Submission to the Welsh Assembly: Inquiry into lobbying

The Welsh Assembly conducted an inquiry on the need for regulation of lobbying in Cardiff Bay.

In a joint submission, Unlock Democracy and Spinwatch recommend that the Welsh Assembly introduces a comprehensive statutory register of lobbyists.

We believe that lobbying is part of a healthy pluralist democracy, however, problems arise when lobbying activity is not transparent or subject to scrutiny from the public and the Welsh Assembly. Policymakers and those seeking to influence them should be accountable for their actions.