The Select Committee on the Bribery Act 2010 Committee questions Kathryn Higgs, Director of Business Integrity, Transparency International UK, and Susan Hawley, Policy Director, Corruption Watch, as part of its post-legislative scrutiny inquiry on the Bribery Act 2010.
Tuesday 17 July in Committee Room 4, Palace of Westminster
- Kathryn Higgs, Director of Business Integrity, Transparency International UK
- Susan Hawley, Policy Director, Corruption Watch
Questions the Committee is likely to ask include:
- How prevalent is bribery across the UK?
- Should the UK consider specific allowances for ‘facilitation payments’, such as in the United States?
- Why is the number of criminal proceedings under the Bribery Act 2010 consistently so low, and what does this signify?
- How does the Bribery Act compare with equivalent legislation in other countries?
- Have UK companies developed effective anti-bribery policies as a result of the Bribery Act?
- Are the police, Crown Prosecution Service and the Serious Fraud Office adequately resourced to ensure the effective investigation and prosecution of bribery offences?
- How insulated are these agencies and their investigations from political interference?
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