Air Quality

What is air pollution? The European Environment Agency defined air pollution as “the presence of contaminant or pollutant substances in the air at a concentration that interferes with human health or welfare, or produces other harmful environmental effects.” The main source of air pollution is fossil fuel combustion, the central process for most electricity generation,...

Airport expansion – London

London airports have seen continued passenger growth since the end of 2008 and London's three largest airports (Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted) are all expected to be at capacity by 2030. This predicted growth in demand has prompted a national debate on how best to provide more capacity in the future for London and the South East.

Alan Duncan

Alan Duncan, Conservative MP for Rutland and Melton

Alan Johnson

Alan Johnson, Labour MP for Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle

Alan Meale

Alan Meale, Labour MP for Mansfield

Alan Reid

Alan Reid, Liberal Democrat MP for Argyll and Bute -

Alasdair McDonnell

Alasdair McDonnell, Social Democratic & Labour Party MP for Belfast South

Albert Owen

Albert Owen, Labour MP for Ynys Mon

Alcohol duty

What are alcohol duties? Most products containing alcohol are subject to a series of excise duties: either spirits duty, wine and made wine duty, beer duty, or cider and perry duty. These duties are collected by HM Customs and Excise, and are levied on manufacturers and importers. In 2020/21 duties on alcoholic drinks are forecast...

Aldous, Peter

Peter Aldous, Conservative MP for Waveney

Ali, Rushanara

Rushanara Ali, Labour MP for Bethnal Green & Bow

Ali, Tahir

Tahir Ali is‌ ‌the Labour‌ MP‌ ‌for‌ Birmingham, Hall Green‌,‌ ‌having‌ ‌first‌ ‌been‌ ‌elected‌ ‌to‌ ‌Parliament‌ ‌in 2019‌. The Birmingham Hall Green constituency ‌is‌ ‌found‌ ‌within‌ ‌the‌ ‌county‌ ‌of‌ ‌the West Midlands and‌ ‌covers the City of Birmingham wards of Hall Green, Moseley and King’s Heath, Sparkbrook and Springfield‌.‌‌ Tahir was‌ ‌elected‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌2019‌...

Alison Seabeck

Alison Seabeck, MP for Plymouth, Moor View, Labour

Alistair Burt

Alistair Burt, Conservative MP for North East Bedfordshire

All Party Groups

Numerous all-party groups (APGs) are set up in Parliament, each having its own terms of reference. All Party Groups provide an opportunity for parliamentarians to engage with individuals and organisations outside Parliament who share an interest in the subject matter of their Group. They are not however official parliamentary bodies, and unlike Select Committees, such...

Allan, Lucy

Lucy Allan, Conservative MP for Telford

Alliance Party of Northern Ireland

Overview The Alliance Party of Northern Ireland describes itself as a non-sectarian party which advocates co-operation between nationalist and unionist communities. The Party is aligned with the Liberal Democrats and is currently led by Naomi Long. The Alliance Party currently has one Member of Parliament at Westminster. It also has one seat within the Northern...

Allin-Khan, Rosena

Rosena Allin-Khan is‌ ‌the‌ Labour ‌MP‌ ‌for Tooting‌,‌ ‌having‌ ‌first‌ ‌been‌ ‌elected‌ ‌to‌ ‌Parliament‌ ‌in a 2016 by-election, when Sadiq Khan resigned his seat to become Mayor of London. The Tooting constituency ‌is‌ ‌found‌ ‌within‌ ‌the‌ ‌county‌ ‌of‌ ‌Greater London and‌ ‌covers the south London suburbs of Tooting, Balham, Earlsfield and Wandsworth common. Rosena‌‌ was‌...

Alun Michael

Cardiff South and Penarth, Labour