An All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) of the United Kingdom Parliament consists of Members of the House of Commons and House of Lords who join together to pursue a particular topic or interest. A Register of APPGs in maintained by the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards.
The APPG on EU Relations was established at the start of the newly elected Parliament in July 2017. Its members work together to campaign in and out of Parliament with the following objectives:
- To ensure the UK does not exit the European Union without an agreement on the terms of its withdrawal and future relations with the EU;
- To ensure that, in the negotiation with the UK's EU partners, all options are kept on the table; and,
- To secure the closest possible working with relationship with the EU and its 27 member states.
The work of the APPG will include
- Co-ordinating work in both Houses of Parliament between Members of different parties for the APPG's objectives;
- Providing research briefings and reports to assist APPG members in their parliamentary work;
- Organising visits to EU institutions and EU member state capitals to facilitate an exchange views between UK Parliamentarians and EU institutions and representatives, both to inform APPG members views on any draft deal presented to the UK Parliament and the negotiating position of the EU.