Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme

Defence written question – answered on 22 October 2012.

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Photo of Douglas Carswell Douglas Carswell Conservative, Clacton

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he plans to introduce safeguards to prevent the Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme from becoming a vehicle for lobbying.

Photo of Andrew Murrison Andrew Murrison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

I am not aware that the Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme has been used for lobbying. A review of the scheme, with the agreement of the Speaker, has been undertaken, the purpose of which was to ensure the scheme is structured in a transparent and accountable way with sufficient safeguards in place to mitigate any accusations of lobbying or impropriety. Options identified by the review will be considered by stakeholders and by the House of Commons Commission.

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