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Lobbying (Scotland) Act 2016

Communications made on individual’s own behalf

10.Paragraph 1 of the schedule provides that a communication made by an individual on their own behalf is not lobbying. The provision means there is no requirement under the Act to register or submit returns of lobbying activity where an individual communicates with an MSP, Minister, special adviser or the permanent secretary of the Scottish Government in relation to the individual’s own affairs or views (and not in relation to the affairs or views of a third party).

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