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 is a great number of APPGs, covering many and diverse fields such as health, education, transport, defence, finance, the media, and sports.
40 MPs and Peers have expressed interest in the group.
Ben Howlett MP is chair of the APPG, supported by Cheryl Gillan MP, Baroness Pauline Neville-Jones, Lord Patel and Lord Turnberg as Vice-Chairs.
The inaugural meeting of the APPG on Rare, Genetic and Undiagnosed conditions was held on Thursday 11 February 2016.
Genetic Alliance UK provides secretariat to the group.
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