Second jobs ban law move
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.”