Lobbying law returns to Commons

In the last House of Lords stages, amendments sought by voluntary sector groups were passed on the government’s lobbying law, on staff costs and constituency-level campaigning. The legislation then returned to the House of Commons on Wednesday, 22nd January, and here the amendments were opposed by government and were overturned. This means that it has to return to the Lords for another vote – potentially leading to ‘ping-pong’ between the chambers.

For details of where things were before the Commons vote, see ACEVO (chief executives body) news release http://www.acevo.org.uk/lobbying-bill-21/01/14 and Wales’ WCVA also has a short summary of state of play as at a couple of days ago.

UPDATE since item written: