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Lobbying (Scotland) Act 2016

Communications by political parties

29.Paragraph 18 of the schedule provides that a communication made by or on behalf of a party registered under Part 2 of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 is not lobbying. This exception ensures that political discourse within (or between) registered political parties does not trigger any requirement to register.

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