EU Staff: Corruption
Dominic Raab (Esher and Walton, Conservative)
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many EU officials were convicted of corruption offences in the UK in each of the last five years; and what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the 1997 EU Convention designed to fight corruption involving officials of the European Union or national officials of member states of the European Union since its introduction.
Kenneth Clarke (Lord Chancellor, Secretary of State, Justice; Rushcliffe, Conservative)
The Ministry of Justice Court Proceedings Database holds information on offences provided by the statutes under which proceedings are brought, but not the specific circumstances of each case. Therefore it is not possible to identify from centrally held information whether and, if so, how many EU officials were convicted of corruption offences in the UK.
UK law meets the standards of the 1997 EU convention on the fight against corruption involving officials of the European Union or national officials of member states of the European Union by virtue of the Bribery Act 2010. An assessment has not been made at national level about the overall effectiveness of the convention.