The British-American Parliamentary Group is an all party, bilateral, interparliamentary body. 

The Group acts as an autonomous body within Parliament.   It appoints its own administrative staff to carry out its objectives and the Rules of the Group define the limitations on its powers.

The management of the Group is vested in the Executive Committee.  The Honorary Secretary and the Joint Honorary Treasurers are nominated by the Executive Committee and ratified each year at the Annual General Meeting as additional members of the Executive Committee with full voting rights. They are primarily responsible for the Group's activities and the Administrator, who is an official of the Committee and not a member, is responsible for the executive work of the Group.  The Chair of the Group is the Prime Minister. The two Vice-Chairs of the Executive Committee are normally of Cabinet and Shadow Cabinet rank.

                              Officers and Members of the Executive Committee 2016-2017

Joint Presidents

The Speaker of the House of Commons
The Lord Speaker


The Rt. Hon. Margaret Beckett, DBE, MP
The Rt. Hon. the Baroness Boothroyd, OM
The Rt. Hon. the Lord Carrington, KG, GCMG, CH, MC, DL
The Rt. Hon. Nick Clegg, MP (until 3rd May 2017)
The Rt. Hon. Iain Duncan Smith, MP
The Rt. Hon. the Lord Falconer of Thoroton, QC
The Rt. Hon. the Lord Hague of Richmond
The Rt. Hon. Philip Hammond, MP
The Rt. Hon. the Lord Howard of Lympne, CH, QC
The Rt. Hon. the Lord Jopling, DL
The Rt. Hon. the Lord Mackay of Clashfern, KT
The Rt. Hon. the Lord Martin of Springburn
The Rt. Hon. Ed Miliband, MP
The Rt. Hon. Andrew Mitchell, MP
The Rt. Hon. the Lord Morris of Aberavon, KG, QC
The Rt. Hon. the Lord Owen, CH
The Rt. Hon. Angus Robertson, MP (until 3rd May 2017)



The Prime Minister


The Rt. Hon. Chris Grayling, MP
Vernon Coaker, MP

Honorary Secretary

The Rt. Hon. Sir Greg Knight, MP

Honorary Treasurers

The Rt. Hon. Sir Simon Burns, MP (until 3rd May 2017)
The Rt. Hon. John Spellar, MP 

As a result of the elections held at the Group's Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, 6th July 2016, the following Members were elected to the Executive Committee to serve until the Annual General Meeting in July 2017:

                                   Members of the Executive Committee 2016-2017

House of Commons

Christopher Chope, OBE, MP
Mike Freer, MP
Stephen Hammond, MP
Pauline Latham, OBE, MP
Jack Lopresti, MP
Alan Mak, MP

The Rt. Hon. Ann Clwyd, MP
Angela Crawley, MP
Kevan Jones, MP
The Rt. Hon. John Healey, MP
Diana Johnson, MP
Conor McGinn, MP

House of Lords

Conservative Party
The Rt. Hon. the Lord Trimble 
The Baroness O'Cathain, OBE


Labour Party
The Rt. Hon. the Lord Anderson of Swansea, DL 
The Rt. Hon. the Lord McFall of Alcluith

Liberal Democrat
The Rt. Hon. the Lord McNally

Cross Bench
The Rt. Hon. the Lord Fellowes, GCB, GCVO, QSO

Administrator : Hannah Mitchell

In Washington, the BAPG is authorized by law, with the Speaker of the House and the Senate Majority Leader appointing and authorizing Members of the House and Senate to meet with MPs for annual conferences and other activities.  Funding is obtained each year through appropriations to pay for its expenses. 

In the United States Senate, the BAPG is led by Senator Thad Cochran (R-Mississippi) and Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont), Chair and Vice Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, respectively.  It is they who convene the Senate delegations to the Group meetings. 

In the United States House of Representatives, Representative George Holding (R-North Carolina) is chair of the House BAPG.  He sits on the House Ways and Means Committee and is a member of the sub committee on trade amongst others. 

It is the commitment of the Chairs and Vice Chairs of the Senate and House BAPG and other Congressional leaders and their staff which ensures the continuity of these links between the two legislatures.