Speech and Language Difficulties APPG

First Registered: 29/09/2015 • Last updated on: 21/04/2021

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To make parliament aware that the ability to communicate is a crucial life skill for all; to increase awareness about the impact communication difficulties have on other people's lives; to highlight the importance of early identification and intervention; and to press for increased provision of speech and language therapy.

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 Speech and Language Difficulties

1. Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists - written evidence
20/02/2018 - Inquiry: Prison provision in Wales - Welsh Affairs Committee
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Found: Written evidence - Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists  Written evidence submitted by The

2. Written Evidence: Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (DAB02)
16/06/2020 - Bill Documents

Found: evidence submitted by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (DAB02) Executive summary

3. Written Evidence: Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (MCAB06) (PDF)
16/01/2019 - Bill Documents

Found: evidence submitted by The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (MCAB06) Mental Capacity

4. The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists - written evidence
10/10/2018 - Inquiry: Education funding in Northern Ireland - Northern Ireland Affairs Committee
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Found: College of Speech and Language TherapistsWritten evidence submitted by The Royal College of Speech and Language

5. Written Evidence: Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (PCB 06) (PDF, 231KB)
30/03/2017 - Bill Documents

Found: evidence submitted by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (PCB 06) Executive summary

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Speech and Language Difficulties

1. Speech, Language and Communication Support for Children
04/07/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: move,That this House has considered speech, language and communication support for children.It - Speech Link
2: are huge benefits to getting communication—speech and language development— right from birth, not just to - Speech Link

2. Domestic Abuse Bill
17/03/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: scrutiny expected immediately after the Queen’s Speech—before the Summer Recess—and that Second Reading - Speech Link
2: asked about, as announcements about the Queen’s Speech and other things have not yet been made. I am sorry - Speech Link
3: framework, including the point I made at the end of my speech about the enforcement action that it will be able - Speech Link

3. Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill [Lords]
18/12/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: parliamentary group on speech and language difficulties. The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists is - Speech Link
2: profusely from her gums, developed breathing difficulties and later died. How on earth can that treatment - Speech Link
3: (Geraint Davies) mentioned the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists. There is a real and genuine risk - Speech Link

4. Support for Deaf Children: South Gloucestershire
09/05/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: ability to achieve their ambitions. It can affect language development, ability to communicate and educational - Speech Link
2: support. The foundations for communication and language skills are often laid during the earliest stage - Speech Link
3: people with special educational needs. On speech and language therapy provision and its funding, does he - Speech Link

5. British Sign Language Users: Access to NHS Services
15/05/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: interpreters in the Chamber are using British Sign Language, and the debate will be broadcast on Parliament - Speech Link
2: considered access to NHS services for British Sign Language users.It is a pleasure to serve under your - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Speech and Language Difficulties
1. Speech and Language Therapy
asked by: Helen Hayes
02/03/2020
... what estimate his Department has made of the number of specialist speech and language therapists in the NHS; and what plans he has to increase the number of those therapists.

2. Speech and Language Disorders
asked by: Baroness Whitaker
21/12/2020
... and (2) to develop technology across the NHS which ensures equal access to specialist speech and language therapy for people who stammer.

3. Speech and Language Therapy
asked by: Geraint Davies
14/04/2021
... what plans he has to allow speech and language therapists to train to be Approved Mental Health Professionals.

4. Speech and Language Therapy
asked by: Steve McCabe
03/02/2020
... what plans he has to map speech and language therapy provision across the UK.

5. Speech and Language Therapy
asked by: Lord Ramsbotham
18/05/2020
... to include all aerosol generating procedures carried out by speech and language therapists.

Latest Questions
6 Current APPG Officers
Geraint Davies Portrait
Geraint Davies
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour (Co-op) - Swansea West
Joined: 29th September 2015
Lord Ramsbotham Portrait
Lord Ramsbotham
Co-Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 29th September 2015
Baroness Whitaker Portrait
Baroness Whitaker
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 24th February 2020
Lord Shinkwin Portrait
Lord Shinkwin
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 21st April 2021
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Geraint Davies MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 1540.

Email: geraint.davies.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Peter Just, The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, 2 White Hart Yard, London SE1 1NX. Tel: 020 7378 3630

Email: peter.just@rcslt.org

Secretariat:

The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists acts as the group's secretariat. http://www.rcslt.org/

Group's Website:

https://www.rcslt.org/policy/england#section-4

Benefits in Kind
Date
5 Feb 2021
Source
The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
Description
Secretariat   From : 05/02/2021 To : 04/02/2022
Value
£3,001
Date
5 Feb 2020
Source
The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
Description
Secretariat   From : 05/02/2020 To : 04/02/2021
Value
£3,001
Date
24 Jan 2019
Source
Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
Description
Secretariat   From : 24/01/2019 To : 23/01/2020
Value
£3,001
Date
24 Jan 2018
Source
Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
Description
Secretariat   From : 24/01/2018 To : 23/01/2019
Value
£3,001
Date
1 Jan 2016
Source
Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/01/2016 To : 31/12/2016
Value
£7,501
Date
15 Jun 2015
Source
Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
Description
Secretariat   From : 15/06/2015 To : 31/12/2015
Value
£1,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Speech and Language Difficulties APPG

Former APPG Officers
Kevin Barron Portrait
Kevin Barron
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Rother Valley
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Rebecca Pow Portrait
Rebecca Pow
Vice Chair
Conservative - Taunton Deane
Joined: 13th February 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
1 APPG Membership
Rowing
Paul Maynard Portrait
Paul Maynard
Vice Chair
Conservative - Blackpool North and Cleveleys
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 12th October 2016
Kevin Barron Portrait
Kevin Barron
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Rother Valley
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 12th October 2016
No other APPG Memberships