Data set for "A hidden web of policy influence: The pharmaceutical industry’s engagement with UK’s All-Party Parliamentary Groups"

This dataset contains all payments from external donors received by health related All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) between 2012-2018. Additional tabs within the dataset look specifically at payments made by pharmaceutical companies, payments made by patient organisations funded by pharmaceutical companies, and payments made by pharmaceutical companies to patient organisations which supported APPGs.

disclosure, pharmaceutical industry, patient organisations, all party parliamentary groups
Social policy

Cite this dataset as:
Rickard, E., Ozieranski, P., 2021. Data set for "A hidden web of policy influence: The pharmaceutical industry’s engagement with UK’s All-Party Parliamentary Groups". Bath: University of Bath Research Data Archive. Available from:


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This Excel file contains the data underpinning a publication exploring the financial ties between the pharmaceutical industry and All-Party Parliamentary Groups.


Emily Rickard
University of Bath


University of Bath
Rights Holder


Collection date(s):

From January 2020 to June 2020

Temporal coverage:

From January 2012 to December 2018

Geographical coverage:

United Kingdom


Data collection method:

The data collection method is outlined in the associated publication.

Data processing and preparation activities:

We supplemented our data with data on drug company disclosures of payments to patient organisations we previously collected for "Exposing drug industry funding of UK patient organisations" ( The only change we made to the data was extended the yearly range (from 2012-2016 to 2012-2018). We extracted relevant payments (namely payments made to patient organisations which had also supported APPGs) from the data.

Technical details and requirements:

All data were collected manually.

Additional information:

The final tab 'Key-Information_Tabs' contains a brief explanation of the contents of each tab in the Excel dataset.


Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

South West Doctoral Training Partnership (SWDTP)

ESRC +3 Studentship award (50% match-funded)

Publication details

Publication date: 28 May 2021
by: University of Bath

Version: 1


URL for this record:

Contact information

Please contact the Research Data Service in the first instance for all matters concerning this item.

Contact person: Emily Rickard


Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
Social & Policy Sciences