STOP PRESS: Neill responds to lobbying’s GLA concerns

The commissioner for standards in public life Lord Neill has responded to the trade bodies’ opposition to London mayor Ken Livingstone’s proposed ban on lobbyists. The PRCA’s Simon Nayyar and the APPC’s Michael Burrell had claimed singling out professional lobbyists for exclusion was undemocratic and unfair. Neill agreed that rules on contacts between members of the Government and outside bodies should be framed so as ’to avoid unfairness’.

The commissioner for standards in public life Lord Neill has

responded to the trade bodies’ opposition to London mayor Ken

Livingstone’s proposed ban on lobbyists. The PRCA’s Simon Nayyar and the

APPC’s Michael Burrell had claimed singling out professional lobbyists

for exclusion was undemocratic and unfair. Neill agreed that rules on

contacts between members of the Government and outside bodies should be

framed so as ’to avoid unfairness’.



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