Minister suggests lobbyist register may support self-regulation
Mark Harper MP, Minister for Political and Constitutional Reform, has suggested that a statutory register of lobbyists may support self-regulation of the public affairs profession, a position supported by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR).
Answering questions during a hearing of the Political and Constitutional Reform Select Committee, Mark Harper MP suggested that a statutory register may indicate who is covered by a professional code of conduct, which was a key suggestion in the CIPR’s response to the Government’s consultation.
Jane Wilson, CEO of the CIPR, said:
Commenting on the definition of lobbying, Jane Wilson said:
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About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK and overseas. The CIPR is the largest membership organisation for PR practitioners outside of North America. By size of turnover and number of individually registered members, we are the leading representative body for the PR profession and industry in Europe.
The CIPR advances professionalism in public relations by making its members accountable to their employers and the public through a code of conduct and searchable public register, setting standards through training, qualifications, awards and the production of best practice and skills guidance, facilitating Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and awarding Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status (Chart.PR).