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Surveillance

House of Lords written question – answered on 25th February 2013.

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Photo of Lord Avebury Lord Avebury Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government what complaints have been made to the United Kingdom National Contact Point regarding alleged breaches by the United Kingdom company Gamma International of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, in relation to the sale of surveillance software to Bahrain.

Photo of Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, The Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

A complaint was received by the UK national contact point (NCP) for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises on 1 February 2013. The NCP does not comment on ongoing assessments. Under the NCP's published process, an initial assessment of whether the issues raised merit further examination is made within three months of receiving a complaint. The UK NCP publishes its assessments on its webpage at: https://www.gov.uk/uk-national-contact-point-for-the-organisation-for-economic-co-operation-and-development-oecd-guidelines-for-multinational-enterprises

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