HL Deb 09 March 2005 vol 670 c84WA
Lord Avebury

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What action they have taken concerning allegations made in the Guardian, BBC "File on Four", and the Nigerian newspaper This Day, that corrupt payments amounting to $180 million in connection with the Bonny LNG terminal in Nigeria, a $7 billion project partly financed by the Export Credits Guarantee Department, were channelled through a London lawyer. [HL1485]

Lord Sainsbury of Turville

The ECGD has no investigatory powers in relation to such allegations but always refers any allegations of corruption which are brought to its attention to the National Criminal Intelligence Service.