To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to listen to the views of civil society before endorsing any guidance from United Kingdom extractives industry companies on the Reports on Payments to Governments Regulations 2014.
26 March 2015
We listen to the views of all stakeholders. As well as replying to correspondence from civil society on this matter, the Minister listened to views during a conference call with representatives from the Publish What You Pay coalition this week.
Officials met civil society representatives on four occasions to hear views on industry guidance and considered a number of written representations, including a copy of the Publish What You Pay response to the public consultation exercise undertaken by industry associations.