Asked if the Home Office was cooperating with the American investigation into BAE Systems and what exactly was it doing in respect to the specific requests it had had, the PMS replied that the Home Office had made it’s position clear, that it was cooperating and it was a complex matter. There were a number of factors that needed to be taken into account and this was not an unprecedented length of time for the consideration of such a request. Put that it had received the request, it was dealing with it but it had yet to respond to it, the PMS replied that the Home Office had said that the request was receiving due consideration.
Asked whether the Prime Minister had given any consideration into reopening the Serious Fraud Office investigation here, the PMS said that the position of the Government on that had been made clear in the past and that position had not changed.
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