Trade and Industry written question – answered on 4th February 2004.

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Photo of Malcolm Bruce Malcolm Bruce Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Shadow Secretary of State for Trade and Industry

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many seminars the Government has organised for the UK business community since 1997 on (a) Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Convention and Combating Bribery and (b) Part 12 of the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001; on which dates and in which locations; and (i) how many and (ii) which companies attended each seminar.

Photo of Mike O'Brien Mike O'Brien Minister of State (Trade), Department of Trade and Industry, Minister of State (Trade), Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Since 2002 officials have run seminars or given presentations covering both (a) and (b) in several locations including those listed as follows. However, accurate numbers and details of those who attended events since 2002, and any information for the period between 1997 and 2002 would involve a search of records and company research which would Incur disproportionate costs.

January 2002 London, UK
October 2002 Moscow, Russia
January 2003 Birmingham, UK
March 2003 Panama City, Panama
March 2003 Mexico City, Mecico
June 2003 Bogota, Colombia
December 2003 Tehran, Iran
December 2003 Kuwait City, Kuwait

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