Sec­ond jobs ban law move

The Herald - - POLITICS -

PRO­POS­ALS to ban MSPS from hav­ing a sec­ond job will be con­sid­ered at the Scot­tish Par­lia­ment.

Labour’s Neil Find­lay lodged a Mem­ber’s Bill call­ing for a ban to pre­vent con­flicts of in­ter­est and the mis­use of MSPS’ time for fi­nan­cial gain.

A pre­vi­ous Mem­ber’s

Bill by Mr Find­lay which sought to limit the in­flu­ence of lob­by­ists led to the in­tro­duc­tion of the Lob­by­ing (Scot­land) Act 2016.

Mr Find­lay said: “When some­one is elected to Par­lia­ment they are car­ry­ing out a pub­lic duty and I be­lieve the fo­cus of MSPS should re­flect the im­por­tance of that po­si­tion.

“If it doesn’t then the rules should en­force it.”

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