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(usually plural) a social group whose members control some field of activity and who have common aims

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Finally, it is important to note that, whilst everything claimed about renewable energy by Mr Arnott is not based on fact, but on the opinions of industry lobby groups, I should point out that the Offshore Demonstrator is not a regular offshore wind farm.
The Consumers Association, an independent consumer lobby group, has demanded a probe into the activities of British banks.
Labour, the Greens and former revenue minister Peter Dunne joined information technology industry lobby groups in 2013 in raising concern that Kiwi technology companies had been deliberately left out of a tender to help design Phase I of Inland Revenue's business transformation scheme and to "validate" its future phases.
The report revealed that the typical SME member of the lobby group has laid-off more than five employees as a result of the scandal.
The lobby group also claims that the new fee system for aisle and window seats offers passengers more choice.
Around 1% of Greek debt is in the hands of private investors, a spokesman for German shareholder lobby group DSW said.
A US lobby group had recently written to MTN's CEO Sifiso Dabengwa, asking him to stop business in the Islamic Republic.
Monterona added that the 48 OFWs also asked their families and relatives in the Philippines to form their own lobby groups to help the campaign for their release and repatriation.
Talk radio and internet forums soon burst into discussion on whether his comments amounted to support for Julius Malema, the outspoken leader of the ruling African Congress's youth league, or for Afriforum, the Afrikaner lobby group.
Summary: A business lobby group, the BCC, has warned that the chances of an economic "relapse" are still high.
David Chambers, chief executive of Black Country Chamber of Commerce, is to step down from his position in March next year and the lobby group is set to begin work on appointing a replacement.
Travel agency associations from the Gulf have formed a lobby group to promote and protect their interests as the region expands its tourism industries.
CAMPAIGNER Michael Smith wants people in Coventry and Warwickshire to come forward to create a lobby group in support of Gurkha rights.
A SMALL business lobby group has warned that government plans to close a tax loophole will hit family firms.
Birmingham's next generation of leaders needs to spell out how it wants to see the city develop, a lobby group heard last night.