Designated Public Officials
Section 6(4) of the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015 requires each public body to publish a list of designated public officials of the body. The purpose of the list is twofold:
- To allow members of the public identify those persons who are designated public officials; and
- As a resource for lobbyists filing a return to the Register who may need to source a designated public official’s details.
Section 5(7) of the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015 provides that the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform shall prepare and publish a code, to be known as the "Transparency Code", which sets out how certain relevant public bodies, such as ministerial advisory groups, may conduct their activities in a transparent way.
By adhering to the Transparency Code, communications within these bodies would meet the exemption from the requirement to register and report on lobbying activities.
Relevant bodies exempted under the Transparency Code
Relevant bodies (working groups etc.) exempted under the Transparency Code
We have nothing to report at this point in time.