Category - lobbying bill

  • January 29, 2014

    The UK government may believe it has triumphed by overturning even the House of Lords’ modest amendments to the Lobbying Bill. When this becomes law, it will gravely damage democracy and human rights. But defenders of freedom of expression, peaceful assembly and association will not give up easily.

  • January 29, 2014

    NGOs have expressed frustration that the Lobbying Bill is now set to become law after Lib Dem peers opposed amendments last night.

  • January 27, 2014

    The Lobbying Bill returns to the House of Lords today, Tuesday 28 January 2014, and the Commons shorty afterwards, as the 'ping pong' process follows the Commons decision to overturn key Lords amendments - ones with the overwhelming backing of charities, NGOs, voluntary organisations, civil society campaign groups, unions, and hundreds of thousands of members of the public who have been pressing parliamentarians on the issue.

  • January 23, 2014

    "Don't give up" is the message to members of the House of Lords, as the Lobbying Bill returns to the second chamber on 28 January.

  • January 22, 2014

    NGOs have reacted with anger after the government used the whip to vote down amendments to its controversial Lobbying Bill.

  • January 22, 2014

    The Lobbying Bill completed its House of Lords stages today (21 January 2014) with a large vote in favour of an amendment tabled by Lord Harries of Pentregarth, chair of the Commission of Civil Society and Democratic Engagement.

  • January 21, 2014

    A poll of lobbyists found that only four per cent believe that the lobbying bill will increase transparency. This widely-criticised measure may block voluntary and community organisations and trade unions from flagging up public concerns. But clearly it will not achieve what is supposed to be its main purpose – making lobbying more transparent.

  • January 21, 2014

    The UK government has suffered another serious defeat in the Lords on its Lobbying Bill, head of a big Commons vote.

  • January 21, 2014

    Stung by the overwhelming criticism of its chaotic and deeply flawed Lobbying Bill, the government is continuing to manoeuvre hard to get it through without major changes at the last minute - but NGOs

  • January 16, 2014

    The Lords vote to overturn one major remaining problems in the Lobbying Bill is important but further improvement is vital, says Christian Aid.