Rolls-Royce

Attorney General written question – answered on 1st March 2017.

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Photo of Roger Godsiff Roger Godsiff Labour, Birmingham, Hall Green

To ask the Attorney General, with how many prosecuting authorities in other countries the Serious Fraud Office has shared information arising out of its investigation into bribery and corruption allegations concerning Rolls-Royce; what the Serious Fraud Office's policy is on the exchange of such information; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Robert Buckland Robert Buckland The Solicitor-General

The SFO works closely with trusted partners around the world. Developing and using those relationships to the mutual benefit of the citizens of the jurisdictions concerned is a central part of the UK’s strategy to combat cross border economic crime. For operational reasons the SFO does not comment on cases that are under active investigation or on relations with overseas partners in connection with such cases.

The SFO will continue to treat any requests for mutual legal assistance from overseas authorities that may be connected to this investigation, in line with UK government policy and international convention.

Information about the Rolls Royce investigation and the recent Deferred Prosecution Agreement is available on the SFO website at;

https://www.sfo.gov.uk/2017/01/17/sfo-completes-497-25m-deferred-prosecution-agreement-rolls-royce-plc/ .

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