Dominican Republic

House of Lords written question – answered on 12 December 2011.

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Photo of Lord Ashcroft Lord Ashcroft Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the comments made by the British Ambassador to the Dominican Republic reported in Caribbean Insight that: (1) "Many Dominicans complain about corruption and investors complain about having difficulties", and (2) "A major British company left the country and another told me that an attempt had been made to bribe it".

Photo of Lord Howell of Guildford Lord Howell of Guildford Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (International Energy Policy)

Our ambassador highlighted the concerns of Dominicans and British companies about corruption. He was right to do so. The ambassador's comments were accurate, balanced and fair. The British Government fully support the Dominican Republic in their fight against corruption. The ambassador commended this work in his speech at a recent anti-corruption master class organised jointly by our embassy and the Dominican Republic Attorney-General.

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