Money laundering and terrorism: Lords debate

08 December 2009

Members of the House of Lords discussed the EU Sub-Committee on Home Affairs report on money laundering and the financing of terrorism on 7 December

The committee's report called on the Government to take the initiative in discovering the extent to which the proceeds of piracy are used to finance terrorism.

Lord Jopling, chairman of the House of Lords EU Sub-Committee on Home Affairs, opened the debate and Lord Brett responded on behalf of the Government.

Lords Select Committee reports are generally discussed either on the floor of the House (in the Chamber) or in Grand Committee (away from the Chamber).

Any Member of the Lords can take part and a minister responds for the Government.

The debate usually takes place once the Government has formally responded to the committee's recommendations.

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