Lib Dem Lord McNally voices support for lobbying industry plan

A senior Liberal Democrat has called on Parliament to support plans for a new body to regulate the public affairs industry.

Lord McNally, Liberal Democrat leader on the House of Lords, was speaking in the chamber last week.

He said: ‘The three professional bodies overseeing lobbyists... are in the process of creating a single umbrella organisation for the industry.

'I hope that Parliament will respond to that by entering into urgent discussions with the new body to create clear and enforceable rules of conduct which will be embodied in the codes of conduct of lobbying firms and Parliament.'

He was speaking in a debate during which it was decided to suspend two Labour peers involved in January's cash for amendments scandal.



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