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Transparency of Lobbying, Non-party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act

Government Bill

Originated in the House of Commons, Session 2013-14

Last updated: 31 January 2014 at 09:08

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Long title

Make provision for establishing and maintaining a register of persons carrying on the business of consultant lobbying and to require those persons to be entered in the register; to make provision about expenditure and donations for political purposes; to make provision about the Electoral Commission’s functions with respect to compliance with requirements imposed by or by virtue of enactments; to make provision relating to a trade union’s duty to maintain a register of members under section 24 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992; and for connected purposes.


The Bill

  • introduces a statutory register of consultant lobbyists and establishes a Registrar to enforce the registration requirements
  • regulates more closely election campaign spending by those not standing for election or registered as political parties
  • strengthens the legal requirements placed on trade unions in relation to their obligation to keep their list of members up to date.

Sponsoring departments

Office of the Leader of the House of Commons
Mr Andrew Lansley
Conservative, South Cambridgeshire
Cabinet Office
Lord Wallace of Tankerness
Liberal Democrat, Life peer

Current version of the Bill

Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014 c.4
5 February 2014

Bill passage

Bill started in the House of Commons
1st reading
2nd reading
Committee stage
Report stage
3rd reading
Bill in the House of Lords
1st reading
2nd reading
Committee stage
Report stage
3rd reading
Final stages
Consideration of amendments
Royal Assent
In progress
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