Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Act 2010

Amendment of section 1 of Prevention of Corruption Act 1906.

2.— Section 1 (inserted by section 2 of the Act of 2001) of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906 is amended—

(a) in subsection (2), by substituting “, consideration or advantage” for “or consideration”, and

(b) in subsection (5)—

(i) in the definition of “agent”—

(I) in paragraph (c), in subparagraph (ix), by deleting “and”, and

(II) in paragraph (c), by substituting the following subparagraphs for subparagraph (x):

“(x) any other person employed by or acting on behalf of the public administration of any state (other than the State), including a person under the direct or indirect control of the government of any such state, and

(xi) a member of, or any other person employed by or acting for or on behalf of, any international organisation established by an international agreement between states to which the State is not a party;”,


(ii) by inserting the following definitions:

“ ‘corruptly’ includes acting with an improper purpose personally or by influencing another person, whether by means of making a false or misleading statement, by means of withholding, concealing, altering or destroying a document or other information, or by any other means;

‘state’, in relation to a state other than the State, includes—

(a) a territory, whether in the state or outside it, for whose external relations the state or its government is wholly or partly responsible,

(b) a subdivision of the government of the state, and

(c) a national, regional or local entity of the state.”.