On 29 October 2015, the Scottish Government introduced the Lobbying (Scotland) Bill in the Scottish Parliament. The Government’s stated purpose of the Bill is to increase public transparency of contacts between lobbying organisations and elected Members by introducing a register of lobbyists to include those who engage directly with Members of the Scottish Parliament and with Scottish Ministers.
This briefing considers the background to the Bill, including the prior consultation by the Scottish Government on its proposals for a Lobbying Bill.
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Published 08 December 2015