Public affairs practices 'waste time'

Poor public affairs practices are eating into the public purse and wasting time, it was claimed at a committee meeting in the Commons over lobbying reform last week.

Jane Wilson: CIPR CEO
Jane Wilson: CIPR CEO

Epping Forest Conservative MP Eleanor Laing complained to the political and constitutional reform committee last Thursday that her staff had to spend time answering large numbers of emails from PA practitioners, which if not dealt with would be chased up by a phone call.

She called on CIPR CEO Jane Wilson, PRCA CEO Francis Ingham and APPC chairman Helen Johnson to spread the message to their members and help 'save a lot of money for the public purse'.

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