The group aims to meet two to three times a year. It is made up of one MP and one peer from each of the Labour, Conservative and Liberal Democrat parties, as well as one MP from the Scottish National Party, one from Plaid Cymru and a Crossbench Peer.
Because of the different regulatory and electoral arrangements in Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland parties are not included.
The group provides us with advice on an ongoing basis through meetings and ad hoc email consultation.
We are not bound by the advice given, nor are the members of the group expected to endorse or otherwise lend support to our policies.