HC Deb 10 December 2003 vol 415 c513W
Hugh Bayley

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what advice has been given and on what dates to UK embassies, high commissions and other diplomatic posts abroad about the need to report information about possible cases of international bribery and corruption by UK citizens and companies; which posts have reported cases; on how many occasions; and how many of those reports have been followed up by investigations by UK law enforcement agencies. [141108]

Mr. MacShane

I refer my hon. Friend to the replies I gave the hon. Member for Ceredigion (Simon Thomas) on 15 and 28 October respectively,Official Report, columns 264W and 181W. The guidance telegrams referred to there were issued in January 2002, February 2002 and March 2003. We cannot comment on individual reports received in order not to prejudice criminal investigations.

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