Baroness Whitaker

Baroness Whitaker's full title is The Baroness Whitaker. Her name is Janet Alison Whitaker, and she is a current member of the House of Lords.

APPG officer roles

All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal cross-party groups that have no official status within Parliament. They are run by and for Members of the Commons and Lords, though many choose to involve individuals and organisations from outside Parliament in their administration and activities.

Officer Roles are drawn from the latest edition of the Register of APPGs. To see the latest edition of the register, go to Published Register of APPGs.

Arts and Heritage
Since 1974 the APPG has built up a close relationship with all our national museums and galleries, The Arts Council, English Heritage, The National Trust and with other leading arts and heritage bodies. We hold regular meetings with their leaders and with ministers. We arrange numerous visits and also have the privilege of attending private views of most of the major exhibitions in London.
Vice President
Chagos (British Indian Ocean Territory)
To help bring about a resolution of the issues concerning the future of the Chagos Islands (British Indian Ocean Territory) and the Chagossians.
Vice Chair
Gypsies, Travellers and Roma
To provide a forum for parliamentarians concerned about issues facing Gypsy, Traveller and Roma communities and seek to address these issues and challenge inequalities.
Co-Chair
Human Rights
To raise the profile of international human rights issues within Parliament and to investigate and publicise human rights abuses occurring.
Vice Chair
Japan
To develop and improve links between the British and Japanese parliaments and encourage a deeper understanding of their respective cultures. The APPG also has an important role to play in promoting trade between the two countries.
Vice Chair
Marine Energy
To promote the economic, supply chain and energy security benefits from the development of marine energy resources in and around the UK.
Vice Chair
Opera
To provide a focal point for MPs and Peers with an interest in opera; to further the appreciation of opera; and to provide a link between this art form and Parliament.
Vice Chair
Speech and Language Difficulties
To make parliament aware that the ability to communicate is a crucial life skill for all; to increase awareness about the impact communication difficulties have on other people's lives; to highlight the importance of early identification and intervention; and to press for increased provision of speech and language therapy.
Vice Chair
Theatre
To support the resilience and relevance of theatre in the UK for audiences, society and the industry. To identify and debate potential opportunities and issues for theatre in the UK. To support parliamentarians' understanding of the theatre and performing arts industry at a national and local level.
Vice Chair