A matter for others

A matter for others: the Royal Colleges on Sunshine Legislation

[Please note: Despite sending reminders, I received a reply from only 3 Royal Colleges. I also asked the Science Media Centre for their position on Sunshine legislation and their response is included below]

“. . . at present we do not feel able to support an initiative that would make such registration mandatory” [8 November 2018]

“This is a matter for the Government to decide” [22 October 2018]

The Royal Society of Medicine is an independent and apolitical organisation and as such we do not get involved in legislative issues” [13 November 2018]

The Science Media Centre is a press office embedded within the mainstream scientific community; we focus on the news media and encouraging scientists and journalists to work together. Our declaration of interests policy is based on those of others in the community. Should members of the scientific community change their policies then we would adapt accordingly.” [18 October 2018]