HC Deb 09 June 2004 vol 422 cc422-3W
Malcolm Bruce

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many mutual legal assistance requests have been made to other jurisdictions with respect to allegations of overseas bribery; to which jurisdictions; and on what dates. [174029]

Caroline Flint

The United Kingdom is committed to assist its international partners in the fight against bribery and corruption and has signed the UN Convention Against Corruption. The UK Central Authority (UKCA) in the Home Office has processed a number of cases related to this area of criminality. However, the more detailed statistics sought by the hon member are not available as UKCA does not currently collate them in a manner that can produce data according to offence type.