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Oecd Convention On Combating Bribery

Volume 593: debated on Thursday 3 September 1998

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether the provisions of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions for monitoring and follow-up are of importance to the implementation of the convention; and whether the United Kingdom delegation to recent meetings in Paris of the OECD Working Group on Bribery opposed arrangements for such monitoring and follow-up. [HL2832]

The provisions for monitoring and follow-up are, of course, very important in ensuring that the provisions of the Convention are both implemented, and adhered to, by all parties.The UK delegation did not oppose arrangements for such monitoring and follow-up. Rather, it expressed a preference for one of three tabled options. The majority of OECD Member States preferred an alternative option, which was accepted by the UK without demur.