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Lobbyists (Standing Orders)

Volume 554: debated on Thursday 29 November 2012

9. Whether the introduction of a statutory register of lobbyists will require any changes to the Standing Orders of the House.

(130620)

Will the Deputy Leader of the House explain why progress in establishing a statutory register seems to have been so slow?

As the hon. Gentleman will know, this is a complex issue on which the Government have been consulting. We are committed to building a system that provides transparency without hindering legitimate lobbying by those with an interest in Government policy. We will publish revised proposals later in the Session.