COMMENT: Letters; Register will weather presidential tempest

Peter Walker’s dismissal of the Institute of Public Relations Register of Lobbyists as ‘ill-conceived’ (PR Week, 27 October) ignores the fact that it was set up in the public interest and in keeping with the Institute’s Code of Professional Conduct.

Peter Walker’s dismissal of the Institute of Public Relations Register

of Lobbyists as ‘ill-conceived’ (PR Week, 27 October) ignores the fact

that it was set up in the public interest and in keeping with the

Institute’s Code of Professional Conduct.



Parliament has failed to make decisions on the outside interest of

members of the two Houses, although it is possible that, following

Nolan, new regulations may be introduced. Presumably, these could lead

the IPR to review its Register.



If Peter Walker were elected President any change would require a

decision by the IPR’s elected Council. The President has no power to

‘get rid of it’ by decree. He or she is not a dictator.



Alan Eden-Green Hon FIPR, Michael Ward FIPR



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