A new Draft Bill to go before Parliament could significantly enforce wide powers to investigate and prosecute British companies committing bribery overseas.
CAFOD welcomes the publication of the Joint Parliamentary Committee report on the Draft Bribery Bill, but calls on the government to strengthen the Bill and enact it into law without delay.
Sonya Maldar, Policy Analyst with CAFOD said: “For too long our outdated laws have made it virtually impossible to prosecute companies who use bribery to secure business overseas.  We know that it is the poorest and most vulnerable people in developing countries who ultimately suffer most from bribery, which can lead to loss of investment and undermine public services. The Draft Bill is an important step in the right direction.”
See http://www.cafod.org.uk/news/root-out-bribery.