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Lobbying (Scotland) Act 2016

Duty to register

55.Section 8 imposes a duty to register on a person who engages in regulated lobbying when the person is not an active registrant. In terms of section 8(1), read with section 8(2), the person must, within 30 days beginning with the date on which the first instance of regulated lobbying occurred, provide the Clerk information in relation to the person’s identity (see section 5) and information as set out in section 6 in relation to the first instance of regulated lobbying.

56.Section 8(3) provides that a person must provide the information under subsection (1) in such form as the Clerk may determine.

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