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Clarke welcomes UN International Anti-Corruption Day

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Justice Secretary and International Anti-Corruption Champion, Kenneth Clarke, has welcomed UN International Anti-Corruption Day.

‘As the UK Government’s lead Minister on International Anti-Corruption I am delighted to support UN International Anti-Corruption Day.

‘We are working hard to tackle corruption both at home and abroad. Through the Bribery Act, the UK has sent a unequivocal message that we intend to take a strong stand on corruption and that bribes should not play any part in winning business. This significant step has been reflected in our improved ranking on Transparency International’s  Annual Corruptions Index, reflecting the UK’s status as one of the least corrupt countries in the world. 

‘However, we will not be complacent and the UK will continue to lead by example. As co-chair of the G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group, we will implement the Group’s action plan and ensure that by collective action between governments, international organisations and civil society, we continue to fight corruption.’