Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 27th June 2005.

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Photo of Malcolm Bruce Malcolm Bruce Liberal Democrat, Gordon

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list seminars and presentations organised by the Government for the UK business community since December 2003 to raise awareness of the UK's obligations under (a) the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's Anti-Bribery Convention and (b) Part 12 of the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001.

Photo of Ian Pearson Ian Pearson Minister of State (Trade), Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Minister of State (Trade), Department of Trade and Industry

The events in question can take many forms, ranging from presentations at large formal events to smaller briefing sessions or discussions. Since December 2003, the Government (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) have spoken at events for the UK business community covering foreign bribery in the following countries: Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Kuwait, Iran and China. The next such event is planned for Moscow at the end of July.

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