Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists: Staff

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 6th December 2018.

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Photo of Jon Trickett Jon Trickett Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office), Shadow Lord President of the Council

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of staff shortages on the performance of the Office of the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists.

Photo of Chloe Smith Chloe Smith The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office, Assistant Whip

The Government is confident that the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists is effectively delivering upon his statutory responsibilities and that the Office is working well in enacting the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014.

The Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists operates independently of Government, and under the Transparency of Lobbying Act 2014, ‘may make arrangements with the Minister or other persons for staff to be seconded’ to the Office. The Government is confident that there are no staff shortages in the Office of the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists and that the current arrangements for staffing in the office are in line with the governing legislation.

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