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Lobbying law 'keeps politics out of politics', Lord Aberdare says

A new law on lobbying risks "keeping politics out of politics" because of the burdens it will place on charities and other groups with concerns they want politicians to address, says Lord Aberdare.

The Lobbying Bill is scrutinised in the House of Lords on Tuesday.

It has already had parts re-written after charities and voluntary groups complained that it could harm their ability to campaign.

The UK government insisted reform was needed and that charities' ability to campaign would not be "constrained".

Crossbench peer Lord Aberdare raised his concerns in the Lords.

He told Vaughan Roderick of Radio Wales' Sunday Supplement programme why he described the proposed legislation as an "overlarge sledgehammer to crack a nut".

Charities worry over lobbying bill

  • 03 Nov 2013
  • From the section Wales
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