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Last edited 11 Jan 2018
All-Party Parliamentary Design and Innovation Group
All Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs or APGs) are informal cross-party parliamentary groups run by and for Members of the House of Commons and the House of Lords. They many involve individuals and organisations from outside Parliament.
Activities of the Group include:
- Lobbying Government on design policy issues.
- Campaigning for design policy thinking to be adopted across government departments.
- Developing new design policy ideas.
- Critiquing existing government decision-making.
- Communicating the potential value of design within Parliament.
- Helping the design community better engage with the policy process.
- Holding events and seminars.
- Publishing newsletters and producing briefing papers.
The Group is funded through annual membership fees from its non-parliamentary members and project-based sponsorship for specific research projects. Non-parliamentary members do not have voting rights within the Group and cannot dictate its activities.
The Group conducts longer-term research into more complex subjects through its research arm, the Design Commission. This is an industry-led body, established in 2010 which comprises cross-party members of both houses along with leading members of the UK design industry. Its secretariat is provided by Policy Connect.
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