March 2014

Lobbying inquiry

The Law Society gave oral evidence to the Scottish Parliament's Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee regarding its inquiry into lobbying.

The Society advised that plans to increase transparency at Holyrood are unlikely to be effective unless a clear, straightforward definition is provided for what constitutes 'lobbying' and who is a 'lobbyist' and that clear lobbying rules are needed in order to ensure public trust.

Full details of the inquiry and the Society's comments can be found here.