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Lobbying (Scotland) Act 2016

Information about regulated lobbying activity

52.Section 4 also provides that for both active and inactive registrants the register must also contain information about the registrant’s regulated lobbying activity as set out in section 6 and such additional information provided by the registrant mentioned in section 7.

53.Section 6 sets out the information about the lobbying activity of both active registrants and inactive registrants that the register must contain. That information includes, in relation to each instance of regulated lobbying, the name of the person (i.e. MSP, member of the Scottish Government, junior Scottish Minister, special adviser or the permanent secretary of the Scottish Government) lobbied, the date on which the lobbying occurred etc.

54.Section 7 sets out the additional information in relation to active registrants and inactive registrants that the register must contain. That additional information is such information as may be provided by the registrant about any code of conduct which governs regulated lobbying and in relation to which there is an undertaking for the registrant to comply and – so far as the Clerk considers appropriate to include it - such other information as may be provided by the registrant for inclusion in the entry.

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