All Party Parliamentary Group on Publishing
All Party Parliamentary Group on Publishing activities

All Party Parliamentary Group on Publishing activities

Past events

Joint Publishing and Literacy APPG meeting to launch the Read On. Get On. strategy.

Tuesday 15th November 2016, 4pm-5pm

Read On. Get On. (a coalition of charities and education organisations) is launching its new strategy outlining ten steps to get all children reading well by the end of primary school by 2025. We will be seeking expert opinion on the strategy and exploring how Government can work alongside the sector to help achieve the ambitious goal to get every child reading well by the age of 11.

Speakers include: Jonathan Douglas, National Literacy Trust, Russell Hobby (TBC) General Secretary NAHT, Joanna Prior, Managing Director, Penguin Random House and Chair of the PA’s Reading for Pleasure Group and Sue Wilkinson, Chief Executive, The Reading Agency. Chaired by Iain Wright MP and Stephen McParland MP.

Joint Publishing and IP APPG meeting on Brexit and the creative industries

Wednesday 2nd November 2016, 4pm-5pm

Iain Wright MP and Pete Wishart MP want to understand how the Digital Single Market proposals are proceeding and how the UK’s negotiating position, and influence, has been impacted by the vote to leave the EU. They are also keen to understand the broader impact, positive and negative of Brexit.

We have some industry representatives going to talk through some of the issues, including John McVay of FACT who will talk through the Creative Industries Council paper on Brexit. We will also make sure there is time for members of the audience to make their views known.

Soft Power: What would the global cultural landscape look like without a successful UK publishing sector?

Monday 25th April 2016, 6pm – 7pm

The roundtable is part of the APPG on Publishing’s investigation into UK Publishing in a Modern Digital Age. Members will hear from invited external speakers from organisations such as the UK Film Council, British Council, UKTI, the Intellectual Property Office, the Society of Authors, International Publishers Association, as well as individual publishers.

The roundtable will explore the industry’s contribution in more depth and discuss whether the UK Government is doing enough to reap the benefits the sector has to offer.