What is an All-Party Parliamentary Group?
All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party interest groups of MPs and Peers interested in a particular issue. APPGs do not have any power to make laws and are not funded by Parliament. There are a great number of APPGs, covering many and such diverse fields such as health, education, transport, defence, finance, the media and sports.
The APPG on Legal Aid (the Group) was established in July 2009, and is co-sponsored by the Legal Aid Practitioners Group (LAPG) and Young Legal Aid Lawyers (YLAL). The Group brings together Members of the House of Lords and the House of Commons with the singular purpose to discuss issues relating to legal aid. The Group meets regularly when Parliament is sitting to discuss topics that are important in the legal aid sector and to hear from those that work within it.