|Chair & Registered Contact||Paul Maynard||Conservative|
|Vice-Chair||Baroness Pola Uddin||Non-affiliated|
|Vice-Chair||Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson||Crossbench|
|Co-Chair||Lord Low of Dalston CBE||Crossbench|
|Officer||John Cryer, MP||Labour|
|Officer||Barry Sheerman, MP||Labour and Co-operative|
|Officer||Bill Esterson MP||Labour|
|Officer||Lord Addington||Liberal Democrat|
|Officer||Sharon Hodgson, MP||Labour|
|Officer||Seema Malhotra MP||Labour and Co-operative|
|Officer||Lord Chris Rennard, MBE||Liberal Democrat|
|Officer||Lord Holmes of Richmond||Conservative|
|Officer||Lilian Greenwood MP||Labour|
|Officer||Lord Taylor of Warwick||Non-affiliated|
Policy Connect provides the secretariat for the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Assistive Technology, supporting the group’s activities. We are committed to ensuring our actions and funding are entirely transparent. Policy Connect’s work in supporting the APPGAT is funded through a combination of annual fees for membership of Policy Connect and ad hoc sponsorship of particular events and research, all of which is declared on the official Parliamentary Register of All-Party Groups We also publish a full list of all of Policy Connect’s funders in bands on our website.
The APPGAT aims to disseminate knowledge, generate debate and facilitate engagement on assistive technology amongst Members of both Houses of Parliament. The agenda and activities of the APPGAT is set by its Parliamentary Officers, and Policy Connect has full editorial control over the outputs from work produced as a result of this agenda, such as reports. The APPG operates according to the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards’ rules on All-Party Parliamentary Groups and its own Code of Governance.
Policy Connect does not represent the business interests of any of our over 200 funders or wider stakeholders. We do contact Ministers on behalf of APPGs, forums and commissions in the form of invitations to speak at events, attend meetings or to submit a research inquiry to assist with Government policy development. For this reason, we are on the Register of Consultant Lobbyists, and welcome the transparency this register provides.