All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on MND
The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on MND is a cross-party group of MPs and Peers with an interest in MND. The purpose of the group is to increase awareness and understanding of MND amongst parliamentarians and to campaign for better access to high quality services for people affected by MND.
The group was established in 2002 and meets regularly in Parliament. Usually someone living with MND will speak at each meeting.
The current officers of the group are:
Chair - Andrew Lewer MP (Conservative, Northampton South)
Vice-Chairs - Brendan Clarke-Smith MP (Conservative, Bassetlaw), Chris Evans MP (Labour, Islwyn), Christine Jardine MP (Lib Dem, Edinburgh West) and Mark Tami MP (Labour, Alyn and Deeside)
Secretary - Rosie Duffield (Labour, Canterbury)
The MND Association provides the secretariat to the group. For further information please contact Alison Railton, Public Affairs Manager on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01327 844911.
The APPG published a report on access to Personal Independence Payment (PIP) in October 2017. The report was launched at a joint reception with the MND Association.
The APPG’s 2015 report, Condemned to Silence, published the findings of an inquiry chaired by Madeleine Moon MP in autumn 2014. It attracted over 1,700 submissions of evidence from across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
This was the first inquiry to be held by the APPG on MND group and its findings were published in 2011.