Local environmental quality All Party Parliamentary Group
Keep Britain Tidy runs the Local Environmental Quality All Party Parliamentary Group (LEQ APPG).
The group was established in November 2004, and since the General Election in May 2010 has been chaired by Anne McIntosh the MP for Thirsk and Malton.
Its purpose is to discuss issues relating to local environmental quality; to raise these issues on the parliamentary agenda; and to provide a forum for an exchange of views between parliamentarians and those involved with local environmental quality issues.
What is an APPG?
An all-party group has a membership of backbench Members of the House of Commons and/or Houses of Lords of more than one party. They have a liaison function and, when necessary, can exert pressure on a Minister to modify policy or influence legislation and further action in particular areas.
All-party groups draw attention to certain aspects of public affairs and assist in keeping the Government informed of parliamentary opinion, and may act as pressure-groups to promote a specific cause. An approved list of registered all-party groups was established by the House on 31 October 1984.
Get your voice heard
We are asking for members of the public or parliamentarians to suggest what topics we should be covering at future APPG meetings. If you have any suggestions, whether you are a Parliamentarian yourself, or a member of the public, then please post your view in the form below.
Or you have any particular issues, problems or examples of any good practice to share, make your voice heard.