To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the UK anti-corruption strategy 2017 to 2022, published in December 2017, what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for International Trade on the inclusion of anti-corruption measures in bilateral trade deals.
The Home Office published the UK’s Anti-Corruption Strategy on the 11th December, which establishes an ambitious longer-term framework to guide UK government efforts to tackle corruption at home and abroad in the period to 2022. It sets out priorities for the government's anti-corruption response and includes a strong recognition of the relationship of integrity in business and prosperity.
As part of this, the Department for International Trade will consider how anti-corruption can be best supported through our bilateral and regional trade dialogues and trading agreements as the UK develops its position as an independent trading nation. The Home Office is overseeing implementation of the Anti-Corruption Strategy and as part of this is working closely with the Department for International Trade.