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Anglo Leasing

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 24 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions his Department has had with the Kenyan authorities on the Serious Fraud Office inquiry into the Anglo Leasing affair; and whether any future discussions are planned. (256221)

[holding answer 11 February 2009]: Officials at our high commission in Nairobi have made repeated representations to the Kenyan Attorney General, the Kenyan Anti-Corruption Commission and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on behalf of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), to encourage co-operation with the inquiry into the Anglo Leasing matter. We will continue to raise this matter with the Kenyan Government and look forward to hearing how the Kenyan Government plans to progress the case. We welcome the assurance from the SFO that they are willing to look at reopening the case should evidence be received from Kenya.