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A Consultation on Proposals for a Lobbying Transparency Bill: Analysis of Written Responses

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ISBN9781785447587
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateOctober 21, 2015

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Reid-Howie Associates Ltd

ISBN 978 1 78544 758 7 (Web only publication)
ISSN 2045 6964
PPDAS 58287

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Contents

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND
Background
The Consultation
Submissions and respondents
Structure of the report

2. APPROACH TO ANALYSIS
Database design and input of the material
Quantitative analysis and presentation of the data
Qualitative analysis and presentation of the data
The findings chapters
The full responses

3. THE BASIS OF A REGISTER
Question 1: Core principles
Question 2: Introduction of a register
Question 3: Fees
Question 4: Onus for registration

4. 'WHO' AND 'WHAT' SHOULD BE COVERED BY A REGISTER
Who should be covered by a register
Question 5: Inclusion of consultant and in-house lobbyists
Question 6: Possible exemptions
Question 9: Registration of paid lobbyists
Question 10: Voluntary registration
What should be covered by a register
Question 7: Inclusion of lobbying of MSPs and Scottish Ministers
Question 8: Types of communication
The inclusion of minor, infrequent lobbying

5. INFORMATION, REPORTING AND CONDUCT
Question 11: Information required from lobbyists on registration
Question 12: Frequency of provision of a return
Question 13: Code of Practice for lobbyists
Question 14: Inclusion of subscription to Industry Codes of Conduct

6. MAINTENANCE, ENFORCEMENT AND CHANGES RELATING TO THE REGISTER
Question 15: Upkeep and oversight of the register
Question 16: Enforcement mechanisms and sanctions
Question 17: Adjustment of registration regime

7. EQUALITIES AND BUSINESS IMPACTS AND OTHER ISSUES
Question 18: Equalities impacts
Question 19: Business impact
Question 20: Other comments

APPENDIX: 1 THE QUESTIONS

APPENDIX: 2 THE RESPONDENTS

The views expressed in this report are those of the researcher and
do not necessarily represent those of the Scottish Government or Scottish Ministers.