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BAE Systems

Volume 475: debated on Thursday 1 May 2008

To ask the Solicitor-General what investigations the Serious Fraud Office has conducted into BAE Systems since 2003; and on what date each (a) began and (b) ended. (203343)

There have been five investigations conducted by the Serious Fraud Office into BAE Systems since 2003. All five investigations began on 14 July 2004. The Serious Fraud Office decided to discontinue the investigation into the affairs of BAE Systems as far as they relate to the Al Yamamah defence contract with the Government of Saudi Arabia on 14 December 2006. The other four investigations continue.