HC Deb 13 March 2003 vol 401 cc413-4W
23. Hugh Bayley

To ask the Solicitor-General what the priorities of the Serious Fraud Office are. [102725]

The Solicitor-General

The main priority of the Serious Fraud Office is the investigation and prosecution of serious and complex fraud.

Other priorities include raising public awareness of the dangers of fraud and maintaining confidence in the UK's business and financial institutions.

The Attorney-General and I are keen to support the SFO in their work which is why I met the Federation of Small Businesses the CPS and the SFO on 5 March to share their views on ways of combating fraud perpetrated against businesses.