The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries should formulate improvement measures in response to a series of scandals involving major egg production companies, and establish its own rules such as notifying all executives when they have dinner with interested parties, regardless of the amount. became.
In the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, former Minister Takamori Yoshikawa was charged with bribery for receiving cash from a former representative of a major chicken egg production company, and six executives including the current administrative vice minister were also receiving food and drink entertainment. I received a disposition such as a salary reduction.
The third-party committee that investigated pointed out that "although there is no evidence that the policy has been distorted, it is important to increase the transparency of the administrative decision-making process," and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has put together improvement measures. ..
Among them, when executives have a dinner with interested parties, they are obliged to notify all of them regardless of the amount of money, and when the minister, deputy minister, and parliamentary secretary are present, they also report the outline of the exchange. It is supposed to set its own rules regarding dinner with people.
In addition, when a business operator mediated by a member of parliament requests a loan from a government-affiliated financial institution or is requested to introduce a person in charge, the response is saved as an administrative document.
Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Nogami said at a press conference after the Cabinet meeting on the 15th, "To prevent the situation of being suspicious again, always be aware of the strict eyes of the people and make it a fair and transparent agriculture, forestry and fisheries administration. I want to work on it. "