APPG holds AGM

On Monday 10 October the APPG on Global Tuberculosis held its Annual General Meeting in Room O, Portcullis House.

Minutes are as below.

Present: Apologies:

Dan Sharp (Secretariat) Virendra Sharma MP

Rt Hon Nick Herbert MP Grahame Morris MP

Nic Dakin MP Martyn Day MP

Oliver Colvile MP Jim Shannon MP

Kate Osamor MP Steven Paterson MP

Jim Fitzpatrick MP Stewart McDonald MP

Patrick Grady MP Rt Hon Stephen Timms MP

Baroness Masham Lord Chidgey

Baroness Suttie Baroness Nye

Lord Collins of Highbury

Election of officers

Those present agreed the election of the following officers unanimously:

Chair and Registered Contact: Nick Herbert MP

Co-Chair: Virendra Sharma MP

Vice-Chairs: Baroness Suttie, Baroness Masham, Lord Chidgey, Nic Dakin MP

There was also a short discussion about the gender balance of the Group’s officers. It was noted that this was important alongside the party balance of the Group’s officers.

Approval of income and expenditure statement

Those present agreed the income and expenditure statement in principle; and the Chair agreed to sign it off.

Work programme

The Group discussed the impact of its engagement around the replenishment of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria and welcomed the UK's announcement.

Those present agreed that over the next year the Group should continue to focus on TB in the UK and overseas, with its key areas of work over the next year being:

  • Research and development following the Ross Fund and AMR agenda

  • The Collaborative TB Strategy for England and TB in the UK

  • The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria post-replenishment