Joint Committee on The Draft Corruption Bill Report

The Joint Committee on the Draft Corruption Bill

The Joint Committee on the Draft Corruption Bill was appointed by the House of Commons and House of Lords on 24 March 2003 to examine the Draft Corruption Bill and report to both Houses no later than four months after the presentation of the draft Bill.


Lord Slynn of Hadley (Crossbencher) (Chairman)

Lord Bernstein of Craigweil (Labour)

Lord Campbell-Savours (Labour)

Lord Carlisle of Bucklow (Conservative)

Baroness Scott of Needham Market (Liberal Democrat)

Lord Waddington (Conservative)

Baroness Whitaker (Labour)

Vera Baird MP (Labour, Redcar)

Mr Edward Garnier MP (Conservative, Harborough)

Mr John MacDougall MP (Labour, Central Fife)

Mr Mark Oaten MP (Liberal Democrat, Winchester)

Mr Richard Shepherd MP (Conservative, Aldridge-Brownhills)

Mr Paul Stinchcombe MP (Labour, Wellingborough)

Dr Desmond Turner MP (Labour, Brighton Kemptown)


The committee has the power to require the submission of written evidence and documents, to examine witnesses, to meet away from Westminster, to meet at any time, (except when Parliament is prorogued or dissolved), to appoint specialist advisers, and to make Reports to the two Houses.


The Report and evidence of the Joint Committee is published by The Stationery Office by Order of the two Houses. All publications of the Joint Committee (including press notices) are on the Internet at

Committee staff

The staff of the Committee were drawn from both Houses and comprised Andrew Kennon and Mary Robertson (Clerks), John Vaux (Speaker's Counsel), Ruth Winstone (House of Commons Library), Fiona McLean (Assistant Legal Adviser), Jennifer Smookler (Researcher), Richard Dawson (Committee Assistant), Claire Little (Secretary) and Tes Stranger (Office Support Assistant). This was the first Joint Committee on a draft Bill to be supported by the Scrutiny Unit in the House of Commons Committee Office.


All correspondence should be addressed to the Clerk of the Joint Committee on the Draft Corruption Bill, Scrutiny Unit, House of Commons, 7 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA. The telephone number for general enquiries is 020 7219 8365; the Joint Committee's email address is

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