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Government announces suspension of 'anti-lobbying clause’

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Government announces suspension of ‘anti-lobbying clause’

27 April 2016

We are very pleased that the government has realised an exemption is not a solution to this clause.

We described the reasons why here and in our correspondence with Matt Hancock and with peers in advance of their debate about it, and in our many calls to anyone in politics who would listen.

Now we – and by that we mean everyone who cares about evidence in policy and indeed about well-reasoned policy making – need to elaborate on these reasons and ensure that the government addresses its problems with the misuse of public funds without creating a new and bigger problem of restricting debate about policy.

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Source: Sense About Science

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