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Question for Cabinet Office

UIN 28436, tabled on 25 February 2016

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will issue a response to EDM 1138, Anti-lobbying Clause in Government Grant Agreements.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

2 March 2016

The grants clause announced on 6 February prevents recipients of taxpayer-funded grants from using them to lobby rather than for the purposes for which they were given.

The clause does not prevent grant recipients from meeting with ministers, responding to public consultations or giving evidence to select committees.

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Cabinet Office
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