Public Affairs: The Week in Lobbying

Mark Harper, the constitutional affairs minister, was expected to appear before the select committee investigating the consultation into a statutory register of lobbyists on Thursday to discuss his findings. The PRCA has stated that last week's Queen's Speech was a 'wasted opportunity' as it did not cover the register.

Westbourne Communications has announced two additions to its infrastructure practice. Adrian Shooter, former chairman of Chiltern Railways, has been made chairman, while Paul Chapman, former MD of High Speed 1, has been made associate partner.

UK Music has hired Tom Kiehl as director of government relations and public affairs. He joins in June from his role in the Liberal Democrat whips office in the House of Lords.

Pagefield has appointed ex-Fishburn Hedges head of public affairs Lucy Burns as a partner. Burns will focus on business development. Before joining Fishburn, she worked at Universities UK as head of comms.

The Welsh National Assembly's presiding officer Rosemary Butler has written to the chair of the standards of conduct committee, calling for a review of the governing standards applied to lobbyists operating in Wales.

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