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EDM (Early Day Motion) 490: tabled on 10 September 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 26 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes the commitment by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) to register all members who engage in lobbying to the UK Public Affairs Council (UKPAC) register of lobbyists; further notes that the CIPR 2011 Annual Report states that they have 630 members who lobby, of which only 259 are on the UKPAC register; believes that this is clear evidence that self-regulations of the lobbying industry has failed; further believes that a mandatory register of lobbyists is vital to ensure transparency, fairness and propriety in the UK's political system; and calls on the Government to bring forward legislation for a mandatory register of lobbyists as soon as possible.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.