Transparency of Lobbying, Non-party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 28th October 2015.

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Photo of Martin Docherty Martin Docherty Scottish National Party, West Dunbartonshire

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment his Department has made of the effects of the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014 on the activities of trades unions during the 2015 general election period.

Photo of Martin Docherty Martin Docherty Scottish National Party, West Dunbartonshire

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment his Department has made of the effects of the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014 on the activities of charitable bodies during the 2015 general election period.

Photo of John Penrose John Penrose Government Whip, The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office

Section 39 of the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014 provides for a post-election review of the operation of the regulatory regime governing third parties at the 2015 General Election.

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts CBE is currently conducting this independent review.

Ministers must lay a copy of his report before Parliament and publish it by November 2016.

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