2020
12 Sep 2018
Runnymede Trust
Secretariat   From : 12/09/2018 To : 11/09/2019
12 Sep 2017
Runnymede Trust
Secretariat   From : 12/09/2017 To : 11/09/2018

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Race and Community APPG

Former APPG Officers
David Lammy Portrait
David Lammy
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Tottenham
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
3 APPG Memberships
Alevis , British Jews , Faith and Society
Baroness Hussein-Ece Portrait
Baroness Hussein-Ece
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
Baroness Howells of St Davids Portrait
Baroness Howells of St Davids
Vice Chair
Labour - Retired on 10 January 2019
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 29th August 2018
No other APPG Memberships