§ Mr. Bercow
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list the official positions in the European Communities currently held by contributors to the Corpus Juris document. 
§ Mr. Charles Clarke
I have been asked to reply.
The research study "Corpus Juris: introducing penal provisions for the purposes of the financial interests of the European Union" was published in April 1997. It was written by a group of experts from the Association of European Lawyers for the Protection of the Financial Interests of the Community (ALPFIEC). Although the experts worked under the aegis of the Directorate General for Financial Control (DGXX) of the European Commission, they were independent of the Commission and held academic appointments which are listed in the publication. Information on any official positions currently held by the authors of the study is not available.