Appendix: Best Practices for TDs, Senators and MEPs

  • Be aware of the rules when meeting with lobbyists

o   Get familiar with the Act and guidelines

  • Determine if working groups you participate in should operate under Transparency Code
  • Self-identify as a Designated Public Official

o   Meetings, Emails, Business cards, other?

  • Maintain good record keeping habits
  • Check the register from time to time and seek correction of any inaccurate information
  • Guide people lobbying you to for more information on their obligations
  • Continue to engage with lobbyists