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The Registration of Consultant Lobbyists Regulations (Amendment) (No.2) 2015

Statement made on 10 December 2015

Statement UIN HLWS379

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My Honourable friend the Minister for Constitutional Reform (John Penrose) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement:

Part 1 of the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act provides for a statutory register of consultant lobbyists. The statutory register came into force on 1 April 2015 and has increased transparency by requiring those who lobby on behalf of a third party to publicly disclose the names of their clients.

Section 22 of the Transparency Act provides that the costs of the register may be recovered from registrants via a charge. Today I have laid the Registration of Consultant Lobbyists (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations 2015 which amend regulation 5 of the Registration of Consultant Lobbyists 2015 (SI 2015/379) to increase the annual charge per registered consultant lobbyist in connection with the maintenance of the register from £700 to £950.

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Cabinet Office
The Registration of Consultant Lobbyists Regulations (Amendment) (No.2) 2015
John Penrose
Parliamentary Secretary (Minister for Constitutional Reform)
Conservative, Weston-super-Mare
Statement made 10 December 2015
HCWS385
Commons