Registration of Lobbyists (No. 2) Bill, 1999: First Stage.

Mr. Quinn: I move:
That leave be granted to introduce a Bill entitled an Act to provide in the public interest for the registration of paid lobbyists and, to the greatest extent possible consistent with the public interest in free and open access to central and local government, for the disclosure of their activities, and to provide for related matters.

Is the Bill opposed?

Question put and agreed to.

Since this is a Private Members' Bill, Second Stage must, under Standing Orders, be taken in Private Members' time.

I move: "That Second Stage be taken in Private Members' time."

Question put and agreed to.