All Party Parliamentary Group on Infrastructure
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 may involve individuals and organisations from outside Parliament.
The All Party Parliamentary Group on Infrastructure (APPGI) was formed in November 2008 following a select committee investigation into construction and skills.
It was formally launched in January 2009 at a reception at Portcullis House in Westminster by then vice president of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Scott Steedman and Nick Raynsford MP.
It brought together 40 parliamentarians and representatives from industry to discuss the issues surrounding infrastructure, the use of underground space, planning and delivery. It aimed to highlight the importance of infrastructure to the economy and to society and arrange a programme of visits, discussions and receptions to inform members.
In July 2015, the Group reformed, chaired by former Transport Minister and member of the Treasury Select Committee, Stephen Hammond MP. New Officers included:
- Neil Carmichael MP (Chair of the Education Select Committee).
- Alan Brown MP (a civil engineer).
- Mark Prisk MP.
- Dr Alan Whitehead MP.
- Kelvin Hopkins MP.
- Lord Berkeley.
- Lord Chidgey.
Hammond said, “…the group will make the case for infrastructure in Parliament”
Secretariat to Group is provided by ICE and the British Tunnelling Society.
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- All Party Parliamentary Group for Excellence in the Built Environment.
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- All-Party Parliamentary Group for Housing and Planning.
- Cabinet committee.
- Implementation taskforce.
- Select committee for the built environment.
- Select committee.
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