It has been alleged that bribes were accepted by the Saudi royal family from military defence company GPT, a British subsidiary of EADS, in return for securing a £2 billion Saudi Arabian contract to provide communications and cyberwarfare capability. SFO officials allegedly traced payments from GPT into a Saudi royal’s bank account in Switzerland. The Attorney General is reportedly considering whether or not to intervene in the Serious Fraud Office’s investigation as a matter of public interest. This case mirrors a decision taken by the former Labour government, which blocked an SFO investigation into allegations that BAE Systems bribed in respect of a Saudi arms deal.