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Prevention of Corruption Act 1906

Volume 485: debated on Thursday 11 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906. (241161)

The Government believe the current law on bribery, including the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906, is functional but fragmented and needs to be brought up to date. We announced in the Legislative Programme our intention to publish a draft Bribery Bill this Session which would replace the existing Prevention of Corruption Acts. We are currently assessing the Law Commission's report on ‘Reforming Bribery’ that was published on 20 November 2008.