The All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group (APPJAG) currently has over 80 members from the House of Commons and House of Lords across all political parties. Their aim is to encourage wider and deeper enjoyment of jazz, to increase Parliamentarians’ understanding of the jazz industry and issues surrounding it, to promote jazz as a musical form and to raise its profile inside and outside Parliament. The Group’s officers as at the 19th July 2017 are Co-Chairs, Kelvin Hopkins MP and Lord Colwyn, Secretary, Baroness Coussins, Vice Chairs, Alison Thewless MP and Sarah Champion MP, the Treasurer is Ian Paisley MP. Officers are: Lord Crathorne, John Mann MP and Sir Greg Knight MP. The Secretariate is Chris Hodgkins. The Secretariat operates on a strictly pro bono basis and no expenses of any kind are paid to the Secretariate. The contact address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
For further details of the Group including recent minutes and please see: Register Of All-Party Parliamentary Groups as at the 2nd May 2017
The first Register of APPGs for the new Parliament was published in early October 2017.
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