Feedback period on regulation of lobbying extended

The public is still in time to submit its feedback on the proposals for the regulation of lobbying as put forward by the Commissioner for Standards in Public Life.

A consultation paper setting out proposals on how lobbying should be regulated was published late in February for public consultation. The deadline was initially set for end of April however this was extended until the end of May.

In a statement the office of the Standards Commissioner said that this will give more time to those who wish to submit their views.

In his proposals the Standards Commissioner George Hyzler put forward a proposal which if it became law would oblige ministers, parliamentary secretaries, and the heads and deputy heads of their secretariats to record in a Transparency Register details of all communications including meetings, with persons involved in lobbying.

The document can be downloaded.