HC Deb 23 March 1999 vol 328 c177W
Mr. Cox

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what reason Her Majesty's Government have not ratified the Council of Europe Criminal law convention on corruption; and if he will make a statement. [77989]

Mr. Boateng

The United Kingdom signed the Convention on 27 January 1999 and was one of the first States to do so. We are currently considering, in the context of a review of our legislation dealing with corruption, whether, and if so what, changes to domestic criminal law will be needed to enable us to ratify the Convention.

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