HC Deb 13 February 2004 vol 418 c80W
Malcolm Bruce

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much his Department has spent on implementing(a) the OECD convention on combating bribery and (b) Part 12 of the Anti-terrorism Crime and Security Act 2001 in each year since 1997. [155009]

Mr. MacShane

Foreign and Commonwealth Office expenditure in this area involves work by staff at home and abroad and is not recorded in such a way as to permit an answer to this question. UK Trade and Investment, which is co-funded by my Department and the Department for Trade and Industry, has produced a guidance leaflet on UK Bribery and Corruption Law. A small amount of other expenditure, for example on travel costs, has been incurred but is not accounted for separately from other related activities.