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A Consultation on Proposals for a Lobbying Transparency Bill

A Consultation on Proposals for a Lobbying Transparency Bill

Friday, May 29, 2015

ISBN: 9781785443756

The Scottish Government proposes to introduce a register of lobbyists who directly engage with Members of the Scottish Parliament and Scottish Ministers. This paper seeks views on the Government's proposed model for such a registration scheme.

Executive Summary

The Parliament’s Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee conducted an inquiry into lobbying and published its findings earlier this year.

The Government has taken full account of the Committee’s recommendations and now invites comment from all interested parties on all aspects of the Government’s proposed policy proposals, as contained in this paper.

This process will assist the development of a Government Bill on Lobbying Transparency which will be introduced during the current Parliamentary Session, in line with previously made commitments.