Proposed Lobbying Transparency (Scotland) Bill

Proposer  Neil Findlay
Draft Proposal

Proposal for a Bill to require certain individuals and organisations who lobby MSPs, Scottish Ministers or relevant public officials, either on their own account or on behalf of third parties, to record relevant information about their lobbying activity in a published register.

Lodged 6 July 2012

Accompanied by: Consultation document (679KB pdf)

Closing date for consultation 29 October 2012 has been extended to 7 November 2012.  Consultation closed 7 November 2012.
Final Proposal

Proposal for a Bill to require certain individuals and organisations who lobby MSPs, Scottish Ministers or relevant public officials, either on their own account or on behalf of third parties, to record relevant information about their lobbying activity in a published register.

Lodged 17 May 2013

Accompanied by: Summary of consultation responses (391KB pdf)

Total supporters: 31

  • 24 Scottish Labour
  • 3 Independents
  • 1 Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • 1 Scottish Green Party
  • 1 Scottish Liberal Democrats
  • 1 Scottish National Party

Proposed Lobbying Transparency (Scotland) Bill list of supporters (9KB pdf)

Right to introduce Bill secured?

 No.

Scottish Government indication given under Rule 9.14.13(a) (13 June 2013) (7KB pdf)

Bill introduced to give effect to proposal?