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Corruption

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 27 January 2009

To ask the Solicitor-General what meetings officials from the Attorney-General’s Office have had with (a) business organisations and (b) individual companies on retaining the provision for the Attorney-General’s consent for prosecution of corruption offences involving national security and international relations in the last 12 months; on what dates such meetings were held; and who attended each meeting. (251067)

There have been no such meetings in the last 12 months. A public consultation was held on the role of the Attorney-General from July to November 2007, and the results were published in March 2008.

To ask the Solicitor-General (1) what representations the Attorney-General’s Office has received from (a) the Confederation of British Industry, (b) the Society of British Aerospace Companies and (c) the International Chambers of Commerce on retaining the provision for the Attorney-General’s consent for prosecution of corruption offences involving national security and international relations in the last 12 months; and if she will place in the Library a copy of each such representation; (251068)

(2) from which (a) companies and (b) individuals the Attorney-General’s Office has received written representations on retaining provision for the Attorney-General’s consent for prosecution of corruption offences involving national security and international relations in the last 12 months; and if she will place in the Library a copy of such representation.

No such representations have been received in the last 12 months. A public consultation was held on the role of the Attorney-General from July to November 2007, and the results were published in March 2008.