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Defence, Aerospace and Construction Sector gives evidence on the Bribery Act 2010

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11 September 2018

The Select Committee on the Bribery Act 2010 questions representatives of the UK defence, aerospace and construction sectors on the impact of the Bribery Act 2010 on their business and operational practices in the UK and overseas.

Witnesses

Tuesday 11 September in Committee Room 4, Palace of Westminster

At 10.35am

  • Philip Bramwell, Group General Counsel, BAE Systems plc
  • Joanna Talbot, Chief Counsel, Compliance & Regulation, BAE Systems plc
  • Mark Gregory, General Counsel, Rolls-Royce plc

At 11:40am

  • Keely Hibbitt, Group Head of Business Integrity, Balfour Beatty plc
  • Chris Blythe, CEO of the Chartered Institute of Builders
  • Peter Carden, UK Anti-Corruption Forum

Possible Questions

  • How often do you think British defence companies encounter bribery in their day-to-day operations within the UK and overseas?
  • Has the Bribery Act deterred your businesses from exporting abroad, or otherwise harmed your ability to compete with companies from countries with less stringent anti-bribery measures?
  • What does the Government currently do to assist defence companies with understanding and complying with the Bribery Act? Should it do more?
  • Should the UK make specific allowances for facilitation payments?
  • Have your companies and your sub-contractors developed effective anti-bribery policies as a result of the Bribery Act?
  • How does the Bribery Act compare with equivalent legislation in other countries?
  • How prevalent is bribery within the UK's construction sector, and how often do British companies encounter bribery in their day-to-day operations within the UK and overseas?
  • Does the Bribery Act and its associated guidance adequately account for the specific challenges and complexities faced by the construction industry?
  • What does your company do to tackle petty bribery, of the kind which might occur on building sites and with contractors? 
  • Has the Bribery Act deterred British construction companies from exporting abroad, or otherwise harmed their competitiveness in relation to companies from countries with less stringent anti-bribery measures?

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