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Public Bodies: Lobbying

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 28 January 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster with reference to the Answer of 25 November 2008, Official Report, column 1364W, and the Answer to the hon. Member for Beckenham of 13 October 2008, Official Report, column 949W, on public bodies: public relations, whether guidance or advice has been produced in relation to public bodies hiring public affairs firms for lobbying purposes, as opposed to public relations media activity. (250253)

The Cabinet Office publication “Public Bodies: A Guide for Departments” provides guidelines on the use of consultants by non-department public bodies (NDPBs). Copies of the publication have been placed in the Libraries.