How effective is the Bribery Act 2010 in Scotland, Lords ask
09 October 2018
The Select Committee on the Bribery Act 2010 hears evidence from the Criminal Law Committee of the Law Society of Scotland about the effectiveness of the Bribery Act 2010 in Scotland, compared with England and Wales.
Tuesday 9 October in Committee Room 4, Palace of Westminster
- Gillian Mawdsley, Secretary, Criminal Law Committee of the Law Society of Scotland
- The Ministry of Justice Guidance makes only passing reference to the fact that Scotland is a separate jurisdiction. Should the Guidance make more specific reference to Scotland?
- In the other UK jurisdictions, prosecutions require the authority of the Director of Public Prosecutions or the Director of the Serious Fraud Office. Are decisions on prosecutions in Scotland taken at a sufficiently high level?
- Is there sufficient funding to deal with bribery case in Scotland, and should further funds be made available for individual major investigations?
- Is there scope for improving communication between the law enforcement authorities of England and Wales and those of Scotland? What improvements could be made?
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