The PRCA, the IPR and the APPC have formed a joint working group to
look at the regulation of lobbying and have invited cabinet secretary
Sir Richard Wilson and chairman of the House of Commons standards and
privileges committee Robert Sheldon to participate in the group.
The three bodies set up the group last week following allegations of
misconduct by public affairs consultants made in the Observer
Wilson’s remit covers the relationship between Government and lobbyists
while Sheldon’s extends to Parliamentary contact with lobbyists.
Simon Nayyar, chairman of the PRCA’s public affairs committee, said: ’We
will consider a full range of issues including whether there should be
formal registration of lobbyists and how far you extend the definition