An independent group of MPs and Lords, from all political parties, 'APMobile' was established in 2001 to encourage debate on a range of mobile issues, bringing together relevant stakeholders including consumers, industry, Parliamentarians and pressure groups.
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Past Activities

July 4 2006, 1 pm, Annual General Meeting

All Officers to be elected and an Annual review of the years activities.

March 28 2006, 10 am - 1 pm, Houses of Parliament Parliamentary Technology Demonstration Morning

The role of public services are crucial in leading the revolution of both 'eGovernment' and 'mGovernment' and in rejuvenating the relationship between the citizen, their representatives and their providers. As the public become progressively more familiar with new technology, public service providers must keep up. This demonstration morning brought together a number of companies who are leading the way in providing solutions to the public sector in bridging this gap with the public to demonstrate to Parliament the improvements they could make to public services. Exhibitors included Vodafone, eBay, WIN, BT, Microsoft, Telabria, Policy Unplugged, Trampoline, Magicomm, Saffron Technology, Microsoft, Vonage, The Cloud, Starthere, Abilitynet, Geomatic Engineering Limited (GEL), Cryoserver and Opusmedia.

Pictures of the Technology Demonstration Morning

13 December 2005: Fundamentals of Mobile Network Design and Operation Briefing Session

Wray Castle, the leading independent provider of specialist telecoms training, a training session which provided parliamentarians with an opportunity to learn about the fundamentals of mobile network design and operation. Sponsored by Vodafone.

6 July 2005: Annual General Meeting

Richard Spring MP elected as Joint Vice-President
Lord Lucas elected as Treasurer

20 July 2004: Planning Report 2004

In 2004 the Group held a 'Select Committee-style' inquiry into the issue of siting of mobile phone masts - 'The Planning Report'. To access the Report, please click here . For more information on the inquiry, reaction to publication of the Report and information about Andrew Stunell's Private Member's Bill on Telecommunication Masts, please click here .

14 July 2004: SEMINAR - "Mobile Generation: Realising Potential, Minimising Risk"

At 3pm in the Attlee Suite, Portcullis House

The meeting discussed how the mobile industry is working to minimise the risks to vulnerable users of mobile phones from harmful and illegal content, whilst ensuring that the huge potential of 3G services is achieved.
Speakers at the seminar were:
Stephen Timms MP, Minister of State for e-Commerce
Mike Short, Vice President Research and Development, O2
Stephen Carrick-Davies, Chief Executive Officer, Childnet International

30 October 2003 - Mobile masts and planning:

APmobile held a seminar to discuss mobile phone masts and planning at 1pm in the Attlee Suite, Portcullis House. The seminar was attended by Parliamentarians, Civil Servants, industry, pressure groups, and other interested parties.

Guest speakers were:
Keith Hill MP, Minister of State for Planning
Alan Meyer, Mast Action

Nick Greer, Environmental and Planning Manager, Vodafone

Jonathan Isted, Freshfields

The minutes of this meeting can be viewed here

10th July 2003 - Spam and Scams:

APmobile held a seminar to discuss the issue of Spam and Scams. The seminar took place on the 10th July at 4pm in the Attlee Suite, Portcullis House.

Guest Speakers were:
Mike Short - Vice President, O2 and Chairman, Mobile Data Association
George Kidd - Director, ICSTIS
Mary Tait - Assistant Director, European e-Commerce and Communications Privacy, Department of Trade and Industry
Margaret Morrissey - Press Officer, National Confederation of Parent Teacher Associations

2nd April 2003 - Officers meeting with the Planning Minister, Lord Rooker:

The Officers meeting with Lord Rooker was very useful and informative. This was a closed meeting and following the meeting Lord Rooker wrote a letter to the group in response to some of the points raised at the meeting. Click here to view the letter. The Group has received further correspondance from Lord Rooker following the meeting. This can be seen here .

12th March 2003 - Mobiles and Driving:

The seminar on mobile phones and driving was extremely informative and well attended. The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State with responsibility for Road Safety at the Department for Transport David Jamieson MP addressed the Group along with Tim Harrabin from Vodafone, Kevin Clinton from RoSPA and Andrew Howard from the AA. Following the presentations the debate was opened up to the floor and during the session David Jamieson MP said that there had been a huge response to the consultation. The Department has received over 1000 responses. He also indicated that legislation could be introduced before the summer if it were decided to press ahead with a ban on hands-held phones. He hinted that a ban on hand-held phones was very likely, and he also said that there is a relatively compelling case for banning the use of hands-free phones but that law enforcement issues would need to be examined before moving ahead. The results of the consultation will be announced as soon as possible.

17th July 2002 - The Ten Commitments: All Talk No Action?

AP mobile held a discussion on the mobile operator's ten commitments to best practice in planning. The event was well attended. Mike Dolan from the Mobile Telecoms Advisory Group, Chris Maile, Campaign for Planning Sanity and Alasdair Philips from Powerwatch all spoke at the event. Phil Willis MP chaired the meeting and held a Q&A session afterwards. Please contact should you require further information.

10th February 2002 - The Planning Green Paper:

The Planning Minister Lord Falconer of Thoroton spoke about the Government's planning policies in relation to the Planning Green Paper. Following Lord Falconer's speech the discussion was opened up to the floor. The meeting was well attended by MPs and other interested parties.