All Party Parliamentary Group for FASD


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Welcome to the All Party Parliamentary Group for Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.


“Every year, at least seven thousand children are born with lifelong physical, behavioural or cognitive disabilities as a result of alcohol consumption during pregnancy.


Through forming the APPG for Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, colleagues have a clear platform from which to influence Government thinking: to raise public awareness of the dangers of drinking during pregnancy; to support children damaged by alcohol during pregnancy; and to reduce the incidence of this tragically avoidable condition.” – Bill Esterson MP, Chair of APPG for FASD


Through research and regular events this APPG offers advice and recommendations to parliament and government on key policies impacting pregnant women, the foetus and those affected by FASD in the UK.


We are led by our Members and Officers;


Bill Esterson MP, Chair

Fiona Bruce MP, Vice Chair

Tim Loughton MP, Treasurer

Marie Rimmer MP, Secretary


Baroness Sheila Hollins, Member

Derek Twigg MP, Member

Kelvin Hopkins MP, Member

Andrew Gwynne MP, Member

Richard Bacon MP, Member

Nigel Huddlestone MP, Member

Alex Norris MP, Member

Angela Thewliss MP, Member

David Drew MP, Member