In the week Parliament’s report into the cash for questions affair
was published, those of you with eagle eyes may have noticed a full page
ad in The House Magazine, setting out lobbying firm AS Biss’ code of
Founder Adele Biss took on a sizeable chunk of Ian Greer’s remaining
staff when she started her firm last November, but she has since been
careful to distance her company from any hint of impropriety.
Biss will ask all her staff, administrators included, to sign a
compliance form for the code every July. Retainers and commissions to
MPs, sitting peers or persons or companies acting for the firm are ruled
out, as are political donations.
If they want to report any wrong doings, staff must do so within the
company, to the chairman, managing director or an external consultant to
the firm. Staff face summary dismissal if any brown envelopes change
But Biss does assure that us hair shirts have been ruled out for the
time being, and staff will still be allowed biscuits with their tea.