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Insider pressure groups
The Scottish Council for Single Homeless lobbies parliamentary civil servants directly and takes part in committee meetings to work towards a long term policy on homelessness. Sometimes the government will directly approach a pressure group for advice. This can give a group like Age Concern more influence but also brings greater accountability. Business lobbyists also work to ensure that politicians consider commercial concerns in their decision making. The clip should be taken in the context of the time it was made: post 2003 Scottish Parliament election.
Citizenship and Modern Studies
Politics and Government: The Democratic and Electoral Processes
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