All-Party Parliamentary Group reaches 32 members and rising
The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on General Aviation now has 32 parliamentarians from across the main political parties and both Houses of Parliament signed up in support of the general aviation sector.
Since the inaugural meeting of the new Parliament in June, the APPG’s membership has rapidly expanded, highlighting a clear interest in general aviation and a consensus across politics that the sector needs a strong voice in Parliament to promote the high-tech jobs and growth it brings to the UK economy.
Membership of the APPG now includes MPs and Lords from the Conservative Party, the Labour Party, the Liberal Democrats, the Scottish National Party and the Democratic Unionist Party. Significantly, the group’s membership also includes MPs recently elected in the June 2017 General Election. The full list of members can be viewed on the Membership page of the APPG’s website.
The APPG has also received the backing of some of the world’s leading aviation companies, including Rolls-Royce, BAE Systems and Virgin Atlantic.
Grant Shapps MP, Chair of the APPG, said: “I am absolutely thrilled to see the membership of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on General Aviation soar to 32 members, and I intend to increase this number further. It is clear to me that there is huge support for the general aviation sector across both Houses, and a consensus that this is a sector which benefits our economy hugely and requires a strong voice in Parliament to ensure our airfields are protected and the skills which the sector generates are not lost. I look forward to working with all parliamentarians on this important issue.”