EU Staff: Corruption

Justice written question – answered on 29th February 2012.

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Photo of Dominic Raab Dominic Raab Conservative, Esher and Walton

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many EU officials were convicted of corruption offences in the UK in each of the last five years; and what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the 1997 EU Convention designed to fight corruption involving officials of the European Union or national officials of member states of the European Union since its introduction.

Photo of Kenneth Clarke Kenneth Clarke The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice

The Ministry of Justice Court Proceedings Database holds information on offences provided by the statutes under which proceedings are brought, but not the specific circumstances of each case. Therefore it is not possible to identify from centrally held information whether and, if so, how many EU officials were convicted of corruption offences in the UK.

UK law meets the standards of the 1997 EU convention on the fight against corruption involving officials of the European Union or national officials of member states of the European Union by virtue of the Bribery Act 2010. An assessment has not been made at national level about the overall effectiveness of the convention.

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