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Meetings

Lobbying

This page gives details of any meetings held which will, or did, discuss the matter, and includes links to the relevant Papers, Agendas and Minutes.

Note: Meeting Agenda can change at short notice. Particularly where future meeting dates are indicated more than a week in advance. Please check before planning to attend a Committee Meeting that the item you are interested in has not been moved.

Meeting: 07/11/2017 - Standards of Conduct Committee (Item 2)

Lobbying: Consideration of final report

Minutes:

2.1 Members considered the draft Chair’s Forward to the report and noted that a final draft report will be circulated outside of Committee.


Meeting: 03/10/2017 - Standards of Conduct Committee (Item 5.)

5. Inquiry into Lobbying – Draft Report

SoC(5)-09-17 Paper 3 – Draft Report

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 11/07/2017 - Standards of Conduct Committee (Item 3)

3 Inquiry into Lobbying: Consideration of key issues

SoC(5)-07-17 Paper 2 – Inquiry into Lobbying - Key issues

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3. Members considered the key issues papers on their inquiry into lobbying.

 


Meeting: 13/06/2017 - Standards of Conduct Committee (Item 4)

4 Lobbying: Evidence Session 6

SoC(5)-06-17 Paper 2 – Consultation response from Association of Professional Political Consultants (APPC)

 

Mark Glover - Chair of the APPC

Cathy Owens - Welsh Member of the APPC Management Committee

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee took evidence from Mark Glover, Chair of the Association of Professional Political Consultants (APPC) and Cathy Owens, Welsh Member of the APPC Management Committee, on the inquiry into lobbying.

4.2 Mark Glover agreed to send figures indicating the number of sanctions that have occurred over a period of time.

 


Meeting: 13/06/2017 - Standards of Conduct Committee (Item 2)

2 Lobbying: Public Affairs Cymru - Code of Conduct on Lobbying

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 13/06/2017 - Standards of Conduct Committee (Item 2)

2 Lobbying: Briefing paper on Lobbying Registers in Ireland and the European Parliament

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 13/06/2017 - Standards of Conduct Committee (Item 6)

Inquiry into Lobbying: Consideration of evidence received

Minutes:

6.1 Members considered the evidence received.


Meeting: 13/06/2017 - Standards of Conduct Committee (Item 3)

3 Inquiry into Lobbying: Evidence Session 5

Research Briefing

SoC(5)-06-17 Paper 1 – Consultation response from Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA)

 

Anna Nicholl - Director of Strategy and Sector Development, WCVA

David Cook - Policy and Engagement Officer, WCVA

Anne Meikle – Head, WWF Cymru

 

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee took evidence from Anna Nicholl, Director of Strategy and Sector Development, Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA); David Cook, Policy and Engagement Officer, WCVA and Anne Meikle, Head, WWF Cymru, on the inquiry into lobbying.


Meeting: 23/05/2017 - Standards of Conduct Committee (Item 4)

Inquiry into Lobbying: Consideration of evidence received

Minutes:

4.1 Members considered the evidence received.


Meeting: 23/05/2017 - Standards of Conduct Committee (Item 2)

2 Inquiry into Lobbying: Evidence Session 4

Research Briefing

SoC(5)-05-17 Paper 1 – Consultation response from Unlock Democracy and Spinwatch

 

Alexandra Runswick – Director, Unlock Democracy

Professor David Miller – Director, Spinwatch

 

 

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee took evidence from Alexandra Runswick, Director, Unlock Democracy and Professor David Miller, Director, Spinwatch, on the inquiry into lobbying.

2.1 Alexandra Runswick agreed to send a copy of the mapping exercise undertaken on voluntary registers that are currently in place.

 


Meeting: 09/05/2017 - Standards of Conduct Committee (Item 4)

Inquiry into Lobbying: Consideration of evidence received

Minutes:

4.1 Members considered the evidence received.


Meeting: 09/05/2017 - Standards of Conduct Committee (Item 2)

2 Inquiry into Lobbying: Evidence Session 3

Research Briefing

SoC(5)-04-17 Paper 1 – Consultation response from Public Affairs Cymru

 

Nesta Lloyd-Jones - Chair of Public Affairs Cymru

Daran Hill - Policy Lead, Public Affairs Cymru

Aaron Hill – Member of the Public Affairs Cymru Executive Committee

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee took evidence from Nesta Lloyd-Jones, Chair of Public Affairs Cymru; Daran Hill, Policy Lead, Public Affairs Cymru and Aaron Hill, Member of the Public Affairs Cymru Executive Committee, on the inquiry into lobbying.


Meeting: 04/04/2017 - Standards of Conduct Committee (Item 2)

2 Inquiry into Lobbying: Evidence Session 2

Research Briefing

SoC(5)-03-17 Paper 1 – Consultation response from Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists

 

Alison J White – Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists

Billy McLaran – Scottish Lobbying Registrar

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee took evidence from Alison J White, Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists and Billy McLaran, Scottish Lobbying Registrar, on the inquiry into lobbying.


Meeting: 04/04/2017 - Standards of Conduct Committee (Item 4)

Inquiry into Lobbying: Consideration of evidence received

Minutes:

4.1 Members discussed the evidence received.


Meeting: 21/03/2017 - Standards of Conduct Committee (Item 4)

Inquiry into Lobbying: Consideration of evidence received

Minutes:

4.1 Members discussed the evidence received.


Meeting: 21/03/2017 - Standards of Conduct Committee (Item 2)

2 Inquiry into Lobbying: Evidence Session 1

SoC(5)-02-17 Paper 1 – Matrix of consultation responses

 

Alastair Ross – Convener of the Association of Scottish Public Affairs

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee took evidence from Alistair Ross, Convener of the Association of Scottish Public Affairs, on the inquiry into lobbying.


Meeting: 14/02/2017 - Standards of Conduct Committee (Item 3)

3 Lobbying: Consideration of consultation responses

SoC(5)-01-17 Paper 1 – Letter from the First Minister to Assembly Ministers (20 January 2017)

Legal briefing on the Welsh Ministerial Code

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 Members considered the responses to the Committee’s consultation on lobbying and discussed the letter from the First Minister regarding publication of Minister’s diaries.

3.2 Members requested that a matrix of the common themes emerging from the responses be prepared.

3.3 Members agreed to take oral evidence as part of this inquiry.


Meeting: 29/11/2016 - Standards of Conduct Committee (Item 3)

3 Lobbying: Consideration of consultation letter

SoC(5)-04-16 Paper 1 – Consultation letter

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee agreed the text of the draft consultation letter.


Meeting: 15/11/2016 - Standards of Conduct Committee (Item 3)

3 Lobbying: Consideration of paper from the Commissioner for Standards

SoC(5)-03-16 Paper 1

 

Gerard Elias QC – Commissioner for Standards

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Commissioner for Standards spoke to his paper on the current lobbying regime and also on the position in the United Kingdom and answered Members questions.

3.2 Members considered the paper and agreed to:

·       Issue a written consultation on the lobbying regime and

·       Write to the Welsh Government to advise of the consultation and convey the Committee’s views that the Government may wish to review the Ministerial Code in relation to lobbying.

 


Meeting: 15/11/2016 - Standards of Conduct Committee (Item 1)

Lobbying: Commissioner for Standards

Gerard Elias QC – Commissioner for Standards

 

Minutes:

1.1 The Commissioner for Standards provided some observations on the current lobbying position and on the position in the United Kingdom.


Meeting: 13/09/2016 - Standards of Conduct Committee (Item 4)

4 Lobbying: Consideration of the Committee undertaking a review on Lobbying

SoC(5)-02-16 Paper 2: Background paper

SoC(5)-02-16 Paper 3: Overview paper

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 Members considered the paper and agreed to undertake a review into the current lobbying regime.


 

 

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