PRCA backs Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards' lobbying concerns

The PRCA has backed the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards Kathryn Hudson's concerns over changes to the rules governing MP lobbying.

Parliament: Standards commissioner concerns
Parliament: Standards commissioner concerns

Hudson said she was concerned that the Commons had yet to consider proposals banning MPs with second jobs from approaching colleagues, ministers or public officials in order to benefit clients, as well as subjecting them to lobbying restrictions for six months after leaving the House.

PRCA director-general Francis Ingham said: ‘MPs could clearly do with stronger controls governing their activities, and the recommendations are a sensible step in the right direction. But I echo Hudson’s concerns that the House has yet to consider the changes.’

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