The APPG’s stated purpose is to:

  • explore the educational, skills-related, employment, competitive and cultural benefits of learning and using languages throughout the UK
  • provide a parliamentary forum for information exchange and consultation
  • encourage and support policies and action improving the take-up of languages in schools, further and higher education, in the workplace and in the community.

The Chair of the APPG is Nia Griffith MP (Labour). The Co-Chair is Baroness Coussins (Crossbench). The Vice-Chairs are Tonia Antoniazzi MP (Labour), Lord Dykes (Crossbench), Baroness Garden of Frognal (Liberal Democrat) and Lord Sherbourne of Didsbury (Conservative).

Public enquiry point for the APPG:

Contact details for the Chair: 

Members of the APPG

See a list of the present members of the APPG.


This is not an official webpage of the House of Commons or the House of Lords. It has not been approved by either House or its committees. All-Party Parliamentary Groups are informal groups of Members of both Houses with a common interest in particular issues. The views expressed in these webpages are those of the group and not those of the British Council.

The British Council provides administrative secretariat support to the APPG to enable it to operate, however the activities and communications of the APPG are entirely directed by its members.

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