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Lobbying (Scotland) Act 2016

Cross-party groups

25.Paragraph 13 of the schedule provides that a communication made in the context of, and during, a meeting of a group recognised as a cross-party group by the Parliament is not lobbying. Existing parliamentary rules mean information about participation in cross-party groups, including any secretarial support they receive, is available to the public.

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