Liberal Democrat Leader Ming Campbell has called for an investigation into the Ministry of Defence’s role in processing payments – allegedly totalling Â£1 billion – to Prince Bandar bin Sultan of Saudi Arabia. Responding to the Defence Secretary’s failure to answer questions on the issue, Ming told The Guardian:
“We need a full investigation to determine whether the Ministry of Defence has been directly involved in processing payments to Prince Bandar. The department’s failure to clarify this issue is unacceptable. We need to know whether any payments took place after 2002 and whether they breached anti-corruption legislation. If it appears the law has been broken then it would be a matter for the police.”
Full story on The Guardian‘s website: Minister stonewalls on Bandar’s Â£1bn.