The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on British Muslims was established on 18 July 2017 to build on the work of the APPG on Islamophobia, of which many Members were active in, but with a wider remit to examine a broad range of issues that British Muslims care about, and are affected by.
Its main aims are to inform Parliamentarians, policy makers and wider society by:
- highlighting the aspirations and challenges of British Muslims;
- celebrating the contributions of Muslim communities to Britain; and
- investigating prejudice, discrimination and hatred against Muslims in the UK.
APPGs are composed of Members of both the House of Commons and the House of Lords. They are informal, cross-party groups that have no official status within Parliament, are not accorded any powers by Parliament or any of its Committees, and are independent of Government.
The APPG on British Muslims is supported by The Aziz Foundation, which includes the provision of administrative and financial support.
The APPG's entry in the official Register of All-Party Parliamentary Groups will be available online, and is regularly updated with details of its Members and declarations. Rules for APPGs and other information can be found on the relevant page of the Parliament website.