Press release

Appointment of international anti-corruption champion

Justice Secretary, Kenneth Clarke appointed UK anti-corruption champion.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Justice Secretary, Kenneth Clarke, has today been announced as the United Kingdom’s new international anti-corruption champion.

This demonstrates the coalition government’s clear commitment to transparency and accountability and recognises the significant cost of international corruption to our economy.

Kenneth Clarke said:

‘I will be working closely with colleagues across departments, devolved administrations, law enforcement, prosecution authorities and regulatory agencies to ensure a coherent and joined-up approach to combat international corruption.

‘The champion role sends out a clear message that the UK coalition government will not tolerate bribery or corruption and that we will work together to stamp out these practices across the board.’

The international anti-corruption champion will ensure the effective implementation of the Bribery Act 2010, legislation which will help to achieve the highest in international standards and demonstrates cross-party commitment to the fight against bribery.

The appointment of anti-corruption champion is a personal appointment by the Prime Minister.

Published 15 June 2010