Thursday 16 March 2017 / 1:17 PM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

This Tory Government needs to recognise the value of the Serious Fraud Office – Nick Thomas-Symonds

Nick
Thomas-Symonds MP, Labour’s Shadow Solicitor-General
, commenting on
the Government’s failure to guarantee the SFO’s (Serious Fraud Office) future
as an independent entity, said:

“This
Tory Government needs to recognise the value of the Serious Fraud Office and
its importance to our international reputation for tackling cases of bribery
and corruption. 

“It
would be a grave mistake to dispose of the SFO and its unique structure.
Ministers must provide clarity on its future immediately.”