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

The only power would be a power to use a direction in a case where national security was at stake. There is a process to go through before that happens. It has not happened for many, many years. Normally what would happen, even in a case where national security was at a premium, is that the director would take it into account when evaluating the public interest.

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