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Self Reporting - Bribery Act

Freedom of Information - Self Reporting - Bribery Act

Thank you for your e-mail of 6 February 2014 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) in which you seek the following information:

1. “Any details of number of incidents of self-reporting of potential offences by corporates under the Bribery Act to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service in each calendar year since the implementation of the Bribery Act”;

2. “Any details of number of matters referred to the COPFS in each calendar by the Serious Fraud Office (or other agencies) pertaining to wrongdoing under the Bribery Act since its implementation” and

3. “Any details of the number of matters currently being (a) investigated or (b) prosecuted by COPFS under the Bribery Act


The information that you have requested is attached  below at Annex A. I hope that this is of assistance to you

ANNEX A

Incidents of self reporting to COPFS under the Bribery Act 2010

Year

Number of Self Reports

2011

0

2012

0

2013

2

2014

0

 

Number of charges under the Bribery Act 2010 reported to COPFS by Serious Fraud Office (SFO) or other agencies

Year

Number charges reported

2011

0

2012

2

2013

3

2014

0

* The only charge under the Bribery Act 2010 reported to COPFS by the SFO was in 2012. All other charges have been reported by the police.

Outcome of charges reported (including self reported) to COPFS

Outcome

Number

Court Proceedings

3*

No Action (Insufficient Evidence)

1

Ongoing investigation

3

* All of these proceedings have now concluded so there are currently no ongoing prosecutions