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Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 5446, tabled on 2 July 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether the proposed offence of failure to prevent economic crime is intended to have extra-territorial effect where a UK link can be proven.

Answered on

9 July 2015

The UK Anti-Corruption Plan, published in December 2014, tasks the Ministry of Justice to examine the case for a new offence of a corporate failure to prevent economic crime and the rules on establishing corporate criminal liability more widely. This work is progressing and any announcements on decisions will be made in due course.