Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle

Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle's full title is Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle. Her name is Natalie Louise Bennett , 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.

Access to Justice
To highlight the importance of access to justice as a fundamental principle of the rule of law and empower individuals to exercise their rights, challenge discrimination, and reduce inequalities.
Vice Chair
Aid Match
To promote the scaling up of cost-effective aid policy and practice, namely proven aid matching mechanisms to unleash more funds, for more direct delivery to front line organisations. To inform debate and propose Real Aid recommendations and action towards reducing aid wastage to boost the impact of international development
Antimicrobial Resistance
To raise the profile of antimicrobial resistance, the need to preserve antimicrobials through education on their appropriate use including non-human uses, the lack of new treatments for infections and to help accelerate efforts to discover, research and develop new treatments.
To provide a forum for parliamentarians and employers to discuss how to promote the role of high quality apprenticeships.
Communities of Inquiry across the Generations
To provide practical models for conducting productive debates on difficult topics between young and old; to facilitate evidence-based, transformative discussions on equality and identity (e.g. race, faith, climate, migration); to interrogate 'culture wars' and ‘gesture politics' on and off campus; to create intergenerational communities of inquiry with parliamentarians, universities and young citizens.
Compassionate Politics
To put compassion, inclusion and cooperation at the heart of politics.
Vice Chair
Customer Service
To raise awareness and understanding of customer service, including its impact on economic growth. To improve public services, business performance and employability through customer service skills training and provide an improved outcome for customers and citizens.
Vice Chair
Democracy and Human Rights in the Gulf
To protect and promote human rights and democracy in Gulf countries.
Electoral Reform
To build alliances, strengthen parliamentary work towards proportional representation and broader electoral reform in the UK, and develop the evidence base.
Vice Chair
To strengthen the influence of parliamentarians on public policy and public debate on the environment, and to assist parliamentarians by improving their access to specialist information.
Vice Chair
Fair Value in the Food Supply Chain
To address, as a matter of national interest, power imbalances within the food supply chain and encourage fair margins and contract terms at every stage, from primary producer to retailer to secure the future of British food production.
Fruit, Vegetables and Horticulture
To raise awareness and understanding of the domestic horticulture industry and be the voice of fruit, vegetable and horticultural growers both inside and outside parliament.
Gardening and Horticulture
To promote and facilitate communication and understanding between representatives of the world of gardening and horticulture and Members of both Houses.
Vice Chair
Governance and Inclusive Leadership
To raise the issue of inclusive leadership and governance in all areas of society with the aim of tackling the barriers prohibiting people from visible minorities from achieving positions of power and influence throughout the UK.
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.
Hong Kong
To promote democracy and the rule of law, and to defend human rights in Hong Kong, to share information about Hong Kong, to nurture relations between the United Kingdom and the people of Hong Kong; and to provide a welcome to Hongkongers coming to the United Kingdom.
Households in Temporary Accommodation
The group will meet to discuss and campaign on issues related to households living in temporary accommodation.
Vice Chair
Immigration Detention
To raise awareness in parliament about immigration detention in the UK and its impacts; to connect parliamentarians with relevant research, organisations and experts, including people with lived experience of detention; and to advocate for evidence-based policy reforms and the welfare of detainees.
International Mediation and Conflict Resolution
To facilitate UK Parliamentarians in gaining a balanced insight into the causes of particular conflicts, to assist them in better understanding the role of international mediation in conflict resolution, and to consider how this approach might benefit the resolution and prevention of conflict, including seemingly intractable conflicts, across the globe.
Vice Chair
Legal Aid
The group brings together members of the House of Lords and the House of Commons with the singular purpose to discuss issues relating to legal aid. The group meets regularly when parliament is sitting to discuss topics that are important in the legal aid sector and to hear from those that work within it.
Vice Chair
Modern Conflict
To examine the capabilities and commitments driving contemporary warfare (including working by, with and through partners, use of drones and technological capabilities, and increase in covert operations) which are outpacing conventional oversight mechanisms and safeguarding regimes, and resulting in rising civilian casualties worldwide.
Vice Chair
National Trust
To apply parliamentary scrutiny to the operational and strategic direction of the National Trust.
Vice Chair
Social Science and Policy
To bring together parliamentarians and social scientists and by doing so demonstrate the relevance and value of social science research.
Vice Chair
To build awareness, engagement and support amongst parliamentarians for the policies and partnerships required to restore and create wetlands, as well as ensure they are well managed and protected into the future.
Woods and Trees
To raise awareness of the UK's woods and trees and to discuss the steps necessary to protect, restore and expand them in a time of climate and nature crises.
Working at Height
Falls from height and falling objects from height account for the highest number of preventable fatalities and injuries across all sectors in UK industry. The APPG will seek to understand the root causes and propose effective, sensible measures to reduce this toll and send people safely home from work.