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SERIOUS FRAUD OFFICE INVESTIGATION INTO THE AL YAMAMAH MILITARY CONTRACT

That this House notes the recent decision that the Serious Fraud Office end its investigation into BAE Systems plc and the Al Yamamah military contract with the Government of Saudi Arabia; further notes that the UK is a signatory to the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions and that Article 5 of this Convention requires that the investigation and prosecution of foreign bribery `shall not be influenced by considerations of national economic interests' or `the potential effect upon relations with another State'; believes that the early termination of this investigation for reasons other than the legal merits of the case sends the clear message that companies trading with countries that governments claim to be of strategic importance are above the law and can bribe with impunity; further believes that the decision is likely to cause irreparable damage to the UK's reputation as an anti-corruption champion; and calls on the UK Government to re-open the investigation of this case.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Abbott, Diane Labour Party Hackney North and Stoke Newington 16.05.2007
Alexander, Danny Liberal Democrats Inverness Nairn Badenoch and Strathspey 16.01.2007
Austin, John Labour Party Erith and Thamesmead 23.07.2007
Baker, Norman Liberal Democrats Lewes 25.01.2007
Bayley, Hugh Labour Party City of York 23.02.2007
Begg, Anne Labour Party Aberdeen South 08.10.2007
Beith, Alan Liberal Democrats Berwick-Upon-Tweed 14.05.2007
Bercow, John Conservative Party Buckingham 10.01.2007
Berry, Roger Labour Party Kingswood 10.01.2007
Brake, Tom Liberal Democrats Carshalton and Wallington 25.06.2007
Brooke, Annette Liberal Democrats Mid Dorset and North Poole 18.01.2007
Browne, Jeremy Liberal Democrats Taunton 09.05.2007
Bruce, Malcolm Liberal Democrats Gordon 08.02.2007
Burden, Richard Labour Party Birmingham Northfield 22.05.2007
Burstow, Paul Liberal Democrats Sutton and Cheam 25.01.2007
Burt, Lorely Liberal Democrats Solihull 26.04.2007
Butler, Dawn Labour Party Brent South 17.10.2007
Cable, Vincent Liberal Democrats Twickenham 29.01.2007
Carmichael, Alistair Liberal Democrats Orkney and Shetland 24.05.2007
Carswell, Douglas Conservative Party Harwich 25.06.2007
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 16.01.2007
Clapham, Michael Labour Party Barnsley West and Penistone 26.07.2007
Cohen, Harry Labour Party Leyton and Wanstead 11.01.2007
Connarty, Michael Labour Party Linlithgow and East Falkirk 21.06.2007
Cook, Frank Labour Party Stockton North 30.01.2007
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 11.01.2007
Cousins, Jim Labour Party Newcastle upon Tyne Central 18.06.2007
Cryer, Ann Labour Party Keighley 16.01.2007
Davey, Edward Liberal Democrats Kingston and Surbiton 29.03.2007
Davies, Dai INDEPENDENT Blaenau Gwent 25.01.2007
Dean, Janet Labour Party Burton 06.06.2007
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 16.01.2007
Etherington, Bill Labour Party Sunderland North 18.01.2007
Farron, Tim Liberal Democrats Westmorland and Lonsdale 21.03.2007
Featherstone, Lynne Liberal Democrats Hornsey and Wood Green 16.01.2007
Fisher, Mark Labour Party Stoke-on-Trent Central 19.06.2007
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 16.01.2007
Foster, Don Liberal Democrats Bath 23.01.2007
George, Andrew Liberal Democrats St Ives 10.01.2007
Gerrard, Neil Labour Party Walthamstow 17.04.2007
Gibson, Ian Labour Party Norwich North 20.04.2007
Gidley, Sandra Liberal Democrats Romsey 23.03.2007
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Sparkbrook and Small Heath 06.02.2007
Goldsworthy, Julia Liberal Democrats Falmouth and Camborne 14.05.2007
Hall, Patrick Labour Party Bedford 24.01.2007
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 23.10.2007
Harris, Evan Liberal Democrats Oxford West and Abingdon 04.06.2007
Harvey, Nick Liberal Democrats North Devon 22.01.2007
Heath, David Liberal Democrats Somerton and Frome 15.06.2007
Hemming, John Liberal Democrats Birmingham Yardley 26.06.2007
Heyes, David Labour Party Ashton under Lyne 17.07.2007
Holmes, Paul Liberal Democrats Chesterfield 11.01.2007
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 16.01.2007
Horwood, Martin Liberal Democrats Cheltenham 10.05.2007
Howarth, David Liberal Democrats Cambridge 22.02.2007
Hughes, Simon Liberal Democrats North Southwark and Bermondsey 10.01.2007
Huhne, Chris Liberal Democrats Eastleigh 21.06.2007
Illsley, Eric Labour Party Barnsley Central 11.01.2007
Jackson, Glenda Labour Party Hampstead and Highgate 15.01.2007
Jones, Lynne Labour Party Birmingham Selly Oak 11.01.2007
Keen, Alan Labour Party Feltham and Heston 08.10.2007
Keetch, Paul Liberal Democrats Hereford 23.05.2007
Kennedy, Charles Liberal Democrats Ross Skye and Lochaber 27.06.2007
Kilfoyle, Peter Labour Party Liverpool Walton 15.01.2007
Kramer, Susan Liberal Democrats Richmond Park 26.04.2007
Lamb, Norman Liberal Democrats North Norfolk 07.02.2007
Laws, David Liberal Democrats Yeovil 16.05.2007
Lazarowicz, Mark Labour Party Edinburgh North and Leith 09.05.2007
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 11.01.2007
Lloyd, Tony Labour Party Manchester Central 05.07.2007
Llwyd, Elfyn Plaid Cymru Meirionnydd Nant Conwy 10.01.2007
MacNeil, Angus Scottish National Party Na h-Eileanan an Iar 10.01.2007
Marshall-Andrews, Robert Labour Party Medway 01.05.2007
McCarthy, Kerry Labour Party Bristol East 11.06.2007
McGrady, Eddie Social Democratic and Labour Party South Down 24.04.2007
McKechin, Ann Labour Party Glasgow North 21.02.2007
Meacher, Michael Labour Party Oldham West and Royton 23.01.2007
Moore, Michael Liberal Democrats Berwickshire Roxburgh and Selkirk 24.07.2007
Morgan, Julie Labour Party Cardiff North 09.05.2007
Mulholland, Greg Liberal Democrats Leeds North West 21.06.2007
Oaten, Mark Liberal Democrats Winchester 09.07.2007
Opik, Lembit Liberal Democrats Montgomeryshire 18.06.2007
Penning, Mike Conservative Party Hemel Hempstead 11.01.2007
Pound, Stephen Labour Party Ealing North 06.06.2007
Reid, Alan Liberal Democrats Argyll and Bute 09.05.2007
Rennie, Willie Liberal Democrats Dunfermline and West Fife 17.01.2007
Riordan, Linda Labour Party Halifax 22.05.2007
Robertson, Angus Scottish National Party Moray 12.06.2007
Rogerson, Dan Liberal Democrats North Cornwall 07.06.2007
Rowen, Paul Liberal Democrats Rochdale 18.04.2007
Russell, Bob Liberal Democrats Colchester 17.04.2007
Salmond, Alex Scottish National Party Banff and Buchan 16.01.2007
Salter, Martin Labour Party Reading West 16.01.2007
Sanders, Adrian Liberal Democrats Torbay 16.01.2007
Shepherd, Richard Conservative Party Aldridge-Brownhills 12.06.2007
Short, Clare INDEPENDENT LABOUR Birmingham Ladywood 01.05.2007
Simpson, Alan Labour Party Nottingham South 18.01.2007
Singh, Marsha Labour Party Bradford West 31.01.2007
Smith, Geraldine Labour Party Morecambe and Lunesdale 03.05.2007
Smith, Robert Liberal Democrats West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine 24.07.2007
Stoate, Howard Labour Party Dartford 25.07.2007
Strang, Gavin Labour Party Edinburgh East 17.04.2007
Stringer, Graham Labour Party Manchester Blackley 09.05.2007
Stuart, Graham Conservative Party Beverley and Holderness 30.04.2007
Stunell, Andrew Liberal Democrats Hazel Grove 15.01.2007
Swinson, Jo Liberal Democrats East Dunbartonshire 06.02.2007
Taylor, David Labour Party North West Leicestershire 11.01.2007
Taylor, Matthew Liberal Democrats Truro and St Austell 03.05.2007
Teather, Sarah Liberal Democrats Brent East 23.05.2007
Thurso, John Liberal Democrats Caithness Sutherland and Easter Ross 18.06.2007
Trickett, Jon Labour Party Hemsworth 19.06.2007
Turner, Desmond Labour Party Brighton Kemptown 11.06.2007
Walley, Joan Labour Party Stoke-on-Trent North 20.06.2007
Walter, Robert Conservative Party North Dorset 22.02.2007
Webb, Steve Liberal Democrats Northavon 07.03.2007
Weir, Mike Scottish National Party Angus 17.01.2007
Williams, Hywel Plaid Cymru Caernarfon 11.01.2007
Williams, Mark Liberal Democrats Ceredigion 23.01.2007
Williams, Stephen Liberal Democrats Bristol West 16.01.2007
Willis, Phil Liberal Democrats Harrogate and Knaresborough 24.01.2007
Willott, Jenny Liberal Democrats Cardiff Central 09.03.2007
Wilson, Sammy Democratic Unionist Party East Antrim 11.06.2007
Wishart, Pete Scottish National Party Perth and North Perthshire 08.02.2007
Wood, Mike Roy Labour Party Batley and Spen 02.02.2007
Wyatt, Derek Labour Party Sittingbourne and Sheppey 16.05.2007