Pending a full update on the House of Lords committee debate on the government’s lobbying legislation, 16th and 18th December, Liz Hutchins, senior political campaigner with Friends of the Earth, tweets on Wednesday afternoon: ” #gagginglaw still a MASSIVE threat to campaigning. Govt hardly moved an inch at Cttee stage. Need to win votes at Report on 13 Jan.” More from https://twitter.com/Liz_Hutchins or search on #gagginglaw
- The Electoral Commission published a briefing outlining its views on amendments tabled in advance of the committee, in pdf 138KB.
- NCVO wrote to ask for support for key amendments to protect charities and community groups from the potential impact of the bill.
- Scotland’s SCVO has a briefing and an article ‘Charity gagging bill must be stopped’ at http://www.scvo.org.uk/blog/charity-gagging-bill-must-be-stopped/.