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Lobbying (Scotland) Act 2016

Active registrants

41.An “active registrant” is a person entered in the register under section 10. Section 10 sets out two ways a person may become an active registrant.

42.A person may become an active registrant by providing information to the Clerk under the duty to register in section 8. The duty to register applies where a person (who is not already registered as an active registrant) engages in regulated lobbying.

43.Alternatively, a person may apply to be entered in the register as an active registrant under section 9. Section 9 allows a person to be entered in the register as an active registrant in advance of engaging in regulated lobbying.

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