Oil & Gas UK is pleased to support the work of the British Offshore Oil and Gas Industry All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG). Launched in April 1999, the Group was established by Bob Blizzard – Labour MP for Waveney, Conservative Peer – Lord Fraser of Carmyllie and Sir Robert Smith – Liberal Democrat MP for Aberdeenshire West and Kincardine.

The APPG seeks to provide a dedicated parliamentary focus for issues relating to and impacting on the British offshore oil and gas industry and the hundreds of thousands of jobs that depend on the sector.

The Group organises:

  • Topical meetings with Ministers and key industry spokespeople
  • Regular written briefings
  • Visits to sites of interest, including offshore platforms
  • An annual Parliamentary reception for MPs, Peers and key industry leaders


The Group is chaired by Peter Aldous MP. The Vice Chairs are Mary Glindon MP, Kirsty Blackman MP and Lord Goddard. The Secretary is Rt Hon Alistair Carmichael MP.

More information

More information about the Group can be requested on 020 7802 2400.

The Group is also listed on the UK’s Parliament website here.