Lobbying (Scotland) Bill


Outcome: W

A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision about lobbying, including provision for establishing and maintaining a lobbying register and the publication of a code of conduct.

Current Status of the Bill

This Scottish Government Bill was introduced on 29 October 2015.

The Bill was passed on 10 March 2016 and received Royal Assent on 14 April 2016.

Stage 1

Lead committee: Standards, Procedure and Public Appointments  

Dates of consideration by lead committee:

12 November 2015 (evidence)

19 November 2015 (evidence)

3 December 2015

10 December 2015

The Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee published a Stage 1 report on the Bill on 15 December 2015:

Dates of consideration by other committees:

4 November 2015 (Finance)

17 November 2015 (Delegated Powers and Law Reform)

18 November 2015 (Finance)

1 December 2015 (Delegated Powers and Law Reform)

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee report on Bill at Stage 1

After Passing

Received Royal Assent on 14 April 2016.

Lobbying (Scotland) Act 2016 (asp 16) (353KB pdf)

The following volume, published on 7 September 2017, contains all the material relevant to the passage of this Bill:

SPPB 237: Lobbying (Scotland) Bill (14.6MB pdf)

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