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The petition text:To Andrew Lansley, Lord Wallace and the Government,
Part 2 of the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill is being rushed through Parliament without proper consultation.
Instead of tackling shady lobbying by big business as the Bill is supposed to, it will clamp down on freedom of speech and gag charities, campaigning groups and the rest of civil society.
Part 2 of the Bill is not fit for purpose. Please listen to the recommendations of the Commission on Civil Society and Democratic Engagement and pause the Bill so that it can be improved.
If you won’t pause it to address civil society’s concerns, then it should be scrapped.