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Lobbying

Purpose of the consultation

 

The Standards of Conduct Committee is undertaking an inquiry into lobbying and is keen to establish whether lobbying is a matter of concern to the people of Wales. It has agreed to consider whether the Senedd’s current arrangements relating to lobbying are sufficiently robust and fit-for-purpose for the Sixth Senedd.

 

At present the Senedd does not have a lobbying register, but instead has guidance in relation to lobbying which was agreed by a resolution in Plenary in 2013. This guidance supplements and complements the provisions within the Code of Conduct in relation to lobbying, and makes it clear Members should not undertake paid work which involves them lobbying on somebodies behalf. It sets out some of the considerations Members should have in relation to dealing with potential lobbyists such as producing records and notes of such meetings.  

 

The Senedd also has rules in relations to Cross-Party Groups, which are groups of Members and relevant people external to the Senedd based around a particular area. These rules were introduced after the issue was first considered in 2013. More information and a full list of the Cross-Party Groups can be found on the Senedd website. 

 

The Committee would welcome your views on the points raised in this document. Please submit your response by 23 June 2022 to SeneddStandards@Senedd.wales

 

Providing Written Evidence

The Senedd has two official languages, Welsh and English.

 

In line with the Senedd’s Official Languages Scheme the Committee requests that documents or written responses to consultations intended for publication or use in Senedd proceedings are submitted bilingually. When documents or written responses are not submitted bilingually, we will publish in the language submitted, stating that it has been received in that language only.

 

We expect other organisations to implement their own standards or schemes and to comply with their statutory obligation.

 

Please see guidance for those providing evidence for committees.

 

Disclosure of information

Please ensure that you have considered the Senedd’s policy on disclosure of information before submitting information to the Committee.

Supporting documents

Contact details

Should you wish to speak to someone regarding this consultation, please use the below contact details:

Standards of Conduct Committee
Welsh Parliament
Cardiff Bay
Cardiff
CF99 1SN

Email: SeneddStandards@senedd.wales
Telephone: 0300 200 6565