Bribery Bill

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Solicitor-General – in the House of Commons at 10:30 am on 26th November 2009.

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Photo of Vera Baird Vera Baird Solicitor General, Attorney General's Office 10:30 am, 26th November 2009

I suppose precedent would be a help because there never has been such behaviour by the Government. I remind the hon. Gentleman of what the House of Lords said about the decision. First, it made it clear that the director of the SFO, not any member of the Government, made the decision. It was also clearly stated: that

"It may indeed be doubted whether a responsible decision-maker could, on the facts before the Director, have decided otherwise".

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