Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill: Commons Second Reading

20 February 2018

MPs debated the Second Reading of the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill in the House of Commons on Tuesday 2 February 2018.

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson opened the debate. Helen Goodman, Shadow Minister for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, responded on behalf of the Opposition.

The Bill passed Second Reading without a division and will now be considered by a Public Bill Committee.

The Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill 2017-19

Summary of the Bill

The Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill aims to:

  • enable the UK to continue to implement United Nations (UN) sanctions regimes and to use sanctions to meet national security and foreign policy objectives.
  • enable anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing measures to be kept up to date, continuing to align the UK with international standards.

Keep up to date with all the proceedings and documentation, including amendment papers, on the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill and find out how a Bill becomes an Act of Parliament.

House of Commons Library analysis

The House of Commons Library produces briefing papers to inform MPs and their staff of key issues. The papers contain factual information and a range of opinions on each subject, and aim to be politically impartial.

The Library has published a briefing paper for Second Reading.

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