UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: BAE guilty plea a damning indictment of the Government said Lamb

Press Release   •   Feb 08, 2010 10:47 GMT

“I’m pleased that BAE has admitted its wrongdoing in relation to Tanzania and that the people of Tanzania will get some recompense after this outrageously unethical deal," said the Liberal Democrat MP.

Commenting on the fines issued to BAE after they pleaded guilty to conspiring to make false statements to the US government, Norman Lamb, who has campaigned for corruption charges to be brought against BAE since 2001, said:

“It is a damning indictment of the political interference by the British Government that the Americans have secured admissions by BAE on Al-Yamamah while we allowed them to get away with it.

“I’m pleased that BAE has admitted its wrongdoing in relation to Tanzania and that the people of Tanzania will get some recompense after this outrageously unethical deal.

“However, I’m deeply concerned that there are very serious allegations of corruption that are not being pursued. There is a very serious question mark over why there has been this apparent capitulation when allegations against individuals and the company were so serious.”