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Inquiry into Lobbying, 05/12/16 [W]


The National Assembly for Wales’ Standards of Conduct Committee is undertaking an inquiry into the current lobbying arrangements at the Assembly.

The current lobbying arrangements have been in place since 2013. The inquiry aims to ensure these remain fit for purpose, particularly in context of the dynamic devolution process. The inquiry is looking to establish what citizens want to know and whether the current arrangements offer enough information, accessibility and transparency. The Committee would like to hear your views on whether the arrangements are fit for purpose and robust, with particular consideration of the following:

  • Is there a need for change?
  • What do you understand by the term lobbying?
  • How is lobbing currently regulated?
  • Do you consider yourself a lobbyist?
  • How is lobbying regulated within your sector? E.g. in a private business, third sector or professional organisation.
  • Have you encountered any problems with the current system?
  • Do you consider any areas to be unregulated in terms of lobbying that pose a risk to the reputation and accountability of governance in Wales?
  • What do you consider would be the impact of a new regime for lobbying?

The closing date for responses is 31 January 2017.

Visit the National Assembly for Wales website for more information about the consultation and how to respond.