Code of Conduct for Persons Lobbying MSPs

The Lobbying (Scotland) Act 2016 requires the Scottish Parliament to publish a code of conduct for persons lobbying members of the Scottish Parliament. This Code of Conduct has been produced to meet this statutory obligation. 

This Code of Conduct covers making a communication of any kind to a member of the Scottish Parliament in relation to the member's functions. It does not relate solely to 'regulated lobbying' as defined in Section 1 of the Act. 

When registering an account on the Lobbying Register in order to comply with the requirements of the Act, you will also be required to provide information about any other code of conduct to which you subscribe which governs regulated lobbying (whether or not it also governs other activities). Please note that not all organisations will subscribe to such a code.

Code of Conduct for Persons Lobbying MSPs (141KB pdf)