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Corruption and the UK

On 14 December 2006, the UK Attorney General (AG), Lord Goldsmith, informed the House of Lords that the Director of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), Robert Wardle, had decided to discontinue its investigation into the affairs of British Aerospace Systems plc (BAeS) as far as they relate to the Al Yamamah defence contract. The decision had been taken following representations made both to the Attorney General and the SFO Director concerning "the need to safeguard national and international security". The announcement unleashed widespread criticism, both in the UK and externally.

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